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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text has a 1.5 line spacing; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. Phainomenon accepts contributions in English (preferably), Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.

2. Three types of texts are accepted:

- Articles: texts result of original research projects.
- Notes: critical reflections with regard to a recent publication or topical issue.
- Book reviews: brief texts that critically report or comment on a recently published book.

3. Texts can be sent via the journal’s website in Rich Text Format (rtf), OpenOffice Writer (odt) or Microsoft Word (doc, docx) format. No other sending methods will be accepted nor will any correspondence be maintained regarding originals not sent via the website or in other formats.

4. The non-textual elements (such as tables, diagrams, maps, graphs, illustrations, etc.) of the contribution must be inserted in their corresponding place in the text. Separately and in addition, a file containing the graphs editable in OpenOffice Calc (ods) or Microsoft Excel (xls) and the maps, illustrations or images in jpeg or tif format at 300 ppp must be provided. All must be numbered and titled, all sources must be specified beneath, and they must all be explicitly referenced within the main text.

5. The contributions must be previously unpublished and cannot be subjected for the consideration of other journals while they are being evaluated by Phainomenon. Exceptionally, and for reasons of scientific interest and/or the publication of relevant contributions, the Editors may decide to publish and/or translate a previously published text.

6. The articles must be accompanied by another document that specifies the following information:

- Title, in the language in which the text has been written (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian or German), and in English translation. If the article has been originally written in English, only the title is required.

- Name of the author.

- Institutional filiation: university or centre, department or unit, town/city and country.

- Email address. All correspondence will be sent to this email address. In the case of articles written by several authors, specify the name of the person who will be maintaining correspondence with the journal.

-Brief biographical summary (maximum of 150 words) in the original language of the text (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian or German) and in English. If the article has been originally written in English, only in this language. Phainomenon will publish this biography at the end of the article.

- ORCID identifier, if available. Phainomenon recommends authors to register in http://orcid.org/ in order to obtain an ORCID identifier.

7. The text of the articles will be preceded by an abstract of 100 to 175 words and a maximum of 5 keywords. If the text has been originally written in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian or German, the titles, abstract and keywords must also be given in English. If the text was originally written in English, the title, abstract and keywords must be provided only in this language.

8. Authors with no command of Portuguese Language may ask the Editors for linguistic support.

9. The text of the articles must be sent anonymously: all citations, acknowledgements, references and other allusions that might directly or indirectly reveal the identity of the author must be removed. The Editorial staff of Phainomenon will ensure that the texts comply with this condition. If the article is accepted for publication, then the non-anonymised version can be sent to the journal.

10. Articles may be no longer than 9,000 words, including notes and bibliographical references. Only exceptionally, if the Editors consider there to be justified reason due to the scientific interest of the work, may this limit be surpassed.

11. The critical notes will have a maximum length of 4,500 words, including notes and bibliographical references. They must provide a title and the author‘s name and institutional affiliation at the top of the text. If the critical note reflects on one or several publications, they should be identified in a footnote placed at the end of the text.

12. Book reviews may be no longer than 2,500 words. They must not be entitled. Instead must be indicated the following details regarding the work being reviewed: author, title of the book, place of publication, publisher, year of publication and number of pages. The name and surname(s), institutional filiation and email address of the author of the review must be included at the end of the text. The use of footnotes in the reviews must be exceptional, and preferably that information should be included in the text.

13. The format of the texts (articles, notes, and reviews) must respect the following standards:

- Font type and size: Times New Roman 12.
- Text spacing 1.5, except footnotes, and justified.
- Footnotes will be numbered consecutively at the bottom of the corresponding page and not at the end of the text. We recommend limiting their use as much as possible, and for that use to be explanatory and never bibliographic citation.
- The pages must be numbered at the bottom from the abstract, starting with number 1.
- Sections of the text must be numbered in arabics and start from number 1, and titled in lower case, bold type.

14. Citations must respect the following norms:

- Citations must appear in the text body and the use of footnotes whose sole purpose is bibliographic is to be avoided.

- Citations shall be in parenthesis, including the author’s surname, the year and the pages cited, for example (Lohmar, 2008: 103).

- When an author published two or more texts in the same year, these shall be distinguished using lower case letters after the year, for example: (Lohmar, 2008a: 103).

- If there are two authors, the two surnames shall be cited joined by the conjunction «and»: (Gallagher and Zahavi, 2007); when there are more than two authors, the name of the first author shall be cited followed by «et al.» (Bernet et al., 1989), although the names of all of the authors can be given in the bibliography at the end.

- Literal citations shall be in inverted commas and followed by the corresponding reference in parenthesis, which must by obligation include the pages cited; if it is longer than four lines, then the citation will separated from the main text, without inverted commas, with a larger indentation, single-spaced and smaller font size (11 pts).

15. The complete list of bibliographic references will be placed at the end of the text under the heading «Bibliography». The references will be given in accordance with the following standards:

- Works will only be included that have been cited in the text, and all works cited must be referenced in the final list.

- The order will be alphabetic by authors’ surnames. If there are several references by the same author, these will be ordered chronologically by year (from the most recent to the oldest). References written by a single author alone shall be included first; these shall be followed by works compiled by that author, and finally any works by that author with other co-authors.

- The format of the references will respect the following standards:

a. Books: author’s surname, author’s first name, year in parenthesis, title in italics, place of publication and publisher, as in the following examples:

Bernet, R.; I. Kern and E. Marbach (1989). Edmund Husserl. Darstellung seines Denkens. Hamburg: Felix Meiner.

Fisette, D. (ed.) (2003). Husserl’s Logical Investigations Reconsidered. Contributions to Phenomenology 48. Dordrecht-Boston-London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Gallagher, S. and D. Zahavi (2012). The Phenomenological Mind. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

Lohmar, D. (2008). Phänomenologie der schwachen Phantasie. Phaenomenologica 185. Dordrecht: Springer.

b. Book chapters: author’s surname, author’s first name, year in parenthesis, title of the chapter in inverted commas (« »), «In:», author of the book, title of the book in italics, place of publication, publisher, and pages. For example:

Henry, M. (1990). «Réflexions sur la cinquième Méditation Cartésienne de Husserl». In: S. Ijsseling (ed.). Husserl-Ausgabe und Husserl-Forschung. Phaenomenologica 115. Dordrecht-Boston-London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 107-123.

c. Articles in journals: author’s surname, author’s first name, year in parenthesis, title of the article in inverted commas, title of the journal in italics, volume, number in parenthesis and pages, as in the following example:

Ricoeur, P. (1976). «Ideology and Utopia as Cultural Imagination». Philosophy Exchange, 7(1), 17-28.

d. Original editions: when the year of the original edition is not the same as the edition being cited, the original year will be cited, and the year of the later edition will be given at the end of the reference. For example:

Sartre, J.-P. (1943). L’être et le néant. Paris: Gallimard, 1994

- If the document has a DOI, the number should be given at the end of the reference, as in the example:

Dastur, F. (2014). «Time, event and presence in the late Heidegger». Continental Philosophy Review, 47 (3), 399-421. <https://doi.org/10.1007/s11007-014-9303-3>

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