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Meta : Journal des traducteurs / Meta: Translators' Journal, deals with all aspects of translation and interpretation: translation studies (theories of translation), teaching translation, interpretation research, stylistics, comparative terminological studies, computer-assisted translation (machine translation), documentation, etc. While aimed particularly at translators, interpreters and terminologists, the publication addresses everyone interested in language phenomena.

Indexing

  • Institute for Scientific Information (ISI Web of Knowlwdge) : Current Contents / Arts & Humanities, Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Scopus
  • IBZ (Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur)
  • IBR (Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur)
  • Francis
  • Google Scholar
  • INIST
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Repère
  • Ulrich's
  • Scopus
  • Bibliographic Index (Active)
  • Linguistic Bibliography
  • ERIH
  • AHCI-SSCI 
  • AERES
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Learned Journal (CALJ)

1. General

Meta publishes only original and unpublished texts, in French, English and Spanish, and exceptionally in other languages (special issues). Articles for the regular issues are freely submitted. Book reviews are sought by the journal.

Articles that are already submitted or published elsewhere, either partially, either in totality, are systematically rejected. Plagiarism is not tolerated and the rejection of the article is automatic at any stage of the process. Authors are invited to fill out the article status form, sign it and fax to 1-514-343-2284, or scan the completed form and send by e-mail to meta@umontreal.ca. The anonymous peer reviewed process will only start upon receipt of the form (see the Downloading section below).

Manuscripts are submitted by e-mail to meta@umontreal.ca, in Word (.doc) format. A PDF version of the document reflecting layout suggestions and possible font issues is also required (e.g. when special characters are used). 

Articles submitted to Meta as well as book reviews must be carefuly formatted. Unformatted articles will not be considered. The authors may use the detailed stylesheet (see the Downloading section below) to install the Meta styles in their Word software.

Reproduction rights are held by the Presses de l'Université de Montréal (PUM). The authorization request should be sent to Mrs Sandra Soucy (sandra.soucy@umontreal.ca).

2. Abridged instructions for articles

2.1. Style and article heading

Authors must refer to the detailed guidelines and use the English style sheet (see Section 3. Downloading below). Use predefined styles for formatting, but number section headers and end notes manually (do not use the Word automatic header numbering or endnote functions). 

a) Document format is LetterUS. Use Times New Roman 12 pt for Normal Text, 18 pt for the main title and 10 pt for special sections.

b) Include the following in the article heading, separated by line breaks: the main title (as short as possible); the name of the author(s); author affiliations and e-mail addresses.

c) Provide two 200-word abstracts, one in French, the other in English, as well as five French keywords and five English keywords. 

2.2. References in the text 

Use the following citation formats: Stanley (1995) shows that … However, according to Livingstone (1998: 45)… Different pages (Stanley 2005: 2, 4, 18) serial pages (Livingstone 2007: 12-20) may be cited. Use “and” to connect the names of dual authors: (Stanley and Livingstone 2006). Use the abbreviation et al. when there are more than two authors: (Stanley, Livingstone et al. 2004). Use a semi-colon to separate references appearing in a series: (Stanley 2004: 45; Livingstone and Stanley 2003: 567-569). Add a lowercase letter to dates for articles published by an author in the same year: (1995a; 1995b). Latin adverbs, such as ibidem, passim, apud (use cited in: instead), must be avoided. 

2.3. Quotations and examples 

Quotations and examples inserted in the text must be short. If they exceed three lines, indent the text and use Times Roman 10 pt font. 

2.4. Reference section 

The references are in Times New Roman 10 pt fonts and listed alphabetically order by the authors’ family names. Please refer to the detailed guidelines for specific cases and page formatting.

2.5. Other section 

Additional sections appear at the end of the article in the following order: acknowledgements, end notes, references, interviews and annexes, with text body in Times New Roman 10 pt. For endnote citations in the article, use manual superscript numbers following punctuation. Do not use the automatic Word endnote feature.

3. Dowloading

  • Documents for authors

- Stylesheet (articles) (June 4th, 2012 version)

- Status form

Stylesheet (book review)

  • Document for referees

- Evaluation form

 

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Management team

Director: 

  • Sylvie Vandaele, Université de Montréal (2009- )
 
Editor-in-chief:
  • Georges Bastin, Université de Montréal

 

Consultant: 
  • André Clas, Université de Montréal

 

Edition assistant:
  • Eve-Marie Gendron-Pontbriand, Université de Montréal

 

 

Editorial board

  • Tanja Collet, Université Windsor
  • Michael Cronin, Dublin City University
  • Patricia Godbout, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Louis Jolicoeur, Université Laval
  • Anne Malena, University of Alberta
  • Salah Mejri, Université de Paris XIII
  • Sue Ellen Wright, Kent State University

Scientific committee

  • Claudia V. Angelelli, San Diego State University
  • Christian Balliu, Haute École de Bruxelles
  • Jeanne Dancette, Université de Montréal
  • Jorge Díaz-Cintas, Imperial College London
  • Jean-Claude Gémar, Université de Montréal
  • John Humbley, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
  • Hannelore Lee-Jahnke, Université de Genève
  • Julio César Santoyo, Universidad de León
  • Xu Jun, Université de Nanjing
  • Yong Zhong, The University of New South Wales

Referees

All the articles are submitted to an anonymous peer review. Two referees are sollicited, sometimes three.

The list of the referees is published in the last issue each year.

2011

2010

2009

2008

Former directors

 

  • Meta has been founded in 1955 by brother Stanislas-Joseph (first director), Fernand Beauregard, Jean-Paul Riopel, Hélène Lanctôt et Gérard Labrosse.
  • 1956 - 1966 : Jean-Paul Vinay

  • 1966 - 1968 : Blake T. Hanna
  • 1968 - June 2008 : André Clas

  • June - December 2008 : Sylvie Vandaele and Hélène Buzelin

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Publisher Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal | ISSN 1492-1421 (digital) 0026-0452 (print) | Frequency  4 issues per year | Publication period 1955- |  Available in Érudit 1966-  | Language(s)  French, English, Spanish | Format Digital and Paper | Access policy two-year moving wall | Discipline(s) Language Studies

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