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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.
  • The manuscript was previously deposited in a preprint server that supports public commenting. DOI for the preprint will be informed.
  • The data, analytical methods and research materials used in the manuscript are transparent and openly accessible, facilitating the replication of the study.
  • Authors observed all the principles of ethics and good practices described in the Author Guidelines.
  • If the article is accepted for publication, the authors give their consent for the publication of reviews and responses to reviews as supplementary material to the published article.
  • Authors are aware that they must regularly check this system and their email boxes to receive notifications, adjusting their email clients according to these guidelines to ensure receipt of messages.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

To submit a manuscript to Cad_Lin, please follow these steps:

  1. Register and Login: Authors must register on the journal's website and create a login/password. Ensure that your profile is correctly completed and select the "AUTHOR" option.
  2. Initiate the Submission Process: Access the "ACTIVE SUBMISSIONS" section and click on the link "CLICK HERE TO START THE SUBMISSION PROCESS."
  3. Complete the following steps:
    1. Agree to Journal Conditions: Confirm your agreement with the journal's conditions by checking the relevant checkboxes, including the copyright declaration.
    2. Upload Manuscript and Supplementary Material: Upload your manuscript along with any supplementary materials such as research instruments, data sets, tables, figures, or additional files that cannot be integrated into the text itself.
    3. Metadata: Provide the following information: paper title, subtitle (if applicable), abstract, author and co-author details, DOI of the preprint (if applicable), keywords, and disclosure of funding sources (if applicable). Authors should declare any support received for their research.
    4. Confirm Submission: Review all the submitted information and complete the submission process.

Please note that these steps are essential to ensure a successful submission to Cad_Lin. After completing the five steps described above, the author(s) must wait for the Editor's email. These are the following steps:

  1. If the article adheres to the Journal's basic requirements, it will enter the editorial process. If not, it will be rejected. Rejection notifications are sent exclusively via email. It is the authors' responsibility to keep their email addresses updated on the platform and regularly check their email accounts, including the spam folder, for automated notifications. Please note that certain email servers, such as Hotmail, may flag messages from OJS as spam. To ensure receipt of email updates on the reviewing process, consider using alternative email servers or adjusting your spam filter settings. The Editorial Team is not responsible for communication failures or errors in registered email addresses.
  2. Once the manuscript is included in the editorial process, authors must follow the editorial process within the platform.
  3. Articles in the editorial process will undergo double-unblind reviews by at least two experts in the field. If modifications are requested, authors must edit the article within 15 calendar days from the "Editorial Decision" date and submit the revised version through the "Assessments" tab in the system.
  4. In the event of conflicting reviewer decisions, the Editor will select an additional reviewer to evaluate the paper.
  5. Once the evaluation process is complete, the editorial committee will communicate the formal decision to the authors.
  6. If the paper is accepted pending modifications, authors must make the necessary adjustments within five calendar days of receiving the change request. The revised paper should be submitted to the Journal by opening a new conversation in the "Evaluation Discussion" section.

