JSSS Editorial Information.

The Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society appears at least once yearly. It is free to members of the Society and to contributors. It is edited by:
Dr. Steve Bett
E-mail: sbett@lycos.com
Fone: 512-302-3014.
Subscriptions: £10/US$20.
To submit material for publication, contact Dr. Bett. see Guidelines below.

Editorial Advisers:

Prof G Augst, University of Siegen, Germany
Dr S Baddeley, University of Versailles, France.
Dr S Bett, Louisiana, USA.
Dr A Brown, Nanyang University, Singapore.
Dr C Gledhill, University of St Andrews, UK.
Prof E Gregersen, City Univ. New York, USA.
Prof P Groff, San Diego State University, USA.
Prof F Knowles, Aston University, UK.
Dr R Mitton, Birkbeck College, Univ. of London.
J J Reilly, Jersey City, New Jersay.
J Spelriyter, Florida, USA.
Dr E Rondthaler, American Literacy Council.
Dr V Yule, Melbourne University, Australia.

JSSS Author Guidelines.

Guidelines for authors submitting contributions to the Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society.

Subject matter.

The JSSS publishes material on a wide range of subjects relating directly or indirectly to spelling reform. Articles are welcomed on educational, historical, linguistic, pedagogical, political, psychological, typographical and other aspects of the question. Although English spelling is the central theme, the writing systems of other languages are also of interest.

Who to submit to.

Contributions can be sent to the editor or one of the associate editors:
Dr. Steve Bett, 7925 Rockwood Lane, Austin Texas 78757
E-mail: sbett@lycos.com
Fone: 512-302-3014

Format for submissions.

Manuscripts are preferred in electronic form, plus double-spaced hard copy mailed or faxed. Text may be sent on disk (ideally 3.5 inch Microsoft Word, but other formats can if necessary be converted) or emailed as plain text or Word attachment to sbett@lycos.com Material in non-electronic form may be accepted by agreement with the editor.

Length, biodata, abstracts, subtitles, footnotes, references.

The JSSS aims to include material of varying length, style and approach. Scholarly articles will normally be around 5,000 words or less, but may be longer by prior agreement. Briefer news reports, reviews, comments, controversy, illustrative material and correspondence are also welcome.

Attention should be given to easy readability for the benefit of non-specialists. Items of 2,000 words or more should give c.50 words of biographical information about the author beneath the main title, and begin with a summary (abstract) of the argument of no more than 5% of the length of the full article. If possible, decimally numbered subtitles should be given at intervals, eg, every 500-1000 words. Illustrations of any kind, including photographs of authors, are encouraged where suitable. Footnotes should appear at the end of the text, and references in the text as (Smith, J, 1970) with details of works listed alphabetically by author at the end.

Spelling and typographical conventions.

Where practical, JSSS will respect any spelling system used by authors, but systematic use of non-standard UK or US forms should be explained and may be subject to negotiation with the editor. Conversion of manuscripts to other orthographies (eg, CS) may be possible on request. Small caps should ideally be used to refer to letters of the alphabet, graphemes, spelling patterns and sounds/phonemes, unless it is necessary to distinguish the latter from their spelling; where phonemes and graphemes need to be distinguished, the former should be given in lower case between oblique strokes (eg, the letter s may be pronounced either /s/ or /z/). Quotations should have "double" quotemarks, highlighted concepts 'single' quotemarks, with curled quotemarks if possible.

Deadlines, proofreading, offprints, etc.

Please apply to the editor, Steve Bett, for details.

Call for papers & editorial assistance.

Assistant editors are needed. If you have time to work with one or two authors, why not volunteer. Assistant editors proof copy and often suggest items for improvement. Their job would include contacting potential authors.