Manuscript Submission Guidlelines
KJSNA papers presented at the annual meetings of the American Philosophical Association, and at other international meetings of Jaspers societies, are automatically considered for publication in Existenz. All other articles and essays, sent to us directly, are reviewed by members of our editorial board. Submitted papers are not returned to authors.
Confine the length of your
manuscript to approximately 6000 words but no less than 3000 word
essays. All elements of the manuscript must be double-spaced.
This includes the abstract, text, notes, references, block
quotations, figure legends, tables, and displays. Be sure
to use a 12-point type size, preferably Times New Roman.
All pages should have margins of 1 inch on all
sides. Do not justify the margins; paragraphs should be flush
left, ragged right. Do not attempt to design your manuscript;
keep the formatting as simple as possible and avoid using
multiple fonts, multiple type sizes, or boldface, using italics
only when absolutely necessary which means for foreign terms but not for emphasis.
Do not use l (ell) for 1 (one) or O (oh) for 0 (zero). Use
only one space after periods and colons. Always use a tab,
not the spacebar, for paragraph indents. Use the indent function,
not tabs, for setting off block quotations. Do not indent
the first line of the paragraph under a subheading, but all
other paragraphs should have their first line indented. All
type should be in upper and lower case (with the exception
of acronyms, do not use all capital letters, even for headings).
Be consistent in your treatment of any particular design
element. Always allow the word-wrap function to operate;
do not place hard returns at the end of a line of text. Use
hard returns only to end paragraphs, headings, or items in
a list. Do not create running heads or style sheets. Number the manuscript
consecutively, beginning with the first page of the text
proper, using arabic numerals. Number the frontmatter separately,
using lowercase roman numerals. Place all page numbers in
the Header and on the right margin.
Give a 150-200
words statement that summarizes your key points and states
the significandce of the essay. Avoid repeating sentences
from the body.
List between 8 to 12 keywords that are central to your text. These words and the abstract will be included in a searchable database of The Philosopher's Index. Proper selection of keywords will increase the likelihood that your essay is found by others.
use no more than three levels of subhead. Type each heading
using upper- and lowercase letters. Differentiate each
level of head in the manuscript (e.g., center level 1 heads,
left level 2 heads, run in level 3 heads). Do not place
note superscript numbers in headings or the abstract.
for any quoted material exceeding 3 lines or any quotations
containing multiple paragraphs. Double-space all block
quotations, leaving an extra line of space above and below
matter. Do not place quotation marks around the extract.
Use three ellipsis points to indicate deletions from
within a sentence, four to indicate a deletion from the end
a sentence (the first ellipsis point represents a period
should be typed tight against the last word).
be footnotes at the bottom of each page. Number notes
consecutively using superscripts for in-text references
and on-line numbers
(not superscripts) for the notes. Style them consistently
and according to the most
recent online issue of Existenz.
Be sure the notes are in 12-point font and double-spaced.
Place references directly into the the corresponding footnote.
Please send the complete
manuscripts in electronic
format, preferably in Microsoft Word, to the editors:
Alan M. Olson Helmut