About This Journal

Aims and Scope

Editorial Board


Call for Papers

Instructions for Authors

Communication and Argumentation in the Public Sphere

ISSN: 1843 7893 (print version)

Manuscript Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies that:

-  the work described has not been published in the same form before - the journal may accept contributions formerly presented in conferences, published in conference proceedings, and revised, provided the first dissemination context is mentioned; 

- the article is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; 

- its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities tacitly or explicitly at the institute where the work has been carried out. 

The publishers will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Manuscripts and CDs submitted for evaluation before publication cannot be returned. 


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

How to Submit

Manuscripts should be submitted in the original file format (preferably .doc) and in PDF format. If this is not possible, two printouts of the manuscript must be submitted to both editors. Manuscripts should be sent in attached files to both editors' e-mail addresses. The message subject should be CAPS-IssueX - with X standing for the issue number you presume the article will be published in. The article submitted for evaluation should be attached in a file named after the author's name: IssueX_LASTNAME_Firstname.doc (Example: Issue9_SMITH_John.doc).



All texts, including footnotes, should be double-spaced. A short abstract of 100 to 200 words should be included. For articles in languages other than English, an abstract in English should be also submitted. All manuscripts should be prepared for blind refereeing.  In matters of style, contributors are requested to follow the format outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style.

Title Page

The title page should include:

1. The name(s) of the author(s)

2. A concise and informative title

3. The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)

4. The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author


Please provide an abstract of 100 to 150 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word for Windows only.

Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.

Use only italics or CAPITALS for emphasis.

DO NOT use bold formatting.

DO NOT number the pages.

DO NOT use field functions.

DO NOT submit .docx files.

DO NOT use footnotes. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.

For Headings, use the decimal system with no more than three levels.

Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.

Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
Use non-automatic endnotes. For endnote references in the article text  and in the notes section, use square brackets.

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Save your file in .doc format.