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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 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 the Harvard Referencing System (Harvard Referencing System).
  • Sources and literature presented in the Roman alphabet are included in the References list in the language of the original; for texts presented in Russian, Ukrainian or Belarusian languages, Cyrillic transliteration into Latin is used, accompanied by a translation into English in square brackets.
  • The website (https://www.translitteration.com/transliteration/en/belarusian/national/) is used to transliterate sources in Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian (Cyrillic) into Latin.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The article provides an abstract (300 words; structured as the original article; the object, main tasks, methodology and conclusions highlighted) and key words (5-7 terms).
  • This journal has no article processing and submission charges (APCs).

Author Guidelines

Dear authors!

Journal for Philosophy and Cultural Studies Topos accepts manuscripts of original work, based on research and investigations, and translations in the field of philosophy (the history of philosophy included), and in the philosophy-oriented branches of social studies and humanities like culture theory and cultural studies, visual studies and media theory, literary theory and religious studies, social theory and political studies, postcolonial studies and gender studies, etc. Topos represents continental philosophical tradition (including its interpretation and development beyond geographical boundaries of continental Europe) and is aimed at articulation of the relevance of its analytical and conceptual tools to understanding of the reality within the contemporary world. The journal follows the principle of methodological diversity and supports development and heuristic representation of key modes of contemporary philosophy theorization: phenomenology and hermeneutics, post-structuralism and semiotic analysis, social criticism and psychoanalysis, etc.

The important aspect of Topos publishing policy is multidisciplinary openness, which allows to make visible the relation between philosophical analysis and other social sciences and humanities studies, as well as make this relation even more powerful for fruitful understanding of problems of contemporariness. The journal has a wide thematic scope and is interested in both methodological and empirical studies, dedicated to various aspects of human social experience. In preparing materials and issues the emphasis is made on the universalist potential of philosophical theories to be gained in the course of locally oriented/funded interpretations.

The journal regularly accepts materials in the form of original articles (up to 40 000 characters), reviews (up to 20 000 characters) 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.

Topos does not charge a fee for the submission and review process.

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 by e-mail 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 (300 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. The list of references and sources cited by the author. The detailed requirements see below.

 

Materials in English should include:

  1. Title of the article, author’s full name, affiliation (institution, position, post address, E-mail), ORCid.
  2. Abstract (300 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. The list of references and sources cited by the author. The detailed requirements see below.

 

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.
  • Subtitles of the article should 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: (Toulmin 1992: 65), (Heidegger 1997: 320).
  • Use «&» to cite the text by two authors: (Josephson & Kasperski 2014: 39).
  • Use only the first surname and «et al.» to cite the text by three and more authors: (Gapova et al., 2002), (Rabkin et al. 2013: 12–13).
  • To cite a string of authors, list authors alphabetically and separate them with a semi-colon: (Keynes 1930; Marx 1867; Simmel 1900), (Strogovich 1966: 86–87; Plotniyeks 1978: 72).
  • To cite a source with no author, use the title of the source: (Research Devision 2017: 26).
  • When an author published several works during the year, add letter indicators according to your References order: (Bauman 1992a), (Stuchka 1964d: 233–234).

 

REFERENCES REQUIREMENTS

Books:

  1. Author’s surname, name: Readings, Bill or Pavlenko, Ivan or Abdiralovič, Ignat (if there are several authors, then the surnames and first names are separated by a comma and sign &: Kūle, Maija, Muižniece, Līva & Vēgners, Uldis).
  2. The year of publication in round brackets: (1997) or (2001) or, if it is important to indicate the year of the first edition, square brackets are placed inside round brackets (1993 [1921]).
  3. The title of the book in italics: The University in Ruins or V poiskakh istiny or Advechnym shljaham. Dasledzіny belarusskago svetagljadu.
  4. Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets without italics: V poiskakh istiny [from Ukrainian: In search of truth] or Advechnym shljaham. Dasledzіny belarusskago svetagljadu [from Bel.: On the authentic path. The study of Belarussian world-view].
  5. City (omitted for publishing group uniting several cities): Cambridge or Kiev or Mensk.
  6. Publisher: Harvard University Press or LTD or Navuka i tekhnika.

Examples: 

Readings, Bill (1997). The University in Ruins. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Pavlenko, Ivan (2001). V poiskakh istiny [from Ukrainian: In search of truth]. Kiev: LTD.

Abdiralovič, Ignat (1993 [1921]). Advechnym shljaham. Dasledzіny belarusskago svetagljadu [from Bel.: On the authentic path. The study of Belarussian world-view]. Mensk: Navuka i tekhnika.

Kūle, Maija, Muižniece, Līva & Vēgners, Uldis (2009). Teodors Celms: fenomenoloģiskie meklējumi. Rīga: FSI.

 

 Chapters in Edited Books:

  1. Author’s surname, name: Hall, Stuart or Wolfe, Bertram or Korsakov, Sergey.
  2. The year of publication in round brackets: (1992) or (2002) or (2021).
  3. Chapter title without italics: The question of cultural identity или Marxism and the Russian Revolution or Filosofy voennogo pokolenija.
  4. Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets without italics: [from Rus.: Philosophers of the War Generation].
  5. Edition reference – In (please pay attention to absence of signs after “In” and to the length of the dash between pages).
  6. Surname and name of the editor(s), editor's marks as ‘red.’ or ‘ed.’ in round brackets after the last surname and first name: In: Hall, Stuart, Held, David & McGrew, Tony (ed.) or Sineokaja, Jyuliya, Korsakov, Sergey & Lapin, Nikolay (red.).
  7. The title of the book or collection in italics: Modernity and Its Futures: Understanding Modern Societies; or Filosofskie pokolenija.
  8. Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets without italics: [from Rus.: Philosophical generations].
  9. City (omitted for publishing group uniting several cities): Cambridge or Moskva.
  10. Publisher: Polity Press or Izdatel'skij Dom JaSK.
  11. Pages: 596–634.

