Author’s Guidelines

General Information

  • Please send your contribution as word.doc and avoid using your own text formatting of any kind such as word separations, font settings, tabs, etc. Please also switch off automatic hyphenation.
  • After checking the content, structure, argumentation and compliance with the authors’ guidelines (citation and spelling), the text will be anonymized and then forwarded to the peer review. The peer review process is double-blind. After the peer review, the text will be returned to the author for revision. After the final proofreading, the text is forwarded to translation. After this approval, no further changes to the content of the text are possible. Text lengths are defined in consultation with the author and the editorial team before submission. Article titles should not be longer than 10 words.
  • The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes, e.g. to change the text paragraphs in such a way that lines of thought are meaningfully summarized and paragraphs become more reader-friendly.
  • Before printing, authors usually receive a PDF proof by e-mail.
  • By submitting their text, authors declare their consent to the publication of their contribution and the illustrations sent in the print version as well as in GAM’s digital publication formats.

Visual Material

  • Please submit at least one illustration for the opening page together with your text.
  • Visual material has to be submitted in high resolution (min. 15 cm and 300 dpi) and as a .tif or .jpeg file.
  • Illustrations are to be provided with consecutive numbers (Fig. x), a short explanatory caption of the respective source and the copyright information. Vague information such as “Author’s archive” should be avoided.
  • The image files must be named according to the list of illustrations (Fig. 1_Author.jpg). Send large amounts of data via a download link.
  • Diagrams/mappings/tables/maps or other representations that contain text in the image must be submitted as vector graphics.
  • For photo series: All individual images are required in high resolution and as separate files.
  • Authors are responsible to request and obtain permissions from the copyright holder for both the print and online versions of GAM. Images without (re)print permission cannot be published.
  • By submitting their text and the accompanying illustrations, the authors declare their agreement with these guidelines and confirm that they have obtained the image rights for the illustrations used in their article for publication in GAM.

Language and Text

  • Please switch off the automatic syllabication of your word processing program and do not insert hyphens to divide syllables at the end of the line.
  • GAM uses American spelling in all English texts.
  • Titles of essays should not be longer than 15 words and should be capitalized. Also capitalize headings for first-level headings throughout the text.
  • Acronyms should be spelt out on first use, followed by the acronym in parenthesis, e.g. Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC)
  • Titles of books, journals, newspapers and films are italicized throughout. Use inverted commas for indicating titles of exhibitions, newspaper or magazine articles.
  • In case our editors decide that extensive language copyediting is necessary, authors will be requested to have their texts professionally copyedited before publication. The costs for this are to be borne by the author.


  • Please use footnotes instead of endnotes for your references and additional information with would interrupt your line of argument. Include a footnote each time you cite a source, whether through a direct quote, a paraphrase or a summary. Please avoid lengthy footnotes for extended discussion.
  • The first note for each source should include all relevant information about the source: author’s full name, source title, and facts of publication. If you cite the same source again, the note need only include the surname of the author, a shortened form of the title, the reference to the first note (see note X) and page numbers. For example, Ward and Burns, The War (see note 1).
  • Place direct quotes in inverted commas (“…”) and use See in the footnote to indicate a paraphrase.
  • Always provide the page number of the source from which the quote was taken.
  • Omissions within a verbatim quotation are to be indicated by three dots . . . without brackets.
  • All references in the footnotes should follow the source citation guidelines below:

Source Citations

Book (one author)

  • Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York, 2006), 99–100.

Book (two or more authors)

  • Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945 (New York, 2007), 52.
  • Dana Barnes et al., Plastics: Essays on American Corporate Ascendance in the 1960s (Toronto, 2010), 46.

Editor or compiler instead of author

  • Richmond Lattimore, ed., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago, 1951), 91–92.


  • Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera, trans. Edith Grossman (London, 1988), 242–55.

Chapter or other part of a book

  • John D. Kelly, “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, ed. John D. Kelly et al. (Chicago, 2010), 77.
  • Georges Perec: “Lettre à Maurice Nadeau,” in Je suis né, ed. Maurice Olender (Paris, 1990), 51–66, esp. 56.

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)

  • Quintus Tullius Cicero, “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship,” in Rome: Late Republic and Principate, ed. Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White, vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, ed. John Boyer and Julius Kirshner (Chicago, 1986), 35.

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book

  • James Rieger, introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Chicago, 1982), xx–xxi.

Book published electronically

  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (New York, 2007), Kindle edition.
  • Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution (Chicago, 1987), accessed February 28, 2010,

Article in a print journal

  • Joshua I. Weinstein, “The Market in Plato’s Republic,” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 440.

Article in an online journal

  • Gueorgi Kossinets and Duncan J. Watts, “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network,” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 411, accessed February 28, 2010.

Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

  • Daniel Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.

Thesis or dissertation

  • Mihwa Choi, “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty” (PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2008).

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

  • Rachel Adelman, “ ‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition” (paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24, 2009).

For all other formats not listed here, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style, available at