Abstracta - Electronic Journal of Philosophy Past Issues Mailing List Abstracta News
 
 
regras para contribuições

Instructions to Authors

 

(1) Abstracta welcomes contributions of the following types:

(a) Articles
(b) Book reviews. We only publish reviews of recent work relevant to the analytic philosophical tradition.
(c) Discussions. Comments on works published previously in Abstracta (but not elsewhere) are welcome. In the case of acceptance, the original author will be invited to make a reply to the comments. The proponent of the discussion will be allowed another reply and the exchange will be closed at that point. But an extension may be considered by the editors.


(2) All submissions of articles should be sent as an e-mail attachment to submissions@abstracta.pro.br in MS Word format (.doc). Authors are asked to observe the following requirements:

(a) Submissions must be written in English or Portuguese.
(b) Submissions must be double spaced and in 12-point font. Authors must use the following fonts:
(I) Main Text – Times New Roman
(II) Logic Symbols – Symbol
(III) Greek – Sil Galatia
(IV) Gothic – Faktur BT

(c) Authors should use standard logic symbols. Otherwise, the symbolic notation must be defined in the text.
(d) The recommended length for articles is not more than 30 pages including all notes and references. The editors can consider cases that don’t meet this guideline. But authors should note that there is no guarantee that their submissions will be accepted in such a case.
(e) All articles submitted must be accompanied by an abstract in English (maximum 200 words). If the article is not written in English or Portuguese, it must also be accompanied by an abstract written in the same language as the original text.
(f) We practice blind selection and blind review. So authors are required to submit their work in the following format: The author's name and institutional affiliation are not to appear in the manuscript. References to the author's own work must be cast in such a way that they do not reveal the author's identity. Acknowledgements that could allow a reader to deduce the author's identity must be removed for the initial review. In a separated file there must be the author’s name, the article’s title, keywords, the author’s e-mail address and the author’s institutional affiliation.
(g) References must observe the following format:
(I) Bibliography:

(i) Books – books are to be referenced by giving: Author's Surname and initials. Date of Publication in brackets. Title in Italics. Place of publication. Publisher. (E.g.: Quine, W.V.O. (1951) Word and Object, Cambridge: The MIT Press). Where two authors are involved, cite the first surname followed by “&”. Where more than two authors are involved, cite the first surname followed by “et al”. If the book is a collection of articles, cite the name of the editor followed by “ed.” in brackets. Where more than one editor is involved, cite the editors’s names followed by “eds.” in brackets. Use the abbreviation “trans.” for translator. In that case, cite the name of the translator after the title of the work followed by “trans.” in brackets.

(ii) Book Chapters – chapters are referenced by giving: Author's Surname and initials. Date of publication in brackets. Put the title of the chapter in single quotes followed by “IN”. The Author's Surname and initials and the title of the book in Italics. Place of publication. Publisher. If the author of the chapter and of the book is the same person, then cite the name of the author only once. (E.g.: Quine, W.V.O. (1951) ‘Two Dogmas of Empiricism’, IN From a Logical Point of View, Cambridge: Harvard University Press).

(iii) Journal Articles – articles are referenced by giving: Author's Surname and initials. Date of publication in brackets. Put the title of the article in quotes. Name of the journal in italics, Volume No. Page numbers. (E.g.: Smart, J.J.C. (1959) ‘Sensations and Brain Processes’, Philosophical Review, 68, 141-156).


(iv) Dissertations or theses – dissertations and theses are referenced by giving: Author's Surname and initials. Date of completion in brackets. Title in Italics followed by the nature of the work in brackets. Institution.

(v) On-line Texts – on-line texts are referenced by giving: Author's Surname and initials. Put the title of the text in quotes. Internet address. Date upon which you accessed the information.

(II) Footnotes: Cite the author’s surname followed by the year of publication and the number pages. The year of publication and the number pages must be in brackets and separated by a colon. (E.g.: Quine (1951: 121-3)).

(3) Authors will be notified of their submissions by e-mail.
(a) Only articles in the analytic philosophical tradition will be considered. But Abstracta encourages the interchange of ideas, especially the exploration of the borderline between philosophy and other disciplines.
Authors must be sensitive to the virtues of clarity, rigour and intellectual honesty. Authors should make efforts to provide original approaches to the topics with which they are concerned in their articles, and should try to avoid merely historical or expository approaches.
(b) Authors will be notified of the need of making changes to their articles when such changes are suggested by the editorial board.
(c) It is understood that manuscripts submitted to Abstracta for consideration have not been published previously, in part or in whole, and are not simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Every effort will be made to ensure that decisions on all submissions take place within six months of receipt.

 

Home | Journal | Links | News
©2004-2009 Abstracta