Submissions to SYNTHESIS should be formatted in accordance with the notes below and sent as .docx or .doc or .rtf files to 

The manuscript must be accompanied by a title page which includes the full title of the manuscript, the names, the affiliation, and complete contact details of all authors, and the bilingual abstract (if you are submitting an English paper, please feel free to translate your abstract into one of the languages accepted by Synthesis; if you are submitting a paper in one of the other accepted language, the abstract will be in the same language of the paper and in English). Abstracts should be included both in the title page and in the manuscript. Abstract should be between 100 and 250 words and be accompanied by 4-6 keywords.

Extended abstracts when required are expected to be between 300-500 words, along with keywords. Extended abstracts also must be accompanied by a title page which includes the full title of the manuscript, the names, the affiliation, and complete contact details of all authors.

Manuscripts should be prepared for double blind-review and therefore they should not contain any information concerning author names, institutions, etc. The format is the following:

Length All articles should be between 5000 – 8000 words in length, including footnotes, references and the abstract.

Typing format Texts must be submitted in Word. Please use Times, single spacing for text, footnotes and references. Use size 12 for text, size 10 for quotations set off from the regular text, size 10 for footnotes, size 12 for References at the end of the paper.

Quotations If not exceeding two printed lines, quotations must be inserted in the regular text, marked by «quotation marks» and followed by the source reference. Quotations longer than two printed lines must be set off from the regular text, with the source of quotation added at the end. No quotation marks will be used in this case. Please leave an empty line between the quotation and the text.

Source references in the body of the text For reference to a publication, use author’s last name plus year, plus page numbers if required. For example: (Recanati 2012: 45).

Footnotes Authors are asked to keep their footnotes to a minimum. Source references are to be supplied in the References at the end of the text. Please, use size 10 for footnotes.



McGinn, C., (2000) Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth, Oxford, Clarendon Press

Recanati, F., (2010) Singular Thought: In Defense of Acquaintance, in Jeshion, R. (ed.), New Essays on Singular Thought, Oxford, Oxford University Press

Articles in periodicals:

Sassi, M. M., (2016), ‘Parmenides and Empedocles on Krasis and Knowledge’, Apeiron, 49, 4, 451– 469.

Articles in collective volumes:

Garber, D., (2008), ‘Should Spinoza have published his philosophy?’, in Huenemann, C. (ed.), Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

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