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The Owl of Minerva


Send one hard copy of the manuscript and an electronic copy on a CD/DVD disc to:

Ardis B. Collins
Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
6525 North Sheridan Road
Chicago IL 60626

The manuscript must be submitted in a form appropriate for anonymous review - each article manuscript is anonymously reviewed by at least two consultants. The author's name should appear only on a separate title page. The body of the manuscript must contain nothing that reveals the author's identity. Articles should be no longer than 25,000 words (approximately 100 double-spaced pages). The Owl will consider monographs whose length falls between 25,000 and 37,500 words (approximately 100-150 double-spaced pages). But the publication of monographs will depend on extraordinary circumstances, e.g. the availability of extra funds and the excellence of the manuscript, and cannot be guaranteed. Since The Owl of Minerva is an international journal, citations of sources originally written in a language other than English must refer to sections or pages in original language editions as well as to English translations. Full bibliographical information must be given for all sources, and citations must conform to the style requirements of The Chicago Manual of Style (latest edition).

The Owl will not consider a manuscript that is currently under consideration elsewhere or has been published previously, except in special circumstances and with the prior approval of the Editor.

Articles accepted for publication must be re-submitted in electronic format with double spacing throughout (including notes) and a double-spaced hard copy. Notes should be arranged as end notes at the end of the article. Abstracts should be a single paragraph limited to 150 words. The preferred word processing program is Word Perfect, but the journal also accepts Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) and ASCII Text (Standard) formats. Please, check files for viruses before submission.

Books for Review

Publishers should send review copies of books to:

Michael Baur
Philosophy Department
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

New Books:

Authors or editors of new books on Hegel or Hegel-related topics are asked to send the Editor of The Owl the following:

  • the author's or editor's full name
  • the full title of the book
  • the place
  • publishing house and date of publication
  • the total number of pages including those numbered in Roman numerals
  • an abstract of seventy-five words or less identifying the book's research area if this is not obvious from the title


Recent graduates of doctoral programs who have written dissertations focused on Hegel or Hegel-related topics are asked to send the Editor of The Owl a dissertation abstract of seventy-five words or less together with the following information:

  • The graduate's full name and mailing address
  • The full title of the dissertation
  • The name of the institution granting the Ph. D.
  • The full name of the dissertation director
  • The date of the oral defense

The abstract should identify the dissertation's research area, not summarize the argument.

Copy Policy:

Permission to reprint, in whole or in part, any work published in The Owl must be obtained in writing from both the Editor and the author, except for fair scholarly use such as personal research or reference, limited classroom use, or brief quotations in a review or essay.