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Guide for Authors of Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies

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Format: A4

Margins: top: 3.0 cm, bottom: 7.5 cm, left: 4.4 cm, right: 4.4 cm, gutter: 0 cm, header: 2.0 cm, footer: 7.5 cm; do not mirror margins

Headers and footers: select 'different odd and even pages' and 'different first page'


Body text: Times New Roman, size 10, line spacing 'exactly' 12 pt, alignment 'justified,' the first line of each paragraph is indented by 0.5 cm (exception: the first line following the title or a subheading is NOT indented), no spacing before/after individual paragraphs; please select 'widow/orphan control' under "paragraphs – line/page breaks" for the whole text

Footnotes: TNR, size 9, line spacing 'exactly' 11 pt; indentation 'hanging' 0.5 cm; if necessary, use tabulator to adjust first line; number of footnote: font size 9; please ensure to deselect 'superscript' or 'raised' position of text, if this is your computer's default setting for footnotes

Longer quotes (> 3 lines): TNR, size 9, line spacing 'exactly' 11 pt, spacing before and after 6 pt, indentation left: 1 cm, right: 0 cm, no quotation marks

First page: author's name: TNR, small caps, size 10, line spacing 'exactly' 12 pt, central alignment; title: TNR, size 12, bold, line spacing 'exactly' 14 pt, central alignment; nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. are capitalized

Subheadings: TNR, size 10, bold, line spacing 'exactly' 12 pt, alignment 'justified,' spacing before: 12 pt, spacing after: 6 pt; no indentation; nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. capitalized; subheadings should fit into one line; under "paragraph – line and page breaks" select 'keep with next'

Captions: TNR, size 9, line spacing 'exactly' 11 pt, spacing before: 4 pt, spacing after: 6 pt, please number all of your images and figures using 'Img. x' or 'Fig. x' respectively

Works Cited: TNR, size 10, line spacing 'exactly' 12 pt, alignment 'justified,' indentation: hanging 0.5 cm

– Headers and footers will be added by the editorial office



– Please use straight "double" and 'single' marks instead of (typographic) “inverted” commas.

– Omissions or additions to direct quotes should be indicated by square brackets […].

– Commas, full stops and colons are placed before the closing quotation marks.

– Hyphens (-) are used to indicate a range of numbers (e.g. p. 3-5) and to connect words or parts of words (mother-in-law, 20th-century literature). Please use en-dashes (–) to indicate parenthetical information. En-dashes should have a space on each side.



– If you wish to include images, please obtain permission to reproduce these from the copyright holder. Please note that, as an academic journal, we are not able to pay any fees for this. Copyright holders usually ask for the following details before they grant permission to reprint images:

Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies (ISSN 0947-0034) is edited by Heinz Antor (University of Cologne) and Rüdiger Ahrens (University of Würzburg) on behalf of the German Association of University Professors of English. Anglistik is an electronic open-access journal published three times a year (Spring, Autumn, Winter).
We publish articles and book reviews in various fields of Cultural Studies, English Literature, Linguistics and Philosophy. Readership: academics in the field of English Studies. Articles are registered by all major bibliographies (e.g. PMLA, IBZ, Library of Congress, etc.).
Our publisher's address is: Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH, Handschuhsheimer Schlösschen, Dossenheimer Landstraße 13, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany.

– Images (at least 300 dpi, if possible 600 dpi) should be embedded in the word-file and also be provided as separate jpg-files.



– Bibliographical references are included in the text in round brackets using the author-date style. If you refer to several authors, please order them alphabetically, separated by semicolons, e.g. (Frye 1957, 85; Rosier 1962, 4).

– Titles of books, plays or periodicals are printed in italics; articles in periodicals or books are enclosed in double quotation marks.

– Please provide full bibliographical information in the Works Cited section at the end of your article (cf. examples below). Please check that in-text citations match the respective entry in the Works Cited and that the latter lists all of the literature referred to in the article but no further titles.

– Entries in the Works Cited section include both primary texts and secondary literature and are listed in alphabetical order. If you refer to more than one publication by the same author, please arrange them according to date of publication (earliest to most recent).

– University Presses are not abbreviated (e.g. Oxford University Press, not OUP). Please include the abbreviated US state after places of publication in North America (e.g. Cambridge, MA).

– Please note that the MLA no longer requires URLs for electronic/websources (see below).


Works Cited

Beowulf: A Student Edition. Ed. George Jack. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957.

— . The Educated Imagination. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1964.

Horwitz, Elaine K. "Preliminary Evidence for the Reliability and Validity of a Foreign Language Anxiety Scale." TESOL Quarterly 20 (1986): 559-562.

—, Michael B. Horwitz, and Joann Cope. "Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety." The Modern Language Journal 70 (1986): 125-132.

Lowi, Theodore, Benjamin Ginsberg, and Steve Jackson. Analyzing American Government: American Government, Freedom and Power. New York: Norton, 1994.

New, William H. "Panel." Taking Stock: The Calgary Conference on the Canadian Novel. Ed. Charles R. Steele. Downsview, ON: ECW Press, 1982. 34-37.

Schoeck, Eric. "An Interview with Ian McEwan." 1 January 1998. Capitola Book Café. Web. 31 May 2010.


–  Other types of bibliographical references should observe the conventions set out in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th Edition).

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Issue 2 / 2020

Selected Papers from the 2019 Conference of the German Association for the Study of English. Editors: Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz, Jonatan Jalle Steller


Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz, Jonatan Jalle Steller