Manuscript Prepration Guidelines
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Below are the manuscript preparation guidelines according to Hyaptia House Style and the Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition). Book reviews and musings should be formatted like articles, except they need not include an abstract or be anonymous. As indicated below, notes and references need not be formatted prior to acceptance, but must be formatted once a manuscript is accepted or conditionally accepted. Click here for an example of the proper form of notes, citations, and references.
File Type and Format
Manuscripts should be submitted as Word files. They should be double-spaced (including quotations, notes, and references), and the right margin should not be justified. Articles should not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes and references.
To facilitate our anonymous review process, the author should not be identified in the manuscript or the abstract.
Papers should include an abstract of no more than 200 words.
If a paper includes figures or artwork, authors must submit these files with the final draft.
Please use American spellings and punctuation, except when directly quoting a source that has followed British style.
The title of article, headings, and subheadings should have title capitalization
Strategies for Making Feminist Philosophy Mainstream Philosophy
Also, note that we avoid a heading with the title, “Conclusion.” This must be retitled more specifically to reflect what the final section of the paper is about.
Hypatia uses the serial, or Oxford, comma
“Vulnerability, Ignorance, and Oppression” instead of “Vulnerability, Ignorance and Oppression”
Notes need not be formatted before review, but they must be formatted before publication in the following way.
For final submission of a manuscript please do not use the “insert endnote/footnote” function in Microsoft Word. Instead, place numerals between arrowheads (e.g.,<2>) in the text. List notes in the penultimate section of the paper (just before the references). Any acknowledgments should appear unnumbered, before the first note.
Instead of: ...erroneous due to an improper standard of rationality.2
In text: ...erroneous due to an improper standard of rationality.<2>
In notes: 2. By "standard of rationality," I mean...
References need not be formatted before review, but they must be formatted before publication in the following way.
In text citations:
We use the author/date system of citing references, as described in The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed., University of Chicago Press, 2003). For in-text citations or endnotes, works should be cited as (author year, page number); for example (Card 2003, 65). The page number alone can be used if understood from the context; for example (86). Multiple citations should be in chronological order, and, if in the same year, alphabetical within year; for example (England 2004; Pierce 2005; Pratt 2005; Jiwani and Young 2006).
A list of all works cited should be included after the notes in a section called “References.” Works that are not actually cited should not be included in the “References” section. In the reference section, titles of articles and books follow sentence capitalization—only the first word and proper nouns are capitalized. Quotation marks are not needed for articles. Book and journal titles should be italicized. Journal citations should include both volume and issue numbers.
Calhoun, Cheshire. 2000. Feminism, the family, and the politics of the closet: Lesbian and gay displacement. New York: Oxford University Press
Calhoun, Chesire. 1995. Standing for something. Journal of Philosophy 92 (5): 235-61.
Chapter from a book
Roberts, Dorothy E. 1999. Mothers who fail to protect their children: Accounting for private and public responsibility. In Mother troubles: Rethinking contemporary maternal dilemmas, ed. Julia E. Hanigsberg and Sara Ruddick. Boston: Beacon.
Two or more authors
Pacala, Stephen, and Robert Socolow. 2004. Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies. Science 305 (5686): 968-72.
Clines, Francis X. 2001. Before and after: Voices in the wind, a new form of grieving evolves over last goodbyes. The New York Times, September 16.
National Down Syndrome Society. 2002. About Down Syndrome. http://www.ndss.org/aboutds/aboutds.html (accessed January 8, 2002).
Education for All Handicapped Children Act. 1975. U.S. Public Law 94-142, U.S. Code. Vol. 20, sec. 1400 et seq.