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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 is it submitted before to another journal for consideration.
  • Anonymized version of the text is submitted for peer-review together with the original article.
  • The article provides an abstract (300-450 words; structured as the original article; the object, main tasks, methodology and conclusions highlighted) and key words (5-7 terms).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), or RTF document file format.
  • The text uses Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1,5 line spacing; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and if the submission includes visual materials, the list of illustrations be sent in a separate document with captions (illustration formats: .tiff, .jpg, .png).
  • The text uses Harvard Referencing System.
  • For articles in languages other than English, two references lists are prepared: with items in all languages used (Literature list), and References in English including the full list of the literature referenced in Roman script.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Dear authors!

Journal for Philosophy and Cultural Studies Topos regularly accepts materials in the form of original articles (up to 40 000 characters), reviews (up to 20 000 character) and translated works (providing author license only), which correspond to the thematic scope of the journal, as well as materials for special calls published on the web-site. Submissions can be provided in Russian, Belarusian and English. 

To make your submission, please, send your material to: journal.topos@ehu.lt (marking the topic with Topos_Submission).

In case the Editorial Board has made their decision and accepted your paper for publication, please, register at the web-site of the Topos Journal here http://journals.ehu.lt/index.php/topos/login and submit your article via “Make a Submission” button according to the formatting, which is accepted in the journal. Here you can find Author Guidelines: http://journals.ehu.lt/index.php/topos/about/submissions. In case of any questions, please contact journal’s academic secretary Kseniya Shtalenkova on: journal.topos@ehu.lt. 

The Editorial Board requires that two versions of the submission be sent: the full text (please, name your document as follows: NameSurname_Topos_SubmissionYYYY, instead of YYYY, indicate the current year), and the anonymized text for double-blind peer-review (please, name your document as follows: ShortTitle_Topos_SubmissionYYYY). If the submission includes visual materials, the list of illustrations be sent in a separate document (please, name your document as follows: NameSurname_Topos_SubmissionYYYY_Pics). We accept the following file formats: .rtf, .doc, .docx (for text materials, charts and tables) and .tiff, .jpg, .png (for illustrations).

  

Materials in Russian/Belarusian should include:

  1. Title of the article, author’s full name, affiliation (institution, position, post address, E-mail), ORCid — in Russian/Belarusian and English.
  2. Abstract (350-400 words; structured as the original article; the object, main tasks, methodology and conclusions highlighted) and key words (5-7 terms) — in English.
  3. Original text of the article (all comments be made in footnotes; Harvard Reference System citation; illustrations, charts and tables be placed in the text).
  4. Literature List with references in all languages used (Harvard Reference System citation; all references be made in the original language).
  5. References in English including the full list of the literature typed in Roman script (Harvard Reference System citation; non-English items be transliterated according to ALA-LC (Library of Congress) Romanization without Diacritics; transliterated references should include translated titles of the works in square brackets following the transliterated title).

 

Materials in English should include:

  1. Title of the article, author’s full name, affiliation (institution, position, post adress, E-mail), ORCid.
  2. Abstract (up to 350-400 words; structured as the original article; the object, main tasks, methodology and conclusions highlighted) and key words (5-7 terms).
  3. Original text of the article (all comments be made in footnotes; Harvard Reference System citation; illustrations, charts and tables be placed in the text).
  4. References in English including the full list of the literature typed in Roman script (Harvard Reference System citation; non-English items be transliterated according to ALA-LC (Library of Congress) Romanization without Diacritics; transliterated references should include translated titles of the works in square brackets following the transliterated title).

 

 

TEXT REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1,5 line spacing.
  • 2 cm margins each side, 1 cm indentation, fully justified.
  • Pages numbered on top right.
  • The consequence of blocks: article title (if the article is not in English, then the first line is in the original language, the second line in English), name of author (if the article is not in English, then the first line is in the original language, the second line in English), affiliation (if the article is not in English, then the first line is in the original language, the second line in English) — centered; abstract, key words, text, references lists — fully justified.
  • Subtitle of the article be separated from the title with a colon, no brackets or full stops in titles.
  • Citations in guillemets (French or duck-foot quotes «…»).
  • The titles of books and articles, names of organizations, etc. within the text be written in guillemets (French or duck-foot quotes «…»), use English double quotes inside citation extracts («“…” …»).
  • Use italics to highlight most important terms, no bold script or underlining.
  • No hyphens in place of dashes, please.

 

 

CITATION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • To cite the author within the text after the quotation or paraphrase without mentioning the name of the author, use: (Toulmin, 1992), (Heidegger, 1997, p. 320).
  • To cite the author within the text after the quotation or paraphrase mentioning the name of the author, use: «In Toulmin’s opinion (1992, p. 89) …», «Heidegger (1997) suggests that…».
  • Use «and» to cite the text by two authors: (Josephson and Kasperski, 2014).
  • Use only first surname and «et al.» to cite the text by three and more authors: (Gapova et al., 2002).
  • To cite a string of authors, list authors alphabetically and separate them with a semi-colon: (Keynes, 1930; Marx, 1867; Simmel, 1900).
  • To cite an edited book, place the name of the editor instead of author’s name and mark it with «ed.»: (Hall, ed., 1992).
  • To cite the same source in a row, use: (Ibid., 1996).
  • To cite a source with no author, use the title of the source: (Research Devision, 2017).
  • When an author published several works during the year, add letter indicators according to your References order: (Bauman, 1992a).
  • When a source has no year, use only author’s name and pages used if needed: (Arendt), (Bourdieu, p. 27).

 

 

REFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

 

Books:

 

  1. author’s surname, initials;
  2. (year of publication in round brackets);
  3. The Title of the Book in Italics;
  4. [Translated Title for Non-English Sources in Square Brackets];
  5. City (omitted for publishing groups);
  6. Publisher;
  7. Amount of pages.

