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General Information

Please avoid any formatting to make your article look like a book. The less formatting there is in the manuscript the easier it is for us. Use tabs not space to insert text. Do not use special formatting for notes or the bibliography.

We prefer The Chicago Manual of Style author-date system for notes and bibliographies (which is different to the humanities style). See our Guidelines for Contributors for complete information.

Manuscript Length

Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages in print, which means approximately 7,500 words or 42,000 characters. The preferred length is 15 pages (5,500 words or 32,000 characters).


We can only accept figures and pictures in a proper style and genuine graphics format like TIFF, JPEG, psd, AI, etc. Each figure or image one has to be in an own file which means no implemented graphics in a text file. Powerpoint files are not accepted.


Please try to use common font types. If you have to use special characters for foreign languages or logical symbols please attach the font files and notify the editor.


A complete submission includes an English language abstract of 100-150 words that precedes the manuscript.


Italics should be used to indicate titles of works, foreign terms, or emphasis. Do not use bold or underline. If you wish to use boldface type for another purpose (such as highlighting words found in a glossary), check with the editor for approval.

Main text

Use only one font (except symbols etc.)
Use only one space (not two) after a period.
Do not double-space between paragraphs.
Do not make any Note at the end of the title or subheadings.


Do not use a tab or space to indent the beginning of a new paragraph (it does not matter if the indention is part of an style).


It doesn't matter if you use footnotes or endnotes. We will convert them to footnotes because these are easier to read, especially in a digital document.

Single-space notes; do not insert line spaces between notes.

Truncate page ranges in the following style: 1-5, 10-11, 15-19, 100-101, 105-9, 147-48.

We prefer Chicago Manual of Style author-date note style. See our Guidelines for Contributors for complete information.