Technical Guide (Guidelines for contributors)
Manuscripts should be provided in MS Word (.doc) or Rich Text (.rtf) format. Please also indicate your name, the academic institution you belong to, your address (and email-address), the full title of the article, English keywords. All articles should be prefaced by an English abstract (maximum 150 words).
Please submit your file unformatted (do not use tabs, manual hyphenation, page numbering, automatic pagination). The document should use Footlight MT Light font in 11,5 pt with a 12 pt line spacing. Page setup (document margins): left and right: 4,2 cm, top and bottom: 5,25 cm.
Contributions submitted in German should use the new German orthography. Whenever you quote texts written according to the old spelling rules, please do not change the orthography.
Please use 11,5 pt letters in the main text and 9 pt letters in the footnotes.
All headings should be left aligned.
Please do not use small capitals or majuscules.
Footnote numbers should be set in superscript, do not enclose them in parentheses. Footnote numbers follow any punctuation other than commas, semicolons and colons.. Use numbers in consecutive order to designate footnotes. Footnotes appear at the bottom of the pages.
Work titles should be italicized.
Quotations and accentuations
Short quotations within the text should be marked by „double quotation marks”. Indicate quotations within quotations by ‘simple quotation marks’. Please use the following quotation marks: „X” and ‘X’. Quotations longer than two lines should be indented 5 mm from the main text without quotation marks, and typed justified, with 9 pt fonts, single-spaced, and not italicized. [Additions] and omissions […] of the author are to be marked by square brackets.
Accentuations concerning contents should be italicized.
Abbreviations and blanks
We call our authors’ attention to the appropriate use of the full stop after all abbreviations (d.h., bzw.). In case of abbreviations consisting of more elements divided by a full stop, do not use blanks within the abbreviation (i.e. d.h. and not d. h.). Do not use blanks or spaces between page numbers and f. or ff.
For footnotes and source references please use the following short forms:
the format for citations within the text body: (Müller 1997: 234)
the format for indirect quotations:… (cf. Müller 2004: 32f.)
Contributors are requested to provide the author’s (or the editor’s) full name, accurate title and sub-title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication and page. Please use the following guidelines:
Fischer-Lichte, E.: Semiotik des Theaters. Tübingen: Narr, 1983, S. 123.
Katschthaler, K.: Engführung. Die ästhetischen Stimmen von Adorno und Deleuze/Guattari. In: Kovács, K. (Hrsg.): Ideologie der Form. Frankfurt a. M.: Lang, 2006, S. 149-167.
Articles published in journals:
Naumann, M.: Flaubert, „Madame Bovary” und der Realismus. Sinn und Form 4 (1969), S. 988.
Adamo, Mark: „Desperate Housewife” vom 15.11.2008: http://www.markadamo.com/journal/, letzter Zugriff am 29.6.2009.
Native language editing
Authors who are not writing in their native language should have their text corrected by a native speaker before submission.