Anthroposophic Perspectives in Inclusive Social Development

Guidelines for Authors

Dear authors, we are pleased that you would like to write a professional article for our journal. It would be very helpful for us in the editorial office if you would consider the formal notes below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Contributions can be submitted in German or English. Accepted contributions are translated into the other language. If you already have a professionally created translation, please submit it with the original text. If you would like to submit an article in another language, please consult with the editors. This is will only be possible possible in exceptional cases due to the increased costs.


Contributions are usually 20’000-40’000 characters, including spaces. Short contributions are also welcome. For longer contributions, it is advisable to consult with the editorial office in advance.


Please provide the text with subheadings for better readability. The layout and final setting of the titles and subheadings is reserved by the editors.


Please use masculine and feminine pronouns equally and with consistent spelling.


Please submit the manuscript in electronic form in MSWord format (.doc or .docx) or a compatible file (e.g. RTF format).


Please send us your submission without formatting (no hyphenation, highlighting, underlining, or character formatting).

Images and graphics

The editorial office appreciates receiving materials (e.g. meaningful photos) for design. We always ask that graphics (photos, images, tables, etc.) be supplied separately so that we can process them for printing.

Formatting images/graphics

Please send photos and graphics in as high a resolution as possible. When scanning, set the format as tif or jpg, with a resolution of 300 dpi.

References in text

  • Within the running text, short references are placed in brackets. Example: (King 1995, p. 66)
  • When identifying the author, please do not apply any formatting.

Reference lists

For each reference in the text, please enter the source in the reference list in alphabetical order. If possible, the reference list should comply with the following conventions:


König, K. (1995): Sinnesentwicklung und Leiberfahrung. Curative educational aspects of the sensory teaching of Rudolf Steiner, 4th edition. Verlag Freies Geistleben, Stuttgart.

Works of Rudolf Steiner

Steiner, R. (1995): Heilpädagogischer Kurs (GA 317). Anthroposophic Press, Hudson.

Contributions in an edited volume/collected volume

Müller-Wiedemann, H. (1988): Die verstellte Welt. Zum geisteswissenschaftlichen Verständnis des frühkindlichen Autismus. In: Holtzapfel, W. et al.: Der frühkindliche Autismus als Entwicklungsstörung. Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Stuttgart.

Contributions to a magazine/journal

Küttner, A. (2000a): Sozialtherapie – Heilende Agogik. In: Soul Care in Healing Education and Social Therapy, 19, p. 13-16.

If there are several authors, editors or places, please separate them with semicolons.

Texts from the Internet

Fischer, A. (2010): Zur Qualität der Beziehungsdienstleistung in Institutionen für Menschen mit Behinderungen. Apendix.
anhang.pdf. Abrufdatum: 05.04.2013


The receipt of a text is confirmed by the editorial office. The editorial team then reviews the text and decides whether to accept it. We assume that submitted texts have not already been published elsewhere and are not submitted or intended for publication elsewhere without consultation. Contributions are proofread by the editorial team. Suggestions for changes in content will be coordinated with the author. Prior to printing, the author will receive a print-ready copy for review. The editorial office cannot guarantee that a contribution will appear in a particular issue.


As a rule, contributions to the journal are not remunerated. The author receives 2-3 specimen copies per contribution.

Author’s note

For the author’s note we need a photo as well as a brief description of your professional biography (about 2-3 lines), place of work and focus of your professional activities.

Contact editor

Gabriele Scholtes, Managing Editor: