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Colloquia Germanica

Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik

Colloquia Germanica is an international, peer-reviewed journal in the field of German literary and cultural studies. It is published four times per year by the Narr/Francke/Attempto-Verlag. Its declared goal is to further the collaboration among scholars of German literature and culture from around the globe. In order to facilitate this dialogue, it regularly includes articles and book reviews, review essays and debates in both German and English. Current and past issues may be accessed via JSTOR:

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts (in German or in English) should be sent in electronic form or via e-mail attachment to: (Prof. Harald Höbusch) or (Prof. Rebeccah Dawson), Division of German Studies, 1055 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 40506-0027, USA. All submissions will be acknowledged.

The preferred length for articles is between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Longer articles may be accepted at the discretion of the Editors. All submitted articles must be original and not be under consideration by any other journal. Unsolicited articles are referred to specialist readers for anonymous comment before a decision is made on publication. Authors’ attention is also drawn to the information on style and presentation which is given below. Articles which do not conform to the following will be returned for modification before being read.

Submission of Articles

  • Prior to submitting their article (in electronic form or via e-mail attachment), authors should convert all text files to Word for PC if they are using a Mac. For notes and references, please use automatic note formats. Tables, images, and maps should be saved in separate files and not embedded in the text. Please note the further guidance given below on notes and references, and on tables, images, and maps.
  • Title, author name(s), and a brief biographical note on each author should be typed on a separate page. An abstract of 100–200 words should accompany article submissions. Authors should supply up to five keywords. Abstracts are not required for Debates.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter confirming that the manuscript is original and not under consideration elsewhere. Full contact details for the author(s) should be supplied.


A limited number of explanatory end notes are permitted and these should be indicated serially within the paper. Endnotes should not be used for bibliographical documentation. Please use automatic note formats for notes and references.

CG Style Sheet

For the Colloquia Germanica style sheet click here.


Near-final page proofs of articles, review essays, and debates are sent as PDF-files to the author, who must return them within the specified deadline. Requests for changes must be kept to a minimum and the Editors’ decision will be final. Final page proofs are checked by the Editors.


Authors of articles, review essays, and debates receive twenty complimentary offprints. Authors of book reviews receive thirty offprints.

Book Reviews

Book reviews should follow the format and style rules indicated above and should be submitted via e-mail to (Prof. Nels J. Rogers). Reviews should not exceed 750 words for single books, or 1,000 words for double reviews. The length of reviews of multiple books or review essays should be arranged with the book review editor.  Book reviews are proof-read internally. Reviewers do not receive a fee, but may normally retain the book. Please consult the Guidelines for the Submission of Reviews for additional details regarding book reviews.


Male or female nouns and pronouns should not be used to refer to people of both sexes. Terms such as “black,” “Asian” or “foreigner” should be used with care to ensure, as far as possible, that those so designated accept these labels or that they are accurate. Terminology with derogatory connotations (e.g. “immigrant” for non-migrants, “colored” etc.) is not permitted.


Attention is drawn to the fact that the acceptance of an article, report or review is conditional upon its author or authors having ensured that it contains nothing which is libelous, defamatory or in breach of copyright. Agreement by authors to the publication of their material necessarily implies acceptance of this condition.