Guidelines for style for contributors



We welcome contributions that follow the style guidelines presented here.

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Research articles

Research articles must consist of the following sections: title, author(s), institutional affiliation, author’s ORCID identifier (if any), abstract, keywords, content of the article, bibliography and brief biography of the author. These must be submitted in a single .doc or .docx document.

We encourage authors to try and keep the title short, to make it easier for articles to be found by search engines.

The title, abstract (between 150 and 200 words), keywords (maximum 6) and a brief biography of the author (maximum 50 words) must be in three languages: Esperanto, English and a third language of the author’s choice. If an article is in a language other than Esperanto or English, the third abstract must be in the same language. If required, the Editorial Board may help provide the translations of pre-textual materials.

The articles should preferably have between 5,000 and 9,000 words, already including the abovementioned sections.

For more experimental articles about ongoing projects and papers from the Esperanto Studies Conferences, the same rules apply, but the minimum word limit is more flexible – i.e. the manuscript can be less than 5,000 word-long.

EES also welcomes bilingual articles. In this case, the printed issue of EES publishes the article in one of its languages and provides a link to the translation into the second language on the website.

Footnotes must only be explanatory, and references must appear at the end of the text, not in the footnotes.

Citations and bibliographic references must follow the APA style, available here.

Quotations in languages ​​other than that of the article must appear also in the language of the article as a footnote.

Book reviews

Book reviews must consist of the following sections: reference of the book(s) reviewed, author, institutional affiliation, author’s ORCID identifier (if any), content of the review and a brief biography of the author. These must be submitted in a single .doc or .docx document.

The review should preferably have between 1,000 and 1,700 words, already including the abovementioned sections.

Book reviews must be critical, not only describing the volume’s content, but also analysing it critically. Given EES’ commitment to multilingualism, the reviewed book can be in any language, so that reviews published at EES can help disseminate knowledge originally produced in other languages. Reviews that compare or analyse more than one book on the same field are also welcome.

Citations and bibliographic references must follow the APA style, available here.

EES provides and regularly updates a list (please find it below) of books worth considering for review. However, EES also welcomes reviews of books not included on this list. Reviews of works in languages ​​other than Esperanto and English are particularly welcome, to give visibility to research produced in other languages.

Some books worth considering for review

Alcalde, Javier; Salguero, José (Red). 2018. Antaŭ unu jarcento: La granda milito kaj Esperanto. Paris: SAT-EFK.

Anderson, Stephen R. Saussure, Louis de. 2018. René de Saussure and the theory of word formation. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Caligaris, Irene. 2016. Una lingua per tutti, una lingua di nessun paese. Una ricerca sul campo sulle identità esperantiste. Torino: Aracne.

Fettes, Mark. 2020. Ne estas fido nur. Elektitaj artikoloj kaj paroladoj el la jaroj 2010–2019. Moskvo: Impeto.

Fians, Guilherme. 2021. Esperanto Revolutionaries and Geeks: Language Politics, Digital Media and the Making of an International Community. Cham and London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gobbo, Federico. 2020. Introduction to Interlinguistics. Munich: Grin Verlag.

Grin, François; Marácz, László; and Pokorn, Nike (Eds). 2022. Advances in Interdisciplinary Language Policy. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kamusella, Tomasz. 2021. Words in Space and Time: A Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press.

Maradan, Mélanie. 2021. Uncertainty in deliberate lexical interventions. Exploring Esperanto speakers’ opinions through corpora. Berlin: Frank & Timme.

Moret, Sébastien (Red). 2019. Interlinguistique et espérantologie. Cahiers de l’ILSL n°61. Lausanne: Université de Lausanne

O’Keefe, Brigid. 2021. Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia. London: Bloomsbury.

Wennergren, Bertilo (Red). 2020. Plena ilustrita vortaro de Esperanto, Nova Eldono. Parizo: SAT.

Ĉi tiu libro-listo estas ofte ĝisdatigata pri novaj publikaĵoj. Tamen, la akceptindaj recenzoj ne limiĝas al tiuj libroj. Se vi interesiĝas pri verki recenzon, bonvolu anticipe kontakti la du ĉefredaktorojn.

General information on submitting and reviewing contributions

The editors will review the manuscripts received and consult with additional reviewers, whether members of the Editorial Board or external scholars.

There are neither submission nor publication fees for this journal. As one of the main goals of EES is to encourage academic debates and disseminate knowledge about Esperanto Studies and Interlinguistics, all journal issues are available free of charge online.

Please send your contribution by email to the two editors: Humphrey Tonkin (tonkin [at] and Guilherme Fians (guilhermefians [at], to whom you should also direct any question you may have.

There are no deadlines for the receipt of contributions.

We thank you for your interest in Esperantologio / Esperanto Studies and look forward to receiving your contribution.

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