For authors

Papers should be submitted as an email attachment to

Crossroads uses double-blind peer review, which is why the authors must ensure that their name(s) and all other identifying features are removed from the paper, both from the main text and the references. The name of the author, their title, affiliation, ORCID, a short biography (60-80 words), and full contact details should be submitted as a separate file.

Manuscript format

All contributions should be in English. Submitted papers must be original (i.e., not published or submitted for publication elsewhere – see: Code of Conduct Ethics). The manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words. The preferred font is Times New Roman (12 pt). The text should be single-spaced and divided into sections with appropriate headings. All tables should be titled and numbered consecutively. Examples should be given in italics and numbered consecutively. Examples in languages other than English should be followed by the English translation in single quotation marks.

Abstract and keywords

The text should be preceded by an abstract (100-150 words, summarizing the aims of the paper, its main points and findings), and 5-8 keywords.


References should take the following form:

  1. one author (Wierzbicka 2003: 20);
  2. two authors (Huddleston & Pullum 2002: 101);
  3. three or more authors (Quirk et al. 1985).

The reference section should only include the works referred to in the text. It should have the following format:


Langacker, R. W. 1991. Concept, Image, and Symbol. The Cognitive Basis of Grammar. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Blank, A. & Koch, P. (eds.). 1999. Historical Semantics and Cognition. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Book chapters:

Horn, L. R. 2004. Implicature. In: L. R. Horn & G. L. Ward (eds.), The Handbook of Pragmatics, 3-28. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Articles in journals:

Bach, K. 1994. Conversational impliciture. Mind and Language 9: 124-162.