Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication with another journal or a book (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice/LibreOffice (ODT), Microsoft Word (DOCX), or RTF document file format. A PDF version is preferred for peer review, but once accepted, one of the former file types must be provided.
- Where available, URLs and/or DOIs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
Figures are in final format in print quality. Preferred file types are vector EPS or PDF with embedded fonts (or the subset of characters of the fonts used), or PNG or TIFF pixel files that have a resolution of 600 dpi or better at the final printing size.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- Author page charges: when drafting your manuscript aim at a concise style because authors will have to cover the page charge of the number of pages of the finally layouted manuscript. The current rates are anounced in the footer of the website. No page charges will be collected for supplementary material. Thus if an Appendix to the manuscript can be prepared as Supplementary Information then this saves the page charges.
Article introducing a series of contributions on the same subject or topic, namely in Special Issues
Critical reflection on the state-of-the-art in the scientific discussion on a specific topic, reviewing the existing relevant literature about the topic. A review normally does not include new original research and should basically focus on peer-reviewed literature. There may be cases where a review of gray literature is adequate, namely in areas where relevant contributions are not available in English. Length: 5000 to 8000 words.
Regular research articles reporting original research. This is the standard category of manuscripts submitted to Die ERDE. Recommended length: 5000 to 8000 words.
Short research article, e.g. for one good idea with less empirical material; may also report on ongoing research;usually about 1500 to 2500 words; subject to a simplyfied review process (only one external referee).
Shorter contribution from a decidedly explicit point of view, maybe controversial; 1500 to 2500 words long
Of course, only original book reviews, not published elsewhere before, can be considered for publication in DIE ERDE.
Standard length is about 500 words, but the book review may be shorter or longer, if necessary. Please avoid extending the review over too many paragraphs and please avoid endnotes. Please give names in full (not abbreviated).
No open call
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