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Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik (ZiG)

Intent of the journal

The Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik (ZiG) takes into account the fact that interculturality has established itself as a leading and innovative category of research in national and international Germanic studies. The journal therefore seeks to offer a scholarly forum for the broad and disparate research in this field and will take up current problems in the field of German-language literary, cultural and linguistic studies, thereby representing the unified whole of Germanic studies.

Furthermore, the journal will contribute to the bundling of various tendencies and trends in interculturality research and further deepen its theoretical foundations. Insofar as the research paradigm of interculturality can no longer be conceived of as limited to a specific discipline, the journal intentionally seeks to be a publication that is open to interdisciplinary and comparative work, rooted in the context of international scholarly endeavour.

Frequency of publication

The Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik appears semi-annually and includes, in addition to essays, contributions to discussion and research (in German and English), a section with reviews on current publications in the field of interculturality research. Each volume also contains a literary essay and a theoretical treatise. Special volumes with specific themes appear from time to time.

The first volume appeared in May 2010.


Peer Review

The Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Germanistik is a peer-reviewed journal. Contributions for the ‘essays’ section (Aufsätze and Schwerpunktthemen) will only be accepted if they receive a positive evaluation from two independent reviewers. Assessments are performed in an anonymous procedure. If the first and second reviews differ strongly in their findings, then a third review shall be commissioned. Submissions can also be accepted with revisions recommended by the reviews. In such cases, the editors will consider whether the revised article meets the stipulations of the reviews.

Notes for authors

Contributors are asked to send their manuscripts in electronic form as a Word or RTF file to the following address: Our style sheet provide guidelines for formatting your submission.


Advisory Board

Editorial Board