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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 (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses an 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


  • The Journal will be published once per year. Please note that the editorial board reserves the right to reject any article that does not meet the following guidelines. Before publishing, the articles will be sent to independent, anonymous reviewers to assess. Positive reviews will ensure its reliability.
  • To be accepted for publication, a paper should clearly highlight the results of the original research.
  • Any paper will be rejected, if it has been already, entirely or partially, published elsewhere.
  • The papers should be written in two languages – Georgian and English identical versions. For the English version, please have your paper checked by a native speaker.
  • The length for the papers is 4 000 words, including footnotes and references.
  • The text should be accompanied by an abstract, up to 250-300 words, followed by 5 key-words.
  • The paper must carry the full name, affiliation and email of the author(s).
  • Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply login and begin the five-step process.
  • The papers should be submitted in a Word copy for Windows (doc. or .docx) and a PDF copy.


  • Paper size: A4.
  • Margins: normal (top: 2 cm, bottom: 2 cm, left: 3 cm, right: 1.5 cm).
  • Fonts: Sylfaen for Georgian text, Times News Roman for English and Russian texts. Please attach special fonts if used for diacritics.
  • Font size of the main text: 11 pt.
  • Font size of the footnotes: 9 pt.
  • Manuscripts should be single-spaced.
  • Do not number pages.
  • Author(s) names: left corner of the page; 12 pt.
  • Institutional affiliation: immediately under the author(s) names; 11 pt.
  • Email: immediately under the institutional affiliation; 11 pt.
  • Title: centered, all CAPITALS (for English version), bold; 14 pt.
  • Abstract: up to 250-300 words followed by 5 key-words, one interval after the title (font size: 11).
  • Images, drawings, graphs, charts, etc. – JPG format


  • References should appear in the text in parentheses, not indicated in the footnotes, as: Author’s last name + year of publication, page/pages, i.e. (Javakhishvili 1998, 156) and written out in full in a References list at the end of the article in alphabetical order according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (author-date format). A quick guide to the Chicago Manual of Style (author-date format) is available online:

For Books:  Author’s last name, author’s first name or initial. Year of publication. Book title in italic script. City: Publishing House.


Pereira, Christophe. 2010. Le parler arabe de Tripoli (Libye). Zaragoza: Universidad de Zaragoza.

For Journal Articles:  Author’s last name, author’s first name or initial. Year of publication. Article’s title set in quotation marks. Journal’s title in italic script issue number: page numbers.


Petrova, Yulia. 2014. “The Compound Tense Forms in Egyptian Arabic”. Romano-Arabica XIV: 263-276.

  • In the English version of the articles, non-English literature in Georgian, Russian and other languages should be written in Latin transliteration.


Chlaidze, Lia. 2006. Kavkasiuri folklori. Tbilisi: kavkasiuri saxli.

Tsereteli, George. 1956. Arabskie dialekti Srednej Azii, I. Bukharskij arabskij dialekt. Tbilisi: izdatel’stvo Akademii Nauk Gruzinskoj SSR.

  • Do not include in the References list items you did not quote in your paper.

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