We welcome contributions that fit the thematic, geographic and interdisciplinary profile of this blog/journal. As a multimedia platform, we offer a variety of formats for contribution – from classic scholarly essays and shorter notes to audio, video and photographic materials. Alongside research-related pieces, we are happy to publish interviews with experts, researchers and policymakers, short opinion pieces on current events, and discussions with authors of recent books.

If you would like to contribute to Frictions, please complete this form where you can submit proposals for contributions or completed pieces that have received approval from the editoral board. You can also contact the editorial board directly at in English or German.

We are happy to take general enquiries and proposals for contributions. When suggesting an idea, please state which format – Essays, Research Notes or Current Debates – you consider most suitable and outline the themes your contribution could address. We also welcome pitches for interviews, proposals for discussions of new books, or exhibitions etc. Please also give a rough estimate of when you envisage completing your contribution.

All written contributions will be proofread by native speakers of English or German. Essays will be subject to peer-review. Either in text references (Author Date) or footnotes are welcome. Please use US-English or British English spellings consistently. For German contributions, use standard German according to the Rechtschreibung. We will update the site shortly with a full set of author guidelines and a style guide.