Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German

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Edited By: Carlee Arnett

Online ISSN: 1756-1221

Associated Title(s): The German Quarterly

Author Guidelines


Die Unterrichtspraxis is dedicated to publishing pedagogical articles, reports, news, discussion, and teaching tips that contribute to the improvement and promotion of German teaching in the United States at all levels. Articles in English or German are accepted. The average time between submission and publication decision is four months, and the average time between publication decision and actual publication is usually less than one year. Authors will receive a PDF offprint of their article.

Effective with the 2012 volume, this journal will publish in an online-only format.


The preferred maximum length of manuscript submissions is 5,000 words (about 18 pages). 1 page equals approximately 300 words. Manuscripts submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere as well as manuscripts that have previously been submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere, including on the World Wide Web, can not be considered. Articles are evaluated anonymously by a minimum of two expert readers. Permission for reproducing copyrighted material is required, the author should submit such permission with the final copy submitted for typesetting. Copyright or permission fees are the responsibility of the author.

A Complete Manuscript Submission Includes:

1.     Contribution (Article, Report, etc.)
- Omit identifying references to oneself and one's institution.
- Refer to one's own publications in the third person.

2.     Separate sheet (or electronic file) with author(s) name(s), affiliation, address, home, school, and fax numbers, e-mail address, title of the paper.

3.     Abstract (max. 200 words) on separate sheet (or electronic file).

4.     Short bio on separate sheet (or electronic file).

Style Sheet
APA Style

Special Typing Conventions
Double-space all text and notes. One inch (2.5 cm) margin on all sides.
Italicize book titles, citations of foreign words, etc.
Underline only material that is to be underlined in the published form.
Use 'smart' quotes, not 'dumb' quotes.
Right margin ragged (unjustified).
Words at line ends unbroken (no automatic hyphenation).
Titles and section headings flush left.
'Embedded footnotes,' i.e. footnotes inserted automatically by a word processor, may be used.
German text in reformed orthography.

Tables and Illustrations
UP is not printed in color. Submit tables and illustrations with this limitation in mind. When submitting tables or illustrations, please provide them not only embedded in the manuscript, but also on separate sheets (in stand-alone files) ready for printing or duplicating.

Long Quotations
Long citations that will be indented in smaller type in the journal need not be indented in the manuscript if they are marked as quotes in the manuscript.

Preferred Mode of Submission
Electronic via e-mail: clarnett@ucdavis.edu

Preferred Word Processor Formats
Microsoft Word

A number of other word processor formats (for both Mac and PC) are acceptable. For such questions, consult the editor (clarnett@ucdavis.edu). No manuscript will be rejected solely because a contributor cannot meet these specifications.

Send book review inquiries to:
Carol Leibiger, Associate Professor
Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German Book Reviews Editor
I.D. Weeks Library
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD 50697


OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.


Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp.


Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.