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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Problemos is a philosophical journal publishing original scholarly articles and research papers devoted to all kinds of problems in philosophy. The journal also publishes book reviews, translations of the original texts. The submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by two scholars.

The peer review process is initiated only if the manuscript:

  • is written in clear and concise English language and edited by a native speaker of English; papers below the standard for the Journal will be returned to the authors and can be rejected for this reason alone.
  • is technically as well as grammatically correct copy;
  • satisfies the formal requirements of the journal. Please follow the instructions below.

Structure of Submissions

Manuscripts are expected to possess all the necessary features of the scholarly papers: clearly stated aims of the paper, thesis, conclusions, and references to the literature cited and/or discussed. It is strongly recommended for contributors not to exceed the size of 40.000 characters (including spaces).

If you chose to submit by email (see below), please send 3 documents:

1. Author

  • Author’s name and surname
  • Academic affiliation
  • Email address
  • ORCID ID
  • Postal address (for a paper copy)

2. Abstract

  • Title of the paper;
  • Abstract in English (up to 130 words);
  • Keywords in English (up to 5), for indexing purposes
  • Abstract in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will provide a translation of the abstract);
  • Keywords in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will translate the keywords for you);

3. Manuscript

  • Title
  • Main body of the paper.

*Please place notes as footnotes rather than endnotes.

Authors submitting through the webpage of Problemos will be guided to fill in the same data.

References

 The authors are expected to provide references by adopting Harvard style.

In-text references are to be provided in parentheses by writing name and year followed by a colon and page number of the source: (Smith 2020: 15) or (Smith 2020).

If the source has more than two authors, only the name of the first author is provided (Crazy et al. 1999: 233). If two or more authors have the same last name, the last name of the author should be supplemented by the initial letter of the first name.

For quotations that are four or more lines please place quotations in a separate indented paragraph and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented from the left margin. The reference is placed after the last punctuation marks in the quotation or it may be included into the sentence preceding the quotation.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author or the editor of each work. The sources in non-Latin alphabet languages are to be transliterated. For journal style and format consult recent issues of the journal. Here are the most typical examples of the Reference list entries:

Kulp, Ch. B., 2019. Metaphysics of Morality. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Archibugi, D., Pease, A., 2018. Crime and Global Justice. The Dynamics of International Punishment. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Keene, E. ed., 1988. Natural Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cartledge, P., 2000. Greek Political Thought: the Historical Context. In: The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought, eds. C. Rowe, M. Schofield. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 7–22. https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521481366.003

Searle, J. R., 1980. Minds, Brains, and Programs. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3(3): 417-457. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x00005756

[in cases when the entry has a DOI number, please write it down]

For more detailed instructions see http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm

Following the tradition prevalent in Humanities we use capitalization in titles of the articles, for more detailed instructions please see http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/capitalization/rules-for-capitalization-in-titles.html

Submission

The authors are welcome to submit papers electronically in Microsoft Word document format through the OJS on the webpage of Problemos http://www.journals.vu.lt/problemos/ or by email to redakcija.problemos@fsf.vu.lt. Emailed submissions should be accompanied by a letter which declares that the paper is original, i.e. has not been published previously and is not submitted for publication in any other journal or book. Resubmissions must be declared as such.

Problemos is an open access journal. All content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission of the publisher or the author. Articles published in the journal are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) license.

N.B. Problemos uses Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate to check for the duplication and attribution in submitted manuscripts. However, even using the contemporary technological devices and with the kind assistance of the experienced referees, the journal’s Editorial board is not in a position to thoroughly compare all the submitted papers with the vast totality of philosophical texts published in various languages, therefore the originality of the papers remains at the sole responsibility of the authors. In case plagiarised material is revealed in any of the published papers, the paper will be retracted and Editorial board will make a public notice to the readers.

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