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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Politeia provides a peer-reviewed forum for a wide range of interdisciplinary, comparative scholarship. The editors welcome original submissions in English, French, German, or Italian that advance or clarify philosophical discussion, and specifically seeks papers that explore public issues of general concern. The journal also publishes both invited and unsolited reviews.

Submission Procedure

Authors should submit manuscripts as attachments by email to [email protected].

A complete submission includes a cover letter and appropriately formatted original manuscript (see format info below). Manuscript files should be in Word format (.doc, .docx, .rtf). The cover letter should include:

  • Author(s) names and institutional affiliations
  • Contact information for one author, including at least email address and telephone number
  • Confirmation that the manuscript is not currently under consideration by any other publication

The evaluation time for submitted manuscripts is approximately three months. Questions about submission procedure should be addressed to the editorial office at [email protected].

Manuscripts

General Requirements

  • Manuscripts shall be original, unpublished works and may not be under consideration at another publication.
  • To facilitate blind review, no authors’ name should appear anywhere on the manuscript. In addition, it is the authors’ responsibility to strip the file of any other identifying notations, including references in the document’s properties, title, or first-person language in text of references.
  • Though Politeia encourages submissions across disciplines, submitted manuscripts should be in a condition ready for publication according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Given the variety of disciplines from which our submissions may originate, the editorial team accepts contributions using either the Chicago Manual “author-date” or “notes-bibliography” formats. A helpful resource on The Chicago Manual of Style is available online here.

Format

  • All pages should be numbered.
  • Article manuscripts must include a brief abstract (150 words or less).
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, using 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font.
  • Authors should differentiate major and minor headings.
  • Do not submit manuscripts with coding from bibliographic software like EndNote and Reference Manager.
  • It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain any necessary permission for use of copyrighted material contained within the article.

Publication Ethics Statement

The editorial team of Politeia is committed to ensuring the integrity of the publication process. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors or institutions connected to the paper.

The Publisher will respond to alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism in close collaboration with the editors. The publisher will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question if necessary. This may include the publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.


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