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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Features:

  • Submission: Please contact us via e-mail at submissions-keshif.orientalistik@univie.ac.at for article submission.

  • All submissions must be original pieces and should not have been published or be under review elsewhere.

  • Articles have to be written in English or German

Format Guidelines 

  • Keep formatting to a minimum (i.e., no indents). 
  • Standard style: Times New Roman, 12-point, double space, hyphenless justification 
  • Footnotes: Use footnotes, not endnotes, keep them to a minimum. 
  • Spacing: Space once after (most) punctuation. Space once after initials (J. W. Redhouse) but not inside abbreviations (e.g., i.e.). 
  • Please provide 5 keywords and select them carefully - the keywords from all articles in a volume constitute the volume’s index! 
  • Length of submission: max. 2,000 words, including title and references.

Illustrations 

  • Submit photos/pdfs of facsimiles as separate files. 
  • Submit a picture of the facsimile if it is not intended for publication! The peer reviewer needs it to check your transcription! 

Transcription: 

  • Please use the Transcription Alphabet below:

    ا

    ’, a,  ā, e

    ط

    ب

    b

    ظ

    پ

    p

    ع

    ت

    t

    غ

    ġ

    ث

    s

    ف

    f

    ج

    c

    ق

    چ

    ç

    ك

    k, g, ñ

    ح

    گ

    g

    خ

    ل

    l

    د

    d

    م

    m

    ذ

    z

    ن

    n

    ر

    r

    ه

    h

    ز

    z

    و

    v, o,ö,u,ü, ū

    ژ

    j

    ی

    y, ı, i, ī

    س

    s

     

     

    ش

    ş

     

     

    ص

     

     

    ض

    ż 

     

     

Sample of an article in Keshif

We publish: 

  • Hitherto unpublished short, complete texts found in manuscripts, such as documents, letters, poems, stories, marginal notes, anecdotes, recipes, private notes, etc. 

We do not publish: 

  • Texts from Ottoman periodicals, printed books, and standard forms (e.g. passports).  

There is no text too short to be published in KESHIF!

Full Issue

● The deadline for submitting articles is December 5, 2022. Please refer to our guidelines for submitting. 

● Under “Online First” you will find all articles ready to be published in Keshif before they appear in their corresponding online-issues.

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