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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.
  • 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).

  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.

  • Where possible, the URL of the references have been provided.

  • The text is 1,5 line 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.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in ensuring a blind review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to follow the Author Guidelines (see below) in preparing the manuscript for submission. Whether necessary, the Editors will exercise the right to alter/modify manuscripts in accordance with the stylistic and formal lines of the journal.

Submission of papers to Critical Hermeneutics is taken to imply that the manuscript is not under consideration by other journals, and that is not a published work.

This Journal follows a double-blind refereeing process for each one submission. The reviewers' evaluations determine whether a paper will be accepted or rejected in accordance with four criteria: 1) Excellent: the paper does not need any change; 2) Good: the paper needs minor changes; 3) Interesting: the resubmission is recommended after consistent changes and/or revisions; 4) Insufficient: the paper is rejected.

In case of resubmission (points 2 and 3), the same reviewers will be charged to re-evaluate the paper.

The peer-review process, as the complete editorial workflow, is managed with the ojs platform.

1. Language

The manuscript can be submitted in one of the following languages: French, Spanish, Portugues, German, Italian and English (British or American standard; not the mixture of both). All manuscripts will be submitted (and possibly published) with two abstracts (maximum length of 150 words for each one), one in English (British or American standard) and one in the language of the manuscript. Keywords (from 3 to a maximum of 5) will be indicated accordingly.

Manuscripts with grammatical or syntactical mistakes/problems will be immediately discarded without starting the refereeing process.

2. Abstracts, Length of paper, Page layout and Font Family

Except for papers in English, abstracts have to be in two languages: One in English and the other in the language of the article.

The length of the paper should not exceed 50000 characters spaces included (for book reviews: 25000 characters spaces included). Articles should be typed in 1,5 space, including footnotes and references (placed at the end of the paper).

Paper size: A4; Page margins: top, left, right and bottom: 2 cm. Font Family: Verdana.

3. For the double-blind refereeing process

During the double-blind refereeing process author should not be recognised by the referees. Thus, the file must be uploaded with all personal information removed. Please, organize the manuscript and its references accordingly with this line.

ENSURING A BLIND REVIEW. For Microsoft 2003 and previous versions, and Macintosh versions of Word: Under the File menu select: Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save. For MacIntosh Word 2008 (and future versions). Under the File menu select "Properties." 1) Under the Summary tab remove all of the identifying information from all of the fields; 2) Save the File. for Microsoft 2007 (Windows):1) Click on the office button in the upper-left hand corner of the office application; 2) Select "Prepare" from the menu options; 3) Select "Properties" for the "Prepare" menu options; 4) Delete all of the information in the document property fields that appear under the main menu options; 5) Save the document and close the document property field section. For Microsoft 2010 (Windows): 1) Under the File menu select "Prepare for sharing”; 2) Click on the "Check for issues" icon; 3) click on "inspect document" icon; 4) Uncheck all of the checkboxes except "Document Properties and Personal information"; 5) Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicated if any document property fields contain any information; 6) If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information it will notify you and give you the option to "Remove all," which you will click to remove the document properties and personal information from the document.

4. Subdivision of the article

It is highly recommended to clearly articulate the paper in numbered and titled paragraphs/sections. Sections should be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. Internal subsections should be numbered 1.1., 1.2., 1.3., ... 2.1., 2.2., etc.

5. Style

Authors should follow the latest APA style edition (see, www.apastyle.org), which is the editing style followed by CH.

6. References

Authors should arrange the references accordingly with the latest APA style.


A quotation within the main body of the text:

(see Ricoeur 2000)

(Ricoeur 2000: 132)

(Ricoeur 2000: 134–135)

(see Dosse 2006; Delacroix 2007)

References to a book:

Hadot, P. (2010). Plotin, Porphyre: études néoplatoniciennes. Paris: Les Belles Lettres.

References to a translated book:

Ricoeur, P. (1970). Freud and Philosophy: An Essay on Interpretation. Trans. by D. Savage. New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

References to a chapter in an edited book:

Amalric, J.-L. (2006). L’expérience brisée et l’attestation dans l’herméneutique critique de Ricœur. En Deniau, G., Stanguennec, A. (eds.), Expérience et herméneutique. Actes du colloque des Nantes de Juin 2005. Paris: Le Cercle Herméneutic Editeur, 1–13.

References to a journal publication:

Schleiermacher, F. D. E. (1977). The Aphorisms on Hermeneutics from 1805 and 1809-10. Trans. by R. Hass and J. Wojcik. Cultural Hermeneutics, 4(4), 367–390.

References to a web source:

Le Quellec, J.-L. (2015). L’Anthropologie pour tous: Actes du colloque d’Aubervilliers, 6 juin 2015. [Online] Available: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01199427/file/L'Anthropologie_pour_tous.pdf (January 3, 2018).

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