- “The Annual of Ibero-Caucasian Linguistics” publishes papers regarding the issues of Ibero-Caucasian languages and general linguistics.
- Papers should report the results of original research. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere, except in a preliminary form.
- Papers are published in Georgian, English or Russian.
- Papers should include a summary and a reference list presented according to the citation rules created by the editorial board.
- All papers are read by anonymous reviewers.
- Papers are submitted via email: Caucasian.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Papers are sent as MS-Word document (size A4) along with their PDF version
- Only papers of no more than 20 pages (including a summary and a reference list) should normally be submitted for publication.
- If a paper consists of several chapters (or subsections), they should be indicated as follows:
- Pages should be numbered.
- Tables, diagrams, illustrations, pictures, etc. should be numbered;
- All sources referenced in a text should be included in a reference list.
- At the top of a paper various components of a text are to follow in the order shown below:
- Author’s (authors’) full name; institution;
- Contact information (an email address);
- Paper Type (Research, Review);
- Key words (no more than 5);
- Summary (no more than 250 words).
One author: (Chikobava 1936);
- Two authors: (Gamkrelidze, Machavariani 1965);
- Three or more authors: (Uturgaidze, etc. 2006);
- Two or more works by the same author: (Chikobava 1936, 1938);
- Two or more works by the same author in the same year: (Uturgaidze 2006(a), 2006(b))
- Different authors: (Chikobava 1938; Shanidze 1953);
- Revised edition: (Chikobava 2008 );
- Newspaper article: (A name of a newspaper 2008);
- Encyclopedia, vocabulary: (the first word of a title, Abbreviation… 2007: 145);
- Pages: (Chikobava 2008: 28), (Chikobava 2008: 140-145).
- All Fonts are Sylfaen with size 11, line spacing 1.0, all margins 25mm, unless stated otherwise.
- Main title – font size 14, bold;
- Subtitles – font size 12, bold
- Author – font size 12, bold;
- Symbols – font ICL_SYMBOL (used for Ibero-Caucasian examples if needed, see. https://www.aicl.ge).
To avoid using double round brackets, square brackets should be used inside a parenthesized phrase: (as Chikobava [1936: 15-16] stated).
Language material in a text
- Translations and explanations of examples are enclosed in single quotes immediately following the example, e.g. კოჩი მეურს (Chikobava 1936: 35) ‘A man is going’ (Georgian);
- Examples are numbered with parenthesised Arabic numerals, e.g. (1), (2), (3), and where possible set off in a separate paragraph:
(1) ბერეფექ ლაზუტი გამაჩეს (Chikobava 1936: 51,7) ‘The children sold their corn’;
(2) ია ფარაშ მოგუშა იგზალუ (Kartozia 1965: 71,3) ‘He went to earn money’;
(3) a. მუღი სქანი მოგეი Фარაჲა! (Kartozia 1965: ) ‘Bring the money that you won’;
b. მოგაფერი ფარა ქომუღი (Kartozia 1965: 139, 29) ‘Bring the won money’;
- In the text, examples are given in the original alphabet following the Latin transcription;
- Examples used in the text are referenced as follows: see (2), see (3a).
Tables, Diagrams, Illustrations
Tables are numbered, given a caption above;
- Illustrations (pictures, diagrams, figures, etc) are numbered, given a caption below.
Annex and Comments
An annex is at the end of a paper preceding a comment section.
- Comments precede a reference list;
- Comments should be numbered as follows: text¹
.All and only works mentioned in the text must be included in the references;
- Authors should be presented with full names;
- Several works of the same author should be presented in a chronological order: old, new.
- In English references, used sources should be presented in the original language of the source followed by the English translation in square brackets;
- When referencing several authors, “etc.” should not be used as all of them should be presented with full names.
Reference list examples
- Book (one author):
Chikobava 2018: Arnold Chikobava. Scientific Works XIII. Tbilisi: TSU Press, 2018.
Book (several authors):
Gamkrelidze, Machavariani 1965: Tamaz Gamkrelidze, Givi Machavariani. The System of Sonants and Ablaut in Kartvelian Languages. Tbilisi: Metsniereba, 1965.
- Electronic book: Testelets 2001: Яков Георгиевич Тестелец. ВВедение в общий синтаксис. Москва: 2001. htpp:// testelets.narod.ru/cover.htm [Jacob Testelets. Introduction to general Syntax. Moscow: Publishing house xxx, 2001]
- A specific article from a multi-author volume:
Arabuli 2005: Avtandil Arabuli. Zoomorphism in Plant Denominations: Issues of the Kartvelian Language Structure, IX, pp. 21-29. Tbilisi: Publishing House “Kartuli Ena”, 2005.
- An article from an electronic journal:
Dabrowska 2009: Eva Dabrowska. Cognitive linguistics comes of age. Cognitive linguistic. volume 20 Number 1, page 1-5. Berlin & NewYork: Mouton de Coruyter, 2009. htpp://www.reference-global.com/toc/cogl/current.
- Dedicated collected papers:
Sharashenidze 1979: Tinattin Sharashenidze. On the Status of Math Linguistics: Collected papers [dedicated to Arnold Chikobava’s 80th birth anniversary], 5-12. Tbilisi: “Metsniereba”, 1979.
- Revised edition:
Chikobava 2008 : Arnold Chikobava. Grammatical Analysis of Chan. Scientific Works, III, pp. 5-383. Tbilisi: “Meridiani”, 2008.
- Abstracts, conference proceedings, presentations: Chukhua 2008: Merab Chukhua, The System of Daghestanian-Georgian Sound Equivalences (Sibilants): Proceedings of 67th Scientific Session of Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, pp. 82-90. Tbilisi: “Universal”, 2008.
The Georgian Language 2008: The Georgian Language. Encyclopedia: The Abkhazian Language, pp. 63-64. Tbilisi: Publishing House “Chveni Mtserloba”, 2008.
- Newspaper article:
24 Hours 2008: Ex-reformers of the General Educational System. Newspaper “24 Hours”, July 29, Tuesday, 2008, #170, p: 4.