Journal of the International Phonetic Association
NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
The Journal of the International Phonetic Association is concerned
with all aspects of the theory, description, and use of phonetics and
phonology. Contributions are subject to review and to the Editor's
final decision as to publication. The primary language of the Journal
is English, though contributions in other languages of wide scholarly
currency, such as French, German, or Russian, may be accepted. Contributions
in English may use either British or American standard spelling and
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted to
Adrian Simpson, Editor of JIPA (email@example.com),
or at the address given in this issue. Initially, submissions should
be in a form that can be conveniently read by Editors and reviewers,
and tables and figures may be included in the same document as the
text. Papers may be submitted in hard copy in triplicate; but electronically
submitted files, e-mailed as identical AuthorName.doc and AuthorName.pdf
attachments or sent on disc, are preferable. An e-mail address is
required for publication.
After a paper or a book review has been accepted for publication, authors must be prepared to submit it as
specified below. If extensive re-formatting is necessary, the Editors reserve the right to refer the manuscript to the
author for improvements. Authors are advised to consult recent JIPA articles for illustration of the required style.
Phonetic transcriptions should make use of the symbols and conventions of the Association’s alphabet in its latest
revision. Throughout the entire manuscript/all the files, text should use 12 pt Times/Times Roman font and, for
IPA transcriptions, a Unicode-compliant IPA serif font that includes all symbols required (e.g. Doulos SIL, Charis,
LaserIPA Unicode). Fonts that are not Unicode-compliant (e.g. IPAKiel) should not be used. Use the special IPA
font even for ordinary letter-like IPA symbols in strings where at least one symbol is drawn from the special IPA
font set. This applies to all the symbols, including slants and square brackets if they enclose a transcription string.
Non-IPA text in tables and table and figure captions should be set in sans serif font — please follow the format in
recent JIPA issues.
The final version of all material
accepted for publication must be submitted in hard copy, accompanied
by the electronic copy in .doc and .pdf form and final graphics files.
The electronic versions should match the hard copy exactly.
Page layout and text organization.
The text should be double-spaced with 1" (2.5 cm) margins on
all sides, and page numbers in the top right corner. Material in longer
articles may be organized into sections (numbered 1, 2, etc.) and
subsections (numbered (1.1, 1.1.2, etc.) that have their own titles.
Acknowledgements should follow the text and precede the references.
Tables may be included in the text at the appropriate location only
if they do not contain horizontal or vertical lines. If they have
lines, see section ‘Tables and figures’ below. All section
headings should be on a separate line, in bold and flush left.
Abstracts. Papers must include
an abstract of between 50 and 200 words. Contributions in languages
other than English should be accompanied by an abstract in English.
Book reviews and contributions to the series Illustrations of
the IPA do not need an abstract.
Footnotes and references.
Footnotes should be avoided as far as possible. Citations in the text
should give, in parentheses, the name of the author and the year of
publication, and, where relevant, the page(s) referred to: e.g. ‘(Jones
1963)’, or ‘Abercrombie (1967: 161)’. Where essential,
footnotes should be numbered consecutively in superscript throughout
the text, and collected as a separate list attached at the end of
the manuscript, after the references. All and only works referred
to in the text and footnotes should be listed at the end of the article.
Use the following format, noting the use of small capitals, lower/upper
case letters, parentheses, italics, bold, full stops, commas, the
long hyphen (–), and the ampersand (&):
ESLING, J. H. (1996). Pharyngeal
consonants and the aryepiglottic sphincter. Journal of the International
Phonetic Association 26, 65–88.
O’CONNOR, J. D. & ARNOLD,
G. F. (1973). Intonation of Colloquial English (2nd edn.).
SAMPSON, G. (1987). Probabilistic
models of analysis. In Garside, R., Leech, G. & Sampson, G. (eds.),
The Computational Analysis of English, 30–41. London:
first names in full may be used in the references, but this must be
done consistently throughout the list.
Tables and figures.
In the final version, tables with any horizontal or vertical lines
and all figures should be submitted as clear originals on paper and
as computer files, in black and white or grey (not colour). Figures
must be produced electronically or drawn to a standard that will allow
all lines and text in the figures to be reproduced clearly in print.
The hard copy of each table and figure should be on a separate page
(even if the object is small), with the table or figure number identified.
All the captions should be listed at the end of the manuscript in
the hard copy, and the list should also be included as a separate
electronic file. The position of each table and figure should be clearly
indicated in the main body of the manuscript. Each table and figure
in the electronic version should be in a separate file, without any
captions – just the object by itself. Allowable formats are
detailed in the CUP artwork instructions, available from the Editors.
All file names should begin with some form of the author’s name,
e.g. Brown-Fig1. Discs must be clearly labelled, giving details of
the contents, and the hardware and the program(s) used for creating
data. Contributions to Illustrations of the IPA should
be accompanied at the time of submission to the Editor by high-quality
recordings, preferably as .wav files with at least a 22kHz sampling
rate, of all words and narrative text in the target language occurring
anywhere in the Illustration. Further instructions on the
form of Illustrations are available from the Editor.
Proofs and offprints
Proofs, normally in
.pdf format, will be sent to the author (or their nominee), who will
be expected to correct them and return them to the designated Editor
within five days of receipt. Upon publication, authors will be supplied
with two hard copies of the journal issue in which their article is
printed and a .pdf offprint of their contribution by e-mail.
Instructions for contributors are available at: