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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

WRITINGPLACE – journal for architecture & literature

Guidelines for articles

Stay within the amount of words that have been assigned. The margin is 10%. So, if you have been asked to write an article of 3000 words, your text should be between 2700 and 3300 words, including the notes. Articles that are too long or too short will not be accepted. Articles with incomplete notes, or incorrect notes (see 9), will not be accepted.

Submit article digitally, preferably in Word. Please use a common font (such as arial or times) double-spaced, with a wide left margin.

English texts in Writingplace are published in British. If possible, submit your article in British spelling and with British punctuation. If not, it will be edited accordingly.

Indent new paragraphs, do not skip a line between paragraphs.

Indicate headings clearly. Do not number. Headings should be underlined, preceeded by two blank lines and followed by one.

 Don’t use cursive script in combination with quotation marks.

Always use single quotation marks (‘word’), except for a quote within a quote (‘the third “word” in this quote’). If quoting an entire sentence, the period comes afterthe final quotation mark. If quoting part of a sentence, include period withinthe quotation marks.

Do NOT use the automatic end- and footnote function, but place notes at the end of the document, on a separate page. Note numbers in the text should be typed in superscript. Place notes at the end of the sentence, behind the final punctuation mark.

Example: The departure of the swallows announces the coming of winter.5

 Footnote form:

a)Book: first and last name of author(s), title of book underlined, place and year of publication, page number(s).

Example: James Gleick, Chaos. Making a New Science, New York, 1987, p. 204.

b) Article in journal: first and last name of author(s), title of article in quotation marks, title of journal underlined, issue number, year of publication in parentheses, page number(s).

Example: Christoph Grafe, ‘Concrete Rocks on the Thames’, OASE, 57 (2001), pp. 30-43.

c)Article in book: first and last name of author(s), title of article in quotation marks, in: first and last name of author(s), followed by (ed.) or (eds.), title of book underlined, place and year of publication, page number(s).

Example: Paul Overy, ‘Vorticism’, in: Nikos Stangos (ed.), Concepts of Modern Art, New York, 1974, pp. 106-109.

10 Do not use abreviations in the text. The only abbreviations allowed are in notes: p. and pp., no.



a) Submit illustrations allong with text. Write illustration numbers in the margin of your article, to show where they go.

b) Include a numbered list of all illustrations. Provide the following information for each illustration:

- type of illustration: photograph/slide/digital file

- illustration source

- name of photographer or artist

- who holds the copyright, or ‘no copyright’

- a caption (see 12) or ‘no caption’.


12 Keep captions short and to the point. If possible state the name of the architect/designer/artist, the name of the design, location, extra information and date.

Example: Hans Poelzig, Kaufmannshaus, Cologne, contest contribution, 1922.

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