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.

  • This is an original contribution that was accepted / presented at an Abralin event, or an event sponsored by Abralin.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. In the case of a pre-print, the base where the manuscript is stored must be indicated.
  • Where available, URLs and DOI Codes for the references are to be provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • In the case of co-authorship, the role of each author in the production of the article is indicated according to CRediT taxonomy).
  • The author attached a certificate of presentation at an Abralin event.
  • In case the article is accepted for publication, the author(s) agree(s) with the publication of reviews and responses to reviews as supplementary material to the published article.

Author Guidelines

Online Submissions

The author(s) must register (Login/Password) in the journal’s website, correctly complete their profiles, and choose the “AUTHOR” option. After performing these steps, they should go to “ACTIVE SUBMISSIONS” and start the submission process through the link “CLICK HERE TO START THE SUBMISSION PROCESS,” in which they will perform the five basic steps:

  1. Start the submission process, confirming that they agree with the conditions established by the journal (by checking the checkboxes of the conditions and the copyright declaration) and selecting the adequate section;
  2. Transfer the file to the system;
  3. Transfer files with supplementary information, such as a certificate of presentation, research instruments, data sets and tables, and figures and/or tables that cannot be integrated into the text itself;
  4. Metadata: title of the paper, subtitle (if any), abstract, complete information of authors and co-authors, category of the manuscript, area of knowledge, and keywords.
  5. Confirmation: complete the submission.

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 complies with the formatting rules of the Journal, it will be forwarded to two specialists for double-unblind reviews.
  2. If modifications are requested in the paper, the author(s) must, within 15 calendar days counted from the date of the “Editorial Decision,” edit the paper and send the new version through the “Assessments” tab in the system.
  3. If the decision of reviewers is contradictory, a third reviewer will be selected by the Editor to evaluate the paper.
  4. After the evaluation process, the editorial committee will make a formal review of the manuscript.
  5. If modifications are requested, the author(s) must, within 5 calendar days from the request for changes, make the necessary adjustments and send the paper back to the journal, inserting the file in the system by opening a new conversation in “Evaluation Discussion.”
  6. If the article does not comply with the journal’s formatting rules, it will be rejected. The motivation for the rejection is sent exclusively by email. Please check whether messages sent by the Editor are in the spam box before contacting us.
  7. Once the manuscript is inserted in the editorial process, authors must follow the submission steps through the platform. In addition, it is the responsibility of the authors: to keep their email addresses updated on the platform and always check their email account, including the spam box, for automatic notifications from our system. Please note that some email servers (such as Hotmail) automatically flag messages from OJS as spam; you should avoid using such servers if you wish to receive updates on the reviewing process by email or change the configuration of your spam filter.
  8. The Editorial Team is not responsible for any communication failures or errors in the emails registered in our database.

Guidelines for authors

  1. The Brazilian Linguistics Association is a signatory of the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scientific Communication. The signatories of this initiative support the promotion of linguistic diversity through the publication of research in all languages. CadLin receives submissions in any language. If authors submit a paper written in languages other than Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English, they should indicate a list of at least five possible reviewers, along with their e-mail and professional website address, where their recent publications are listed.
  2. Submissions are evaluated by the editorial team of CadLin, which may or may not correspond to the scientific committee of the Abralin event in which the paper was presented.
  3. Before submitting the manuscripts to CadLin, the authors must conduct a careful textual revision. The editors and/or reviewers of the Journal will not make any textual revision.
  4. Authors who submit a paper will automatically declare that ethical principles have been observed, as well as the legal requirements related to ethics in research, both in the country where they maintain their institutional bond and in the country where the people participating in the research live.
  5. Publication of papers is subject to prior approval by the CadLin editorial team.
  6. Authors who submit a manuscript should be aware that, if accepted for publication, the copyright of the paper is transferred to Cadernos de Linguística, which in turn uses the Creative Commons Attribution License. Published papers may be reproduced, in whole or in part, as long as they are properly cited.
  7. All authors should obtain for free an ORCID identifier at
  8. Cadernos de Linguística is committed to the practices established by the guidelines of Open Science. The evaluation process of Cadernos de Linguística is open and transparent: the author(s) and the reviewers are not anonymous to each other. Reviews, along with comments made to them, will be published as supplementary material to the article if the article is accepted for publication. In addition, the names of the reviewers will be registered in the published article. When submitting an article to Cadernos de Linguística, the authors are automatically declaring that they agree with these practices.
  9. All authors must register in the CadLin system, filling out the entire profile.
  10. Papers accepted for publication in CadLin may be accompanied by badges from the Center for Open Science that recognize open scientific practice: (a) publicly available data, (b) publicly available materials, and (c) pre-registered research plans. If you would like more information on how to obtain an open science practice badge, please read the following documentation. To request the inclusion of one of these badges, authors should fill out the Application for Open Scientific Practices Badges, available here.

