Before submitting an article to SCENARIO, please download our formatting document (stylesheet) from our website and use both font and formatting details for the layout of papers. A guide “How to use our stylesheet” is also available for download. Should this not work for you, submit your paper with as little manual formatting as possible (no tabs, no extra spaces, no indentations, no justified words, etc.), except the ones outlined below (see Emphases and Quotations).
Papers should not exceed 15–18 pages (line spacing 1.5) or c. 5000–6000 words.
Before you send in your manuscript, make sure it includes the following:
- an abstract of no more than 200 words;
- a short author biography (position, research interests, current projects, recent publications) of about 10 lines;
- 4–6 key words that characterise the contents of the paper.
Please send the manuscript in WORD format (version 6.0 or later) or in "Rich Text Format" (.rtf) to email@example.com .
SCENARIO is published twice a year (Summer issue / Winter issue).
Publication is contingent upon editorial changes deemed necessary by the journal staff.
Please take the following guidelines into account:
1. Language and Spelling
Articles can be submitted in either English or German. For spelling, consult a standard dictionary, e.g. the Oxford English Dictionary (British English), or Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary (American); for German, follow the rules of the spelling reform. For layout reasons, please refrain from word divisions.
The main text of papers should be 1.5 spaced. Indented quotations, footnotes and bibliographical entries should be single-spaced.
3. Emphases and Quotations
Emphases in the text should be italicised. Use double quotation marks (") for quotations only. Quotations longer than 40 words must be indented (1 cm / 0.4 inch) and single-spaced.
Quotations within the text should be followed by the name(s) of the author(s), the year of publication and, if needed, the page numbers. The year of publication and the page numbers must be separated by a colon followed by one space. Multiple references are divided by semicolons.
(Crystal 1998: 35)
(Ellis 1984a, 1984b; Gardner 2000)
(Piaget 1975, quoted in Even 2003: 80)
(cf. Stern 1981: 77ff.)
If the author name is part of the ongoing text, the year of publication is given in parenthesis right after the first appearance of the name.
According to Edmondson & House (1993: 124), ...
In the case of more than two authors, only the first name is given in the text, followed by ‘et al’.
(Rall et al. 1977)
In the bibliography, the authors’ names (last name, first name) will be given in full.
Please limit the number of footnotes. Footnotes should be indicated by superscripted arabic numbers in the text and single-spaced. It is imperative to use the option ‘Footnote’ from the ‘Insert’ menu in WORD, to avoid possible layout problems.
Tables, diagrams, illustrations, etc., should be numbered consecutively with arabic numbers. Please send graphic materials in a separate document. Any graphic materials will be referred to in the article by number only.
Multiple works by the same author are listed chronologically, starting with the newest publication. The titles of journals and the first names of authors should be given in full. Multiple authors are separated by semicolons.
Articles in journals and anthologies are listed without quotation marks. Titles of journals should be in italics.
Examples: Crookall, David; Oxford, Rebecca (eds.) (1990): Simulation, Gaming and Language Learning. New York: Newbury House
Errington, Edward Peter (1996): Some Reflections on Researching Drama Classrooms. In: Research in Drama Education 1/1, 23-32
Gass, Susan M.; Varonis, Evangeline M. (1994): Input, Interaction and Second Language Production. In: Studies in Second Language Acquisition 16, 283-302
Rösler, Dietmar (1994): Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Stuttgart : Metzler
Rösler, Dietmar (1993): The Role of Grammar in the Language Component of a University German Degree Course. In: Harden, Theo; Marsh, Clíona (eds.): Wieviel Grammatik braucht der Mensch? München: iudicium
- Your submission will be acknowledged immediately upon receipt.
- If the Guidelines for Authors have been properly followed and your submission appears promising the editors will send your submission on for review.
- Two anonymous reviewers will be contacted to evaluate your submission and, based on SCENARIO’s Reviewers’ Guidelines, they will send their independent reports to the editors. Note that the evaluations may come from members of SCENARIO’s Advisory Board or from experts not affiliated with the journal.
- Normally within approximately three months of receiving your submission, the editors will send you the reviewers’ reports and let you know whether, and if possible, when, your contribution will be published.