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Philosophy & Theology prefers articles submitted via email attachment (up to 5 MB); please include a brief curriculum vitae in your message or attach it. WordPerfect and Word are preferred word processors; if another application than Word or WordPerfect is used, include a second version saved in RTF (= rich text format). Please also send a PDF of your article, which we will accept as a "soft proof" in lieu of hardcopy. Be ready to send a clean hardcopy (= no marks or handwriting) for reference, if requested; if for any reason your file is unreadable, the hardcopy can be scanned. If you cannot supply your article digitally, send a clean typescript in standard typewriter font (e.g., Courier) or printer font (e.g., Times), with nothing written on any page, and we will scan it using our OCR software. Besides sending disk and hardcopy via the US mail, UPS, FedEx, etc., articles may be sent via the Internet as e-mail attachments to [email protected]


  • For pure references (=no content): Do not create notes. For reference style we follow The Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition), which is the author-date method of citation. In practice this means that instead of reference endnotes or footnotes, an alphabetical list of Works Cited (or Bibliography) is placed at the end of the article and referred to in the text in parentheses thus: (Smith 1991, 123-24). In all other matters we impose no style of our own where The Chicago Manual of Style leaves a style decision to the author.

  • For footnotes (with content): Because the digital version of Philosophy & Theology now appears as an Acrobat PDF file, which permits footnotes, we no longer require complete omission of notes. Good scholarly style still prefers footnotes over endnotes in order to obviate the need to turn to the end of an article to find endnotes. Nevertheless, good style also favors spare content notes, and in order to keep footnotes to a minimum authors should examine their content notes, decide what can be incorporated into the text (perhaps in parentheses) and try to omit the rest, keeping only the necessary as footnotes.

Please comply with accepted guidelines for nonsexist, gender neutral language. Articles should be sent in electronic format, to:

The Editor, Philosophy & Theology
Philosophy Department
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

E-mail: [email protected]

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