Community Standards

According to CSE’s concept of the CSE community, each contribution in the comment section should be designed and understood as a serious analytical fragment. Hence, a set of community standards has to be followed:

1. A CSE community member has to be clearly identifiable to the readership via her/his first and last name. Hence, the nickname for the CSE community will be identical as the member’s first and last name. The option of an artificial nickname will not be given.

2. CSE welcomes debate and dissent. However, CSE expects the discussion to be grounded in a culture of academic debate focusing solely on arguments with regard to content rather than any form of personal sentiment. CSE encourages a respectful and tolerant character of debate between different schools of thought and disciplines.

3. CSE suggests to all CSE community members to keep their comments concise, critical and clearly focused on the arguments and theses of the article in question. Each comment will have a maximum length of 700 words. Should a CSE community member feel the need for a fundamental and extensive critique of a contribution, CSE is happy to offer space for a traditional, peer-reviewed response in a subsequent edition.

4. CSE will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or any kind of hate-speech, as well as comments which could be interpreted as such. Any comments with discriminatory views on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability, a.o. will be sanctioned. Any CSE member trying to post a comment with such content will be excluded and banned from the CSE community.

5. CSE community will be moderated by CSE editors. If the editors feel that a comment may not be written in accordance to the CSE community standards, they retain the right to contact the author with a request to clarify her/his argument or in case of a clear violation to withhold the comment’s posting.