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Author Guidelines

(1) Abstracta welcomes the following types of submission:

(a) Original research articles.
(b) Special issues original research articles.
(c) Book reviews. We only publish reviews of recent work relevant to the analytic philosophical tradition. 
(d) Comments & Responses. Comments on works published previously in Abstracta (but not elsewhere) are welcome. In the case of acceptance, the original author will be invited to make a reply to the comments. The proponent of the discussion will be allowed another reply and the exchange will be closed at that point. But an extension may be considered by the editors.

(2) All submissions should be submitted electronically. Submissions are accepted in any common format, preferably in .pdf format. In case of acceptance, the authors are ask to submit their work in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .tex, plus a corresponding .pdf file. Authors are asked to meet the following requirements:

(a) Submissions must be written in English, German or Portuguese.
(b) Submission should not exceed 12'000 words in length, including all notes and references. The editors can consider cases that do not meet this requirement.
(c) All articles submitted must be accompanied by an abstract in English (maximum 200 words).
(d) Authors should use standard logic symbols. Otherwise, the symbolic notation must be defined in the text.
(e) Most importantly, the hierarchical  structure of titles and subtitles has to be encoded in the file.
(f) Diagram should be, if possible, be submitted as separate vectorial files. If no vectorial format is available, the resolution of the separate file must be of 300dpi at least.
(g) Image have to be submitted as separate file with a resolution of at least 300dpi.
(h) We practice blind selection and blind review. So authors are required to submit their work in the following format: The author's name and institutional affiliation are not to appear in the manuscript. References to the author's own work must be cast in such a way that they do not reveal the author's identity. Acknowledgements that could allow a reader to deduce the author's identity must be removed for the initial review. The data relative to the author(s) are to be entered in the different forms of the submission system.

(3) References have to be in the author-date-page format:

In-text references: (Quine, 1951: 121-3)
Footnotes: Quine (1951: 121-3)

Antony, L. (2001b). Empty heads? Mind and Language 16, 193-214.

Craver, C. F. (1998). Neural Mechanisms: On the Structure, Function, and Development of Theories in Neurobiology. PhD diss, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.

Fodor, J. (1987). Psychosemantic. The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Haugeland, J. (1991). Representational genera. In W. Ramsey, S. Stitch &
D. Rumelhart (Eds.), Philosophy and Connectionist Theory. Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum, pp. 61-89.

Heil, J. (Ed.). (2004). Philosophy of Mind: A Guide and Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Machamer, P., Darden, L., & Craver, C. F. (2000). Thinking about Mechanisms. Philosophy of Science 67, 1-25.

The APA 6th edition Endnote reference style respects these constraints and might be downloaded here.

(4) Authors will be notified of their submissions by e-mail. Please note that:

(a) Only articles in the analytic philosophical tradition will be considered. But Abstracta encourages the interchange of ideas, especially the exploration of the borderline between philosophy and other disciplines.
(b)Authors must be sensitive to the virtues of clarity, rigour and intellectual honesty. Authors should make efforts to provide original approaches to the topics with which they are concerned in their articles, and should try to avoid merely historical or expository approaches.
(c) Authors will be notified of the need of making changes to their articles when such changes are suggested by the editorial board.
(d) It is understood that manuscripts submitted to Abstracta for consideration have not been published previously, in part or in whole, and are not simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. 
(e) Every effort will be made to ensure that decisions on all submissions take place within three months of receipt.


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