Submission Guidelines


SPC relies on the generosity of volunteers and writers who contribute their work free of charge. SPC has no salaried staff and depends entirely on the generosity of its donors and volunteers, including editorial as well as blogging/writing volunteers. In submitting work to SPC, authors agree to publication without receiving or requesting royalties or any other financial or other reward now or at any time in the future.

Articles for submission must be previously unpublished and in English (for the English website) or in German (for the German website that is currently being developed). Drafts or excerpts are acceptable for preliminary review if they include a brief proposal or description. Please copy-edit drafts as well as final versions carefully before submission.

In submitting work to SPC, authors agree to the policies of SPC, including free access and use of the material published in it with, of course, proper acknowledgment of authorship and source. Articles accepted will be copyrighted by SPC.

In submitting to SPC, the submittor attests that the work is original and that he or she is the author.


The submitted article or blog should not exceed 3,000 words in length.

At the beginning, a title, the author’s name, and a short abstract or description should precede the text. References and citations must appear in endnotes (not in the text) and conform to the APA documentation style.

Please use double spaced text with 12pt Times Font.

Citations and References:

All citations should be in endnotes (not in the text) and numbered sequentially with Arabic numbers (use the endnote function in your word processing program).

Endnote reference numbers should be placed at the end of the sentence.

For all citations and references please use APA documentation style.

Rights and Permissions:

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for the use of copyrighted material, including images, sound, and video files.

File Type and Required Information:

Please submit texts as a Microsoft Word file, and images in .png or .jpg format as an attachment to mediateam [at] stoppornculture [dot] org, writing “Article/Blog Submission” in the subject line. The message should include 1. author’s name, 2. title of the article or blog, 3. a short description or abstract, 4. information about the author including institution affiliation, mailing address and telephone number.

Submissions which do not adhere to these instructions will be returned to the author.


Statements of fact and opinion in the articles and blogs on the SPC website are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of the editors or sponsors of SPC. No representation, express or implied, is made of the accuracy of the material on this website and SPC cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made.