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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Text production guidelines

Text formatting

a) All manuscripts must be submitted in Word.

b) The text must be in 12 point Times New Roman.

c) Italics should be used for emphasis.

d) Tables should be inserted using the table function, not as spreadsheets.


Abbreviations should be defined at the first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be added in order to provide the reader with additional information and references to literature cited in the bibliography.

Mandatory style for in-line citations

References in the text:

Indirect quotation

Author and year in parentheses, separated by a space: (Bourdieu 1992)


Within the educational debate, structuralist approaches were able to prevail from the 1970s (Bourdieu 1992).

Direct quotation

The quote is placed in quotation marks, and the author and year in parentheses, followed by a colon, the page number or page numbers, and a full stop: “...” (Castel 2004: 22).


“Social area analyses, as they are currently carried out, mostly take sociological issues or issues of social work as a starting point.” (Brox 2011: 124).



The literature cited in footnotes follows the same style, but omits the parentheses.


Bourdieu 1979: 22.

See Bourdieu 1979: 211.


Mandatory style for bibliographies

General guidelines

1. The bibliography should appear under the heading ‘References’.


2. Literature cited in the bibliography must also appear in the text.


3. The bibliography should be arranged alphabetically.


4. Umlauts (Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü) will be represented by A, O, U, a, o, u.


5. Multiple references to the same author must appear in the following order:

a) First, titles authored alone (ordered chronologically by year of publication)

b) Second, titles by the same author and a co-author (ordered alphabetically by co-author)

c) Third, titles written with several co-authors (ordered chronologically by year of publication).




One author

Bourdieu, Pierre (2006): In Other Words. New York: Penguin.

Two or more authors

Tenneth, Alex & Baker, John (2013): New York: Penguin

Four or more authors

All the authors must be listed in the bibliography; in notes, only the first author should be named, followed by et al.

Martinez, Diego et al. (2014): Market, State and Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Becker, Ralph (Ed.) (2011): The Structure of Social Action. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapter or other part of a book

Livermore, Daniel (2014): The Self and the Other. In: Becker, Paul (Ed.) (2013): Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, p. 66-79.

Journal article

Article in a print journal

Castell, Robert (2007): The Rise of Anthropology. In:  Anthropology 66, p. 53-99.

Article in an online journal

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) should be included if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, a URL must be provided. An access date need only be included if it is required by the author’s publisher or discipline.

Margolis, Thomas (2013): Intellectuals, Universities, and the State. In: New Philosophy 12, p. 24-40. Accessed February 28, 2014. doi:10.1086/599247.


Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in line (‘As Gregory Smith noted in a New York Times article of February 27, 2010, . . .’) rather than in a note, and are commonly omitted from bibliographies. The following examples show such citations laid out in a more formal way. If the article was consulted online, a URL must be provided; an access date need only be included if it is required by the author’s publisher or discipline. If no author is identified, the citation begins with the article title.

Hennecke, Theodor (September 22, 2014). The sloping side of life. New York Times, p. 4-5.


Article on a Website

Scherz, Kurt (2009): Sprachen richtig lernen. http// (Accessed: 19.03. 2011).


Programmatic Approaches

This section provides programmtic approaches towards central social phenomena which are thematic main topics of the journal (e.g. Precarity & Social Inclusion).

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