Examples:

Hall, Stuart (1992) The question of cultural identity. In: Hall, Stuart, Held, David & McGrew, Tony (ed.).  Modernity and Its Futures: Understanding Modern Societies. Cambridge: Polity Press, 596–634.

Wolfe, Bertram (1969). Marxism and the Russian Revolution. In: Ideology in Power. Reflections on the Russian Revolution. New York: CUP, 35–45.

Korsakov, Sergey (2022) Filosofy voennogo pokolenija [from Rus.: Philosophers of the War Generation]. In: Sineokaja, Jyuliya, Korsakov, Sergey & Lapin, Nikolay (red.). Filosofskie pokolenija [from Rus.: Philosophical generations]. Moskva: Izdatel'skij Dom JaSK, 97–143.

 

Articles in Journals:

  1. Author’s surname, name: Klein, Mike, Abrams, Marry & Manno, Roger (in the case of several authors), or Lіsovyj, Vasiliy.
  2. The year of publication in round brackets: (2007) or (2009) or (2016).
  3. Article title without italics: On the Origins, Stages and Prospects of the Kazakh Philosophy, or  Suverennaja vlast i etika nenasilija: strukturnyje osnovanija grazdanskoj mobilizacii v Belarusi.
  4. Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets without italics: [from Ukr.: Ukranian philosophy in 1960s – 80s] or [from Rus.: The sovereign power and the ethics of non-violence: structural foundations of the civic mobilization in Belarus’]..
  5. The title of periodical in italics (for the transliterated version it is desirable to use the registered English title of the journal): Journal of Law, or Fіlosofs'ka dumka.
  6. Issue: 2(13) or 3.
  7. Pages: 119–144.

Examples:

Klein, Mike, Abrams, Marry & Manno, Roger (2009). U.S. Constitution on the rights of minority. Journal of Law 2(13): 34–45.

Lіsovyj, Vasiliy (2007). Ukraїns'ka fіlosofs'ka dumka 60–80-h rokіv [from Ukr.: Ukranian philosophy in 1960s – 80s]. Fіlosofs'ka dumka 3: 64–80.

Sydykov, Yerlan, Nysanbaev, Abdumalik & Tuleshov, Valikhan (2016). On the Origins, Stages and Prospects of the Kazakh Philosophy. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 11: 4054–4064.

 

Online source:

  1. Author’s surname, name: Armstrong, Stephen or Trippl, Michael, Sinozic, Thomas & Smith, Hall or Mackevič, Vladimir.
  2. The year of publication in round brackets: (2015) or (2014) or (1994).
  3. The title without italics: The Future of Money, or The Role of Universities in Regional Development: Conceptual Models and Policy Institutions in the UK, Sweden and Austria, or Dumat’ Belarus’.
  4. Translated title for non-English sources in square brackets without italics: [from Rus.: Denationalization of Money] or [from Rus.: To think Belarus].
  5. The name of the source, organization or website in italics: Raconteur Institut svobody Moskovskii Libertarium.
  6. Translated name for non-English sources in square brackets without italics: [from Rus.: Moscow Libertarium Freedom Institute].
  7. Publication date: 12 July or 31 May.
  8. Access mode: http://raconteur.net/technology/digital-money-is-on-the-rise-but-cash-is-kicking or https://eurobelarus.info/news/society/1994/12/12/dumat-belarus.html.
  9. Access date: (accessed 11 June 2019).

Examples:

Armstrong, Stephen (2015). The Future of Money. Raconteur, 31 May, http://raconteur.net/technology/digital-money-is-on-the-rise-but-cash-is-kicking (accessed 24 August 2017).

Trippl, Michael, Sinozic, Thomas & Smith, Hall (2014). The Role of Universities in Regional Development: Conceptual Models and Policy Institutions in the UK, Sweden and Austria. Lund University, 12 July, http://wp.circle.lu.se/upload/CIRCLE/workingpapers/201413_Trippl_et_al.pdf (accessed 11 June 2019).

Mackevič, Vladimir (1994). Dumat’ Belarus’ [from Rus.: To think Belarus]. EuroBelarus, December 12, https://eurobelarus.info/news/society/1994/12/12/dumat-belarus.html (accessed: February 20, 2022).

 

Other Requirements:

  1. Use «&» between two last authors’ surnames when the text has two or more authors, other surnames be separated with a comma: Trippl, Michael, Sinozic, Thomas & Smith, Hall.
  2. For edited books, use the 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).
  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. It is recommended that English editions of non-Russian and non-Belarusian works are listed in References section instead of translated editions.
  8. 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.
  9. Use «Vol.», «Bk.», «Pt.» and «no.» for both English and transliterated references.
  10. For transliterated versions of publishers titles, «Publ.» can be added: Ad Marginem Publ.
  11. References are listed in alphabetical order (authors), from earliest to latest year and in alphabetical order (works by the same author).

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