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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
  • Remember to include the metadata for all the authors (follow the Quick guide to online submission).

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines

 JAT accepts format-free submissions, however, authors will be asked to format their article once the article is accepted. If you want to submit format-free remember to include:

  • Title
  • An abstract
  • Figures / Tables
  • Research-funder information
  • Consistent citation format (JAT uses APA7)
  • References (JAT uses APA7)

Do not include:

  • Names and affiliations of the author(s)
  • Emails of the author(s)
  • ORCID ID of the author(s)

If you prefer to submit in JAT template can download our final copyediting template here and use it to prepare your manuscript, however, please do not enter your name, affiliation, email and ORCID ID when submitting your manuscript.

Please note that JAT follows the APA7 guidelines for referencing. Please consult the APA website for information on in-text citation and referencing guidelines.

Language policy

JAT accepts articles in English. As we strive for high-quality papers, including grammatically correct and transparent use of language, authors are advised to have their manuscripts checked by a native speaker, as it helps to ensure that the content is fully understood by the editorial board and reviewers. In addition, all accepted papers will be reviewed on language and style by JAT language editors. Please note that submissions can be rejected if the level of English writing is not adequate.

Online submission

All contributions should be submitted through the online submission system. To submit an article online you need to have an account with Journal of Audiovisual Translation. I you don't have an account, please register here. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system.

Quick guide to online submission

Editorial and peer review

JAT uses a two-step review process. First, all articles submitted to JAT go through an editorial review undertaken by a member of the Editorial Board. Submissions that pass the editorial review go through double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are kept hidden. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not reveal their identity.


Plagiarism, i.e. the appropriation and/or presentation of thoughts, ideas, inventions or work of others as your own, is deeply unethical, and will not be tolerated. It is therefore very important that all sources are presented appropriately in the ways presented in our guidelines. Please note that you must state the source even if you quote indirectly or paraphrase the work of someone else, and regardless if the source of the original is in written, spoken, online or other form. We also demand that you avoid self-plagiarism, i.e. presenting work previously published by yourself somewhere else without stating the source, as that implies that this is new work, and violates the copyright of the original publisher. 

As of September 2021 all articles submitted to JAT will be routinely screened for plagiarism through iThenticate.


We encourage all authors and co-authors to register for an ORCID iD. ORCID provides a digital name – or iD – that uniquely and persistently identifies researchers and other contributors to the research effort. We collect ORCID IDs during the manuscript submission process and your ORCID iD becomes part of your accepted publication’s metadata. Thank to that your work is attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. To learn more about ORCID, visit

Copyright notice

Authors who want to publish in JAT agree to the following:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Repository policy

Authors publishing in the Journal of Audiovisual Translation may deposit the following versions of their paper in an institutional or another repository of their choice :

  • Submitted (pre-print) Version

We recommend including an acknowledgment of acceptance for publication and, following the final publication, authors may wish to include the following notice on the first page:

"This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]."

  • Accepted (peer-reviewed) Version

The accepted version of an article is the version that incorporates all amendments made during the peer review process, but prior to the final published version (the Version of Record, which includes; copy and stylistic edits, online and print formatting, citation and other linking, deposit in abstracting and indexing services, and the addition of bibliographic and other material.

The version posted must include the following notice on the first page:

"This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: [FULL CITE], which has been published in final form at [Link to final article using the DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions."

  • Published (version of record) Version 

Version of Record, which includes; copy and stylistic edits, online and print formatting, citation and other linking, deposit in abstracting and indexing services, and the addition of bibliographic and other material. Version of Record may be shared only after the article has been published in JAT. 

When published source must be acknowledged and a link to the journal home page or articles' DOI must be set.

Publication fees

Authors publishing in the Journal of Audiovisual Translation face no financial obligations for the publication of their article.

Digital Preservation

JAT is preserved through PKP Preservation Network.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.