Submission Guidelines


Submissions can be made at any time and must be written in English. Non-native English speakers are encouraged to have their contributions language edited before submitting for review.

Articles submitted to the Journal should constitute original scholarship, not been published before and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere in printed or electronic format. The word count for articles  should not exceed 9.000 words excluding literature.


The word count for discussion papers should not exceed 2000 words.

Submitted Papers must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12-point font size with a line spacing of 1.5.

Title Page 

The title page must include the following: Full article title, Acknowledgment and credits, each author’s complete name and institutional affiliations, corresponding authors (including name, address, phone, e-mail)


Any Submission, except discussion papers, must include an abstract written in English language. The abstract should not exceed 100 words.

The aim of the abstract is to inform the reader precisely but shortly about the research question, the content, the methological approach and the results of the article.


For the bibliography and the citation in the text, we recommend using the ASA style.


For citation within the text, we suggest to use direct quotations and paraphrasing in ASA Style. Include the page number for direct quotes or specific passages.

Example: (Gottschall/Schröder 2013), (Mustermann 2013: 27-35)

If there is more than two authors: (Müller et al. 2016: 15)

The citation style is a recommendation of the journal. Deviations are possible if scientific standards and uniformity of citation are ensured.

Reference list

All References made in the Paper must be listed in the reference section, and vice versa. The publication information for each reference listed must be correct and complete. List the references in alphabetical order by the authors last names.

For references with more than one author, only the name of the first author is inverted.

Using „et al“ in the reference list is not permitted.