Die seit 1957 herausgegebene „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ ist die älteste polnische Zeitschrift für Germanistik, in der die wissenschaftliche Vernetzung der Breslauer Germanistik mit der internationalen, und hier insbesondere mit der deutschen und ostmitteleuropäischen Germanistik aussagekräftig zum Ausdruck kommt. Neben namhaften Gelehrten bilden auch angehende Wissenschaftler einen Autorenkreis, der in allen germanistischen Forschungsbereichen neue Erkenntnisse und produktive Impulse zu vermitteln vermag. Die „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ fühlt sich einerseits dem traditionsreichen philologischen Profil verpflichtet, andererseits setzt sie sich zum Ziel, Synergien zwischen dem kanonisierten Forschungsprogramm und modernen Schwerpunkten herzustellen. Das äußerst umfangreiche Themenspektrum der „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ umfasst insbesondere folgende Gebiete: Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Literatur von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, Theorie und Ästhetik der Literatur, Geschichte der deutschen Sprache, Kontrastive Linguistik, Angewandte Linguistik, Soziolinguistik, deutsche Kulturgeschichte, Kulturbeziehungen zwischen Polen und dem deutschsprachigen Raum, Schlesienforschung, Gender-Studies, Glottodidaktik, Interkulturelle Germanistik, Neue Medien und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. In der „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ werden – neben wissenschaftlichen Aufsätzen – auch Rezensionen und Berichte publiziert. Die deutschsprachige Zeitschrift erscheint in der Regel ein- bzw. zweimal jährlich im Breslauer Universitätsverlag und ist weltweit in wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken präsent. Alle Beiträge werden anonym begutachtet; sie sind an die Redaktion der „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ zu senden.
Description of the journal
Germanica Wratislaviensia is the oldest academic journal devoted to German studies. It has been edited in the Institute of German Studies, University of Wrocław, since 1957. The journal is published by the Publishing House of the University of Wrocław (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego sp. z o.o.). Beside internationally renowned Polish and foreign researchers, there are also young researchers among the authors. Germanica Wratislaviensia includes papers on the following subject matter: history of literature in the German language (from the beginning up to the present day); theory and aesthetics of literature; history of the German language; contrastive linguistics; applied linguistics; sociolinguistics; studies on the German speaking countries; cultural relations between Poland and the German speaking countries; studies on Silesia; gender; translation studies; foreign language teaching and learning; intercultural German studies; new media; and history of science. Up to now, Germanica Wratislaviensia included innovative papers on literature studies, linguistics, and cultural studies written by the most eminent Polish and German researches in the area of German studies (among others Marian Szyrocki, Norbert Honsza, Norbert Morciniec, Tadeusz Namowicz, Hubert Orłowski, Otfrid Ehrismann, Helmut Koopmann, Ernst Ribbat, Norbert Oellers, Hans-Georg Pott, Bernd Balzer, Wolfgang Mieder, Burkhard Schaeder, Georg Schuppener, Erwin Tschirner, Dmitrij Dobrovol’skij, Ilpo Tapani Piirainen, Andrzej Kątny, Lesław Cirko, Wojciech Kunicki).
The Editorial Team works with many internationally renowned Polish and foreign researchers in regard to qualifying papers for publication and reviewing.
The journal is indexed in the following databases:
The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Federacja Bibliotek Cyfrowych (Polish Digital Libraries Federation)
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest)
Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS) (Academic Journals on the Web)
There are academic theses, reviews, and reports published in Germanica Wratislaviensia. Papers must be written in German. The journal is published annually by the Publishing House of the University of Wrocław (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego sp. z o.o.).
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Małyszek (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Prof. Dr. Anna Małgorzewicz (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Prof. Dr. Urszula Bonter (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
Julianna Redlich M.A.
Prof. Dr. Martine Dalmas, Universität Sorbonne Paris
Prof. Dr. Dmitrij Dobrovol’skij, Russische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Institut für russische Sprache, Staatliche Lomonosov-Universität Moskau
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rūta Eidukevičienė, Uniwersytet Witolda Wielkiego w Kownie (Litwa)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Engel, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Prof. Dr. Peter Ernst, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Csaba Földes, Universität Erfurt
Prof. Dr. Joachim Knape, Universität Tübingen
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wynfrid Kriegleder, Institut für Germanistik der Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Lenz, Philipps Universität Marburg
Prof. Dr. Frank Liedtke, Universität Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Helmut Lüger, Universität Koblenz-Landau
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mieder, Universität Vermont USA
Prof. Dr. Hans-Harald Müller, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Eva Neuland, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Prof. Dr. Joachim Scharloth, Waseda Universität Tokyo
Prof. Dr. Hannelore Scholz-Lübbering, Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Georg Schuppener, Universität Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weber, Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa, Oldenburg
PD Dr. Tobias Weger, Institut für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas, München
Prof. Dr. Claudia Wich-Reif, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Bonn
Prof. Dr. Harm-Peer Zimmermann, Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft – Populäre Kulturen, Universität Zürich
DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The Editorial Board is appointed for an indefinite period from the employees of the Institute of German Studies, University of Wrocław, by the Board of this Institute.
