Diametros welcomes philosophical papers of various kinds, in both English and Polish. Research articles submitted to our journal should not exceed 40,000 characters, including spaces and, unfortunately, longer contributions can only be considered in exceptional cases. Apart from research articles, Diametros also publishes discussion notes (typically, but not exclusively, related to texts published in the journal). All papers submitted to our journal should use our designated online platform (we do not charge any submission, processing, or publishing fees).
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1) The text submitted to the journal should include a title and abstract (the draft should be formatted in a clear and readable way and should not include the name of the author or other information revealing the author’s identity).
2) The author should attach an author note, containing his/her name, academic title (optionally), affiliation, work address and email.
Research articles and discussion notes should be accompanied by:
3) an abstract of maximum 250 words,
4) 5-10 key terms, containing subject headings and names, to be included in an index,
5) a list of references drafted in accordance with our guidelines.
The editorial team will confirm the reception of the above-specified files and inform the author whether their text can be published or if there are any conditions to be met prior to publication.
All texts in English should be proofread prior to submission by an English language professional. The Editorial Board does not perform extensive language work on English-language articles but all submissions are checked by a team of English language professionals. Contributions which do not meet our exacting standards and fail a spot check three times will not be accepted for publication.
The final draft of the manuscript submitted to Diametros should also meet certain editorial requirements, especially regarding bibliography and footnotes. The Bibliography should list publications cited by the author and publications the author has referred to in his/her text. The list of references should be arranged in alphabetical order. Below you can find examples of how to prepare a bibliographic entry. EndNote users might like to utilize the Diametros style, which is available here.
Kant I. (1998), Critique of Pure Reason, trans. A.W. Wood, P. Guyer, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
For works included in a collection of works:
Kant I. (1763/1992), The Only Possible Argument in Support of a Demonstration of the Existence of God, trans. D. Walford, [in:] I. Kant, Theoretical Philosophy 1755–1770, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
For journal articles:
Irwin T.H. (1995), "Prudence and Morality in Greek Ethics," Ethics 105 (2): 284-295.
McMahan J. (2010), "Pacifism and Moral Theory," Diametros 23: 44-68.
Ahmed A. (2016), "Exploiting Cyclic Preference," Mind, published online: 16 November 2016, doi: 10.1093/mind/fzv218
For articles included in anthologies:
Dretske F. (2003), "Sensation and Perception," [in:] Essays on Nonconceptual Content, Y.H. Gunther (ed.), The MIT Press, Cambridge (MA): 25-41.
Mele A., Rawling P. (eds) (2004), The Oxford Handbook of Rationality, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Hájek A. (2007), "Most Counterfactuals Are False," URL = http://philrsss.anu.edu.au/people-defaults/alanh/papers/MCF.pdf [Accessed 15.12.2016].
How to make footnotes:
For bibliographic entries prepared in the above-described way, footnotes should be made in as simple a way as possible, for example:
Rachels (1998); Irwin (1995).
Rachels (1998): 483.
Rachels (1998): 483-484.
In order to refer to the same bibliographic entry as mentioned in the previous footnote, please follow the sample below:
Emphasis in the text:
For emphasis in the manuscript please use italics.
In order to guarantee the appropriate scholarly level of publications, all texts offered to our journal have to undergo a process of evaluation. Our reviewers are either in regular collaboration with Diametros as members of the Advisory Board or specialists who collaborate with Diametros on a more sporadic basis. In the peer-review process, we observe the following anonymity rules:
(1) Articles submitted to our journal will be sent to reviewers without the name of the author. The Editors do not intend, however, to verify whether the author has not made any references to his/her other works in the text, which may enable his/her identification. It is only suggested that authors who deem it necessary to make references to their works do this in the ultimate draft of their article, submitted after the text has been accepted for publication.
(2) We will also observe the anonymity rule with regard to revealing the name of the reviewer to the author unless the reviewer explicitly expresses his/her request to have his/her name revealed to the author (this means that the name of the reviewer will not be deleted from the copy of the review form which is sent to the author). We assume, however, that the latter may occur by way of exception – acceptable if, e.g., the author and the reviewer are about to engage in a philosophically interesting exchange of comments – rather than as a rule.
Regardless of the decision of the reviewer and the Editorial Board, the author will get to know the relevant part of the review containing general assessment of the submitted text and pinpointing its shortcomings. Should an article be tentatively accepted, the review will indicate what requires corrections or modifications in the article.
We assume that few texts offered for publication will be accepted in their original form. With a view to enhancing the quality of articles published in our journal, in most of the cases we will request authors, whose texts have been tentatively accepted, to modify their texts in accordance with the reviewers’ suggestions. Occasionally, if the reviewer deems it advisable or indispensable, the modified version of an article will have to undergo the process of referee evaluation once again.
All manuscripts submitted to Diametros in English are checked using iThenticate plagiarism detection system for duplicate and unattributed content. The Diametros publication process follows the guidelines of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).