General Questions

How often is TRANSIT published?

We accept submissions on a rolling basis and following CFPs. Although our journal will continue to adhere to the traditional periodical format of academic publication, we hope to take even more advantage of the ability to update, augment, or revisit previously published topics online. If you would like to submit an article related to our recent topics (“Vibrationshintergrund,” “Orienting Europe,” “Participatory Media and Public Memory”), or any of the other topics that have been discussed in previous issues of TRANSIT, please consult the submission guidelines on our website.

What kind of submissions will TRANSIT consider for publication?

We accept papers and multimedia work, written in English or German, dealing with issues of mobility in a German-language context. Anyone may submit original scholarly or creative work to be considered for publication in TRANSIT. Every submission is peer reviewed before publication.

How does the peer review process work?

TRANSIT uses a double-blind peer review process. Faculty reviewing articles for TRANSIT are asked to use the same standards they would for a leading journal in the field. We are concerned with originality, coherence, clarity, and significance of the material. Comments, critiques, and suggestions are conveyed to the author, but the reviewer’s identity remains confidential. To be published, an article or monograph must receive two positive reviews, and the author must revise the work to address questions raised in the reviews.

Where should I send my manuscript?

Please send submissions and inquiries to transitjournal@berkeley.edu. For more information on formatting your manuscript, please see our stylesheet.

As an attachment, please include 2 documents:

  1. An abstract of 400 words or less; 5-10 keywords for your article;
  2. The article in native document format, preferably Microsoft Word. Please DO NOT include any identifying information in the Word document itself, as articles are subject to a blind review process.

In the body of your e-mail, please make sure to mention:

  1. The article’s title;
  2. Your name and affiliation;
  3. That the article is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.