File Format. The manuscript is to be submitted in one file (.doc or .rtf format), which front page includes the following data: the author’s first and last name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, phone).

Text Format. The font style is Times New Roman, with 12 points of font size and line spacing of 1,5. Titles should be written in the same font. Language samples, etc., should be written in italics, quotations should be placed in quotation marks, for other highlighted text please use the text style of bold, when urgently needed only. No underlining. No indentations, instead using an empty line between paragraphs and standard margins (below and above 2,54 cm, right and left 3,17 cm) are encouraged. Graphs, maps, pictures, etc., should be forwarded either on paper on a separate page, indicating the exact place on the separate line inside text or if applicable electronically as a JPG- or TIF-file. Please leave the whole layout and design for the technical layout person to handle.

References. Authors are expected to use parenthetical references when referring to works of others, e.g. (Ariste 1981: 47–50). In the alphabetical list of works cited at the end of paper please include the most prescise information possible on every reference entry, including series, place of publication, number of series, pages, etc. Authors are asked  to present the family and first name of a referred author and the year of publication in bold, and the title of the article or the book in italics. Please place the dash before the title of book or the periodical which is the reference from.

For example:

Ariste, Paul 1981: Keelekontaktid. Eesti keele kontakte teiste keeltega. Emakeele Seltsi Toimetised 14. Tallinn: Valgus.

Ariste, Paul 1979: Keele kreolisatsioon. – Keel ja Kirjandus 7, 403–406.

When using electronic or Web sources please include the date the material was accessed. For example:

Kõivupuu, Marju 2003: The transformation of the death cult over time: the example of the burial customs in historic Võrumaa county. – Folklore, Vol. 22. (15.10.2007).

The comments on paper (e.g. Italics is mine) may be placed in footnotes.

The summary in Estonian and English, and key words. The summary of 200-300 words in an original language (Estonian, Võru, Finnish or other Balto-Finnic language) and in English and up to 10 key words in English are asked to insert to the end of paper. The summary in English  is expected to have the title in English. When picking up key words we recommend the author to consult the general Estonian subject index (

Length. The maximum length of paper should not exceed 4,000 words (ca 30,000 characters, no spaces), papers in the section of essays 2,000 words. Please contact the editor if the paper will be longer because of the content.