Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German
© by the American Association of Teachers of German
Edited By: Carlee Arnett
Online ISSN: 1756-1221
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).
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred Word Processor Formats
A number of other word processor formats (for both Mac and PC) are acceptable. For such questions, consult the editor (email@example.com). 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