International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy



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Peer Review Process

All submitted articles are subjected to a double-blind peer-review process.

Each article will be sent out anonymously for external peer-review.

Authors are required to prepare their submissions for anonymous review.

Authors are asked to comply with Metodo's "Author Guidelines" and to follow the generally accepted norms of academic writing, including the provision of complete and accurate references.

When you submit your article, please submit a separate title page which includes the full title of the manuscript plus the names and complete contact details of all authors. This page will be accessible to the issue editors only. All other files (manuscript, figures, tables, etc.) should not contain any information that would identify the author. The names of these files and the document properties should also be anonymized.

Author Guidelines

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Please follow these rules while formatting your manuscript:


  • Manuscripts should have no more than three levels of headings.

  • Headings may or may not have a title but should always have a number.

  • The first introductory paragraphs of the manuscripts may be left without heading.


  • Italics should be used for emphasis and for words in foreign languages.


  • Abbreviations should be defined at their first mentions and used consistently thereafter.

  • Abbreviations should be defined in footnotes.

  • You can use abbreviations both in footnotes and in the main text.


  • Use footnotes, not endnotes.

  • References to works quoted or mentioned in the main text should be always put in footnotes.

  • In book-reviews, authors can quote directly in the main text the book reviewed by indicating in brackets the number of the page(s) quoted.

  • Works cited in footnotes should be indicated through the author/year of publication style, followed eventually by a comma and the number of the page(s) quoted. Please do not repeat tens or hundreds if they are not needed. Example: Husserl 1913, 33-6.

  • If you are not quoting from the original edition of a book you may add the date of the original publication in square brackets. Example: Kant 1999 [1790].


  • Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed on the first footnote.

Quotation marks:

  • For quotations use «...»

  • For quotations inside quotations use ʽ...ʼ

  • For emphasis use “...”


References are listed in a dedicated section at the end of the manuscript. Please follow these formats:

  • Book: Fuchs, T. 2000. Leib, Raum, Person. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

  • Translated book: Kant, I. 2000 [1790]. Critique of the Power of Judgment. Trans. By P. Guyer & E. Matthews. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Book chapter: Held, K. 1972. «Das Problem der Intersubjectivität und die Idee einer phänomenologischen Transzendentalphilosophie», in U. Claesges & K. Held (Hrsg.), Perspektiven transzendentalphänomenologischer Forschung. Den Haag: Martinus Nijoff.

  • Edited volume: Schear, J. K. (ed.) 2013. Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World: the McDowell-Dreyfus Debate. London-New York: Routledge.

  • Journal article: Fink, E. 1981. «Mondo e storia». Il Cannocchiale, 1/3, 15-29.

  • Online document: Nagenborg, M., Capurro, R. 2011. «Deliverable D.3.2.2 Ethical Evaluation».


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in .doc, .odt, .docx, or .rtf
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  6. The text should be prepared for anonymous refereeing, with revealing acknowledgements and self-identifying references removed. Please see the Peer Review Guidelines.