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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.
  • The contribution has been spell-checked and proof-read.
  • The contribution complies with the formal and bibliographical requirements of the Author Guidelines and the style sheet. Papers can be submitted without strictly following the stylesheet at first – authors then must adapt the paper accordingly once the peer review process is completed.
  • 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).
  • As far as possible, the references include URLs (especially DOIs)
  • Please submit your paper using 12pt, fully justified formatting and single spacing. Please do NOT use any formatting styles or macros other than those indicated. Illustrations and tables are placed accordingly and not at the end of the document.
  • By submitting their contribution, the author(s) consent to the publication of said contribution licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Author Guidelines

Process of Submission

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

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

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

After the review process and (if necessary) revisions by the authors, the authors will receive proofs for correction, which must be returned within the time frame determined by the publication schedule.

 Chronotopos does not charge authors any processing or publishing fees.

Types of contribution

Chronotopos publishes

  • articles
  • commentaries and peer-review reports
  • documents of translation history
  • book reviews
  • conference reports

The section "documents of translation history" provides space for a variety of contributions. These may be, for example, historical texts that deal with translation and are not, or no longer, available, or translations of paratexts by translators. Depending on the contribution, the text length and form can vary. Text suggestions or ideas can be submitted to the editors at any time. Contributions in this section are not subject to peer review.


Chronotopos is a plurilingual journal that primarly publishes contributions in

  • English
  • German
  • French

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 manuscript

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.

For the first submission, papers must not adhere to the Chronotopos stylesheet. They necessary adjustments can be made once the peer review process is complete. 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.

Only papers with a maximum length between 5000 and 7000 words will be accepted (exception: book reviews and conference reports). 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).


Copyright Notice

This journal and all its contributions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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 the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International 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 servicesas 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.


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See item 12 on the Datenschutzerklärung der DLE Bibliotheks- und Archivwesen der Universität Wien (PDF, only available in German).