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Author Guidelines

Contributions can be submitted continuously.

Submissions can be between 35,000 and 55,000 characters (including spaces) long.

Articles can be written in German or English. With a reasoned explanation, a contribution can also be published in another language that is relevant to the topic or a translation can be requested.

All working papers are published with a digital object identifier (DOI) which allows to uniquely identify objects published in the Internet. Furthermore, the working paper series is published under an international standard serial number (ISSN), used to uniquely identify a serial publication in catalogs or interlibrary loans.

Publication with gender<ed> thoughts is free of charge.

We ask authors to adapt their texts according to gender<ed> thoughts’ guidelines before submitting an article. You can download these guidelines here.

If you have further questions, please contact the editors: genderedthoughts(at)


Your article will undergo an anonymous peer review process. To ensure anonymity, you must therefore remove all personal information from your Microsoft Word document before submitting your article.

Please read the following instructions carefully.


We kindly ask you to state your ORCID iD with your submission. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) similar to a DOI, but for researchers. If is free and fully under your control. It helps to distinguish you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors. For more details, please refer to

Use of copyrighted material

The author is responsible for checking if the submitted material is subject to copyrights or property rights, e.g. tables, photographs, illustrations or data sets. The author must autonomously obtain permission to reproduce such materials, and make sure to take into account that the acquisition of these authorisations might be time-consuming when finalising the article.