General Information

  1. Submissions are evaluated by the editorial team of Cad_Lin.
  2. Authors are required to review the relevant research standards provided by theEquator Network ​and incorporate those applicable to their research. At the time of manuscript submission, authors must confirm their review of the standards, indicate any relevant ones for their research, and affirm that they have followed those standards in the manuscript. The journal will verify the adoption and adherence to the appropriate standards. Failure to follow relevant standards may result in non-publication of the paper.
  3. Prior to submitting manuscripts to Cad_Lin, authors must thoroughly revise the text. The editors and/or reviewers of the journal will not make any textual revisions.
  4. The submitted manuscript should cite and reference all data, program codes, and other materials used or generated in the research. 
  5. Authors submitting a paper automatically declare that ethical principles and legal requirements related to research ethics have been observed both in their institutional country and in the country where the research participants reside.
  6. All authors must obtain for free an ORCID identifier at and register in the Cad_Lin system, filling out the entire profile.
  7. Cad_Lin adheres to the practices outlined in the Open Science guidelines. The evaluation process of Cad_Lin is open and transparent, with authors and reviewers being aware of each other's identities. If the article is accepted for publication, the reviews, along with any comments, will be published as supplementary material. Additionally, the names of the reviewers will be listed in the published article. By submitting an article to Cad_Lin, authors automatically agree to these practices.
  8. The Brazilian Linguistics Association is a signatory of theHelsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scientific Communication, supporting linguistic diversity through the publication of research in all languages. Cad_Lin accepts submissions in any language. If authors submit a paper written in a language other than Portuguese, Spanish, French, or English, they should provide a list of at least five potential reviewers, including their email addresses and professional website links where recent publications are listed.
  9. Cad_Lin aims to publish research that accurately reflects the findings. Authors should not feel pressured to present unexpected results as if they were expected. If the results do not support a hypothesis, authors should simply state that they do not. While not mandatory, preregistering hypotheses and study designs can help researchers clearly express their initial hypotheses.
  10. Accepted papers in Cad_Lin may be accompanied by badges from the Center for Open Science, acknowledging open scientific practices such as publicly available data, materials, analytic codes, and preregistered research plans. Authors can obtain more information on how to acquire an open science practice badge by referring to the provided documentation. To request the inclusion of one of these badges, authors should complete the Application for Open Scientific Practices Badges, available here.

Research Ethics

Cad_Lin upholds the principles of ethical conduct and good publication practices, following the Code of Conduct and Standards of Good Practice for Committee Editors of the Committee on Ethics in Publication - COPE.

  1. Submitted papers must be original and should not have been published or submitted to any other journal or book. At the time of submission, authors must confirm their agreement with this statement. Authorship rights are restricted to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the research, data interpretation, and article development. Author contributions should be acknowledged using the CRediT taxonomy.
  2. Plagiarism. All submissions undergo plagiarism checks using industry-standard software (Plagium before reviewing and iThenticate after acceptance). If any instances of similarity are detected during the screening process, a comprehensive report will be provided to the author, requesting clarification. Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and manuscripts found to involve unethical actions by the authors will be rejected or, if already published, retracted. Special attention should be given to text recycling. Cad_Lin adheres to the TRRP Policy for Text Recycling, which authors should familiarize themselves with before submitting a manuscript.
  3. Use of AI. Authors must disclose the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in their work, explain how AI was utilized, and assume responsibility for the content of their manuscripts. Submissions to Cad_Lin will undergo scrutiny to identify AI-generated content using available tools. For more information, please refer to Cad_Lin'sGuidelines for the Use of AI.
  4. Conflict of Interest. Authors and reviewers are required to explicitly and individually disclose any potential conflicts of interest, including financial, political, academic, or commercial affiliations. Detailed information regarding Cad_Lin's Conflict of Interest Policy can be found for reference. If any of the authors have competing interests, they must be declared. In the absence of any competing interests to declare, the following statement should be included at the end of the manuscript, before the References section, under a heading titled "Conflict of Interest": "The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have influenced the work reported in this paper." If there are competing interests to declare, please provide the following statement: "The authors declare the following financial interests/personal relationships that may be considered as potential competing interests: [LIST HERE]."
  5. Ethics and Consent. Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data must adhere to the principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice as outlined in the Belmont Report. Where applicable, studies must have received approval from an appropriate ethics committee. Authors should include a statement within the article text specifying this approval, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number of the approval. The identity of research subjects should be anonymized whenever possible. For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study must be obtained from participants (or their legal guardians).

Data, Analytic Methods (Code), and Research Materials Transparency

The policy of the Cad_Lin is to publish papers only if the data, methods used in the analysis, and materials used to conduct the research are clearly and precisely documented and are maximally available to any researcher for purposes of reproducing the results or replicating the procedure. All materials supporting the claims made by the author must be made available to the journal prior to publication. The journal will verify that the findings are replicable using the author’s data and methods of analysis. Failure to replicate at this stage may result in the paper not being published.

