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Author Guidelines


Initial Submission

  • All papers must be submitted in electronic format by email to the Editor (
  • To facilitate both review and formatting for publication, all submissions must be made in the form of a standard MS Word file (.doc, .docx or .rtf).
  • All information identifying the Author should be removed from the manuscript prior to its submission.
  • Submissions should be between 7,000 and 12,000 words; in special circumstances, both shorter and longer submissions will be considered.
  • Initial submissions may be made following any standard set of scholarly conventions (e.g., APA, Harvard, Chicago). 
  • If accepted for publication, the Author will be responsible for bringing the manuscript into line with the citational and other conventions employed in the Series (see below). 
  • The author is expected to ensure that her or his manuscript is written in correct English or German. 
  • The Editorial Board will not consider manuscripts that require extensive corrections of a grammatical or stylistic nature. 
  • Authors submitting manuscripts in a language other than their native language are strongly advised to request proofreading assistance from a qualified native speaker prior to the initial submission of the manuscript.


Formatting, Spelling, Punctuation

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including all footnotes and the bibliography.
  • Use one standard font (Times, Helvetica, Palatino etc) throughout the manuscript.
  • Do not indent the first line of a new paragraph.
  • Formatting should more generally be kept to a minimum; this is to facilitate the eventual reformatting of the manuscript for publication in the Series.
  • In the case of English-language submission, follow the American variant of English spelling (color, practice, program).
  • All foreign terms should be italicized, except in the case of extensive quotation.
  • Use standard diacritics for the transliteration of foreign scripts and languages.
  • Do not use italics for emphasis.
  • Provide a parenthetical explanation of abbreviations at their first occasion of use. For instance, the first occurrence of the abbreviation “TNI” would be followed immediately by the parenthetical gloss “(Tentara Nasional Indonesia).”
  • In-text quotations should be placed within ‘single quotation marks’, and quotes within quotes should appear within “double quotation marks.”
  • Quotations of more than 50 words should be indented.


In-Text Citation

  • In-text citations should appear within brackets as follows: (Leach 1954: 17).
  • Citations of a more complex nature (e.g., from archival sources, or from more than two separate publications) should appear in a footnote at the bottom of the same page.
  • Always provide precise page references, and avoid terms such as f., ff., ibid., op. cit. and loc. sit.
  • References directing the reader to other parts of the manuscript should refer to the section, not to the page number.


Photographs and Illustrations

  • Every effort will be made to reproduce all illustrations, photographs and other figures at the appropriate point in the manuscript.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to secure copyright permission for all illustrations, photographs and other figures reproduced in the manuscript.



  • In addition to in-text and footnoted citations, a complete bibliography must be included at the end of the manuscript.
  • The formatting of the bibliography should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style of citation.