For all categories, please e-mail submissions to the journal’s editorial assistants. Please provide your manuscript only as a Word document (please do not submit a PDF).
Connections seeks scholarly articles that have a specific focus on border-crossing flows of people, goods, capital, ideas, and other cultural patterns, as well as viruses, pollution, and effects of climate change. We give preference to articles that address not only the qualitative or quantitative measurement of such flows but as well take into consideration the resulting processes of revising forms of control over these flows. This revision may take the form of new institutions, spatial formats, social habits, or ideologies, to mention but a few. We also welcome articles with theoretical and methodological considerations as well as papers on the role of transnationalism and transregionalism when it comes to the formation of collective memory.
The rigorous double-blind peer-review process exercised by an international body of reviewers will guarantee the high quality of the e-journal. Connections will publish up to 30 research articles a year. As all articles will be published under the open-access policy of the e-journal, for submission all authors must accept these rules. Connections will make the articles immediately available to everyone via its website (gold open access) and authors are allowed to post the published version on their personal/ departmental website as well as place it in their institution’s official repository by connecting to the e-journal’s website.
Before proposing a contribution, please have a look at the guidelines for authors on the website.
Connections only accepts texts that are not yet published and not being considered for publication elsewhere. The journal accepts articles in English, French, and German. Concerning length, for readability we advise not to go beyond 15,000 characters or 3,000 words; however, we know that there may be cases where such limits are not appropriate. Articles shall not exceed in any case a length of 6,000 words (including footnotes) and shall contain an abstract of 100–150 words.
Roundtables, Interviews, Conference Reports
Connections organizes roundtables on specific topics in the field of transregional and transnational histories where authors from different backgrounds share and debate their views. The journal publishes the outcome of such debates under a specific category, together with interviews held with scholars active in the field. There is also space for reports on academic gatherings, and we invite organizers to contact the journal before the workshop or conference and to have a look at our instructions for authors concerning this kind of contribution.
Miscellaneous, Research Activities & Projects, Research Notes
Connections invites research centres and departments to report regularly on their activities and outcomes as long as it centrally related to the main field of interest of the journal. In this way, we hope to provide a valuable service to the scholarly community by circulating knowledge about possible international partners for larger collaborative work.
Connections also offers the opportunity to submit smaller research notes (up to 2,000 characters or 300 words) in order to inform colleagues about ongoing research as well as to share information about new archives, statistics, pictures, editions, and other interesting material.
Even though transnational careers become more and more the standard in area and transregional studies as well as in world and global history, the respective job markets often remain non-transparent to people not coming from the respective academic community. Connections offers the possibility to announce new positions or to monitor recruitment processes, thereby allowing for greater pools of talent to be contacted. In the interest of universities and research centres, we invite such institutions to submit information about new job opportunities. To ensure fair competition, please send announcements far in advance of the application deadline.
Connections, itself being a product of the ongoing transnationalization in the humanities and social sciences, aims at facilitating scholarly dialogue across the boundaries of national academic cultures, linguistic areas, and disciplinary definitions of subject matters. It therefore has a focus on reviewing forthcoming or recently published publications, including books as well as current issues of thematically relevant journals. We welcome suggestions for such reviews both from publishers and scholars. Reviews should be no longer than 1,200 words. The selection will be made by the Board of Review Editors.
The board of review editors currently consists of: Gilad Ben-Nun, Geert Castryck, Antje Dietze, Steffi Marung, Megan Maruschke, Dietmar Müller, Uwe Müller, Adam Skordos, Jan Zofka
Please note that we will not return unrequested review copies.
Connections provides a space for announcing upcoming conferences, workshops and research seminars as well as for the publication of call for papers.
In order to serve as an entry point for bibliographic research, Connections provides information about journals in the field of area, global and transregional studies and their current content. Depending on the data made available by the publishers and editors of the respective journals, links to content or bibliographic information of individual articles are provided.