ISSN 1414-1906 printed version
ISSN 1982-8837 online version



Scope and Policy

The journal Pandaemonium Germanicum, published since 1997 by the German Area of the Department of Modern Letters of the FFLCH/USP and the Post-Graduate Program in German Language and Literature, constitutes a forum for academic discussion in Germanistic fields, namely: German language literature, compared literature and cultural studies related to German-speaking countries, German linguistics, applied and contrastive linguistics (Portuguese/German), teaching of German as a foreign language and studies on translation logic. Pandaemonium seeks to disseminate studies by Germanists from Brazil and abroad, and to promote dialogue among Germanistic and other areas of Letters, as well as other spheres of knowledge.

Pandaemonium accepts submission of the following types of texts in the areas outlined above:

  1. Original articles in Portuguese, German, Spanish or English languages (minimum of 15, and maximum of 30, pages).
  2. Review articles
  3. Critical summaries of dissertations, theses, translations and books of interest and on the areas in question. Foreign books must have been published within the past 3 years, and Brazilian editions within the last 2 years;
  4. In exceptional cases, translations of excellent references articles and interviews with seminal authors or eminent professors in the area may be included.

The journal considers texts on the topics listed above, written in continuous text, addressing specific themes in line with its Call for Papers.

The articles must be accompanied by an abstract in English and a summary in the original language of the article. Summaries must be a minimum of 50, and maximum of 200, words in length. Reviews should not be accompanied by a summary.

The articles undergo editorial screening and will be reviewed by two experts (double blind peer review). In the cases of divergent assessments of the work, the manuscript will be assessed by a third reviewer. The editors reserve the right to take the final decision about the publication.

It is required that the articles submitted for review for publication in Pandaemonium are not simultaneously submitted for publication to other journals or other editorial organs.

The opinions and ideas expressed in the articles published are the responsibility of their respective authors.

In case of proven plagiarism, the article will be removed from the journal.

There are no fees for submission and review articles.

The copyright of the articles belongs to the authors.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The texts published by Pandaemonium must comply with ABNT standards and be submitted according to the following specific instructions:

1. Title - centered, in boldface, with only initial letters of the words in uppercase. Font: Geometr231 BT 26. The title must be translated into English.

2. Use the corresponding form or a separate file to indicate: Full name of author(s), institution, department, address of the institution, city, country, email address for correspondence. Ex.:

Full Name, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Departamento de Letras Modernas, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 403, 05508-900, São Paulo/SP, Brasil. Email:

2.1. Use the corresponding online form to inform sources of funding for the work.

3. Abstract and Summary and/or Zusammenfassung - inclusion of an abstract in English is compulsory, along with a summary in Portuguese or Spanish, for Portuguese and Spanish articles, respectively; or a Zusammenfassung in German for articles in the German language. For articles in Portuguese/Spanish, a Zusammenfassung may also be provided. A summary may also be provided for articles In German. The word Abstract/Summary/Zusammenfassung in Times New Roman 11, boldface, with uppercase initial letter, should be followed by a colon. The summary text must be typed in Times New Roman 11 font, with standard spacing and no indentation. The summary must be a minimum of 50, and maximum of 200, words in length.

Note: Reviews should not be accompanied by a summary.

4. Keywords/Palavras-chave/Stichwörter - should be included at the end of summaries by inserting a blank line, with a Times New Roman 11 font and standard spacing. The words Keywords/Palavras-chave/Stichwörter should be in boldface, and followed by colon. A total of 3 to 5 keywords are required in English, 3 to 5 palavras-chave in Portuguese and 3 to 5 Stichwörter in German, separated by semi-colons.

Note: Keywords should not be included for Reviews.

5. Text - in Times New Roman 12, with line and paragraph spacing of 1.5. . (Spacing between paragraphs throughout the text: 3 pt). Articles should contain a minimum of15, and maximum of 30, pages. Articles containing less than 15 pages will not go before the reviewers. (For reviews: minimum length of 2 and maximum of 5 pages).