The Editorial Board of Germanica Wratislaviensia consists of:
members of the Editorial Team.
The Editorial Board meets at least twice a year in order to approve the current volume of Germanica Wratislaviensia and to open the next one. The sessions are called by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editorial Board is responsible for approving the volumes ready to be sent to the editors at the Publishing House, deciding on matters relating to publishing, and resolving doubts concerning e.g. differences in reviewers’ opinions or complex explanations of the authors in regard to reviewers’ opinions.
Each time the Editorial Board appoints a language editor responsible for editing following volumes of Germanica Wratislaviensia.
Advisory Board (wissenschaftlicher Beirat)
The functioning of the journal is dependent on the Advisory Board, its consultative body. The members of the Advisory Board are specialists from different fields of linguistics and literature studies. Their task is to review the papers on Editorial Advisory Board’s recommendation, and to help the editors of the journal in regard to content-related issues. The Editor-in-Chief or any member of the Editorial Board may put forward a proposal to appoint a new member of the Advisory Board. A short description of reasons for the appointment should be included in the proposal. The member is accepted to the Board by the simple majority of votes. Should the necessity arise, the Editorial Board may consult issues connected with publishing papers and the choice of reviewers with the Advisory Board.
INFORMATIONEN FÜR AUTOREN
Information for authors
- The Editorial Board accepts previously unpublished scholarly papers in Literary Studies and Linguistics. The Editorial Board does not return non-commissioned submissions.
- By submitting their articles to the journal’s Editorial Board the authors a) state that they hold the copyright rights to the articles, that the articles are free from any defects of title and that they have not been previously published elsewhere in their entirety or in part nor have they been submitted to any other journal, and b) grant their consent, free of charge, to have their articles published in „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ and disseminated without any limitation as to the time and territory, including by marketing copies of the journal as well as making them available on the internet free of charge and in exchange for a fee.
- Length: article: 12-15p., review: max. 5p., report: max 3p.
- Formal requirements: font – Times New Roman 12, line spacing – 1.5, footnotes. Authors are obliged to submit texts conforming to the requirements of Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego available on http://gwr.wuwr.pl/page/-62. The titles, names and surnames of authors cited in the submissions originally written in alphabets other than the Latin alphabet must be transliterated into the Latin script.
- Manner of submission: articles should be sent in electronic form (MS Word document: DOC/DOCX or RTF) via e-mail sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org up to 30th Sep. Submissions not conforming to the required standards may not be taken into account in the selection process.
- The authors will be informed about whether their articles have been accepted for publication in „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ via e-mails sent to the addresses provided by them.
- Articles submitted for publication are reviewed, and the reviews are confidential and anonymous (double-blind review). A list of reviewers is published in every issue of the journal in a given year. The reviewers’ comments are sent to the author who is obliged to take into account the corrections suggested by the reviewers or to send an explanation if he or she decides not to take them into account. The Editorial Board refuses to accept an article for publication in the case of two negative reviews.
- The Editorial Board seeks to prevent cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship, which are manifestations of scholarly dishonesty. Ghostwriting is a situation when someone has made a significant contribution to an article without revealing his or her role as one of the authors or without being mentioned in the acknowledgements. We are dealing with guest authorship when an individual’s contribution is very limited or non-existent and yet he or she is listed as the author/co-author of an article. Such practices are combatted by making open the information about the contributions of the various authors to an article (information about the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol etc. used when writing the article).
- The top left-hand side corner of the title page of the submission should contain details concerning the author/authors (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, work place, affiliation in the case of academics). What is also recommended is an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) profile making it possible to follow the author’s work online. The ORCID number should be indicated under the author’s/authors’ details.
- Texts should be accompanied by summaries in English and German (each summary max. 8 sentences). The summaries should specify the subject matter, aims and main conclusions. Each summary should be accompanied by 6-8 key words in English and in German.
- The publishing house reserves the right to introduce editorial changes into submitted articles.