Categories of contribution

Cadernos de Linguística accepts submissions in the following categories:

  1. Experience Report: Complete and succinct report of professional experience, of social and scientific relevance, and with results even if partial.

  2. Literature Review: Summaries of research or meta-analyses, with a critical evaluation of material already published, explaining possible gaps and advances in the area in focus. Ideally, the text should describe the search bases and criteria for performing this search, the period and descriptors considered and the method of analysis of the material found.

  3. Theoretical Essay: Analysis of theoretical constructs and discussion of themes and problems of theoretical fundamentals leading to the questioning of existing models, critical reflection on themes or concepts, culminating in notes that suggest a critical and innovative perspective in the field of Linguistics and its interfaces.

  4. Pilot Study: A small-scale preliminary study report originating from empirical evidence-based research using scientific methodology that aims to investigate whether the crucial components of a major study will be feasible.

  5. Project Registration: Complete description of a research project, explaining (i) the research design and study materials; (ii) the research question or hypothesis; (iii) the description of the variable results and the indicator variables, etc.

  6. Research Report: Final report of work originating from research based on empirical data, using scientific methodology.

  7. Tutorial: Text with the purpose of describing in a didactic way and through examples detailed information to complete a given task.

  8. Protocol: A protocol describes either verified, reusable methodologies or detailed plans and proposals for research projects that have not yet generated results. 

