Aims and scope

Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte (DVjs) ("German Quarterly for Literary Studies and Humanities") is considered the leading journal of German language and literary studies. Since its first publication in 1923, DVjs has played a decisive role in the development of the subject. Four issues per year offer interdisciplinary contributions and current trends from the fields of literary studies, philosophy and cultural history. The Editorial Board is committed to the highest academic standards, which makes the DVjs indispensable for both students and teachers.

Every article published in DVjs is reviewed and approved by all editors. Whenever necessary, they consult external expertise. This careful evaluation procedure ensures a high standard of quality which - under the specific conditions of research in the humanities - is a full equivalent of the single-blind peer review process in the life and social sciences. DVjs thus reaffirms its claim to be a leading journal in its field in the German-speaking world. The journal is committed to publish contributions that go beyond the increasingly short-lived publication practice of our day. In justified cases, this includes the publication of longer articles. In this way, DVjs remains true to its mission of providing a forum for professional exchange and the discussion of more far-reaching methodological perspectives in literary and cultural studies.