JSEALS Submission Guidelines
Submissions to JSEALS may be made at any time of year.
Papers will go into the queue for review, and will be published in
the first scheduled issue after being formally accepted.
Please submit minimally formatted .DOC and PDF versions of your papers directly via email to
Mark Alves mark.alves AT montgomerycollege.edu,
Paul Sidwell paulsidwell AT yahoo.com, or Nathan Hill nh36 AT soas.ac.uk.
All submissions must include an abstract (approximately 100 words) and keywords (we recommend providing 3 words).
As a finding aid, one or more ISO 639-3 language codes and/or latitude/longitude points may also be provided.
Submissions should follow the recommendations of
The Generic Style Rules for Linguistics,
which "attempt a balance between conventionality, functionality, and simplicity,"
and are available in full as
To prepare a paper for submission, read the information in the template file under "Submissions Guidelines" on the menu on the left side of this screen
In principle there is no length requirement, but papers of between 10 and 20 pages are preferred.
JSEALS book reviews
JSEALS has begun receiving unsolicited books for review.
Members may request books (see also the SEALS Facebook page).
Reviews should be
submitted within 3 months, at minimum of 1000 words for regular books, and 2000 words for
large books, with no upper limit.
Reviews are be expected to be more than long book notices,
and offer some critical insight into the work.
Unsolicited reviews are also welcome, as long as the books
relate to our area of interest.
Beginning with issue 4-2 we are experimenting with a new section called JSEALS Forum, in which
scholars are given a chance to freely discuss and challenge each other over a particular
The idea arose after Anne Daladier of CNRS (Paris) privately challenged Paul Sidwell's
presentation concerning the history of Khasian languages given at this years SEALS meeting
Draft papers were exchanged with an invitation to respond to or incorporate
incorporate critiques of each other's work.
These are not externally peer reviewed, and are meant to
facilitate timely robust debate and discussion with minimal restrictions.
We hope that this will stimulate others to take advantage of the
opportunity to do something similar in future. Discussions on any topic within the
scope of JSEALS are invited.
The JSEALS website is maintained by the Center for Research in Computational Linguistics.
Please send requests for additions, corrections, or information to doug.cooper.thailand at gmail.com.
Editorial queries should be directed to paulsidwell at yahoo.com.