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You are tired of missing the active academic exchange with other students during online classes? You have always wanted to publish an academic paper but don’t know where to start?  – Start here.

Below you find the submission criteria for the second issue of the angLES journal in the summer of 2020 – Please read them carefully before making submissions to the link provided below. Also consider signing-up as a reviewer even if you don’t submit a paper here.

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The submission guidelines are also available as a pdf:

Main criteria:

  • The submission deadline is July 12th, 2020 (if you cannot make this deadline, please email us);
  • Your paper can have been created independently or within a university class
  • All authors need to be credited and consent to the publication;
  • Your paper must be suitable for academic discourse (c.f. Academic Requirements and Ethics);
  • You must make an original claim or take a creative approach to your topic. Summaries of previous literature can only be accepted in the form of literature synoptic or formal reviews;
  • The paper can address the topic of your choice;
  • Your paper must be written in English;
  • At the time of writing, you must identify as a liberal education student (or alumni) in Europe (not sure if you qualify? Email us at;
  • You can submit up to three papers but generally, we will only publish one which will be chosen by the editorial board.

Academic Requirements

  • Follow the formal criteria (c.f. below);
  • Majority of sources are of an academic nature;
  • Appropriate language;
  • The submitted text needs to be coherent and should be as cohesive as possible.

Formal criteria

  • Approximately 3000-5000 words excluding references, etc.;
  • Includes an abstract of about 100-200 words and up to five keywords (c.f Abstract);
  • Includes a brief author biography (c.f. Author Biography);
  • Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1 ½ line spacing, margins 2,5 cm;
  • Citation style “APA 6th Edition”, Works cited may be in any language;
  • Word file (no pdfs).

Papers that do not meet the formal criteria are returned to the author.

Author Biography

  • Included with your submission;
  • Name;
  • Degree(s);
  • At which universities did you study?
  • Areas of study and interest;
  • Max. 1 Paragraph (max. 150 words) in a separate document.

Abstract and Keywords

  • Abstract of 100-200 words;
  • The abstract must include the main thesis and basic structure of the paper.


 Not permitted are:

  1. Cases of plagiarism/Incomplete or otherwise lacking list of sources or authors;
  2. Non-disclosure of competing interests/apparent but unacknowledged biases;
  3. Submitting a number of papers that could be submitted as one (trying to artificially bolster your chances of being published);
  4. Fabrication of data/Deliberate misinterpretation of other authors and statistics;
  5. Research methods/experiments/studies which have not been approved by a university ethics committee (including social-science fieldwork and interviews) – If your paper contains such content you may be asked to submit proof of approval.

Your rights and responsibilities as an author

  • Be prepared to accept feedback from the reviewers and try to incorporate said feedback. If incorporation does not fit with your vision of your submission, please communicate this to the editors, who will pass it on to the peer reviewer;
  • As is good practice in other journals, and for learning purposes, by submitting your paper to us, you may volunteer to participate in peer review. Please indicate your choice on the submission form. Your choice to participate will not affect the chance of your paper being accepted;
  • By submitting your paper to us, you agree that it may be published under a creative commons licence by the angLES journal. You will be consulted again before publication;
  • By submitting any information to our websites and forms you agree for that information to be stored by the angLES journal and the Outreach Committee of the University College Freiburg and to be contacted in relation to the Journal. You can revoke this privilege at any point by sending an informal email to;
  • You are ultimately responsible for the content of your work. The relationship is built on trust and if you are found to have violated that trust, for example by violating the academic ethics requirements, you may be banned from publishing in the angLES journal.

Submission Process

We are looking forward to reading your work!