Text Formatting

Texts should be submitted in .doc or .rtf format, and edited using the Times New Roman font, 12 point font size (10 point font size for endnotes).

Title Page

Texts should be prepared for blind reviewing. Authors should write their name, position, affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail address) on a separate page.


All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract (max. 200 words) in English, together with the English version of the title.


5-10 keywords should be provided in English, after the abstract. This applies to book reviews and debates as well.

Length of texts

The length of texts submitted for publication should be 3,000-7,500 words for articles and 1,000-2,000 words for book reviews.


We accept submissions in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Informations about Authors

Authors should also submit a short description of their research interests and recent publications. This description should not exceed 5 lines and should be sent separately.

Citation and List of References

References should follow the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style, the 16th edition (see the Quick Guide).

Sources are cited in the text, in parenthesis, as follows: author’s last name, date of publication, page number. Citations in the text must agree exactly with the list of references. All sources that appear in the one place must appear in the other. Multiple sources by the same author(s) should be listed chronologically, from the earliest to the most recent. The reference list should only include works that are cited in the text.

Sample reference for single author books:

Citation in the text: (Dahrendorf 1997, 45).

Entry in the reference list: Dahrendorf, Ralph. 1996. After 1989. Morals, Revolution and Civil Society. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Sample reference for journal articles:

Citation in the text: (Bernstein 1982, 825)

Entry in the reference list: Bernstein, Richard J. 1982. “From Hermeneutics to Praxis.” Review of Metaphysics 35 (4): 823-845.

For all other references, please consult the Chicago-Style Citation Guide.


Endnotes should only be used to provide extensive information about a particular idea mentioned in the footnotes or in the text. Endnotes cannot be substituted for the Reference List.


Acknowledgments of grants, funds, etc. should be placed in the footnotes or before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Submission. Limiting conditions of publication.

Papers should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the editors at:


Articles for the Book Reviews section can be submitted at any time.

Although there also is no restiction for submitting scientific articles, the journal have a minimum scheduled interval of three consecutive issues between two published articles of the same author(s). The official acceptance of a scientific article does not mean “immediate publication”. Authors shall be notified about the estimated period or specific issue where their articles will be published. The decision granting a derogation to this rule is made by the editorial board, based on the recommandation of the scientific board. Book reviews ans interviews are not subject to this rule.