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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.

Author Guidelines


Pro-Fil now only accepts submissions in English.

Publishing schedule

The journal is published semiannually. The first issue is published on June 30, the second on December 30 of each year. The deadline for submissions to the first issue is April 15, the deadline for the second issue is October 15. Book reviews and other contributions that are not subject to the double-blinded peer-review process may be submitted at any time.

Authors must follow the following guidelines:


  • Submit manuscripts in OpenOffice, MS Word or RTF format through the online submission system. To submit, the author must register and login.
  • Proofread your manuscript and prepare it for peer review process:  conceal the identity of the author in the text, references as well as the metadata of the manuscript.
  • Specify information about the author and affiliation in a separate document and attach it as a supplementary file in the publication system. Include abstract and keywords on the first page of the manuscript.
  • The length must not exceed 45 000 characters for original papers and 9 000 characters (incl. spaces) for book reviews.


  • Use Times New Roman font size 12, line spacing 1.
  • Paragraphs should be justified and should not be indented.
  • Use only italics for emphasis.
  • For subsections use Heading 2 or Heading 3 styles, if necessary. Headings can be numbered.

Quotations and notes

  • Quotations within the text must be written in double quotation marks. Longer quotations should be put in a separate indented paragraph in font size 11 without quotation marks. Quotations must be immediately followed by reference (see References). Comments or explanations within quotations must be placed in square brackets.
  • Footnotes should not be used excessively and should be numbered. Do not use endnotes.


  • References in the text should immediately follow the relevant sentences and should have the following form: (Name year, page no.). Examples: (Parfit 1984), (Nozick 1972, 58), (Williams 1993, 120–122), (Hare 1993a, 142).
  • A list of references must be placed at the end of the article. Please follow the reference format exemplified by the following sample references:


  • Foot, P. (1978): Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy, Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
  • Haenni, R. et al. (2011): Probabilistic Logics and Probabilistic Networks, Berlin: Springer.

Edited volume

  • Meheus, J. (ed.) (2002): Inconsistency in Science, Berlin: Springer, available at: < dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0085-6 >.
  • Rahman, S. et al. (eds.) (2004): Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, Berlin: Springer.

Journal article

  • Priest, G. (1997): Yablo’s ParadoxAnalysis 57(4), 236–242, available at: < jstor.org/stable/3328081 >.
  • Kripke, S. (1975): Outline of a Theory of Truth, The Journal of Philosophy 72(19), 690–716, available at: < jstor.org/stable/2024634 >.
  • Kalderon, M. E. (1997): The Transparency of Truth, Mind 106(423), 475–497, available at: < jstor.org/stable/2254461  >.

Article in edited volume

  • Weinberg, J. – Nichols, S. – Stich, S. (2008): Normativity and epistemic intuitions, in Knobe, J. – Nichols, S. (eds.) Experimental Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 17–46.
  • Priest, G. (2004): A Site for Sorites, in Beall, JC (ed.) Liars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 9–23.

Online resource

Manuscript revision

If the author is asked to revise the manuscript, it is expected that, besides the actual revisions in the manuscript, the author deliver a 'Response to Reviewers' document, in which they describe the changes they have made in the manuscript and explain, where applicable, why they have not made some of the required changes.  

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