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  • Uzbekistan: Language and Culture is an academic journal, publishing research in linguistics, history, literature, translation studies, arts, ethnography, philosophy, anthropo- logy and social studies. We aim to publish cutting edge, innovative, conceptually interes- ting, original case studies and new research, which shape and lead debates in multifaceted studies. We do not publish economic analyses or policy papers. Any opinions and views expressed in publications are the opinions and views of the authors, and the publishers are not responsible for the views/ reviews of the contributors.
    The journal is published four times a year. The language of articles can be English, Russian and Uzbek. Other Turkic languages are also welcomed. In addition to research articles, the journal welcomes book reviews, literature overviews, conference reports and research project announcements.

    1. General
    - Submission Guideline
    1. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time during the year. However, if the author wishes to have his/her manuscript published in a certain issue of the journal, the submission should be made at least five months in advance of the proposed publication date.
    2) Manuscripts should be submitted by email ( as an attachment in MS Word document (.doc) format and use MS Word Source.
    3) All manuscripts should be submitted with a cover page including an email address, a mailing address and a short introduction about the author(s) /contributor(s)’.

    2. Manuscript format
    1) The main texts should be written in Times New Roman font, 12 point, and single-spaced in 44 pagination with 1-inch margins.
    2) Submissions must follow the author-date system of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.
    3) Quotations are given in brackets in the text.
    4) A research article should normally be no more than 9,000 words in length, including the following contents:
    - an abstract of 150-200 words (in English, Russian, and Uzbek) and seven to ten keywords;
    - a list of references of no more than five (5) pages;
    - tables and figures, if any.
    5) A book review should generally be about 1,500 English words (or other languages) in length, and must include the heading and closing in the following format:
    - Heading: Title of the Book. By Author’s Name(s). City of Publication: Publisher Name, Year. pp. Price, ISBN:, (hardcover/paperback).
    - Closing: Book reviewer’s name, affiliation and postal address at the end.
    6) Style Points Headings. Limit: Four levels.
    Level 1. Title Style (e.g. the first letter of each word upper case, except prepositions), Bold, and 14 point.
    Level 2. Title Style, Italics, 14 Point.
    Level 3. Modified “down” style (first letter upper case, or first letter of first two words if the first word is an article), Bold, and l2 point.
    Level 4. Modified down style, Bold, 11 point.
    3. Style and Usage

    1) Translation
    - Translated excerpts from classical texts or non-English sources should be annotated with clarification of its original/published language and translator. Likewise, “Author’s own” translations of quoted texts should be noted as such.
    - The author is expected to provide an English translation of key terms in the work, rather than a translator without expertise in the subject.
    - Excerpts or quoted texts from published translation will not be edited. However, UzLC editors may query or modify translations of key terms or texts provided by the author.
    - Where necessary, short supplementary information such as dates, an item in its original characters, or the Romanized form of a non-English item, may be included.
    - Names of foreign publishers, and titles of sources published in a foreign language should primarily appear in Romanized form without translation. However, if necessary, a translation may be added in brackets ([ ]).

    2) Names and Terms
    - Place Names (foreign):
    Designation for division of areas should be either translated or hyphenated after the given area name.
    Designation for geographical/structure names are not hyphenated, and appear without the equivalent English term.
    Institutional names are considered proper nouns. Their names should appear following the preference of the individual institutions.
    3) The descriptive designation of a period is usually lowercase, except for proper names or traditionally capitalized terms.

    4. Quotation
    1) Block Quotations:
    - A block quotation should start with double line spacing and an indentation from the left margin. From the second paragraph of the block quotation, additional paragraph indentation is needed.
    Texts in block quotation should be written in Times New Roman 10 pts., and not be entirely italicized.
    5. Others
    1) There is one space after sentence punctuation and not two.
    2) The end parenthesis, closing quotation mark, and footnote numbers come after the sentence punctuation.
    3) For parentheses within parentheses, use brackets ([ ]).

    6. Basic Citation Format
    The following examples illustrate citations using the author-date system. Each example of a reference list entry is accompanied by an example of a corresponding parenthetical citation in the text. For more details and many more examples, see chapter 15 of The Chicago Manual of Style.

    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of How Eating
    Has Evolved. New York: Penguin.

    In Text Cite:
    [Pollan 2006, 99–100]

    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf.

    In Text Cite:
    [Ward and Burns 2007, 52]
    For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the reference list; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):
    [Barnes et al. 2010, 847]
    Reference List (hanging indent) book chapter:
    Kelly, John D. 2010. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    In Text Cite:
    [Kelly 2010, 77]
    Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources):
    Reference List (hanging indent) book originally published elswehre:
    Cicero, Quintus Tullius. 1986. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

    In Text Cite:
    [Cicero 1986, 35]

    If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date only if one is required by your discipline. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.
    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Austen, Jane. 2007. Pride and Prejudice: A Novel in Five Books. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle edition.

    In Text Cite:
    [Austen 2007, 101]
    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. htpp: //

    In Text Cite:
    [Kurland and Lerner, chap. 10, doc. 19]

    Article in a print journal
    In the text, list the specific page numbers consulted, if any. In the reference list entry, list the page range for the whole article.
    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Weinstein, Joshua I. 2009. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology

    In text cite:
    [Weinstein 2009, 440]
    Article in an online journal
    Include a DOI if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to / in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date only if one is required by your discipline.
    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.”American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. doi:10.1086/599247.

    In text cite:
    [Kossinets and Watts 2009, 411]
    Article in a newspaper or popular magazine
    Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text (“As Sheryl Stolberg and Robert Pear noted in a New York Times article on February 27, 2010…”); they are commonly omitted from a reference list. The following examples show more formal versions of the citations. If you consulted the article online, include a URL; include an access date only if your discipline requires one. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.
    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Mendelsohn, Daniel. 2010. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25.
    In text cite:
    [Mendelsohn 2010, 68]
    Reference List (hanging indent):
    Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27.
    In text cite:
    [Stolberg and Pear 2010, 12]

    A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“As of July 19, 2008, the McDonald’s Corporation listed on its website . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be cited as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation.
    Bibliography (hanging indent):
    Google. 2009. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11.
    In text cite:
    [Google 2009]

    Reference List (hanging indent):
    McDonald’s Corporation. 2008. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.”
    In text cite:
    [McDonald’s 2008]


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