- Authors are obliged to make corrections to their articles within 7 days of receiving the relevant comments. A failure to make the corrections within the deadline signifies that the author agrees to have his or her article published in the form submitted for proofreading.
- By submitting the article, the author agrees for it as well as its basic data, including its summary in English and the author’s details (name and surname, institution, e-mail address) and key words to be included in the online database Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS) [Academic Journals on the Web].
- Authors do not receive any fee for their articles.
- After an article has been published, its author receives one printed copy of „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ free of charge. All articles made available by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego in PDF format can be found on www.wuwr.pl.
- Hinweise zur Manuskriptgestaltung
- Erklärung des Autors
- Author’s Declaration
- Begutachtungsprozedur – siehe INFORMATIONEN FÜR GUTACHTER
INFORMATIONEN FÜR GUTACHTER
- All submissions undergo preliminary formal and substantive assessment by the Editorial Board. If an article is in line with the profile of the „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ journal and fulfils the requirements listed in the “Information for Authors”, it passes to the next stage of the procedure.
- The Editorial Board selects the reviewers from among specialists in a given field, taking into account the subject editor’s suggestion. A reviewer may come from the Editorial Board’s list of regular reviewers or from outside the list. The selected reviewers must guarantee independence as well as a lack of conflict of interests with the authors (no direct personal relationship, professional subordination and direct scholarly collaboration over the last two years preceding the writing of the review).
- The editorial assistant sends the submissions to two reviewers for assessment.
- One of the reviewers is, if possible, a person affiliated to an foreign institution.
- The reviews are doubly anonymous: the reviewers and the authors do not know their identities (double-blind review). Information about the reviewer can be declassified only in the case of a negative review or an article containing controversial elements, following the author’s request, if the reviewer in question agrees to reveal this information.
- The reviewers should take into account the substantive value of the articles under review, in particular their originality and scholarly value as well as whether they tackle new research problems. What is also evaluated is the formal side of each submission.
- Reviews are made in written form. Each review should contain an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the article in question should or should not be accepted for publication. The review may contain a conclusion whereby the article may be accepted for publication after the author has fulfilled specific conditions (after introducing corrections or additions). The author responds to the review in writing.
- A submission is accepted for publication after both reviewers have testified to its high substantive quality, in particular, its originality.
- If the conclusions of the two reviews diverge, the Editorial Committee decides whether the article should be accepted for publication. In such a case the opinion of a super-reviewer may also be referred to.
- The Editorial Board reserves the right to propose, on the basis of its own or the reviewers’ opinions, corrections to be introduced by the author on which will depend the final decision concerning publication.
- A list of regular reviewers is published by the Editorial Board once a year in „Germanica Wratislaviensia“ and online. The list is published in alphabetical order.
- The article review procedure complies with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education published in the document “Good Practices in Review Procedures in Science”, Warsaw 2011.
ANSCHRIFT DER REDAKTION:
Instytut Filologii Germańskiej
Pl. Nankiera 15b
Julianna Redlich, M.A.
Texte sollten bis zum 30. September zugeschickt werden.
I. Authors’ duties
The reliability of a scientific/scholarly text is essential for its quality. The Authors should present the outcome of their research in a well founded, honest, thorough and unequivocal way.
In the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia only original scientific/scholarly articles are published which were not published in or submitted to another journal, monograph or collection of studies. Submitting the same text for publication in several sources is unethical and unacceptable. This concerns also articles previously published in other languages.
The articles accepted to be published in Germanica Wratislaviensia cannot appear in other sources without written permission of the Editor-in-Chief or/and the Publisher.
The main evaluation criterion of the submitted articles is the objective character of the analyses, as well as the unequivocal and verifiable presentation of the problem and the methods of its elaboration. Providing false observations, faking research results, manipulating the data are considered to be unethical and unacceptable.
In each case when the text refers to observations, research, results or elaboration of a given problem proposed by other authors the referred-to fragment should be cross-referenced and/or included as a quotation. Authors should base the text on appropriate related literature, crucial for the research problem. Information acquired in a conversation or via correspondence with other persons may be quoted in the article only with the univocal written consent of these persons.
If the Author is not familiar with a given text, copying references to it from other works is considered unethical.
Authors cannot publish or disclose individual identification data of another person, acquired in the course of the research, without the permission of the person concerned or of her/his legal representative.
