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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.
  • Make sure that you have read the Information for Authors.
  • Make sure that the submission has not already been published in a journal or book (or that you have sent an explanation to the editors the sets out why you don't think this should be an issue).
  • Make sure that the paper is submitted in an editable format (.doc, .docx or .tex). Let us know if this would be a problem for you.
  • Make sure that the file has been formatted following the PiHPh template, as explained in the Information for Authors.
  • Make sure that the file has been carefully proof-read, and checked for non-nativisms.
  • Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe 3rd party copyright. More information from the UK's Intellectual Property Office is available here:
  • Authors who make a submission to this journal must ensure they have read our Privacy and Consent Policy, and agree to its terms.

Author Guidelines

Information For Authors

Pieces accepted for publication in PiHPh must engage with issues that connect to historical phonology in some way. PiHPh adopts a broad definition of historical phonology, as explained here. Pieces submitted to PiHPh should not have been published before.

PiHPh welcomes and encourages concise papers (for which an ideal word count might be in the range of 4,000-7,000 words). Even shorter pieces are also welcome, however, and longer papers will also be considered, up to 15,000 words. We may suggest cuts to longer papers.

Authors retain copyright of their work and — as PiHPh exists in part to publicise ideas that may be still in development — we expect that some authors may want to develop the ideas first published in PiHPh into a full article which might be submitted elsewhere (for example, as a regular journal article, to an edited collection, or as part of a monograph). PiHPh encourages this and places no claim on whatever authors might want to do with their work after publication in PiHPh. However, PiHPh will not expect to withdraw any piece published in its pages, without exceptional reason. 

The only changes that may be made to a paper once it has been published in PiHPh are: to add a new email address for correspondence or to correct simple minor typos. If you would like to make such changes, contact the editorial team:

Submissions to PiHPh should be formatted in line with the PiHPh template (as we do not have professional type-setters or copy-editors, this may require more of you than for standard journals). We accept LaTeX and Word submissions. Templates for both Word and LaTeX are available here (you are always welcome to contribute to template development). It you have any problems accessing or using the templates, let us know and we will be happy to help:

Pre-publication scrutiny will involve those managing PiHPh ensuring that submissions meet PiHPh's criteria for publication.

To submit an article, please make sure that you have formatted it in line with the PiHPh template, and that it has been carefully proof-read and checked for non-nativisms. Then email it to:

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The personal information entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

The University and this journal adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in regulating how we collect, use, store and dispose of personal data.

Before you make a submission to this journal, please ensure you have read our Privacy and Consent Policy, and agree to its terms.

Updated May 2018

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