Submissions to SYNTHESIS should be formatted in accordance with the notes below and sent as .docx or .doc or .rtf files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Submission process is divided into two steps: (1) Submission of the Extended Abstract; (2) Submission of the Manuscript, provided the Extended abstract is accepted.
Extended abstracts are expected to be between 300-500 words, along with keywords. Extended abstracts must include the full title of the manuscript, the name(s), the affiliation, and complete contact details of all authors. Please note that the Extended abstract is not meant to be the abstract included in the title page and in the manuscript (see below).
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:
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 also 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 abstracts 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 100-200 words and be accompanied by 4-6 keywords.
Length All articles should be between 8.000-10.000 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 ‘single quotation marks’ and followed by the source reference (below). Single quotation marks should be used except where there is a quotation within another: in this case, use “quotation marks” within the ‘single quotation marks’. Please note that “quotation marks” should only be used within quotations. 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: ‘QUOTATION’ (Recanati 2012: 45). If the author’s name has been already mentioned, please omit it. For example: as Recanati put it ‘QUOTATION’ (2012: 45).
Source references in the footnotes if you are only mentioning the reference, use author’s last name plus year, plus page numbers if required. For example: Recanati (2012: 45); otherwise you can follow the the same rules as above.
References Source references are to be supplied in the References at the end of the text.
Full references should follow the style of the below examples:
McGinn, C., (2000) Logical Properties: Identity, Existence, Predication, Necessity, Truth, Oxford, Clarendon 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 PressFor any question or further information, please feel free to contact us, by sending an email to email@example.com