Letter to authors


The manuscript must be submitted no later than January 5, 2015 to runforum (a) nordiska.uu.se.

File format

Submit your article as an ordinary text document (e.g. rtf, doc(x) or odt).


As main font, we encourage you to choose one that covers relevant characters with diacritics, for instance Times New Roman. If you need to display phonetic symbols or other special characters, we recommend Junicode as main font. For runes and transliterations you must use Svante Lagman’s standard fonts Runlitt A and Futhark A (however, do not use his TMS Special). Do NOT use non-Unicode fonts other than Lagman’s.

Typographical guidelines

Please apply a minimum of formatting to your manuscript. Here are some guidelines:

  • Font size: 12pt
  • Line height: 1,5
  • Headers: Regular size and style with a blank line before and after each header.
  • Paragraphs: Put a blank line before each new paragraph. Please do not use any form of indentation.
  • Pictures, illustrations, tables etc: Do not place pictures, illustrations or tables in your document. Instead, submit them as separate files, indicating in the manuscript where we should put them. Photographs must have a resolution of at least 300ppi.
  • Use italics for terms and linguistic examples (i.e. words in the source document’s language).
  • Bold style (Runlitt A) is reserved for runic transliterations.
  • Translations into a modern language must be put between single quotation marks.
  • Use quotation marks according to the respective language’s typographical conventions, i.e. “English”, „Deutsch‟, ”Svenska” etc.


10 pages (preferably) including abstract and references; not more than 15 pages.


We encourage you to write in your native language or in whatever language you master best, provided it is Danish, English, German, Norwegian, or Swedish (regardless of what language you chose to speak in at the symposium).

Abstract and keywords

Please submit an abstract and keywords in English along with your manuscript (regardless of the language of the article itself). The abstract should not exceed 250 words.


The proceedings will be published in Runrön. The series uses a modified Harvard system. Please take a look at the latest volume in the series, available online at http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-121586.

Guidelines regarding the list of references

Monograph Last name, First name, 1990: Title. Sub title. Place. (Series 15.)
Monograph 2nd ed Last name, First name, 1990: Title. Sub title. 2nd ed./2 uppl./2. Aufl. Place. (Series 15.)
Article in journal Last name, First name, 1990: Title. In: Journal 20. Pp./S. 115–120.
Article in collection Last name, First name, 1990: Title. In: Title. Ed. by/Red. av/Hg. v. First name Last name, First name Last name & First name Last name. Place. (Series 15.) Pp./S. 115–120.
Collection Abbreviation [e.g. Festskrift x or Von Thorsberg nach Schleswig] = Title. Ed. by/Red. av/Hg. v. First name Last name, First name Last name & First name Last name. Place. (Series 15.)
Different authors Lastname, First name & Last name, First name, 1990: etc.
Websites Last name, First name, 1998: Title. http://abc.xy (2014-06-01).
Reviews Last name, First name, 1998: rec. av/review of/Rez. von Last name 1997 [if the reviewed work appears in the bibliography as well]. In: etc.

Including publisher is optional, as is using italics for book and journal titles, as long as you are consistent. The use of “ed.”, hrsg. von”, “red.” etc. depends on the language of your article, not of the source referenced.