Quality Criteria

The work needs to meet the principles of academic writing in terms of content, language and form. In addition, the work needs to comply with legal and ethical requirements (copyright, originality etc.) and sources need to be chosen critically.

All projects undergo a careful quality check, which, in addition to independent peer reviews on content quality, also include a linguistic and formal quality evaluation.

The final authorization ensures the scientific quality of the publicaiton on the basis of international academic standards.

Quality of content

The publisher requests external peer reviews the Editorial Board relies on in the decision-making process. Volumes which have undergone a single-blind review procedure are labelled peer-reviewed.

Quality of language

Publisher and author define the language/s of the publication. If the language of the publication is not the author’s mother tongue, the author needs to provide for copy editing in order to ensure the required linguistic quality.

Quality of form

The recommended citation style is APA (America Psychological Association). Author and publisher can agree on a different citation style (e.g. MLA, Harvard, Chicago, ASA). The citation style needs to be applied correctly and consistently throughout the text and the bibliography. You will find detailed information and APA style examples in the Guidelines for Authors.

In addition, authors may also rely on the following bibliographic management systems and plagiarism checker software: