Contact details and short biography

Please indicate your name, address, telephone number as well as your E-mail address and provide a short biographical outline (300–500 characters). Please also state if your email address can be published.


Are placed at the beginning of the contributions and should not exceed 200 words.

Gender-sensitive language

Gender-sensitive language should be used. The decision about how this is accomplished is left to the author(s).

References and citations

Name(s) should include first name(s) at first citation.

In the text, shortened references should be used (‘American’ style). Indirect quotes remain within the text, and are referred to by adding “cf.”. Multiple sources are separated with semicolons:

E.g.: “Text…” (Ahmed 2004: 16).
E.g.: Text… (cf. Ahmed 2004: 16).
E.g.: Text (cf. Ahmed 2004: 16; Michaels 2006: 20).

Where there are more than three authors, only refer to the name of the first person and add “et al.”. If up to three authors, refer to all authors and separate names with one slash and no spaces in between.

E.g.: (Ahmed/Müller 2005: 20).

Where a complete sentence is quoted or a reference to a whole sentence is made, the source is indicated before the period. If the reference only applies to a part of the sentence, the source is quoted as part of the sentence.

E.g.: “Citation of a whole sentence” (Ahmed 2004: 16). New
sentence begins.

E.g.: Something else, “but now citation” (Ahmed 2004: 16).

If a quote is longer than four lines, please make use of an indentation and indicate the source after the period.

E.g.: “This is an indented quote.” (Ahmed 2004: 16)

Citations within citations are quoted with ‘single quotation marks’.

Additions and elisions in a citation are marked by using three dots (ellipsis) in square brackets […].

Accentuations are marked when used by the autor(s) (by referring to the author’s acronym), and where they are part of the original (emphasis in original).

Where the citation of a secondary source cannot be avoided, it should be supplemented with: quoted according to.

Sources from the World Wide Web are cited as print publications: author(s), year, page number where required. The URL is only cited in the bibliography.


Information and thoughts that exceed the text and form a supplement with regards to content are to be placed as footnotes at the end of the respective page.


The bibliography at the end of the article contains all sources cited in the text in alphabetical order.

Order: surname, first name [in full] (year): Booktitle. Subtitle. Place of publication.

Reference with multiple authors

The bibliography names all authors, following the order of appearance in the title of the original publication, separated by slashes with spaces.

E.g.: Ahmed, Susan / Müller, Peter (2005): Best issues. Selection of
Texts about Texts. Recklinghausen.

One author, two texts, same year of publication

If multiple sources of the same author(s) with the same year of publication are cited, lower-case letters are inserted after the year (e.g. 2004a; 2004b).

Multiple authors, same last name

If sources of multiple authors with the same last name are cited, the first letter of the first-names is added to the short reference, even if they are cited at different locations in the text.


Ahmed, Susan (2004): Issues. Texts about Texts. Frankfurt/Main.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Ahmed, Susan (2005): Best Issues. Selection of Texts about Texts. In:
Michaels, Sonja / Müller, Peter (Ed.): Unforgotten. Collected Essays.

Recklinghausen. 289–308.

Journal Articles

Ahmed, Susan (2006): (Ad)Ventures. Experiments and Results. In: Pamphlet
38 (3). 150–177.

Articles in Newspapers and Magazines

Ahmed, Susan (2007): Interventions in a debate. The Weekly Paper of

Publications in the World Wide Web

Ahmed, Susan (2007): Interventions in a debate. The Weekly Paper of
1.9.2007. URL:


Typeface: Times New Roman, 12pt, 1 ½ line spacing.

No manual or automatic word division.

Please add a blank line between paragraphs. Do not add blanks to abbreviations (e.g., etc.).

Please make sure to use quotation marks consistently throughout the text: “double quotation marks” for direct, literal quotes and ‘single quotation marks’ for ironic distancing.

Design notes

Please use subheadings only as structuring element, and limit use to two outline levels.

Please insert a blank line before and after a subheading.

Please do not use special paragraph styles (e.g., indentation, spacing, …)


All emphases are only formatted in italics.

Please do not use bold type, capitalization, underlining, small caps, letter spacing.

Tables and Illustrations

Please get in touch in advance if you would like to use tables or illustrations, as these elements are normally edited with dedicated tools.