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The journal is indexed in FIS Bildung, pedocs, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Proquest and further indexing is in progress.

From the 103rd volume (2011) of the DDS, all main articles, i.e. contributions for the focus topic and for the column “Further Articles”, will be subject to a peer review. After a preselection of the articles with regard to the orientation of the DDS by the editorial staff, the texts will be subject to a double-blind review by voluntary referees. At the end of the review procedure, which may take at least eight weeks due to the new practice, the authors will receive a notice about the acceptance of their manuscripts (when indicated with hints for further revision) or about the refusal respectively. The names of the voluntary reviewers will be published in issue 4 of the respective volume of the journal.
Contributions for the columns “Reports”, “Discussion” and “Reviews” will be surveyed by at least three members of the editorial staff.