Contribution Types

Please take into account the author instructions. In particular, the submissions should include short vita and photo of the author(s). Specific information about the different contribution types can be found here:


All submissions must follow the formatting instruction. For LaTeX please use this LaTeX package in combination with this LaTeX template source file.

Both parts can be downloaded in a single ZIP archive: complete LaTeX Package.

Important: Do not use the template.tex file but rather the KItemplate.tex source file!

Submission Process

  • All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field.
  • The Springer online submission system must be used. Authors that do not have an account have to create one. Important: At the beginning when asked about the Article Type please select S.I.: Decision Making from the list. Moreover, depending on the type of submission please select the following submission types from the drop-down menue when asked:

  • Technical contributions -> Fachbeitrag
  • Research Projects -> Projekt
  • Dissertation Abstracts -> Dissertationen und Habilitationen
  • Conference Reports -> Community
  • Book Reviews -> Bücherrezensionen

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: 20 December 2013
  • Notifications: 17 February 2014 (notifications will be send a few days later)

If necessary there will be a second reviewing round:

  • Revised submissions due: 10 March 2014
  • Notifications: 31 March 2014

The special issue will appear in August 2014.