Submission Guidelines

Academic Quarter only accepts abstracts and articles tied to its thematic calls.


Abstracts and articles in English, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish will be accepted.


Abstracts and articles should be sent to Annemette Helligsø
Do not send abstract or articles to us through the website, only by email.

Word count and duration

Abstracts should be: 150 words.
Articles should be: 3,000 – 3,500 words
Video essays should be: 7–12 minutes.

Authors should check the following, as submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines. We especially stress the use of the article style sheet:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • Use the article style sheet when writing: Download the style sheet
    This style sheet contains further information about reference system, structure of article, keywords, author's cv, English language abstract, etc.
  • To ensure our double-blind peer review of the articles, authors should delete their names from the text, replace with "author" and year used in the references. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties of the file.


  • Any illustrations must also be submitted as separate files. Any illustrations must be necessary for the overall argument of the article.
  • Illustrations should be of good quality (either PNG, JPEG or TIFF format).
  • Tables, diagrams and figures should be attached as original files, not as image files.
  • If an article contains copyrighted illustrations this must be stated in their captions, so that it is clear that only the text of the article pertains to the license of the journal, i.e. Creative Commons Attribution License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


  • The use of notes should be limited to the greatest possible extent, possibly avoided altogether. Include the information in the main text instead.


  • Ensure meticulously that references follow the Chicago ‘Author-Date’ style
  • When available, the DOI-number of a publication should be provided at the end of the reference.

Video essays

Video essays should be 7-12 minutes long and accompanied by an academic guiding text between 1,000-1,500 words. The video essay should be of scholarly quality and may be argumentative (documentary) or symbolic (metaphorical) or a combination. The guiding text should clearly explain the argument in the video essay as well as the insight that the viewer may gain from watching it. This guiding text should follow the directions in the article style sheet.

Video essays should be final and handed in as a separate mp4-video-file. Academic Quarter supports only publication and not the technical development of video essays.

Video essays and the guiding text will be reviewed together. Criteria for reviewing video-essays are
a) the lucidity of the argument,
b) the technical and stylistic execution of the video material and
c) the clarity of the guiding text.