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Research Committee - Guidelines for reports

The remit of the Research Committee is "to commission reports on the state on knowledge with respect to key questions in Translation Studies". More specifically, the role of the Research Committee is to:

  • Compile a list of topics on which State of the Art Reports (SARs).
  • Contact specialists in the field willing to write the SARs.

Authors are free to write more than one SAR. Topics are always subject to approval by the Research Committee. The Research Committee will evaluate the reports and may ask the authors to make changes.

The SARs will be brought together on the EST intranet and made publicly available on the EST website. Shortened, unsigned versions of the reports will be prepared for Wikipedia.
SAR authors retain the copyright to the full version of their reports. In exchange for their efforts, they receive a three-year free EST membership.

The SARs should be about 3,000 words in length.
They should be submitted in Word format, saved as “SAR_Topic.pdf,” and sent via email to the EST Representative in the Research Committee: Michael.boyden[at]hogent.be.

Suggested timeline:

  • After approval by the Research Committee, the author is expected to deliver a draft within three months.
  • The draft will normally be returned within a month with comments (if any).
  • Once the final revisions have been made, the text will be posted on the EST intranet.
  • After a period of twelve months, the SARs will be made public on the EST website.
For the formatting of the SAR, we refer the authors to the template “SAR_Template.dotx.”

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