Manuscripts are submitted using the OMP Software Die Küste. Submission of papers in MS-Word "Die Küste" format template in English or German is preferred, but papers may also be submitted (unformatted) in Latex format. As described in the formatting guidelines, the manuscript, including all figures and tables, should not exceed a total length of 30 pages.
Authors who use Citavi software for reference management purposes can use the Citavi corresponding citation style in Englisch (EN) oder German (DE).
Add citation styles in Citavi
1. Download the German or English citation style for Die Küste. Right mouse button EN or DE - save target as.
2. Find the subfolder "Custom Citation Styles" in your Citavi folder (usually under Documents -> Citavi 6 -> Custom Citation Styles) and paste the downloaded citation style there.
3. Open your Citavi project and select the subitem "Citation Styles" under the tab "Citation". Now you can select and use the citation style for Die Küste.
Authors must check the following before submitting a manuscript:
The subject fits into the focus areas referred to in the content of the code of conduct.
Manuscripts for scientific articles (category 1 to 3) contain scientifically relevant findings. These findings are clearly stated in the abstract.
Practice reports (category 4) contain general information relevant to practice.
The objective of the manuscript is clearly stated.
The state of knowledge is adequately presented based on a thorough and complete literature review.
An identifiable method has been used.
The conclusions are presented logically and consistently and are supported (e.g. by data).
The manuscript is well structured.
The contribution is factual and precisely worded.
The grammar and syntax used in the manuscript are correct.
The figures and tables support the text, are of good quality and, together with the caption, self-explanatory.
Appropriate and complete keywords are given.
The text has not been previously published or submitted for publication in any other journal. Exceptions to this are possible in consultation with the publisher and chief editor; for this purpose, written contact should be made or a corresponding note attached when the manuscript is submitted.
The format template is used correctly for the manuscript and the maximum number of pages is not exceeded.