Instructions for authors

CPE allows authors to hold copyright without restrictions. Submitted manuscripts must be written in either English or German. An English language abstract of max. 200 words has to be provided. Upon submitting to Culture, Practice & Europeanization authors are expected to have cleared all permissions and copyright conflicts. CPE accepts several types of submissions, that is, research articles, book reviews, speeches, and notes.  They are treated the same way as to double blind peer review. All submissions must contain

  • A cover letter to the editors indicating which section the submission targets
  • A separate title page identifying the author(s), including any acknowledgements
  • An anonymized manuscript including abstract, keywords, main text & references; appendices; tables and figure

As we do only include authors's e-mail adresses, no information on position, fields of research and the like will be necessary.

Please submit your manuscript to

The manuscript

The length of the manuscript conforms to the following: CPE accepts manuscripts upon being submitted in our standardized form. Please download one of the following templates for formatting your text.

Research articles: Full papers should range from 5000 to 10,000 words including all figures, tables, appendixes, and references. The abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Book reviews: The usual length should not exceed 1000 words.

Speeches: The usual length should not exceed 5000 words. References should be provided and may be added to the original text.

Notes: Extended abstracts or notes on ongoing research (incl. conference memos) range from 500 to 4000 words.

Editorials (for guest editors): Editorials should provide an overview of the issue in question. Editorials should not exceed 3000 words.


Citing and referencing should adhere to the examples in the template.

Text requirements

Authors must ensure that their work is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors.

The manuscript is electronically submitted in Microsoft Word.

Paper format is A4 with 3cm margins on top and bottom, and 2cm margins left and right.

The normal text body is set in Calibri, 12pt, single spaced, and without additional spaces before or after paragraphs.

Emphasis can be added using italics. There should not be bold or underlined text.

Footnotes are to be avoided.

Biographical notes are not required and will not be published.


Headings are consequently numbered using Arabic numerals.

There are only three levels of headings.