Information for Authors

Submission Guidelines

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We strongly advise all authors whose first language is not English or German, to have their manuscript proof-read by a native speaker (preferably someone with experience in writing academic papers) BEFORE submission. This will increase the chances of the paper being accepted by the reviewers.

Before submitting an article to SCENARIO, please download our formatting document from our website (see below) 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 approx. 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 no more than 100 words;
  • 4–6 key words that characterise the contents of the paper.

Please send the manuscript in WORD format (version 6.0 or later) to .

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.

2. Spacing

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 in italics. Use double quotation marks (") for quotations only. Quotations longer than 40 words must be indented (1 cm / 0.4 inch) and single-spaced.

4. References

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)

If quotations taken from the same publication of the same author, the parenthesis after the first reference in parenthesis, e.g. (Dewey 1997: 51), should be ‘ibid.’, followed by the page number, if different from the previous page number

  • (ibid. 54)
  • (ibid.) – if page number same as previous

5. Footnotes

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. Footnotes end with a period.

6. Graphics

Tables, diagrams, illustrations, etc., should be numbered consecutively with arabic numbers. Please send graphic materials as .jpg files (not pdfs!) in a separate document. Tables are problematic for online publication, so make sure that each of your tables is imperative! Any graphic materials will be referred to in the article by number only.

7. Bibliography

Multiple works by the same author are listed chronologically, starting with the newest publication. The titles of anthologies and journals are given in italics. Titles of journal articles are listed without quotation marks. All authors’ names (last name and first name) are given in full. In the case of two or more authors, the last two names are separated by “&”.


  • 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
  • Küppers, Almut;  Schmidt, Torben & Walter, Maik (2011): Inszenierungen – Present tense incarnate im Fremdsprachenunterricht. In: Küppers, Almut; Schmidt, Torben & Walter, Maik (eds): Inszenierungen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: Grundlagen, Formen, Perspektiven. Hannover: Schroedel, 5-17
  • Gass, Susan M. & Varonis, Evangeline M. (1994): Input, Interaction and Second Language Production. In: Studies in Second Language Acquisition 16, 283-302
  • Maley, Alan & Duff, Alan (1984): Drama Techniques in Language Learning (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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
  • Wager, Amanda; Belliveau, George; Beck, Jamie & Lea, Graham (2009): Exploring Drama as an Additional Language through Research-Based Theatre. In: Scenario 3/2, 50-66

In case of references in German manuscripts, editors should be given as (Hrsg.) and editions as (Aufl.)

  • Johnstone, Keith (2010): Improvisation and the Theatre (10. Aufl.). Berlin: Alexander Verlag
  • Nünning, Ansgar & Surkamp, Carola (Hrsg): Text - Literatur - Kultur: Handlungs- und produktionsorientierter Literaturunterricht. In: Bach, Gerhard  & Johannes-Peter Timm (Hrsg.): Englischunterricht. Grundlagen und Methoden einer handlungsorientierten Unterrichtspraxis (5 Aufl.). Tübingen und Basel: A. Francke, 148-171

Internet sources should be listed in the bibiography with Last Name, First Name (Year): Title. URL [last accessed/letzter Zugriff DATE]

for English publications:

for German publications:


Stylesheet for Microsoft Word

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Please download and use the Scenario stylesheet for Word:

For details regarding the layout of your article please see the two documents:

Submission process

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  • This journal does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Submission charges.
  • 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.


Please note that while autors retain their copyright and publishing rights, the material published in the journal is CC BY NC ND-licensed. For further details see:

Publication Agreement

The following agreement must be completed, signed and returned to the editors before a paper can be accepted for publication. 





This is an agreement between __________________________________(“Author(s)”) and University College Cork – National

University of Ireland, Cork (“UCC”), publisher and copyright owner of SCENARIO – Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning,

Resarch, regarding the paper currently entitled


______________________________________________________________________________________________ (“Work”).


1. The Author(s) retains ownership of the copyright in their Work but, as a condition of publication, hereby grants to UCC a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, sub licensable licence to:

a)   publish, reproduce, display, distribute and otherwise use the final version of the Work and all metadata in printed, electronic or any other format or medium (whether known or hereafter developed) for the purpose of inclusion in the Journal;

b)   authorise the use, distribution and/or reproduction of the entire Work for non-commercial purposes after the Journal has been published;

c)    deposit copies of the Work or an abstract thereof in online archives maintained by UCC or by third parties authorised by UCC; and

d)   assign, sub-licence or otherwise transfer any and all of the licences granted to UCC under this agreement;

e)   assign a digital object identifier to the Work and provide same to the Publishers International Linking Association Inc. and other third parties.

2. The Author acknowledges that, if included in the Journal, the Work will be freely available for non-commercial use immediately upon publication and distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution/non-commercial/no-derivatives licence ( which permits non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

3. The Author(s) hereby warrants and confirms that you are the creator of the Work, it has not previously been published, is not currently under consideration by another journal and that to the best of the Author(s) knowledge the Work does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary or privacy rights of any third party and does not defame any person or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any person.

4. The Author(s) further warrants and confirms that the Author(s) has the full power and authority to enter this Agreement and to grant the licences granted in this Agreement. If the Work contains material (such as pictures, figures, tables and texts) for which Author(s) do not hold copyright, they represent that they have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant UCC the rights by this agreement, and that such third-party material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the Work. Author(s) must provide evidence of all permissions obtained where requested by the editors of the Journal.

5. The Author(s) hereby indemnifies and will keep indemnified UCC upon demand  from and against all costs, expenses, claims, loss or damage incurred or suffered by UCC, or for which UCC may become liable (whether direct, indirect or consequential and including any economic loss or other loss of profits, business or goodwill) arising out of or as a result of any act or omission of the Author and/or in consequence of any breach of any warranty, obligation and/or breach of any third party right or other claim which may arise as a result of the publication of the Work by UCC or under this Agreement.

6. The parties acknowledge and agree that UCC will not include the Work in the Journal unless, in its final form, the Work is acceptable to both UCC and the Author(s). The Author(s) therefore agrees to co-operate with the editors of the Journal in the editing process to make the Work suitable for publication.

7. This Agreement shall be governed by Irish Law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.


By signing this agreement the Author(s) agrees to the terms specified above.


Name (Author 1):_______________    Date: _______

Name (Author 2):_________________ Date: _______

Name (Author 3):_________________ Date: _______






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