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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 has it been submitted to another publisher for consideration. (The review process is carried out by scholars as a contribution to the scientific community. Reviewers are scarce and any overlap in labour should be avoided.)

  • The text is in English.

  • The text adheres to the Author Guidelines http://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

  • The text does not exceed the standard word limit of 8000 words. (If a longer version of the paper exists, this should be noted in the Comments for the Editor field.)

  • The submission file format is either .doc, .docx, .rtf or .odt.

  • All URLs (web addresses) are checked and marked with a date of last access, following Harvard style: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm.

  • All author identification information has been removed from the submission file(s), as well as from the document’s properties. No versions of the paper are available online. (Any risk of breach of the blind review should be avoided.)

     

  • Contributors are duly mentioned, and references to the ideas of other publications or scholars have been included. Relevant contemporary publications on the subject matter have been surveyed.

  • The author consents to open peer review of accepted articles, as described on http://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/about.

  • The author remains responsible for proofreading incl. citation accuracy and for all statements of fact or opinion.

Submitted papers should not exceed 8000 words. (If a longer version of the paper exists, this should be noted in the Comments for the Editor field.)


The papers must be submitted through this platform.


STYLE GUIDE


Abstract
Abstracts should not exceed 200 words.

Headlines and sections
Numbered intermediate headlines are to be used. Headlines levels are two. Numbering begins at 1. (Avoid metatextual section headlines such as “Introduction” and section headlines consisting of only numbers.)


Spacing
Use double line space.


Citation
Use double quotation marks (“...”).

When the quotation exceeds 20 words, use block quote (not quotation marks). Use single line space in block quote. (If block quote contains quotations, use double quotation marks.)

Footnotes
The number of footnotes is to be kept to a minimum. Footnotes are not used for references.

In-text references
Secondary literature bracketed: (Author YEAR: pagenumber), fx. (Hertzberg 1994: 22).
The last name is left out, when the author is explicitly mentioned: "Hertzberg writes about the issue (1994: 22) ..."

References to Wittgenstein's works shall use the abbreviations introduced in the bibliography at http://www.ilwg.eu/files/Wittgenstein_Bibliographie.pdf (Pichler, Biggs, Szeltner 2011).

List of references
Malcolm, N., 1951. “Philosophy for Philosophers”. Philosophical Review 60, pp. 329–340.
Swinburne, R., 1977. ”The Problem of Evil”. In: S. C. Brown, ed. 1977. Reason and Religion. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, pp. 81–102.

Article titles with quotation marks, book titles italicised.
Articles: The period after the article title should be after quotation marks.
Repeat name of author for each bibliographic item.

Paragraphs
Each new paragraph should be indented (with the tab key, not space, never double space).

Punctuation
Punctuation outside of quotation, and if in connection with reference, after it. Punctuation before footnote number. Examples: If he would say for example “The end is nigh”. Specifically, he writes that “the road leads further” (Phillips 1975: 2).

Further
See earlier articles published in Nordic Wittgenstein Review for guidance, or contact the editors.


 


BOOK REVIEW GUIDELINES

A book review should give an overview of a work as well as an evaluative discussion of it. It should not exceed 1 100 words in length (including list of references).


It should follow the NWR Style Guide (and other author guidelines where they may apply) above.

Reviews should be submitted through this online platform (requires enrollment as author):
http://www.nordicwittgensteinreview.com/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Reviews submitted may be published only online or left unpublished upon editor decision (depending on space, themes etc.).