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Submission of manuscripts

Authors are asked to submit their manuscripts to the issue director(s) by email (unless the director(s) expressly asks for hard copies). Authors are requested to submit their articles in either Word or Open Office and to indicate in the email which program was used as well as the type of computer. The personal address, phone number, and email address should be mentioned at the bottom of the last page of the article.

Abstracts and keywords should be submitted to the issue director(s) with the manuscript.

Number of characters

As a general rule, each manuscript should be no longer than 36,000 characters (including spaces and footnotes), which corresponds to approximately 12 pages (margins set to 16cm x 24cm). If you anticipate exceeding this limit or plan to add illustrations to your contribution, it is necessary to inform the issue director(s) and seek their approval.

Abstract

The manuscript will be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 1,000 characters (spaces included) in French, German, and English.

Please do not forget to translate the title and subtitle in their entirety.

Keywords

Choose 5 keywords and provide them in the 3 languages.

However, the editorial staff reserves the right to slightly modify the chosen keywords, in the interest of a better editorial consistency and a better referencing of the article on the Internet.

Terms: mots-clés, Schlagwörter, keywords

Choice and ranking

  • identical in all 3 languages.

  • do not omit the most obvious (eg: the name of the author whose work is examined in the article).

  • go from the general to the particular.

  • avoid coordinations (eg : Kant and the lie).

Presentation

  • Proper names should take the following form: Last name (First name). If the last name contains a particle, it is to be included in the parenthesis, eg: Humboldt (Alexander von).

  • For French and English, capital letters are used with proper names only (otherwise, initial letters in lower case).

  • Keywords separated by commas.

  • No period at the end.

Formatting

Page formatting: A4

Please mention: the title of the manuscript, followed by the name of the author, followed by the author’s university affiliation. Each piece of information should appear on a separate line.

Please make sure that the levels of titles and subtitles within the manuscript are clear (for this, please do not use numbering, but rather use font size and italics/bolding).

Paragraphs: size 12 font (single-spaced). No spacing should appear between paragraphs. To begin a paragraph, simply start a new line (i.e., no tab or spacing should be used at the beginning of a new paragraph).

Footnotes: size 10 font (footnotes should not cover more than 1/5 of the page)

Quotations

Insertion of quotations within the body of the text

Quotations of less than three lines

They should be directly integrated into the body of the text, using double quotation marks. See following example:

Heidegger also adduces theology as an example: “Theology is seeking a more primordial interpretation of man’s being toward God.” Here once again an understanding of the meaning of being impacts an understanding of how human being is thought, and so the relation between human beings, as well as the relation of human beings to a world or to God.

Quotations of more than three lines

Please start them on a separate line and use size 10 font. They should not appear between quotation marks. They will appear offset from the left margin in the final publication. See following example:

This idea often sees the light of publication; it is even more heavily present in the oral tradition. In the spirit of interdisciplinary ecumenism, therefore, I want to begin by looking into this question. Consider, for example, the theologian Gordon Kaufman:

The central problem of theological discourse, not shared with any other “language game” is the meaning of the term “God.” “God” raises special problems of meaning because it is a noun which by definition refers to a reality transcendent of, and thus not locatable within, experience.

In particular, it seems to be widely accepted, among theologians, that Kant showed that reference to or thought about such a being (even if there is one) is impossible or at least deeply problematic.

Translation of quotations in other languages

Short quotations (fewer than three lines)

The English translation of the quotation should appear in-text, with the original citation in a footnote. Exceptions are possible when the author wishes to comment on linguistic aspects specific to the language in which the quotation was originally written.

Long quotations (more than three lines)

Use the English translation in-text. Provide the original version (respecting the punctuation from the source document) in a footnote.

Square brackets

Square brackets can be used to indicate that part of a cited passage has been omitted […], or to add comments within a quotation.

Punctuation

No space should appear before any mark of punctuation. One space should appear after each mark of punctuation.

No space before, space after /, except to indicate proportions (1/2, 3/4)

If a quotation occurs at the end of a sentence, only the sentence-final punctuation appears (relevant passages have been bolded):

Heidegger also adduces theology as an example. Thus according to Heidegger, theology has to be understood as a discipline “seeking a more primordial interpretation of man’s being toward God”. Here once again an understanding of the meaning of being impacts an understanding of how human being is thought, and so the relation between human beings, as well as the relation of human beings to a world or to God.
Rather, Kierkegaard brings back the use of the term to its Greek origin and defines the aesthetic stage as the stage of sensuality where Man
“is immediately what he is”.

This only exception to this are quotations ending in “?” or “!”. In such cases, the “?” or the “!” of the quotation is maintained and sentence-final punctuation is added after the quotation marks.

