The German Quarterly

Cover image for Vol. 90 Issue 3

Edited By: Carl Niekerk

Online ISSN: 1756-1183

Associated Title(s): Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German

Author Guidelines

Format of Submissions

German Quarterly has adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts for online manuscript submission and peer review. From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online at

Articles should be approximately 8000 words, including notes and Works Cited (font size 12 pt throughout). MS must be submitted electronically (as a WORD document) at ScholarOne Manuscripts: Please follow all instructions on the ScholarOne site to create an account and upload your files.

Please note that hard copy submissions are no longer required. However, please include your regular mailing address with your electronic submission.

Please also submit a 150-word abstract, in the same language as the article.

Submissions are welcome in English and German; submissions in German are encouraged.

Since the AATG editors send MSS out for anonymous review, authors should identify themselves on a separate cover sheet; the MS itself should contain no indication of the author’s identity. Any references to the author’s previous work should be written in the third person; these will be changed once a MS has been accepted.

All submissions must conform to MLA style (Notes separate from Works Cited). Authors must use the automatic endnote feature of Word. As with the body of the MS, notes and references must follow MLA style.

The word processor’s features for italics and boldface should be used rather than underlining. Single spaces, not double, should be used after periods and colons. Long citations intended for set-down type may be double indented at the author’s discretion. If they are not indented, they should be marked on a paper copy of the MS as quotes. AATG journals use two levels of section headings.

If permission for reproducing copyrighted material is required, the author should include such permission when submitting the final copy of the MS for typesetting. Any copyright-permission fees are the responsibility of the author.

Tabular materials must be aligned using tabs rather than the space bar. The table-generation options of word processors are acceptable. Authors who wish to use spreadsheet software for tables should correspond with the editor to determine software compatibility.

Editorial Policy

Only original material not published previously or simultaneously submitted for consideration elsewhere will be considered. Following notice of acceptance, the author will be asked to incorporate recommendations for changes in a final version.

All authors will be notified:

  • when a manuscript is received by the Editor and has been sent out for review

  • when a manuscript has been accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected

Whenever possible, we will notify authors of acceptance or rejection within three months. All manuscripts that are resubmitted will undergo the same review process as new submissions. A copyedited version of an accepted manuscript will be sent to the author about 2 months before publication as an e-mail attachment and should be returned within 1 week of receipt. Page proofs will be send electronically as a pdf-files approximately 6 weeks before publication and must be returned within a few days.

For authors signing current licensing/copyright agreement

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website:, subject to an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final Contribution.

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website:

The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

Choosing OnlineOpen makes your article open access and freely available to all on Wiley Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. OnlineOpen fulfills funding agency mandates that require grantees to archive the final version of their article. Wiley will also deposit your OnlineOpen article in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites.

The cost for OnlineOpen is usually US$3,000, which can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.

Copyright and open access licenses

Authors choosing OnlineOpen will retain copyright in their articles and will be offered a choice of creative commons licenses.

All Research Councils UK (RCUK), Wellcome Trust and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) funded authors will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). All other authors (non- RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors) are free to choose a CC-BY, Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC), or Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.

For more information about open access license terms and conditions click here.

Compliant with funder mandates - Open Access policies

OnlineOpen is fully compliant with open access mandates – meeting the requirements of funding organizations where these apply, including but not limited to:


The Wellcome Trust

Austrian Science Fund

Telethon Italy


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

For more information on funder mandates and open access policies please click here.

Obtaining a CC license agreement to sign

As the author, you can decide to publish your article with open access once it has been accepted for publication.

After acceptance please inform the journal’s editorial office that you want your article to be OnlineOpen so they can provide you with the appropriate CC license agreement to sign to publish your article under a Creative Commons license and please complete the payment of an open access publication fee of US$3000 via the OnlineOpen Form.