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German Studies Review
Author Guidelines

German Studies Review publishes articles and book reviews on the history, literature, culture, politics of the German-speaking areas of Europe encompassing primarily, but not exclusively, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Read by historians, literary scholars, film scholars, musicologists, art historians, and political scientists, the journal is distinguished by its interdisciplinary orientation and particularly interested in cultural studies approaches. The journal appears three times each year, in February, May, and October. Articles and reviews are published in English or German. Each issue contains scholarly articles and book reviews, including a review essay. German Studies Review is the official journal of the German Studies Association (GSA), and members receive an annual subscription as a benefit of membership.

German Studies Review is a journal of first publication, and all submissions are peer-reviewed (double-blind review). Manuscripts previously published, in press, or concurrently under consideration by another journal or publisher (including electronic publication) will not be considered; the same applies to author interviews or translations.  The articles should be between 6,000-9,000 words in length (including endnotes).

Compliance with the style sheet is a precondition of final acceptance.

Download house style sheet in English
Download house style sheet in German

Download manuscript evaluation form

Potential contributors to the journal must submit manuscripts electronically; paper submissions will not be considered. All submissions must include an abstract (100 words max) and bio blurb (50 words max.). Contributors must have a Ph.D.; graduate students are encouraged to submit their work to the graduate student essay prize. All correspondence should be sent to the editor, preferably by e-mail:

Sabine Hake, Editor
Department of Germanic Studies
Burdine 336, Mail Code C3300
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-0304

Book Reviews

Book reviews are solicited by the editors, and no unsolicited reviews will be considered. Individuals seeking to be added to the reviewer list should send a brief curriculum vitae, including an e-mail address, to the respective editor and indicate for which areas and fields they would like to be considered; reviewers must have a PhD or the equivalent.

Download Book Review style sheet

Potential reviewers and publishers should contact:

Andrew S. Bergerson, Book Review Editor (History, Social Sciences)
Department of History
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Maria Stehle, Book Review Editor (Literature, Culture)
Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
University of Tennessee
1115 Volunteer Boulevard
701 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0407

All other correspondence regarding the German Studies Association should be addressed to the President, Secretary-Treasurer, or Executive Director of the German Studies Association; see for contact information.

German Studies Review

German Studies Review is the official journal of the German Studies Association.

Frequency: 3 issues
Print ISSN: 0149-7952
Online ISSN: 2164-8646