For quotations within a quotation, single quotes should be used (‘…’)

Italics

Please use italics for

book titles and journal titles; article titles should appear in normal font between quotation marks.

passages cited in Latin and non-English words: a fortiori, a priori, ibid., op. cit., idem, passim, supra, in fine

If the surrounding text is in italics, the abovementioned cases will appear in normal font.

Capital letters

Book titles and journal titles: use capital letters for all content words.

Footnotes

Please place footnotes at the bottom of each page, using continuous numbering for the entirely of your manuscript.

Please note that a footnote is deleted only when you delete its corresponding number in-text. In other words, deleting the content of the footnote will not delete the footnote.

In-text, please place the indication of a footnote after any punctuation mark.

Abbreviations

Please restrict use of abbreviations to those that are the most common, and define them at their first use.

To refer to dates, please write out the full name of the month

In talk about bibliographical reference, please use the following abbreviations:

  • volume          vol.

  • chapter            chap.

  • number            n°

  • page                 p. (please do not use pp.)

Please do not italicize “cf.” and “etc.”

Bibliographical information

In-text

For references in text, please include the name of the author(s), the year of publication, and (if necessary) the page number in parentheses.

(Name year: page number)

In certain instances, the name of the author(s) may be mentioned outside of the parentheses.

Name (year: page number)

For works with more than one author, use “&” for references in parentheses and “and” elsewhere. For a work with up to three authors, cite all three (separating the names by a comma); for works with more than three authors, use et al. When several authors are cited at once, please cite by alphabetical order (see second example).

In their discussion of Hume, Phillips and Tessin (1999) point out that…

In this respect, an analysis of Hume (Phillips & Tessin 1999) reveals that…

Much recent research has examined the importance of religion in the twentieth century (Cottingham 2005, Raschke 2005, Yeğenoğlu 2006)…

In his discussion of immortality, Williams (1993: 80) argues for…

Reference list

At the end of the article, provide an alphabetical list of all references cited.

Books

Last name, First name (year) Book Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

  • if desired, you may mention the first edition of a work between square brackets, after the date of the edition consulted (see first example).

  • If a book is a volume in a series, mention “vol.” after the title (see second example).

Adorno, Theodor W. & Horkheimer, Max (1997) [1944] Dialectic of Enlightenment. London: Verso.

Anscombe, G. E. M. (1983) Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind: Collected Philosophical Papers, vol. 2. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cottingham, John (2005) The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy, and Human Value. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Phillips, David Z. & Tessin, Timothy (eds.) (1999) Religion and Hume’s Legacy. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Chapter in a collected volume

Last name, First name (year) “Article title”, in First name Last name, Book Title. Place of publication: Publisher, pages.

Haaften, Wooter (1995) “Wittgenstein and the significance of private meaning”, in Paul Smeyers & James D. Marshall (eds.), Philosophy and Education: Accepting Wittgenstein’s Challenge. New York: Springer, p. 47-62.

Williams, Bernard (1993) “The Makropulos case: Reflections on the tedium of immortality”, in John Martin Fischer, The Metaphysics of Death. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, p. 71-92.

Reference to a journal article

Last name, First name (year) “Article title”, Journal Title number, pages. [note that there is no common between Journal Title and issue number]

Raschke, Carl A. (2005) “Derrida and the return of religion: Religious theory after Postmodernism”, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 6, p. 1-16.

Yeğenoğlu, Meyda (2006) “The return of the religious: Revisiting Europe and its Islamic others”, Religion and Culture 7, p. 245-261.

Reference to an Internet site

Last name, First name. Title. URL [last consulted DATE].

If no author is given, start with the Title.

Moral Machine. http://moralmachine.mit.edu/ [last consulted 20 November 2016].

Schemas, tables, figures, images

The author is responsible for obtaining and financing the right to reproduce images.

The author is required to produce written evidence (to the issue director(s)) that s/he is authorized to use the desired image (both for the hard copy and the electronic version of the journal). An authorization form can be provided by the issue director(s-) upon request and authors are expected to use only this particular form. If the author is not able to provide a written signed consent, the image will not be included.

Schemas, figures, tables and other images (minimum resolution 300 dpi, format TIFF is preferred) should be sent in a separate document. Please mention, within text, where each such table, etc. should appear.

For each diagram, table or illustration, mention a title.

It is essential to indicate the source and the copyright law concerning their reproduction for images.

Copyright

Please note that the notion of author concerns both what is produced and how it is published. Example: in scanning a reproduction found in a catalogue, it will be necessary to obtain two authorizations in order to use the image: the author of the catalogue and the author of the work pictured in the catalogue.

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