Author Guidelines

     Prospective authors should send their contributions to the following address: cogito..... The editorial staff may alter manuscripts wherever necessary to make them conform to the journal?s style. Although we accept papers in German, French, Italian and Spanish, we encourage those written in English. The language must be checked by a native speaker.

The manuscript should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

1. The manuscript cannot be longer than 8000 words with an abstract of at most 200 words. The book reviews cannot be longer than 3000 words.
The manuscript should be typed and single-spaced on A4 paper, Garamond style 12.

 2. The manuscripts must include the translation of the title in English, as well as an abstract and keywords in English.
3. The manuscripts must include references and/or footnotes, the latter on each page and numbered consecutively. All cited authors must be
included in references and/or footnotes.
4. Together with the manuscript, the authors must send their actual professional address and the e-mail address.
5. Subheadings: usually only one grade is employed, but two can be accommodated if necessary:
i) Grade A: Capitals; roman; not bold; centered.
ii) Grade B: Lower-case worded subhead, with or without small letter; all italicized; not centered.
6. Emphasizing italics are not to be used excessively. Bold type is not used anywhere in an article, apart from the title.
7. Notes are always footnotes. Short references should be included in the text of articles and not put in footnotes.
8. In the footnotes, full bibliographical details are given in the first reference to a book or article, as follows:
Merleau-Ponty, M. 1945. Phénoménologie de la perception (Paris: Gallimard), p. 25.
Fowler,T. 1977. ‘Feminist Hermeneutics' in Garth I. Harries and R. Fisher (eds.), Biblical Hermeneutics (Edinburgh: McTaigh Publications), pp. 143-61.
The titles of books and journals should be in italics. Titles of articles should be in single quotation marks.
9. Titles of series and periodicals should not be abbreviated.
10. For subsequent references, the short title system is used, e.g., Merleau-Ponty, Phénoménologie de la perception, pp. 25-9. However, 'Ibid.' and 'op.cit.' ('art.cit.') may be used when the reference is immediately clear.
11. Page numbers are elided (as above).
12. Quoted material, translations and page references must be exact.
Quotations: extended ones (40+ words) are displayed (with left indentation). In displayed quotations no quotation marks are used around the quotation itself.
13. Quotation marks for non-displayed quotations: single, except for quotes within quotes. Place quotation marks outside final punctuation
only when the quotation forms a complete sense unit independent of the sentence in which it occurs.
14. Text indicators are placed outside final punctuation/quote marks, e.g.: ‘... and all we need.’; ...he uses the word ‘paradigm’.

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1. The author assumes all responsibility for the ideas expressed in the material published.
2. The authors have the obligation to respect all rules concerning the law governing copyright.
3. All texts are reviewed by two experts. The double-blind peer review
process is expected to take 2-3 months or more in some cases. The
editors may ask for revision and may require reformatting of accepted
4. The journal is open access
5. The author can't publish the article in multiple journals
6. The copyrights for the article are transferred to the journal and can be used by other parties accordingly to the Creative Commons License displayed

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