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Author Guidelines

Contributions to CPoS in English are welcome at all times (no submission or processing fees). Please submit your paper online OR e-mail it to cpos@bib.bund.de. Before submitting a paper online, please contact the editorial office (cpos@bib.bund.de) to be registered as an author.

The conditions contained in the checklist below apply to all submissions.

Additional information on the publication and review process are available at ABOUT.

[Complete Author Guidelines and Style Guide CPoS for download]

 

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.

  1. By submitting an article authors agree to be published under the Creative Commons BY-SA license (i.e. open access with attribution of the source and distribution of derived content only under the same license).

  2. By submitting a contribution, the corresponding author declares that the article has – in full or in parts – not been published previously, that the copyright lies with the author(s) and that all copyright-protected material is used with full consent of the copyright holder and is properly cited (see Copyright Notice below).
    If the submission is in full or in parts identical with or based on a previous submission – which has been rejected in a peer review or which has already been published in print or online as a working/discussion paper, conference report, web page or any other form of publication – the author(s) shall make sure to comply with the additional rules.
    The corresponding author is expected to act on behalf of all co-authors and is responsible for final proofreading.
    Authors are requested to prepare their contributions in accordance with the good academic practice, as set out in the Code of Good Academic Practice and Regulations on Academic Misconduct at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB). Academic misconduct will be treated in accordance with the rules set out in the aforementioned code.
    Full responsibility for the article lies with the authors.
    Articles are not accepted for publication unless they are formally approved in writing by the managing editor of the journal.
    Communication will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author only.

  3. Please submit plain text by upload OR e-mail without any format added, using a word processor and a common file format such as .docx or .rtf. Contributions should not exceed a length of 20 to 25 pages (about 55,000-60,000 characters including spaces), including references (unless with the prior consent of the managing editor). Tables and figures must fit within the limit of 20 to 25 pages. The text should include the full names of all authors and the respective contact information at the end of the text and indicate the corresponding author. Please do not place information within the text itself which allows the authors to be identified. Such information can be added after a successful review. Be careful to use clear, comprehensible language and correct spelling and grammar. Non-native speakers should arrange for draft copy editing of the language before submitting contributions for review. Nevertheless, copy editing will be provided by CPoS after a successful review. 

  4. The outline of the text should be arranged to include an abstract (up to 2,500 characters) and keywords (up to 5). Please use the same keywords for your online-submission.

  5. Chapters should be numbered and have no more than two levels of sub-chapters. Please use the automatic functions of your word processor for footnotes and numbered or bulleted lists. Footnotes should be used sparingly and not for referring to literature; relevant information necessary for understanding the text should always be included in the main text. Bold or underlined font types are not allowed within the text. Italic font types may be used sparingly to indicate author names and generic terms, or to highlight selected text elements.

  6. Please place the title and source of figures and tables at a suitable position within the text and refer to the respective number of the figures and tables in the text (e.g. “see Figure 2”, and not “see the following figure”; the final placing of figures and tables may change during the layout process). Titles of figures and tables, as well as legends and table headings, should bear the correct variable names, units and temporal and geographical reference of the data displayed instead of generalized titles. Additional information may be added using an annotation before the source entry. Please use “Source: own design” or “Source: own calculation based on …” to indicate your authorship of a figure or table.

  7. Please send tables and figures as separate files (preferably as .xls files), and do include them in the text. Make sure to attach the respective data and include the source in the list of references.

    A draft design plus the respective data are sufficient for common types of figures. In order to ensure that CPoS has a uniform layout, all figures will be drawn up by the Federal Institute for Population Research. Authors will receive a proof to enable them to check for the layout of the figures.

    Complex figures which differ from common types, especially maps, should be sent as a PDF file in colour. Please use Arial fonts for text within the figures and arrange for a maximum printing size of the figure of approx. 12.2*16.5 cm. Font size and line width should be related to the given printing size. Authors will be contacted about the technical details if necessary.

  8. Formulae may be added within the text if the MS Word formula editor is used, otherwise formulae should be provided as separate PDF files.

  9. Please make references within the text according to this pattern: (author year: page-page). More than one author name will be separated by a comma, more than two abbreviated by et al. after the first author name. Reference to more than one publication by an author or more than one set of pages of a publication will be separated by a comma, and more than one reference within a single set of brackets will be separated by a semicolon (AuthorAa, AuthorAb year1: page-page, year2: page-page; AuthorB et al.: year: page-page). Each reference in the text must be accompanied by an entry in the reference list. Please refrain from using extended compilations of references in the list without respective representation in the text.

    Quotations must always be placed within double quotation marks (“); quotations within quotations must be placed within single quotation marks (‘). Omissions in a quotation should be marked with […]. Translations of a quotation should be stated as such, e.g. [translation by the author]. Quotations should always have a reference stating the page number.