  1. Authors reusing data available from public repositories must provide program code, scripts for statistical packages, and other documentation sufficient to allow an informed researcher to precisely reproduce all published results.
  2. Cad_Lin requires authors to make all data, codes, and materials necessary to replicate their study’s findings publicly available without restriction at the time of publication. When specific legal or ethical restrictions prohibit public sharing of a data set, authors must indicate how others may obtain access to the data. When submitting a manuscript, authors must provide a Data Availability Statement, providing information on how to access the data, codes, and materials associated with the manuscript, including DOI.
  3. Authors using original data should follow a previously prepared data management plan. We recommend using theDPMTool to create an efficient data management plan and the recommendations in the 10 Things for Curating Reproducible and FAIR Research. Authors using original data must
    1. make the data available at a trusted digital repository (Note: If all data required to reproduce the reported analyses appears in the article text, tables, and figures then it does not also need to be posted to a repository.)
    2. include all variables, treatment conditions, and observations described in the manuscript
    3. provide a full account of the procedures used to collect, preprocess, clean, or generate the data
    4. provide program code, scripts, codebooks, and other documentation sufficient to precisely reproduce all published results
    5. provide research materials and description of procedures necessary to conduct an independent replication of the research
  4. In rare cases, despite authors’ best efforts, some or all data or materials cannot be shared for legal or ethical reasons. In such cases, authors must inform the editors at the time of submission. This will be taken into account during the review process. Authors are encouraged to anticipate data and material sharing at the beginning of their projects to provide for these circumstances. It is understood that in some cases access will be provided under restrictions to protect confidential or proprietary information. Editors may grant exceptions to data and material access requirements provided authors:
    1. explain the restrictions on the dataset or materials and how they preclude public access.
    2. provide a public description of the steps others should follow to request access to the data or materials.
    3. provide software and other documentation that will precisely reproduce all published results.
    4. provide access to all data and materials for which the constraints do not apply.
  5. Data, program code, research materials, and other documentation of the research process should be made available through a trusted digital repository. Trusted repositories adhere to policies that make data discoverable, accessible, usable, and preserved for the long term. Trusted repositories also assign unique and persistent identifiers.The General Repository Comparison Chart and FAIRsharing Collection developed a tool researchers can use to make decisions about selecting a general repository. Author-maintained websites are not compliant with this requirement.
    1. Dissemination of these materials may be delayed until publication. Under exceptional circumstances, editors may grant an embargo of the public release of data for at most one year after publication.
    2. Articles accepted for publication will not be assigned a publication date until the above conditions have been met. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their articles continue to meet these conditions. Failure to do so may lead to an editorial expression of concern or retraction of the article.

Preregistration of Analysis Plans

The policy of the Cad_Lin is to publish papers where authors indicate whether or not the conducted research was preregistered with or without an analysis plan in an independent, institutional registry (e.g., ClinicalTrials.govAEA RCT RegistryOSFEGAP RegistryRIDIE)​. Preregistration of studies involves registering the study design, variables, and treatment conditions. Including an analysis plan involves specification of sequence of analyses or the statistical model that will be reported. ​link to the preregistration in an institutional registry must be made available to the journal prior to publication. The journal will verify that preregistration adheres to the specifications for preregistration and then if the authors apply for it, a certification of the preregistration​in will be included in the article.

If the authors did preregister the research with or without an analysis plan, they must (i) confirm in the text that the study was registered prior to conducting the research with links to the time­stamped preregistrations at the institutional registry, and that the preregistration adheres to the disclosure requirements of the institutional registry; (ii) report all pre­registered analyses in the text. In case an analysis plan is included, the authors must report if there were changes in the plan following preregistration. Those changes must be disclosed with explanation for the changes. Finally, the authors must clearly distinguish in text analyses that were preregistered from those that were not, such as having separate sections in the results for confirmatory and exploratory analyses.


The policy of Cad_Lin is to encourage submission of replication studies, particularly of research published in this journal. When possible, replication studies are reviewed in two stages following the R​egistered Reports​ format. In particular, the first stage of review is conducted prior to the data being collected or, for existing datasets, before the outcomes are observed.

