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Instructions for Contributors

Kantian Journal

Editorial Policy see here.

Peer Review see here.

Publication Requirements

A submission has to be topical, novel, contain clearly stated aims and issues, a thorough presentation of the author’s arguments, a well-drawn conclusion, and also meet the formal requirements stated below.

The material presented for submission has to be original, owned by the author, with no part of it having been previously published, and no other agreement to publish it or part of it being outstanding. By submitting an article its author automatically accepts the obligation not to publish it in part or whole in any other editions without the Kantian Journal editorial board’s consent.

The manuscripts are accepted for submission throughout the year. However, for each specific issue of the Journal the submissions have to be sent no later than 4 months prior to the publication of the specific issue. The issues are published at the end of March, June, September and December.

Length and Structure

The recommended length of an article is from 30,000 to 60,000 characters (incl. spaces). This includes title, abstract, keywords and all references. Reference list in an article should include at least 20 items. Only the primary sources and research literature used in the text should be included in the list.

The recommended length of archival publication is no more than 60,000 characters (incl. spaces), including the preface, footnotes and references. Using footnotes instead of a list of references is  permissible. If the archive material’s length is no more than 10,000 characters, it may be included in the text of the paper which should then have a layout of a research article.

The recommended length of an interview is no more than 50,000 characters (incl. spaces), including the title, abstract, keywords and references.

The recommended length of the article in the Discussion section is from 10,000 to 50,000 characters (incl. spaces), including the title, abstract, keywords and references. If the text’s length is no more than 20,000 characters, it should follow the layout of a review (i.e., without the abstract).

The recommended length of reviews and reports is from 10,000 to 20,000 characters (incl. spaces), including the footnotes and references. Reviews should not have abstracts.

Articles should consist of the following parts:

Title

Author’s name

Institution’s name and address incl. postal code

Abstract

Keywords

Introduction

<Subheading 1>

<Subheading 2>

<Subheading NN>

Conclusion

Acknowledgments (if any)

References: no less than 20 items

The author(s): full name, academic degree, academic position, affiliation, city, country, e-mail.


Archival Publication should consist of the following parts:

Title of the introduction to the archive publication

Publicator’s name

Institution’s name and address incl. postal code

Introduction to the publication <Text>

Title of the archive publication

Initials and surname of the author of the published (archive) text.

The text of the publication

Reference to a grant or any other sources of financial support of the research (if any)

References

The publicator(s): full name, academic degree, academic position, affiliation, city, country, e-mail.

Interview should consist of the following parts:

Title

Author’s name

Institution’s name and address incl. postal code

Abstract

Keywords

Introduction

<Subheading 1>

<Subheading 2>

<Subheading NN>

Last footnote should contain information on the circumstances in which the interview was conducted and on the medium used (oral interview / written interview / interview by e-mail etc.).

Acknowledgments (if any)

References

The participants of the interview (each separately): full name, academic degree, academic position, affiliation, city, country, e-mail.

Book Review should consist of the following parts:

Title

Author’s name

Institution’s name and address incl. postal code

Bibliographic description of the reviewed book. If the review has no special title, the bibliographic description is used as a title.

Main text

Acknowledgments (if any)

References (at least one, to the book reviewed)

The author(s): full name, academic degree, academic position, affiliation, city, country, e-mail.

Conference Report should consist of the following parts:

Title

Author’s name

Institution’s name and address incl. postal code

Abstract

Main text

Acknowledgments (if any)

References (if any)

The author(s): full name, academic degree, academic position, affiliation, city, country, e-mail.


Title should contain no more than 12 words.

Abstract of an article should be 200-250 words long and written in English. All abstracts should consist of a single paragraph.

Abstract of an interview and a conference report should be 100-150 words long and written in English.

Keywords: the keywords list should contain 7 to 10 words that clearly represent the thematic content of the article. Note that they should be searchable terms.

Language: for articles written in English, authors should use British English.

Punctuation, Quotation Marks, and Italics

For articles written in English, punctuation marks should be inside double quotation marks (single for quotes within quotes) if a complete sentence has been quoted. For instance:

not “Out of nonbeing a higher being is to come forth”.

but “Out of nonbeing a higher being is to come forth.”

Punctuation at the end of section titles in Kant’s and others’ works should fall outside the closing quotation mark. For instance:

... “Transcendental Dialectic”.

For articles written in English, authors should use English quotation marks (“…”).

For articles written in German, authors should use German quotation marks („…“).

Authors should use italics for transliterated Greek, Slavic etc. languages. When Greek or Cyrillic is not transliterated, it does not need to be italicised.

Authors should use italics for Latin, German, French etc. expressions in articles written in English, and for Latin, English, French etc. expressions in articles written in German.

Citation Style and References

References in the main text are provided in parentheses.

