Guidelines for articles on this website

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Most members of this institute will draft one article about themselves (Mitarbeiter-page) and one about their work (Projekt-page) for the IKGA website. They are moreover requested to update these pages at least once a year. Finally, all events organized at the IKGA are announced and documented by single articles on this site. Here are a few general guidelines what to keep in mind when drafting or correcting such articles.

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General points

  • Articles on this website are meant for a general, educated audience, not necessarily for close academic colleagues. Accordingly, the style of each article should be as widely comprehensible as possible.
  • This applies also for project titles. They should be short and contain only a minimum of specific names and terms.
  • In order to keep the need of updating at a minimum (and in contrast to an application), project pages should not contain any future plans or promises but simply describe the topic – and perhaps also the methodology – of your research.
  • Project pages should start with a general paragraph. If the page is lengthy, then this paragraph alone will be displayed at first followed by a “read more” link. It may also be included in an overview page (again followed by a "read more" link). Please take this into consideration when writing the first paragraph.
  • Articles should not be too minimalistic, but also not too detailed. Project descriptions, personal pages, and event pages may also include sub-pages (c.f. Tantraproject).
  • You are encouraged to add visual material (or ask the website managers to help you in this respect).
  • Structure your page with subheaders (== ... == or === ... ===).
  • If you have an external website for your project, please link to it. If you are carrying out research at the IKGA for a topic treated on an external website of yours, please refer to your IKGA project on that website (e.g. by stating that research for the project is carried out within the FWF project no. 000000 at the IKGA).

“Mitarbeiter” pages

Every member of the institute should have a personal page, no matter how long he or she is employed. Pages of former members are not deleted but remain accessible via ehemalige Mitarbeiter. You are free to choose either English or German.


  • Personal pages typically include information on your academic education, research interests and previous projects.
  • A more specific paragraph should be devoted to your work at the IKGA. Mention IKGA research projects and add an internal link ([[xy-project]]) to the specific project page.
  • Add a list of your major publications
  • Optional: detailled CV in PDF-Format (see below)
  • Optional: detailled list of publications in PDF-Format


  • Pagename: create a page called “Firstname Familyname”. Then move (verschieben) this page to “Mitarbeiter/Familyname” (important for listing purposes). This implies that both pagenames are valid and can be used for internal linking.
  • Add a Mitarbeiter-template including name, mail address, telephone number, link to CV, etc. You can also add your picture here (see Hilfe:Advanced). The template looks like this:
 | ...
For more information see Vorlage:Mitarbeiter or have a look at the source code of other Mitarbeiter pages.
  • Monographs should be wrapped in a {{literatur:..}} template (see Hilfe:Vorlagen or ask webmaster).

Sample page

“Projekt” pages

Every project should be documented by an article of its own on this website. These pages are typically based on abstracts for the FWF or on paragraphs of the Jahresbericht. However, keep in mind that these pages should remain relevant for a longer period and thus differ in nature and content from applications (do not use phrases like "in the future"...).

DISCUSS! (BK: is this not too much work?) In contrast to Mitarbeiter-pages, project pages are usually available in German and English (thanks to the help of our office staff).


  • Title: create a page called “short project title”. For internal linking etc. the title should be as short as possible but still telling.
  • Header: Put “{{titel|long project title}}” in the first line of the Projekt page. If the title is really long, add “{{titel|long project title|small}}”.
  • Add a Projekt-template (“{{projekt| ...}}”) including direction, researcher, funding, etc. See Vorlage:Projekt or have a look at the source code of other Mitarbeiter pages.
  • Add relevant published books or web links under a respective header at the bottom of the page.

Sample pages

“Event” pages

Event pages serve two purposes, announcement and documentation. They typically contain a short abstract and information on the people involved. Larger events may contain subpages (programme, abstracts). After the event, material for documentation (e.g. handouts) may be added to the page. When announcing an event on a mailing list, a link to the IKGA event page can then be used. Visual material (topic and/or speaker) is highly appreciated (please ask invitees).


  • Pagename: “event/Code_Year” (Code can be a name or a topic.)
  • Event pages include the template “event” (see Vorlage:Event).
  • Usually pages contain a subheader “Topic” and a subheader “Speaker”.

Sample pages

Online texts

The page online texts is meant to provide direct insight into our work at the institute. You may provide open access meterial, web projects etc. Implementation is usually done by the administrators of this website.

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