Instructions for Authors

Papers should be submitted in RTF or Word format to the website If you experience any difficulties in submitting your paper, please send an e-mail to Joseph Wang (, technical support).


Papers should be submitted by 30th March 2018.

Languages & Copyright

Papers can be written in German or English. They should not be submitted elsewhere. Copyright remains with the author; the ALWS is granted the right of use. The AWS holds the right to publish or re-publish accepted papers including the authors’ contact information, except in case of express revocation by the author.

Word Count

Papers should not exceed 2500 words including bibliography and abstract (150–250 words).

Format of Your Submission

Surname, Name(s), Place and Country
E-mail address

Please note that your abstract will be published in a separate brochure, as well. Use this template for the separate upload of your abstract.


Italics should be used for book titles and names of journals. Phrases in other languages should also be set in italics (e.g. a fortiori, avant la lettre...; but not: a priori, a posteriori, modus ponens, modus tollens).


No footnotes.
Do not use non-breaking hyphens or spaces. Typesetting will be done by the editors.
Quotations appear in double quotation marks; quotations in quotations in single quotation marks.
Hyphens (-) are only to be used in compound words.


Illustrations should be submitted in a familiar file format (jpeg, eps, tiff, gif or eps).


Not more than one-level section headings should be used. Example:
2. Aristotle's Theory of the Modal Syllogism
Not: 2.1 ...


A bibliographical list of all, and only, cited references should be placed at the end of the paper under the heading “Bibliography”. Entries to the list appear in alphabetical order corresponding to the following format: Surname, Name (Year of Publication), etc.

A bibliographical list of all cited references should be placed at the end of the paper under the heading Literature or Literatur. It should begin with the author’s last name, first name and followed by the year of publication, exactly according to the following style:
Bunge, Mario (1967) Scientific Research I: The Search for System, Berlin: Springer.
Bunge, Mario (1967a) Scientific Research II: The Search for Truth, Berlin: Springer.
Dretske, Fred; Snyder, Aaron (1972) “Causal Irregularity”, Philosophy of Science 39, 69-71.
Harding, Sandra G. (ed.) (1976) Can Theories Be Refuted? Dordrecht: Reidel.
Linke, Angelika; Nussbaumer, Markus; Portmann, Paul (31994) Studienbuch Linguistik, Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Böhler, Axel (1998): “Vier Vorurteile über Hermeneutik - Eine Polemik”, in: Bernulf Kanitscheider and Franz Josef Wetz (eds.) Hermeneutik und Naturalismus, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 83-97.
Titiev, Robert J. (1969) Some Model-Theoretic Results in Measurement Theory (Technical Report 146, Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences), Stanford: Stanford University Press.

References should appear in the text (not as footnotes) according to the format: (Bunge 1967a: 23)

Wittgenstein’s texts and manuscripts should be quoted preferably by using the following citation keys from the Wittgenstein-Bibliography by Pichler, Biggs and Szeltner: PDF.

Quotations from Wittgenstein's works are indicated by citation keys with the number of the remark or page. Please put quotations within the running text in round brackets.

Reference to Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations:
[Citation Key Year of Publication]: [number of the remark]
Example: (PI 2009: 293)

Reference to Wittgenstein’s manuscripts and typescripts:
MS [number]: [page]
Example: (MS 117: 264)

Authors will not receive any proofs. No corrections can be made after submission. Contributions with serious formal or technical flaws will be refused.