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General Information

Every journal homepage contains a 'Guidelines for Authors' section with detailed requirements to be followed when preparing your manuscript.
Our journals offer online submission: the respective links and instructions can be found on the appropriate journal's homepage.

Technical Instructions for the Preparation of Manuscripts


The preferred word-processing program is MS-Word. Other commonly used text programs are also accepted.


Please mark revisions in your manuscript in response to reviewer's or editor's comments clearly. When submitting the revised version, please also enclose a point-to-point reply to the reviewers' comments (page, line, paragraph, etc.) explaining how you have dealt with the comments.

Copy Editing

All manuscripts accepted for publication by Karger Publishers are subject to copy editing. The publisher reserves the right to edit the manuscript and decide on the layout. Changes introduced by the copy editor and / or questions will be marked in the manuscript so please be sure to check the proofs against the manuscript. The copy edited manuscript will be available with the proofs.

Text Formatting

In addition to the individual journal's 'Guidelines for Authors', the following basic rules should be observed:
  • Do not use any special page layout.
  • Submit your text, tables, and illustrations as separate files.
  • Your text should be entered continuously flush left. Do not use hard returns ('enter') within a paragraph. Use a hard return only to mark the end of a paragraph.
  • Do not justify text.
  • Do not use header and footer functions.
  • Do not split words at the end of a line.
  • Do not indent text anywhere in your manuscript or in the references.
  • Use the automatic line numbering and page numbering functions.
  • Headings should be aligned flush left. Do not center them, space them or write them in uppercase letters.
  • Headings of the same ranking should appear uniformly throughout the text.
  • Use italics as well as sub- and superscript letters/numbers where appropriate. (Do not use superscript numbers for references.)
  • Use uppercase letters only for abbreviations. Do not space individual words for emphasis.
  • Make a distinction between hyphens and dashes as follows:
      hyphen: e.g. high-resolution screen
      dash: e.g. 2011–2013, the incident – as responses showed – was perceived...
      minus sign: e.g. at a temperature of -75°C
  • Use your word-processing program to insert Greek letters, mathematical symbols, etc.
  • Tables

  • Tables must be prepared as separate files. Do not integrate tables in the main text.
  • A table consists of heading, head and body and, if necessary, footnotes. Use a line to separate these parts.
  • Do not use spaces in tables, use the tabulator.
  • Edit operation data (e.g. 15.1 x 7.23) into one line in the same column.
  • Do not use boldface or screens in tables.
  • Illustrations

    Illustrations must be prepared as separate files. Do not integrate figures in the main text.


    Line drawing
    Half-tone illustration
    Color illustration
    Line art graph (Vector)
      Scan mode

    Grayscale (8 bit)
    RGB (24 bit)

    1200 dpi
    300 dpi
    300 dpi

    PPT, AI, EPS

    Multimedia Files

    Multimedia files should be in MPEG, AVI or QuickTime formats. Files should not exceed 10 MB in size.