5.1. Paragraphs: should employ tabs (1,25 cm).

5.2. Subtitles: Geometr231 BT 19.5, no indentation , only initial letter in capitals. Numbering should be done using Arabic numerals.

5.3. Tables and illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs etc.) must be consistent with the general standard of the text and fit within the space allocated by the author. A resolution of 72 px is recommended for images. The use of large images should be avoided.

5.4. Notes should be avoided. When necessary, notes should appear at the foot of the page, and be numbered in order of appearance. Font: Times New Roman 10, standard spacing.

5.5. Emphases or highlights within the text body should be done using boldface. Phrases in foreign languages should be in italics. Underscores should not be used.

5.6. Citations of up to three lines should be placed between quotes (not in italics), followed by author's surname (in small capitals - not in upper case!), year of publication and page number(s). E.g.: (Lieblich 2005: Citations greater than 3 lines should be indented 1.25 cm on the left, in Times New Roman 11 font, no quotation marks or italics, and use standard spacing, and be followed by author's surname (in Small capitals), year of publication and page number(s).

Some example citations

Direct citation of three lines or less
Bornheim (1992:57) also affirms " Assim, a plasticidade do texto compõe-se juntamente com os recursos de que lança mão a encenação."

Direct citation
Para o dramaturgo e diretor alemão Bertolt Brecht (1967), o teatro não deve proporcionar apenas as sensações e os impulsos que são permitidos pelo respectivo contexto histórico [...].

Citation of a citation and

Citation greater than three lines

Nesse sentido, [...] Henry Giroux (apud Rajagopalan 2003: 105) argumenta que

Ensinar, nos termos de Freire, não é simplesmente estar em sala de aula, mas estar na história, na esfera mais ampla de um imaginário político que oferece aos educadores a oportunidade de uma enorme coleção de campos para mobilizar conhecimentos e desejos que podem levar a mudanças significativas na minimalização do grau de opressão na vida das pessoas.

6. Annexes - should be avoided. If included, annexes must be placed prior to the bibliographic references, preceded by the word Annexes in boldface with only the initial letter in capitals, with no indentation or numbering. When involving previously published texts, permission of the publisher's for publication must be included. Annexes should only be used when absolutely necessary.

7. Bibliographic references - (ABNT) should include only the texts cited in the paper. The words Bibliographic references, with capital B, in Geometr231 BT 19.5 font, and no indentation, should be used. Standard spacing and automatic offset should be used for bibliographic references. Font: Times New Roman 11, should be used for authors' surnames, Small capitals). (See examples).

Bibliographic reference is not to be numbered.

Examples of bibliographic references


Rajagopalan, Kanavillil. Por uma lingüística crítica: Linguagem, identidade e a questão ética. São Paulo, Parábola Editorial, 2003.

Book chapter

Ehlich, Konrad / Rehbein, Jochen. Einige Interrelationen von Modalverben. In: Wunderlich, Dieter (ed.). Linguistische Pragmatik. Wiesbaden, Athenaion, 21975, 318-341.

Journal Article

Aubert, Francis Henrik. Modalidades de tradução: teoria e resultados. In: TradTerm 5(1), 1998, 99-128.

Newspaper article

Teixeira, Ivan. Gramática do louvor. In: Folha de S. Paulo, Jornal de Resenhas. São Paulo, 08/04/2000, 4.

Dissertation and thesis

Brito, Eduardo Manoel de. Quando a ficção se confunde com a realidade - As obras In der Strafkolonie / Na Colônia Penal e Der Prozess / O Processo de Kafka como filtros perceptivos da ditadura civil-militar brasileira. Tese de doutorado. FFLCH/USP, São Paulo, 2005.

Online Publication - INTERNET

Neumann, Gerson R. 'Brasileiros sobre a Europa' - Brasil: além do centro e da periferia? In: Revista Contingentia 2, Porto Alegre, nov. 2007, 29-35. (23/01/2008).

CONCLUDING REMARKS: Non-compliance with the format rules will lead to rejection of the work


Submission of the manuscripts

The journal accepts manuscripts continuously


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