The journal has implemented procedures that will prevent cases of ghostwriting and guest publishing. Both ghostwriting and guest publishing are concidered unethical and unacceptable. The authorship is limited only to those persons that had a considerable share in defining the basic concepts, assumptions, research methods and the realization of the ideas. In the case of multiple authorship of a given article each Author is obliged to define his/her contribution and to supply a written consent to submit the article in the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia. Authors are obliged to provide the names of all persons that contributed to preparing the article for publication.
All the sources of research funding and other kind of research support should be specified.
The responsibility for the disclosure of actual contributors as well as sources of research funding is on the Author.
All cases of scientific dishonesty will be exposed and documented by the editors who will pass information about such dishonesty to relevant institutions (the Author’s place of employment, scientific societies etc.).
II. The duties of the Editors, the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board
The Advisory Board, the Editorial Board and the editors of the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia make decisions concerning the publication of the submitted article, respecting the compliance with the profile of the journal, the scientific (substantive) quality of the submitted articles as well as the originality of the presented research, conclusions and analyses. Citizenship, ethnic origin, race, gender and sex, sexual orientation or the Authors’ religious beliefs will not have any impact on the evaluation of the article.
All the information concerning the Author possessed by the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and the editors is confidential.
Information concerning the submitted article may be revealed by the Editor-in-Chief, the editors and the members of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board only to the Author(s) of the text, reviewers or prospective reviewers, editorial consultants (e.g. translators) and the Publisher.
The persons enumerated in p. 3 who received information concerning the article are obliged not to utilize the results, data, conclusions, opinions, analyses, etc. it contains until the article is published.
The members of the Advisory Board are obliged to observe the current law concerning copyright, protection of personal data, libel and plagiarism. They are also obliged to do everything possible to eliminate cases of plagiarism as well as ghostwriting and guest authorship.
In the case of complaints concerning violation of ethical principles of scientific publications addressed to the editors of the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia the Author(s) of the submitted article are informed in writing about the allegations and are asked to address them. Lack of any answer or an answer raising justified doubts will result in sending information concerning the case to institutions with which the Author is affiliated or with which he/she cooperates.
III. Reviewers’ duties
Each submitted article is reviewed by two independent Reviewers from without the institution with which the Author is affiliated. The double-blind procedure is deployed ensuring that the Author and the Reviewers are ignorant as to each other’s identity.
The Reviewers appointed by the Advisory Board of the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia are obliged to inform the editors about resigning from reviewing the article due to the lack of qualifications or time. In this case the Editor-in-Chief in agreement with the Advisory Board appoints another Reviewer within 14 days.
The reviewed text is treated as confidential. The Reviewer may not show and/or discuss the text with persons other than the members of the Advisory Board of the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia The research results, data, opinions, statements included in the submitted article may not be utilized by the Reviewer until the article is published.
The Reviewer’s primary duty is to evaluate the article objectively. Any personal innuendoes or remarks are considered improper. All comments, evaluations and suggestions should be clear and supported by appropriate arguments.
In the process of reviewing the following criteria should be taken into account: scientific/scholarly character of the submitted text; innovative quality of the research; methodological awareness and clear stating of the research problem; proper use of the state of research; logical argumentation and justification of the conclusions; appropriateness to the profile of the journal.
The Reviewer informs the Advisory Board about a suspicion of ghostwriting, guest authorship, plagiarism and/or so called autoplagiarism committed by the person submitting the article, pointing out the dubious fragment(s) of the article.
Details of the reviewing procedure adopted by the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia can be found on the journal’s website on the tab “For Authors”.
IV. Procedures in the case of a suspicion of plagiarism, autoplagiarism, guest authorship and ghostwriting
Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable.
In the case of a suspicion of plagiarism the Advisory Board of the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia applies the examination procedures involving the Reviewers and the person submitting the text.
In the case of confirming an unlawful use of somebody else’s text, statements, research, results, data the Author of the submitted article is informed in writing about rejecting his/her text.
In the case of confirming suspicions of plagiarism the editors inform the institution with which the Author is affiliated or with which he /she cooperates.
In the case of confirmed autoplagiarism, when the Author includes in the submitted article fragments of his own texts already published without proper information, the Assistant Editor under the authority of the Editor-in-Chief and with the agreement of the Advisory Board of the journal Germanica Wratislaviensia informs the Author(s) in writing about rejecting the submission due to lack of originality of the presented analyses.
Cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship are unethical and unacceptable. In the case of confirming the suspicions of ghostwriting and guest authorship the Author of the submitted article is informed in writing of rejecting the text due to legal defect. The case is reported to the institution with which the Author is affiliated and/or with which he/she cooperates.