Submitting a Manuscript

If you would like to publish a book as part of the series, please contact one of the two editors first. Thematically, scholarly contributions on Gustav Mahler, his work, its reception and interpretation, his era and his contemporaries are considered. Monographs by one or more authors as well as anthologies with several authors and responsible volume editors can be proposed. Volume editors work closely with the series editors but are solely responsible for the editorial work for the submitted volume in the event of publication. Dissertations and habilitation theses of outstanding quality can also be suggested for publication. The length of the submitted manuscript should not exceed 1,000,000 characters. At the time of submission, the manuscript must not be available for review by any other series or publisher and must not have been published in the submitted form before. Depending on the decision of the editors, however, revised or translated versions of already published texts might be accepted.

The manuscript must be submitted as a single, unprotected Word document (docx) in anonymized form, including a prefixed abstract in German and English (approx. 300 words each) with six keywords in German and English. A short biography of all participating editors and authors (approx. 200 words each) in German and English must be included in a separate Word document.

The editors, in consultation with the Research Board, decide on a possible inclusion of the proposed publication in the Mahler Dimensions series. After acceptance of the manuscript, the peer review process is initiated (double blind peer review by at least two independent experts, see 5.), which can take up to six months. After revising the entire manuscript and completing final editing, the publication will be published within six months. In order to finance the publication, authors or guest editors must generally contribute a subsidy for printing costs, the amount of which depends on the length of the manuscript and is communicated before the start of the peer review.