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The submission should not have been previously published and should not be currently under review by another journal. Submissions should be double-spaced. The manuscript should include an abstract of approximately 100 words. A paper may not exceed 9,500 words, including abstract, footnotes, and references.
Manuscripts must be prepared for blind review. Please see the section 'Blinding Your Paper' on this page.
All figures must be drawn and lettered with a professional appearance. All formulas and equations should be put in such a form as to help minimize the number of printed lines in the journal. See the section below on 'figures' for further important information about figures.
The journal follows University of Chicago style guidelines. A bibliographical list of cited references (in alphabetical order) should be headed 'References'. Within this list, each reference should begin with the author's surname, given name, the year of publication in parentheses, followed by the rest of the information. In the text, simple citations or attributions should be made by supplying the author and year of publication, for example, 'Jones (1958) claims ...' or 'New evidence overturns this theory (Smith 1974, 46)'. Footnotes should not be used for simple citations. Discursive footnotes (consecutively numbered) should be kept to an absolute minimum. Review our formatting guidelines to prepare your paper for publication. When you submit your paper on the Philosophy of Science Editorial Manager website, the paper will be built as an Adobe PDF which you must view and approve. When you view the file, make sure that it has all figures, illustrations, references, footnotes and the bibliography. The submission will only be forwarded to the editor after you have approved the submitted files.
Acceptable submission formats are determined by the Editorial Manger software. Editorial Manager must be able to build an Adobe PDF from your files. You will be required to preview and approve the built file before the submission is complete.
Recommended file formats are Microsoft Word and TeX or LaTeX. If you are using TeX or LaTeX, please ensure that your source file can be compiled using only standard libraries.
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