  10. The online submission requires metadata such as information on the author, title, and abstract (step 2 of submission). If supplementary files (figures, tables, maps, or data) are submitted in addition to the article a title must be assigned to each file (step 4). Required fields are marked with a *. Please make sure to have the requested information at hand.

    METIS: Members of VG-Wort may submit their membership number in the metadata section in order to participate.

    OpenAIR: Please provide the grant number in the metadata section to fullfill deposit requirements resulting from research grants of the European Research Council or the Seventh Framework Programme.

  11. Terms of Agreement:

    CPoS reserves the right to withdraw articles without the consent of the authors if they do not comply with the author guidelines or good scientific conduct according to the rules stated in the Code of Good Academic Practice and Regulations on Academic Misconduct at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB). Furthermore, authors violating the conditions set by the author guidelines of CPoS or good scientific conduct are subject to compensation claims (e.g. copy editing) and may face criminal charges. Scientific misconduct will be reported to the institutional affiliation declared by the authors. The withdrawal or retraction of an article will also be announced publicly at the CPoS website and external partners (catalogues, databases, search engines) will be informed as well. For publications in CPoS, the rules stated in the Code of Good Academic Practice and Regulations on Academic Misconduct at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) are mandatory for all authors in cases of scientific misconduct.

  12. Style Guide for References

    Monographs:

    United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division 2013: World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision. Volume I: Comprehensive Tables. New York: United Nations.

    Doblhammer-Reiter, Gabriele (Ed.) 2014: Health among the Elderly in Germany: New Evidence on Disease, Disability and Care Need. Series on Population Studies by the Federal Institute for Population Research 46. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich.

    Author name, first name year: Title. Subtitle. Series name volume number. {Addition to title, e.g. PhD thesis.} {2nd or further edition.} {2 or more volumes.} Place of publication: Publisher.

    Articles in books:

    Milewski, Nadja; Doblhammer, Gabriele 2014: Mental Health among Immigrants: Is there a Disadvantage in Later Life? In: Doblhammer-Reiter, Gabriele (Ed.): Health among the Elderly in Germany: New Evidence on Disease, Disability and Care Need. Series on Population Studies by the Federal Institute for Population Research 46. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Barbara Budrich: 187-207.

    Author name, first name year: Title. Subtitle. In: Editor name, first name (ed.): Title. Subtitle. Series name volume number. {Addition to title, e.g. PhD thesis.} {2nd or further edition.} {2 or more volumes.} Place of publication: Publisher: pages from-to.

    Articles in serials:

    Kreyenfeld, Michaela et al. 2011: Order-Specific Fertility Rates for Germany. Estimates from Perinatal Statistics for the Period 2001-2008. In: Comparative Population Studies 35,2: 207-224 [10.4232/10.CPoS-2010-06en].

    Author name, first name year: Title. Subtitle. Journal name volume number,issue number: pages from-to [URN or doi].

    The doi of articles must be included if an electronic version is available.

    Articles in newspapers:

    Porter, Eduardo 2014: Reducing Carbon by Curbing Population. In: The New York Times (New York edition) 163, 6.8.2014: B1 [http://nyti.ms/1mk7Z3u, 18.8.2014].

    Author name, first name year: Title. In: Name of paper {volume or number of paper,} date of issue: pages from-to [URL, Date of last retrieval].

    or

    Demography. In: The Economist (International edition) 411, 31.5.2014: 51 [http://www.economist.com/news/international/21603024-why-shrinking-populations-may-be-no-bad-thing-quality-time, 18.8.2014].

    Title. In: Name of paper {volume or number of paper,} date of issue: pages from-to [URL, Date of last retrieval].

    Internet sources:

    Engelman, Robert 2011: What a population of 7 billion people means for the planet. In: www.theguardian.com 18.7.2011. URL: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/jul/18/population-7-billion-planet, 18.8.2014.

    Author name, first name year or year of retrieval: Title of page or URL and file name. {In: Title of online source / newsletter / online paper.} URL / URN / doi, Date of last retrieval.

    or

    Demopaedia: Demographic Transition (2010). URL: http://en-ii.demopaedia.org/wiki/Demographic_transition, 18.8.2014.

    Title of page or URL and file name (year or year of retrieval). URL / URN / doi, Date of last retrieval.


    Information in { } as available.


    Up to three authors will be separated by a semicolon. More than three authors will abbreviated after the first author with “et al.” More than one entry for an author with the same year will be differentiated by a, b, etc. after the year. Up to three places of publication will be separated by a comma.

    A style sheet is available for download via the citation menue of Citavi®.

 

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