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Submission Procedure

Article manuscripts should be sent to [email protected] as an electronic attachment in Microsoft Word. Books for review should be proposed to the editors via this same e-mail address. All e-mails should be addressed to Managing Editor, philoSOPHIA.

Please do not simultaneously offer your article to another publication. Do not submit previously published articles without the permission of the editors.

Formatting Guidelines

1. Articles should be between 7,500 and 11,000 words. To maintain anonymity in the review process, put names, affiliations, and mailing addresses on a separate title page. Citations to an author's own works should be made in a way that does not compromise anonymity.

2. philoSOPHIA follows the Author/Date format of the Chicago Manual of Style. Refer to books within the text in italics with the (Author Date) enclosed within parentheses, and page number if relevant. For example: (Kant 1791, 3). For translations, use the publication date of the translation. Journal articles should be cited in the same manner, with titles of essays in quotation marks. For heavily referenced texts only, it is acceptable to use a code for parenthetical references, e.g. (SS, 12) for The Second Sex.

3. philoSOPHIA follows the SUNY Press Manuscript Preparation Guidelines. Double space the entire manuscript (including notes, reference list, and internal quotations). Use a 12 point font, preferably Times Roman.

4. Use endnotes rather than footnotes. Endnotes should be reserved for elaborations of content; specific references to cited material should appear within the text in the Author/Date format.

5. Your endnotes should also be non-embedded rather than the result of an automatic word-processor’s endnote function. This entails a simple ‘copy and paste’ operation: copy the notes and then paste them at the end of the document, renumbering them if the numbers disappear. After successfully copying the notes to the new location, you’ll need to delete them one at a time from their old locations. In each case, insert a new, non-automated number in the text at the appropriate place. Be sure all notes have a corresponding note number in the text and that they match properly. For more detailed guidelines, or if you’re uncomfortable with the ‘copy and paste’ method, please see: SUNY Press Manuscript Preparation Guidelines.

6. For quotations within the text, quotations of over five lines should be indented and blocked off from the rest of the text.

7. There should be a list of references at the end, including all the books and articles cited in the text and endnotes. References to more than one work by the same author should be listed in descending chronological order. References should be flush left (with no tabs).

8. Miscellaneous style matters:
  • Italicize words in a foreign language; in general, use italics instead of underlining.
  • Use American spelling.
  • Non-roman text (e.g. Greek, Hebrew, Arabic) should be transliterated.
  • Use single quotation marks for quoted material within a quotation and to mention linguistic expressions.
  • Periods and commas should always fall within quotation marks, unless followed by a parenthetical reference.

Reference List Examples (following Chicago Manual of Style Author/Date Guidelines):

- Journal article

Goux, Jean-Joseph. 1983, “Vesta, or the Place of Being.” Representations 1: 91-107.

- Book

Butler, Judith. 2004. Precarious Life. London: Verso.

- Article in a book

Irigaray, Luce. 1991. “Love Between Us.” In Who Comes After the Subject?, edited by Eduardo Cadava, Peter Connor, and Jean-Luc Nancy,167-177. New York: Routledge.