On initial submission, authors should denote in a cover letter that the manuscript is Registered Report submission and confirm that the data do not exist, or that the outcomes have not been observed, and include a full manuscript for the abstract, introduction, and methods without the results and discussion sections. The methods must contain a complete analysis plan of what is to be included in the full article. If the submission passes initial review, then the authors will receive an in-principle acceptance prior to data collection or analysis of the outcomes. For the second stage of review, authors submit a complete manuscript. Reviewers assess the extent to which the authors followed the preregistered design and/or analysis plan and evaluate no outcome relevant criteria (e.g., manipulation checks) to confirm whether the research was an effective test of the research question.

Brandt, et al. (2014) offer helpful guidelines for convincing replications, which we strongly encourage authors to read before undertaking a replication project. Cad_Lin encourages authors to approach replications in a value-neutral way. If an experiment does not replicate it does not indicate that the results from the original experiment should now be considered invalid and it certainly does not imply that the original research team did anything “wrong.”

Preprint and Open Peer Review

When submitting manuscripts to Cad_Lin, it is required that they have been previously deposited in a preprint server that supports public commenting. Upon manuscript submission, please provide a DOI linking to the preprint.

We adopt a Scoop Protection Policy, which means that if other researchers publish similar findings after submission of a manuscript to Cad_Lin, this will not constitute grounds for potential rejection of the submission. This policy comes into effect from the day a manuscript is posted on a recognized preprint server

Categories of contribution

Cad_Lin accepts submissions in the following categories:

  1. Experience Report: A comprehensive and concise account of professional experience with social and scientific relevance, including results even if they are partial.
  2. Interview: A structured or semi-structured conversation aimed at exploring previously unexpressed, supplementary, or biographical aspects of critical thought, practice, or body of work of one or more interviewees.
  3. Literature Review: Summaries of research or meta-analyses that critically evaluate existing published material, identifying gaps and advancements in the focused area. Ideally, the review should describe the search bases, criteria, period, descriptors, and the method of analysis employed.
  4. Theoretical Essay: Analysis of theoretical constructs, discussions on theoretical fundamentals, and exploration of themes and problems that challenge existing models. It involves critical reflections on concepts or themes, culminating in notes that propose innovative and critical perspectives within the field of Linguistics and its interfaces.
  5. Pilot Study: A preliminary study report based on empirical evidence and scientific methodology, conducted on a small scale to assess the feasibility of crucial components in a larger study.
  6. Project Registration: A complete description of a research project, including the research design, study materials, research question or hypothesis, description of variable results, and indicator variables, among other relevant information.
  7. Research Report: The final report of research based on empirical data, employing scientific methodology.
  8. Registered Report: An empirical article format where a study proposal undergoes peer review before the research is conducted. Pre-registered proposals meeting rigorous scientific standards are provisionally accepted irrespective of the outcomes.
  9. Tutorial: A didactic text providing detailed information and examples to guide readers in completing specific tasks.
  10. Replication: A replication study involves repeating a previous study using the same methods but with different subjects and experimenters. It aims to apply existing theories to new situations to assess generalizability to different subjects or other variables.

Guidelines for Initial Paper Submission

Cad_Lin fully supports the format-free submission policies to streamline the manuscript preparation process and maximize the time dedicated to valuable research.

Follow these guidelines for your article submission:

  1. Prepare your manuscript as a single file in either Word or PDF format.
  2. Utilize any layout or format that you prefer, and integrate figures and tables seamlessly within the text
  3. Ensure that your manuscript is easily readable and facilitates easy commenting.
  4. Maintain a consistent referencing style, and consider incorporating DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) in your references.
  5. Ensure compliance with the requirements outlined in the journal's Author Guidelines provided above.
  6. Provide essential information necessary for the reviewing process.

In the event that your article is accepted, be prepared to potentially revise the manuscript to align it with the journal's specific formatting requirements.

Privacy Statement

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