Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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 manuscript must be prepared for blind review. This includes making sure that references to the author(s) are removed from the file properties.
- Manuscripts should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. Longer and shorter manuscripts will be considered, provided that they are accompanied by a justification for deviating from the word limits.
- References should appear in footnotes (not in endnotes or the main text), and all sources should be listed in a bibliography at the end of the article. While we allow for stylistic flexibility at the submission stage, we encourage authors to stay as closely to De Ethica's style of referencing (see below) as possible.
- The manuscript should be in .doc- or rtf.-format. Submissions should only be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to submit the finished version in .doc-format.
- The submission email should include two separate files: (i) an author information file containing title and subtitle of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) if any of the author(s), contact information, an abstract consisting of between 150 and 200 words, and five to six key words, and (ii) the manuscript itself, with abstract and key words, with all identifying references removed (including information in the file properties).
- Submission of the manuscript is taken to imply that it has not been previously published elsewhere. It is also taken to imply that the manuscript is not and will not be under review elsewhere until the Editors of De Ethica have reached a decision.
- Legal responsibility for the content of a submission and a published article lies with the author. This means, inter alia, that the author is required to obtain permission to use previously published material where necessary, and that they must credit all of their sources in an appropriate manner.
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