For example:

(Howell, 1992, p. 297)

In references to a footnote text, the footnote should be indicated in the reference.

For example:

(Waxman, 1991, p. 150n28)

(EEKU, AA 20, p. 227n)

Different publications of the same author and of the same year should be marked with letters a, b, c… The same letters should be repeated in bibliographical references. For example:

in the text: 

(Reinhard, 1757a, p. 22).

in the list of references:

Reinhard, A. F., 1757a. Abhandlung von der beßten Welt. Welche den von der Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin für das 1755 Jahr ausgesetzten Preiß erhalten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von J. A. F. v. G.[entzkow], Greifswald.

Bibliographical References should be given at the end of the manuscript as the separate bibliography of used sources. Authors should be listed in alphabetical order. Different publications by the same author should be listed chronologically.

The citation style should match Harvard System of Referencing (6th edition).

Potential authors are kindly welcome to consult with styles used in the latest issues of theKantian Journal.

Examples of bibliographical references:

Monographs:

Jaspers, K., 1957. Die großen Philosophen. München: Piper.

Articles in journals:

Klima, G., 2004. Consequences of a Closed, Token-Based Semantics: The Case of John Buridan. History and Philosophy of Logic, 25(2), pp. 95-110.

Articles in edited collections:

King, P., 2001. Consequence as Inference. Medieval Proof Theory 1300–1350. In: M. Yrjönsuuri, ed. 2001. Medieval Formal Logic. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 117-145.

Edited collections of articles:

for paper in English:

Stolzenberg, J., ed. 2007. Kant in der Gegenwart. Berlin: De Gruyter.

for paper in German:

Stolzenberg, J., hg. 2007. Kant in der Gegenwart. Berlin: De Gruyter.

References to Kant’s original texts (Kant, I. Gesammelte Schriften (Akademie-Ausgabe), Berlin 1900 ff.) should be presented in the following form: Siglum, AA (Vol.-Number), page[s].

For example: (MpVT, AA 08, p. 264)

Siglen index see here:

References to the Critique of Pure Reason should be given as follows: (KrV, А 000) for the texts of the first edition, (KrV, В 000) for the texts of the second edition, and (KrV, А 000 / В 000) for fragments present in both editions.

For articles written in English references to the contemporary English translations of Kant’s texts should be used in addition to references to Kant’s original texts: (KrV, A 68 / B 93; Kant,2000a, p. 205). Kant’s texts translated into English must be included inthe list of references.

Other style points to note:

• Longer quotations of more than 5 lines should be displayed, that is, indented and separated from the text by a line space before and after, and with no quotation marks before or after.

• The quotations must keep the original text’s orthography and style, including archaic spelling.

• Dates should be expressed as 1 January 1998; the 1890s; the nineteenth century (but a sixteenth-century manuscript, a twentieth-century concept); 1888-1889; 1914-1918 (not 1914-8).

• Pages should be expressed as p. 23; pp. 23-25 (not pp. 23-5).

• Section titles in Kant’s and others’ works should be written with capitals for the principal words in the title and should be enclosed with quotation marks: “Doctrine of Virtue”. Whenever a reference is made to the argument of some section rather than to the passage itself capitals should not be used. For example:

The transcendental deduction remains thoroughly obscure.

The “Transcendental Deduction” was rewritten in the second edition.

Manuscript Preparation

  • Manuscripts must be submitted as either .DOC or .DOCX file, fitted for A4 page size (210´297 mm).

  • Margins (cm): top and bottom 2.00, left and right 2.00.

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12pt for main text and list of references, 10pt for footnotes.

  • Paragraph and line spacing: 1,5pt in the main body of text, single spacing in footnotes.

  • Please, do avoid automatic numbering of all sorts and hyperlinks.

  • Initials should be separated by non-breaking space (ex. G. E. Moore).

  • Punctuation marks should be followed by space.

  • Em dash (—) and en dash (-) should be differentiated.

In accordance with the Journal’s Editorial ethics, the author attaches to the manuscript a signed scan of the License agreement on the transfer of non-exclusive rights to use the work. The agreement confirms that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere, in whole or in part, as well as consent to the processing of personal data (to be completed separately for each author).
Publications that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned for revision or rejected.

Publication in this journal is totally free (no article submission charges nor article processing charges and no publication fees), as one of the main goals of the Journal is to provide global researchers with a free publishing platform. 

The submissions should be sent to the Journal’s secretary — Andrey Zilber, e-mail: kant@kantiana.ru

The submission may be accepted for publication by the Editorial Board only after the reviewing procedure and discussion. The reviewing process usually takes one to two months. The article file should be ready for blind review and must bear no trace of the author’s identity, except for the author info that would be deleted by the editor before sending the paper for peer review.

An author can publish no more than one article in a single issue of Kantian Journal and no more than one article and one or two texts of other types a year.