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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is formatted according to the guidelines and template contribution.
  • 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.
  • The text has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources.
  • Remember to include the metadata for all the authors (follow the Quick guide to online submission).
  • For in-text referencing and the list of references, the submission follows APA7 guidelines.

Author Guidelines


JAT accepts research papers (5-7.500 words) and practice reports (3-5.000 words). Submissions that exceed the length limit will be desk rejected.

Online submission

All contributions should be submitted through the online submission system. To submit an article online you need to have an account with Journal of Audiovisual Translation. I you don't have an account, please register here. Once submitted, the author can track the submission and communicate with the editors via the online journal management system.

Quick guide to online submission

Author guidelines

Before you start preparing your submission we highly recommend you to read the JAT Template with comments which contains the essential information on our style guide and layout. You can write directly in the JAT Template - which is an editable .docx file with pre-set styles.

Please note that JAT follows the APA7 guidelines for referencing. Please consult the APA website for information on in-text citation and referencing guidelines.

Language policy

JAT accepts articles in English. As we strives for high-quality papers, including a grammatically correct and transparent use of language, authors are advised to have their manuscripts checked by a native speaker, as it helps to ensure that the content is fully understood by the editorial board and reviewers. In addition, all accepted papers will be reviewed on language and style by JAT language editors. Please note that submissions can be rejected if the level of English writing is not adequate.


Plagiarism, i.e. the appropriation and/or presentation of thoughts, ideas, inventions or work of others as your own, is deeply unethical, and will not be tolerated. It is therefore very important that all sources are presented appropriately in the ways presented in our guidelines. Please note that you must state the source even if you quote indirectly or paraphrase the work of someone else, and regardless if the source of the original is in written, spoken, online or other form. We also demand that you avoid self-plagiarism, i.e. presenting work previously published by yourself somewhere else without stating the source, as that implies that this is new work, and violates the copyright of the original publisher. 


We encourage all authors and co-authors to register for an ORCID iD. ORCID provides a digital name – or iD – that uniquely and persistently identifies researchers and other contributors to the research effort. We collect ORCID IDs during the manuscript submission process and your ORCID iD becomes part of your accepted publication’s metadata. Thank to that your work is attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. To learn more about ORCID, visit

Copyright notice

Authors who want to publish in JAT agree to the following:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication fees

Authors publishing in the Journal of Audiovisual Translation face no financial obligations for the publication of their article.

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