Articles: Anyone may submit original scholarly or creative work to be considered for publication TRANSIT. We accept papers and multimedia work dealing with issues of mobility in a German-language context. Papers will appear on a rolling basis. Every submission is peer reviewed before publication.
Please see our guidelines below for initial submission of manuscripts. The author is responsible for ensuring that his/her manuscript adheres to these formatting requirements before submitting it for peer review.
Before final publication to Adobe Portable Document Format ("PDF"), the manuscript will be subject to final preparation guidelines. To aid in final preparation for conversion to PDF, we provide final manuscript preparation guidelines to the authors.
Multimedia: Please email the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific information on submitting multimedia to TRANSIT, as projects, formats, and file types vary widely.
Review Essays: The purpose of including book reviews in TRANSIT is to introduce our readership to primary works concerning migration, travel and transnational issues published within the last three years. Our aim is to discuss the work thematically and stylistically and, when possible, to contextualize the work within the author's oeuvre or its respective genre. We accept reviews written in English or German.
Submitting an article:
Please send submissions and inquiries to email@example.com, including the following information:
TRANSIT generally adheres to Modern Language Association (MLA) style. However, online publication using the eScholarship Repository journal entails some particular considerations which are addressed below. Please adhere as closely as possible to the formatting guidelines supplied here.
Authors are expected to be their own copyeditors. This means that authors need to pay attention to the editing and formatting of their manuscripts. While we do proofread articles and check for compliance, we strongly encourage authors to submit articles that have been carefully proofread and formatted and are prepared for publication.
Indenting, Line Spacing, and Justification: Indent all paragraphs except those following a section heading. An indent should be at least 2 em-spaces.
Do not insert an extra space between paragraphs of text with the exception of long quotations, theorems, propositions, special remarks, etc. These should be set off from the surrounding text by additional space above and below. All text should be justified.
Article Length: We prefer articles between 25-30 pages including footnotes/endnotes, As this journal publishes electronically, we will consider exceptional scholarship that is of greater length.
Colored text: Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. We encourage authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, etc.; however, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black-and-white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.
Emphasized text: Whenever possible use italics to indicate text you wish to emphasize rather than underlining it. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
Font faces: Except, possibly, where special symbols are needed, use a single serif font (e.g., Times New Roman). If you desire a second font, for instance for headings, use a sans serif font (e.g., Arial or Computer Modern Sans Serif).
Font size: The main body of text should be set at 12 point. Footnotes should be 10 pt.
Foreign terms: Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
Headings: Headings (e.g., start of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text by their fonts or by using small caps. Use the same font face for all headings and indicate the hierarchy by reducing the font size.
Main text: The font for the main body of text must be black and, if at all possible, in a serif font such as Times New Roman.
References: The default style for referencing resources used either directly or indirectly in work published in TRANSIT is the Modern Language Association style (MLA). We accept other citation styles, as long as they are employed in a thorough and consistent manner.
Please refer to the following resources for more detailed information on the MLA format:
A Research Guide for Students. Lee, I. 10 Dec 2003. 17 Dec 2003:
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th Ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2003.
Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format. Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Dec 2003. Purdue University. 17 Dec 2003.
Titles: Whenever possible, titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.
Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works, unless the authors, as a condition of employment, have agreed to transfer copyright to their employer.
Basic policies for the eScholarship Repository are delineated at eScholarship policies. All eScholarship Repository content may be browsed and downloaded at no cost and with no access restrictions. Once an article is published in an eScholarship Repository journal or peer-reviewed series, it may not be removed. The California Digital Library has the right to view and display, store and copy (for preservation purposes), and distribute all eScholarship Repository content.
Peer Review Process
Faculty reviewing articles for TRANSIT are asked to use the same standards they would for a leading journal in the field. We are concerned with originality, coherence, clarity, and significance of the material. Comments, critiques, and suggestions are conveyed to the author, but the reviewer's identity remains confidential. To be published, an article or monograph must receive two positive reviews, and the author must revise the work to address questions raised in the reviews.