Structure and formatting of papers

  1. We recommend using either the MS Word template supplied here or the LaTex template supplied here (or available on Overleaf) when preparing the article.
  2. The paper must be typed in a format that is either open or compatible with MS Word, have from 12 to 30 pages, including the References, and formatted as follows:
    1. pages configured in A4 format, without numbers, with 2.5 cm margins;
    2. text formatted in one column, Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.5cm spacing between lines from the Introduction section (except in References, which have single spacing between lines) and indentation of the first line of 1.25 cm (except in References and section titles, which are left-justified and should not be indented);
    3. all text typed before the first section (1. Introduction) must be formatted with single spacing between lines.
  3. Papers will be presented according to the following sequential organization:
    1. TITLE OF THE WORK (same font and size of the text, typed in the same language as the text, in upper case, centered, and in bold).
    2. TITLE OF WORK IN A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE FROM THE TEXT (with the same formatting of the TITLE OF WORK, and separated from it by two blank lines by pressing the “Enter” key twice, which should also be done to separate the title in a foreign language from the type of contribution).
    3. Type of Contribution (same font and size of text, left-aligned, in bold, only the first letter capitalized): Theoretical Essay, Pilot Study, Project Registry, Experience Report, Research Report, Literature Review, Tutorial. Press the “Enter” key twice after the Contribution Type.
    4. Author(s) (same font and size of the text, left-aligned, in bold, only the first letter in capital letters. In the case of more than one author, the first will be considered the author and the others co-authors; their names must be separated with an “Enter” between them. A footnote should be inserted indicating the following information about the authors, separated by a period: title, affiliation, e-mail, iD ORCID, and, in the case of co-authorship, the roles of each author in the production of the article, according to CRediT taxonomy). Press the “Enter” key twice after the last author’s name.
    5. ABSTRACT (same font and size as the text, typed in uppercase, justified alignment, in bold). The text of the ABSTRACT should be typed in the same font and size as the text, written in the language of the article, with only the first letter in capital letters, without bold, in only one paragraph of text, containing 150 to 250 words, in which the objective(s) of the research are presented, the methodology used, and the main results found).
    6. KEYWORDS (separated from the SUMMARY with an “Enter,” the same formatting as the SUMMARY, must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 words, separated by a period, written in the language of the article, typed in the same font and size as the text, with only the first letter in capital and without bold).
    7. ABSTRACT (separated from KEYWORDS with two lines by pressing “Enter,” consists of the foreign language ABSTRACT, in the same format as the ABSTRACT).
    8. KEYWORDS (separated from ABSTRACT with one line by pressing “Enter,” KEYWORDS in a foreign language, with the same format as KEYWORDS).
    9. Section titles (e.g.: Introduction, Section on theoretical background, Methods, Results and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, if any, and References. Section titles should be numbered (except for References), formatted in bold, only the first initial capital letter, and separated from the text before and after it by a blank line (one “Enter”).
  4. The illustrations (Tables, Graphs, Figures, Tables) should have their legends and contents in the text font, size 10, without bold. The legend (title) of each illustration should begin with the name of the illustration to which it refers (in bold), numbered sequentially (for example Table 1., Table 2., Graph 1., Graph 2.), and inserted below the illustration. The source should be cited (in case of previously published illustrations). All illustrations should be inserted in the body of the text immediately after the paragraph in which they are cited, and not in the form of annexes. Please try to use grayscale illustrations whenever possible. If you have to use colored illustrations, please make sure that they are friendly to colorblind people.
  5. Special symbols must be typed in Unicode. For information on phonetic fonts in Unicode, visit the SIL website.
  6. Italics should only be used to mark words or phrases in a language other than that used in the body of the text.
  7. The notes should appear as footnotes rather than endnotes and be restricted to content, not to citations. Times New Roman font, size 10.
  8. Acknowledgments and mention of research funding (scholarships, financial aid, and the respective funding agencies) that enabled the research should not be included in a footnote, but in an Acknowledgments section at the end of the article before the References.
  9. The citations should follow the ABNT norms. Examples of citations:
    1. In indirect citations (paraphrases), the author should be cited in parentheses by last name, in capital letters, separated by a comma from the year of publication (SWERTS, 1997). If the name of the author is cited in the text, only the year should be indicated in parentheses: According to Oliveira Jr (2000), [...].
    2. When it is necessary to specify the page in the case of direct quotations, the page number should follow the year, separated by a comma and preceded by p. (OLIVEIRA JR, 2000, p. 95). Direct quotations of up to three lines are made inside the text in double quotation marks, while direct quotations of more than three lines should be separated from the text with a 4cm indentation to the left, font size 10, without quotation marks, and without indentation of the first line.
    3. The citations of several works by the same author published in the same year should be distinguished by lower case letters after the year without a space (FERREIRA, 2007a). 
    4. When the work has two or three authors, all may be indicated, separated by semicolons (HUETTIG; ROMMERS; MEYER, 2011); when there are more than three authors, the first name is indicated, followed by et al. (ALMEIDA et al., 2013). In this case, it is advisable to indicate all authors in the References.
  10. The References, at the end of the text, must also comply with ABNT norms. The content of the articles and the accuracy of the references are the sole responsibility of the authors. The Editors and the Brazilian Association of Linguistics do not assume any responsibility for the opinions or statements of the authors. All and only the works of authors cited in the text should appear in the References, which are typed in simple spacing between lines, separated by a simple space, and organized in alphabetical order by the surname of the first author. Whenever there are any, the authors should inform URLs and DOIs of the references used. Examples of References:
    1. Books
      BARBOSA, Plínio Almeida; MADUREIRA, Sandra. Manual de fonética acústica experimental: aplicação a dados do português. São Paulo: Cortez, 2015.
    2. Book chapters
      MORAES, João Antônio de; RILLIARD, Albert. Prosody and Emotion in Brazilian Portuguese. In: ARMSTRONG, Meghan E.; HENRIKSEN, Nicholas; VANRELL, Maria del Mar. Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance: Approaches across linguistic subfields. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2016, p. 135-152.
    3. Dissertation
      SILVA, Juliana Preisser de Godoy e. Análise dos aspectos prosódicos na expressão da certeza e da dúvida no português brasileiro. 171 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Linguística) – Faculdade de Letras, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 2008.
      TENANI, Luciani Ester. Domínios Prosódicos no Português do Brasil: implicações para a prosódia e para a aplicação de processos fonológicos. 331 f. Tese (Doutorado em Linguística) – Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, 2002.
    4. Papers in journals
      MATTHEWSON, Lisa. On the methodology of semantic fieldwork. International Journal of American Linguistics, v. 70, n. 4, p. 369-415, 2004.
    5. Papers in proceedings
      PASSETTI, Renata Regina; BARBOSA, Plínio Almeida. O efeito do telefone celular no sinal da fala: uma análise fonético-acústica com implicações para a verificação de locutor em português brasileiro. In: Colóquio Brasileiro de Prosódia da Fala, 5., 2015, Ceilândia. Anais [...]. Ceilândia: UnB. p. 13-16.
      KOREMAN, Jacques; ANDREEVA, Bistra; BARRY, William. Accentuation cues in French and German. In: International Conference on Speech Prosody, 4., 2008, Campinas. Proceedings [...]. Campinas: Unicamp. p. 613-616.
    6. Electronic papers
      KAMEYAMA, Megumi. Indefeasible semantics and defeasable pragmatics, 1995. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 jan. 2016.