 

Toulmin, S. (1992) Cosmopolis. The Hidden Agenda of Modernity. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 228 p.

Хайдеггер, М. (1997) Бытие и время. Москва: Ad Marginem, 452 с.

Heidegger, M. (1997) Bytie i vremia [Being and Time]. Moscow: Ad Marginem, 452 c.

 

 

Chapters in Edited Books:

 

  1. author’s surname, initials;
  2. (year of publication in round brackets);
  3. The title of the article in regular;
  4. [Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets];
  5. In:
  6. editor’s surname, initials, ed.;
  7. The Title of the Book in Italics;
  8. [Translated Title for Non-English Sources in Square Brackets]
  9. City (omitted for publishing groups);
  10. Publisher;
  11. Pages used.

 

Hall, S. (1992) The question of cultural identity. In: Hall, S., Held, D., and McGrew, T., ed. Modernity and Its Futures: Understanding Modern Societies. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 596-634.

Ященко, О. (2002) Повседневная жизнь гомельчанок в начале XX в. В: Гапова, Е., Пето, А. и Усманова, А., ред. Гендерные истории Восточной Европы. Минск: ЕГУ, с. 177-197.

Yashchenko, O. (2002) Povsednevnaia zhizn' gomel'chanok v nachale XX v. [Women’s everyday life in Gomel of XX cent.] In: Gapova, E., Peto, A. and Usmanova, A., red. Gender Stories in Eastern Europe. Minsk: EHU, pp. 177-197.

 

 

Articles in Journals:

 

  1. author’s surname, initials;
  2. (year of publication in round brackets);
  3. The title of the article in regular;
  4. [Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets];
  5. Title of the Journal;
  6. Vol. and no. of the issue;
  7. Pages used.

 

Paul, Q. (2007) Althusser and the theory of ideology. Economy and Society, Vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 385-412.

Бойченко, Д. (2014) Иформационный террор: проблема индивидуальной автономии в условиях цифрового надзора. Topos, no. 2-3. c. 151-167.

Boichenko, D. (2014) Informatsionnyi terror: problema individual'noi avtonomii v usloviyakh tsifrovogo nadzora [Information terrorism: The problem of individual autonomy under digital surveillance]. Topos, no. 2-3, pp. 151-167.

 

 

E-source:

 

  1. author’s surname, initials;
  2. (year of publication in round brackets);
  3. The title of the article in regular;
  4. [Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets];
  5. [online];
  6. The Title of the Journal, Orgranization or Web-Site;
  7. Available from: http://
  8. [Accessed 24 August 2017].

 

Armstrong, S. (2015) The Future of Money. [online] Raconteur. Available from: http://raconteur.net/technology/digital-money-is-on-the-rise-but-cash-is-kicking. [Accessed 24 August 2017].

Хайек, Ф. А. (1996) Частные деньги. [онлайн] Институт свободы Московский Либертариум. Доступ по: http://www.libertarium.ru/l_lib_prmoney. [Просмотрено 24 августа 2017].

Hayek, F. A. (1996) Chastnye den'gi [Denationalization of Money]. [online] Institut svobody Moskovskii Libertarium. Available from: http://www.libertarium.ru/l_lib_prmoney. [Accessed 24 August 2017].

 

 

Other Requirements:

 

  1. Use «and» between two last authors’ surnames when the text has two or more authors, other surnames be separated with a comma: Gapova, E., Peto, A. and Usmanova, A.
  2. For edited books, use editor’s surname and «ed.» instead of author’s name : Hall, S., ed.
  3. For sources with no author, use the publisher of the source instead of author’s name : EHU. (2017) Research Division. [online] EHU. Available from: http://www.ehu.lt/ru/nauka. [Accessed 24 August 2017].
  4. Capitalize Each Word in the titles of books in English and use Sentence case for other purposes.
  5. Add letter indicators when an author published several works during the same year: 1992a, 1992b, etc.
  6. Include the edition after the title of the text if needed: 2nd ed, 6th ed., etc.
  7. Use the year of original publication in round brackets and the year of reprinting without brackets right after it if needed: (1992) 1997.
  8. For non-bibliographic sources (letters, paintings, TV-shows, etc.), use [...] template: [letter], [e-book], etc.
  9. Include doi-code of the work instead of web-links if applicable: http://doi.org/00.0000/000000.
  10. It is recommended that English editions of non-Russian and non-Belarusian works are listed in References section instead of translated editions.
  11. Non-Russian and non-Belarusian authors’ surnames are listed in the original instead of transliterated versions: Heidegger instead of Khaidegger, M., Marx instead of Marks, etc.
  12. Use «Vol.», «Bk.», «Pt.» and «no.» for both English and transliterated references.
  13. For transliterated versions of publishers titles, «Publ.» can be added: Ad Marginem Publ.
  14. Use «pp.» before the range of pages and «p.» after the full number of pages: pp. 2-17, 943 p.
  15. In transliterated versions of references, change «ia» and «iu» to «ya» and «yu» (standing for Cyrillic «я» and «ю»).
  16. References are listed in alphabetical order (authors), from earliest to latest year and in alphabetical order (works by the same author).

 

Transliteration be proceeded automatically, please use this soft on open access:

 

Convert Cyrillic http://www.convertcyrillic.com/Utilities/Convert#/ (in «Convert from» frame on the left, where your text should be pasted, choose «Unicode [Русский язык]» option, in «Convert to» frame in the right, where the converted text should appear, choose «ALA-LC (Library of Congress) Romanization without Diacritics [Russkii iazyk]» option, then press «Convert» blue button below the frames).

 

After transliteration is finished, please make all corrections described in «Other Requirements» section above.

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