Articles Submission Guidelines


CADAAD is an open access journal.  No article submission, processing (APCs) or other charges apply when authors submit new articles for possible publication.

Articles should be max. 8000 words (references not included) long. Please send your manuscript as a as MS Word attachment to the editors, Charlotte Taylor and Bertie Kaal. In the subject line of the e-mail, write ‘CADAAD-author’s last name(s)’ (e.g. CADAAD-Johnson).



  • Single spaced throughout
  • Indent new paragraphs with tabs
  • Avoid inserting empty paragraphs to format page layout, etc.
  • Do not insert empty lines after section headings.

We only accept contributions in MS Word, RTF, or plain text. No PDF, please.


Each article should contain the following at the beginning:

  • Title: subtitle (please short titles since the lower line has to align with the logo)
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Authors’ contact information (affiliation and email)
  • Abstract (no more than 200 words)
  • Key words (no more than five key words separated by commas)


Sections should be structured following the numerical system which means 1. or 1.1. or 1.1.1. Only sub-sections up to the third level are accepted (hence no


Please do not use the footnotes or endnotes function. Rather, include a separate section Notes preceding the Reference section and add the notes manually.


All figures should appear in the article and should be captioned and numbered (consecutively throughout the article rather than according to chapters or subchapters).


When presenting linguistic data (e.g. letters, words, or phrases), please distinguish it from the body of your text with italics. Please use quotation marks when glossing or explaining the presented linguistic feature. For example:

The quantifier many means ‘a lot’.

You can also set quoted sentences apart from the main body of the text using numbered examples:

Consider the quantifier many and the expression hit the target in sentences (10) and (11):
(10)    Not many arrows hit the target.
(11)    Many arrows didn’t hit the target.

When working with non-Anglophone data, please present it in italics and provide its English translation in square-brackets:

John then said: Je ne sais pas si je lui ai fais mal. [I don’t know if I hurt her.]

If you are presenting detailed transcripts (e.g. those used in a conversation analytic framework), please send a PDF of the transcript and indicate in the text which file that the copy-editor should insert (e.g. Insert Transcript 1 here). This will avoid any unwanted modifications of the transcripts while sending the file. Please do not forget to add a section with the ‘Transcript Conventions’.



    • Short quotations should appear in the main text in single quotation marks (e.g. ‘…’).
    • If there are quotation marks in the selected quote, use double quotation marks (e.g. “…”).
    • Quotations longer than 3 lines should be indented in the text without quotation marks (use the appropriate style in the Word template). Don’t add the reference after the quote but before it.
    • Keep quotation marks before any other punctuation.

Quoting sources:

Please follow the APA 7 style of referencing:

  • Where the author’s name is given in brackets, use commas between author and date. For example:

    Metaphors are ideological in so far as they ‘can contribute to a situation where they privilege one understanding of reality over others’ (Chilton, 1996: 74).

  • If the author’s name is integrated into the text, put the date (and page number) of the source in brackets after the author’s name. For instance:

    According to Fowler (1991: 25), ‘representation, in the press as in all other kinds of media and discourse, is a constructive practice’.

  • If you are quoting from an Internet page then put ‘[online]’ instead of the page numbers. For instance:

    According to Pittman’s discourse (2013: [online]), …

  • If you modify parts of the quote, use square brackets to indicate your modifications. For instance:

    ‘Extracts from Scarlett’s diary […] showed how [he …] was left in the care of Lobo’.

  • If you quote from a video, write the time (minutes : seconds) where the quote can be found between square brackets. For instance:

    (YouTube 2017: [08:43])

Referencing sources in-text:

  • References by single authors:

    (Baker, 2008; Wodak, 1996; Teo, 2000)

  • References to multiple works by same author:

    Racism has been a focus of CDA (van Dijk, 1987, 1991, 1993).

  • References written by 2 authors should appear with an ‘and’ in between both names:

    (Weinblum and Iglesias, 2013; Baker and Levon, 2016; etc.)

  • References written by more than 2 authors should appear with an ‘et al.’ after the first author’s name:

    (Baker et al., 2008; Frosh et al., 2001; etc.)

  • References quoted in another source should appear with a colon between the two sources and they should be listed in the references:

    (Looker et al., 2007, quoted in O’Connor, 2010: 768)


Please follow the APA 7 style of referencing. You can find examples of how to reference textual, audiovisual and online sources on this webpage.

We also encourage the addition of DOI codes at the end of the sources in this format:

When referencing computer software, please use the following:

Last name of director, first name’s initial letter. (year). Title of software (version n°). [Computer software]. Place: Publisher. Available from: URL link.

  • Anthony, L. (2014). AntConc (3.4.3). [Computer Software]. Tokyo: Waseda University. Available from: