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  polylog is a scholarly online-journal with an interdisciplinary orientation. The form of contributions is left to the authors: Justified, or justifiable, deviations from academic and publishing customs are always possible, for example, when necessary in order to better reflect a particular philosophical traditional. Very brief contributions are also welcome. Authors should send only original, unpublished work. All papers are blind-reviewed by experts in the field.


  Unless you inform us otherwise, with your submission we acquire a non-exclusive, temporally and territorially unlimited copyright for all types of use (internet, print, CD-ROM, etc.), for translations of your contribution, and the right to extend these rights of user to the print editions of the publication project polylog. Further, you affirm that you have the corresponding rights to your contribution at your disposal.


  We are pleased if you are able to provide translations into other languages of your contribution. The contribution could then be published together with the translations, which contributes to a prompt, broad circulation.


  In order to allow for greater intercultural and interdisciplinary understanding, we ask that all submitted texts aim for good readability, clarity and rigor. Please pay particular attention to the spelling, grammar and style of your contribution.

citation style

  As far as possible, bibliographical references should be given by parenthetical citation in the text (Last Name Year, Page), since footnotes are somewhat inconvenient to read on the internet. Full citations should be given in a bibliography and follow these formats:

  First name Last Name (Year): Title. Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.
  Example: Franz M. Wimmer (1990): Interkulturelle Philosophie. Geschichte und Theorie. Wien: Passagen.

  First name Last Name (Year): "Title". In: Journal Name Volume.Number, Pages.
  Example: Howard Sankey (1991): "Incommensurability, Translation and Understanding". In: The Philosophical Quarterly 41.165, 414-426.


  Italics may be used for emphasis. Words from foreign languages and in quotations should also be indicated by italics. Quotations are further indicated by quotation marks. Please make use of current scholarly standards for transliteration and do not use simplifications.

section headings

  Please use section headings within the text. Unstructured text is particularly difficult to read on the internet.

short description

  Please provide keywords and a very short (one sentence) description of your contribution and make suggestions for links, possible text (quotations, associations, etc.) or illustrations to be used in the margins.

file format

  Send contributions via e-mail or on CD-ROM as OpenDocument (odt) or in Rich Text Format (rtf) to the editors. Submitted papers will not be returned to the authors.

publication date

  polylog is scheduled to be published with a focal theme in the beginning of the year and will be updated on an ongoing basis.

author information

  The following information for each author (with the exception of contributors to reviews, synopses, reports, and presentation) is desired and to be published together with the article. If you do not agree to the publication of any of this information, simply leave out the data you do not wish published.

  • Name, address, e-mail
  • Year and place of birth
  • Education, professional position and duties
  • Areas of specialization
  • Important publications


Rubrics and its Particular Requirements



  • Summary in English (approximately 800 characters), except in dialogue
  • Text length:
    focus, aspects: 40,000 characters max. (including footnotes, not including marginalia)
    in dialogue: 35,000 characters max.
    commentary: 12,000 characters max.



  If you require a review copy, please contact us and provide the publisher's information (including contact information); we will look into the possibility.

  • Complete information regarding the work being reviewed:
    First Name Last Name: Title. Subtitle. Place of publication: Publisher, Year, Number of pages + ISBN + Price + Publisher's contact information (including web address when possible)
  • Only review essay: Summary in English (approximately 800 characters)
  • When technically possible, in the case of reviews and synopses a low-resolution image of the cover
  • Text length:
    review essay: 30,000 characters max. (including footnotes, not including marginalia)
    reviews: 12,000 characters max.
    synopses: 4,000 characters max.



  • Complete information regarding the subject of the report or presentation:
    Conference title and topic, date and location; Name of the presented project or institution
  • Text length:
    reports, presentation: 12,000 characters max. (not including marginalia)


  We look forward to your contribution!

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