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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Legal requirements
    Submission of a manuscript implies that the author has the copyright of the work and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

  • Permissions
    Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the author(s).

  • How to submit
    Authors should submit their manuscripts as Word-documents attached to an email to the Editors, or one of the members of the editorial board. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • Reviewing procedure
    RoSE follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are therefore requested to place their name and affiliation on a separate page, together with the Abstract. Self- identifying citations and references in the article text should either be avoided or left blank when manuscripts are first submitted. Authors are responsible for reinserting self-identifying citations and references when manuscripts are prepared for final submission. We recommend that the length of your paper including notes and references does not exceed 10.000 words. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  • Manuscript Preparation
    Title page
    The title page (separate) should include:

    • The name(s) of the author(s)
    • A concise and informative title
    • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
    • The e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


  • Language
    The journal publishes paper in English and in German. If your paper is in English, please provide an abstract in German; if it is in German, provide one in English. We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

    (languages: German-English/ English-German):
    Sebastian J. Rechenberger
    2 Windsor Gardens
Co Down
BT20 3DD
United Kingdom

  • Abstract
    Please provide an abstract of 100 - 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

  • Keywords
    Please provide 3 to 5 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

  • Text
    Text formatting
    • - Use a normal, plain font (e.g. 10-points Garamond) for text
    • - Use italics for emphasis
    • - Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages
    • - Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar
    • - Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables
    • - Use the equation editor or MathType for equations


  • Heading levels (unnumbered)
    Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.

  • Abbreviations and acronyms
    Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

  • Footnotes
    Footnotes on the title page are not given reference symbols. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).

  • Acknowledgments
    Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

  • References
    The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

  • Citation in text
    Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

    • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson, 1990)
    • This result was later contradicted (Becker & Seligman, 1996)
    • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott, 1991; Barakat et al., 1995; Kelso & Smith, 1998; Medvec et al., 1993)
    • Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson, 1990a, b)


  • List style (APA)
    Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

  • Journal article
    Harris, M., Karper, E., Stacks, G., Hoffman, D., DeNiro, R., Cruz, P. et al. (2001). Writing labs and the Hollywood connection. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3), 213-245.

    Book (authored)
    Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Book (edited)
    Felner, R. D., Jason, L. A., Moritsugu, J. N., & Farber, S. S. (Eds.) (1983). Preventive psychology: Theory, research and practice. New York: Pergamon Press.

    Book chapter
    O'Neill, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York: Springer.

    Paper presented at a conference
    Phelan, J. C., Link, B. G., Stueve, A., & Pescosolido, B. A. (1996). Have public conceptions of mental health changed in the past half century? Does it matter? Paper presented at the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York.

    Trent, J. W. (1975). Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California.

    Newspaper article
    Di Rado, A. (1995, March 15). Trekking through college: Classes explore modern society using the world of Star Trek. Los Angeles Times, p. A3.

    Online document
    Doe, J. (1999) Title of document. Available at [Retrieved 15 Jan., 2001]

  • Tables

    • All tables are to be numbered using Arab numerals
    • Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order
    • For each table, please supply a table heading. The table title should explain clearly and concisely the components of the table
    • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table heading
    • Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body


  • Figures

    • All figures are to be numbered using Arab numerals
    • Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters
    • Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order
    • For each figure, please supply a figure caption
    • Make sure to identify all elements found in the figure in the caption
    • Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the caption
    • For more information about preparing your illustrations, please follow the hyperlink to the artwork instructions on the right


  • Proof reading
    The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editors.After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

  • Additional information can be obtained from responsible Managing Editor :

    Prof. Dr. Axel Föller-Mancini
    Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alfter, Germany.
    Villestr. 3
    53347 Alfter

Author Guidelines

On the use of anthroposophical terms

Steiner education is based on the anthroposophical understanding of the human being and the world. This understanding employs some very special terminologies, concepts, and ideas that go against the grain of much of mainstream academic discourse. Any use of such terms must be carefully explained and contextualised. Such terms should not be used in the title of papers, but only in the main text. Furthermore, papers should not use only anthroposophical concepts and terminology but actively employ or engage in at least one non-anthroposophical discourse.

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