Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for chronotopos - A Journal of Translation History?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

You have to be registered and logged in to submit contributions or to view the status of your contribution.

Are you already registered for Chronotopos?

If not, please register.

Complete contributions can be submitted anytime online via the electronic journal management system (OJS).

Submitted contributions will be first checked by the editors and will then undergo a double-blind peer review process.

The final corrected version of your contribution will be submitted in doc-, docx- or rtf-file format.

Please hand in an anonymized version of your contribution. Information about the autor(s) should not be included at all in the files.

Types of contribution

Chronotopos publishes

  • articles
  • commentaries and peer-review reports
  • book reviews
  • conference reports


Chronotopos is a plurilingual journal that primarly publishes articles in

  • English
  • French
  • German

After consultation with the editors, contributions in other languages are welcome only if the editorial board can ensure peer review in the respective language(s).


Form of manuscripts accepted for publication

Concerning the overall form of the manuscript, authors are asked to keep formatting to a minimum; do not use right-justified margins and do not divide words at ends of lines.

Contributions are to be in English, German or French. Spelling of English articles should be British English or American English and should be consistent throughout the paper. Contributors whose first language is not the same as the language of their contribution should have their manuscripts carefully checked by a native speaker.

Submission of an article implies that it has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Only papers with a maximum paper length between 5000 and 7000 words will be accepted. Please get in contact with the editors in advance, if your planned contribution would not meet the criteria.

The title page (which has to be handed in alongside the file with the contribution) should include the title of the article, a short version of the title (to appear in the header of the document) an abstract of about 150-200 words, suggested keywords (from four to six) and a short bionote (affiliation, research interests, recent publications). Furthermore it includes the author’s name and affiliation and full address (including e-mail). The contribution has to follow the guidelines set by the style sheet. The style sheet can also be used as a template. You can download it in German or English as a Word or a PDF document.

5. Proofs
Authors will receive proofs for correction, which must be returned within the time frame determined by the publication schedule.

6. Offprints
On publication, each author receives an electronic offprint (a PDF file) free of charge.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The contribution has not yet been published and has not been submitted to another journal (if so, please explain in the section "comments for the editors" when submitting)

  2. The contribution will be submitted in doc-, docx- or rtf-file format.

  3. The contribution complies with the formal and bibliographical requirements of the author guidelines and the style sheet.
  4. The contribution has been spell-checked and proof-read.

  5. If the type of contribution that is submitted requires peer review, all requirements regarding anonymization are met.

Copyright Notice

The copyright remains with the author, not with (the editors of) Chronotopos. The journal only has the right of exploitation to publish the contribution and make it available to others.

The author of an article (in case of multiple authors: the corresponding author, responsible for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors) accepted to be published in Chronotopos hereby acknowledges the following Copyright Notice:

  1. The author retains the copyright to the article.
  2. It is the responsibility of the author, not of Chronotopos, to obtain permission to use any previously published and/or copyrighted material.
  3. Publication of a submitted text is dependent on positive results from peer reviewing. In that case, Chronotopos editors have the right to publish the text.
  4. In case of publication, the article will be assigned a DOI (digital object identifier) number.
  5. The author agrees to abide by an open access Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY nc) license. The license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article in any non-commercial way, as long as appropriate credit is given to the author and source of the work. 
  6. The license ensures that the author’s article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive. In order to facilitate distribution, the author agrees that the article, once published, will be submitted to various abstracting, indexing and archiving services as selected by Chronotopos.
  7. In addition, the author is encouraged to self-archive the article, once published, with reference to Chronotopos as the place of first publication.
  8. After the contribution appears in Chronotopos, it is still possible to publish it elsewhere with reference to the place of first publication.
  9. The finished article, if published, will include a correspondence address (e-mail and/or postal address) of the author.
  10. If written under the auspices of a grant from one or more funding agencies, such as FWF (Austrian Science Fund), ERC (European Research Council), and Horizon 2020 (EU Framework Programme), an article accepted for publication has to be deposited in an Open Access archive. Chronotopos’s archiving policy is compliant with these provisions. (In case the article derives on funding from a different source, the author is responsible to check compliance of provisions.)


Privacy Statement

Personal information, including e-mail adresses, registered users, authors and other contributers share with Chronotopos is used for internal purposes only and is never shared or sold with anyone outside Chronotopos.