Proceedings of the 40th annual
Boston University Conference on
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Information for contributors
Submission deadline: January 25, 2016
The Proceedings of the
40th annual Boston University Conference on Language Development will be
published next year by Cascadilla Press. All speakers and alternates
are invited to contribute their papers to the proceedings. Posters are
published in a separate proceedings supplement.
To publish your
paper in the proceedings, you will need to upload a PDF file of your
paper by January 25. Mail your signed publication rights form (signed in ink on paper by ALL authors) to the editors by that date as well (earlier is always
better). The volume editors will check your paper's formatting and let
you know if there are changes to make. Once you have a final PDF file of your
paper, you'll need to mail a printout to the editors.
formatting requirements are at www.cascadilla.com/bucld-style.html along
with complete instructions.
Upload your paper in PDF format and
your abstract in text format at http://www.bu.edu
/bucld/proceedings/submission/. The BUCLD office address is:
96 Cummington St., Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
phone number for use on shipping
documents when required: 617-353-3085
e-mail for the proceedings
Everyone who registered for the full 3 days of the conference will
receive a free copy of the proceedings. All authors who contribute
papers to the proceedings are entitled to a 20% discount on additional
copies of the proceedings. Just mention on your order that you are a
contributor to the volume. (This discount does not apply to shipping
costs and cannot be combined with the prepublication discount.)
Thanks for your time, and if you have any questions, please
Step 1: Finish your paper, proofread it, and format it
according to the style sheet below. Make a PDF file of your paper.
Step 2: Fill out and sign the publication
rights form, and mail it in.
Step 3: Write a short abstract.
Step 4: Upload your paper and your abstract by January 25 (see link above). On or before that date, mail your signed publication rights form.
Step 5: Make formatting changes that the volume editors tell you about,
and upload a corrected PDF file of your paper.
Step 6: Once your
paper's formatting is approved by the volume editors, mail a printout of
the final PDF file to the BUCLD office. Also mail the printout of your
BUCLD Proceedings publication
Go to http://www.cascadilla.com/bucld-rights.html
Future publication in a journal
sometimes receive questions about whether authors can publish a
proceedings paper and later publish a journal article that overlaps with
that paper or expands on that paper. It is common and appropriate to
publish a proceedings paper on a topic, continue to develop your
research and ideas, and then publish a more developed journal
Here is a statement from the editors of Language
Acquisition: "A paper overlapping with another previously published
in conference proceedings can be considered for publication in
Language Acquisition, provided that the submitted paper includes
substantially more developed arguments, data or discussion."
Language explains in their Notes to Contributors: "If some of the
results in a submitted paper have been published elsewhere, the paper
you submit should build on those results and should develop the ideas
and evidence along new lines or in greater depth."
You do not
need to obtain permission from Cascadilla Press to republish any
identical or further developed portions from a paper you published in
the BUCLD Proceedings, because you retain the copyright to your paper.
You should acknowledge the earlier publication appropriately, of
Instructions for abstracts
When you send
us your paper, please also send us a one-paragraph abstract of your
paper on a separate page. This is not for inclusion in the proceedings,
but rather to make it easier for other people to find your paper. The
abstract should be written in third person, rather than first person,
and should not be more than 250 words. The abstract must be one single
paragraph. Examples must be contained in the
paragraph, not on separate lines. Do not use any phonetic
characters, phonetic fonts, or other specialty fonts. Put "abstract" at
the beginning, followed by the title and author. No formatting of any
sort is required for the abstract.
Please also upload your abstract at: http://www.bu.edu
Instructions for your PDF file
We need a PDF file of your paper before the printed copy. This does not replace the printed copy that you will have to mail in after your PDF file is approved, and we will only be able to accept
PDF files (not Word, WordPerfect, TeX, or anything else).
It is very important that the PDF file be exactly what you want. The
best way to ensure this is to create your PDF file, print out that PDF
file for yourself, and check the PDF printout carefully to make sure
that no fonts are missing or changed, no material goes beyond the
margins, and your images all look correct.
When you generate the PDF file for your paper, make sure you embed ALL fonts. If you use a phonetic character font, you must embed that font and check your printout carefully before your mail it, or else the published book may contain arbitrary letters or symbols instead of the characters you intended.
After your PDF file is approved, you will have to
mail a printout of that approved PDF file (not a printout of a different
PDF file, and not a printout from Word or LaTeX). Check your printout
very carefully before you mail it, because any problems in that printout
are very likely to appear in the published book.