Book Series "Relation" - Instruction for Authors

All submissions undergo double-blind peer review, so the name(s) of the author(s) should appear on a separate title page only. This cover sheet should also give the complete address (including telephone, fax, and e-mail) of the author to whom proofs and correspondence should be sent.

Submitted contributions should neither been published elsewhere nor that it is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts (preferably in English, but also in German) should be submitted in electronic form (in the *.doc or *.docx format) to tobias.eberwein(at) Figures must be provided as separate files (only .xls, .xlsx, .eps and .jpeg formats are acceptable). Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for reproducing any illustrations, tables, or figures.

The text should be double-spaced, typed in 12 point font size (preferrably in Times New Roman) with Italics for emphasis. The numbering of chapters and paragraphs should be in decimal form.  Please, do not use any other formatting tools!

Endnotes should be indicated by superscript numbers in the text and collected on a single page at the end of the text. References cited in the text should read thus: Brown (2001, 63), Brown and Smith (2000, 63-4). Use “et al.” when citing a work by more than two authors, e.g. Brown et al. (2004), Brown (2000a; 2000b). All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and presented in full after the notes, using the Chicago Manual of Style:

Articles in journals
Schulz, Winfried, Reimar Zeh, and Oliver Quiring. 2005. Voters in a changing media environment:
A data-based retrospective on consequences of media change in Germany. European Journal of Communication 20 (1): 55-88.

Chapters within Books
Rosengren, Karl E., Jack M. McLeod, and Jay G. Blumler. 1992. Comparative communication research. From exploration to consolidation. In Comparatively speaking: Communication and culture across space and time, ed. by Jay G. Blumler, Jack M. Mc Leod, and Karl Erik Rosengren, 271-298. Newbury Park, London, New Delhi: Sage.

Dayan, Daniel, and Elihu Katz. 1994. Media events: The live broadcasting of history. 2d ed. Cambridge, Mass., London: Harvard University Press.

In case of edited books, the length of a single contribution should not exceed 40 000 characters, including endnotes and references. Additionally, an abstract of 100-150 words is required.

All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. Each author of the article will receive a complete copy of the issue in which the article appears as well as a pdf-file of the article.