White Paper Series | Register Aspects of Language in Situation (REALIS)

The CRC1412 Register is issuing the peer-reviewed journal „Register Aspects of Language in Situation (REALIS)“, which is published on the open access publication edoc-server by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

About the series

REALIS publishes state of the art papers on register research, including but not limited to research and annotation guidelines, corpus descriptions, discussion papers, as well as excellent BA and MA theses. 

Submission guidelines

What to submit

We accept papers in English and German related to theoretical and empirical work on language register. The content must be related to situational-functional variation, including guidelines, corpora publications and documentations aimed at register research. Submissions are highly encouraged from both members of the CRC 1412 Register and external, non-CRC members.


Final publications in REALIS are formatted with LaTeX. We accept PDF for the initial submission, but the issues will be typeset in LaTeX, so we strongly encourage authors to use LaTeX right from the beginning. All submissions must adhere to the guidelines and templates provided for publication. 

    1. Authors may use the Language Science Press template for papers in edited volumes until our own templates are ready.
    2. Authors must respect the Generic Style Rules for Linguistics. The generic rules may be complemented by house rules.
    3. Authors should follow the basic requirements as given by Language Science Press:

Bibliographical information has to be submitted in BibTeX format. 


Submit to: realis.sfb1412@hu-berlin.de 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in REALIS agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication.
  2. Authors are free to make their work available elsewhere (e.g. in a repository or an anthology), but only under a non-exclusive license. We appreciate if credit to the initial publication is given.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).