General Instructions

  1. A manuscript submitted should contain the title of the article, information about the author(s) (academic degree, current position, current affiliation, full postal address, e-mail), abstract (150-250 words), keywords, main text, references.
  2. A manuscript must be no longer than 10 000 words in total.
  3. A manuscript must be submitted as a MS Word file (.doc or .docx).
  4. Preferred font PT Serif. Font size — 12 for the main text, 11 — for footnotes and in-text quotations.
  5. A manuscript should be single-spaced and justified.
  6. The following should all be used consistently: UK/US spellings, alternative spellings, grammar, punctuation, italics, Greek letters, diacritics, hyphenation, capitalization, abbreviations, and contractions.
  7. Quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse should be placed in a free-standing block of text, 11 font size, no quotation marks are required. 

In-text Parenthetical Citations

  • On author: (Derrida 2001: 328) or (Derrida 2001: 328–50) or (Derrida 2001: 328, 330)
  • Two authors: (Marx, Engels 1976: 58)
  • If there are two texts of the same author published the same year: (Hegel 1998a: 132),  (Hegel 1998b: 53)
  • If there are several  works: (Derrida 2001: 328; Hegel 1998a: 132, 1998b: 53)
  • If there are any technical expressions added: (see also Derrida 2001: 328), (cit. ex Derrida 2001: 328)
  • If there are several references to the same text on the same page: (Derrida 2001: 328), (Ibid: 435)
  • If there is only one volume of the multivolume edition: (Marx, Engels 1985, 2: 42–43)


References must be listed in alphabetical order according to the name of the first author and not numbered.

  • Book:

Barchiesi, Franco (2012). Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.

The date of the first edition of the work can be mentioned in the square brackets:

Deleuze, Gilles (1994). Difference and Repetition [1968]. Trans. Paul Patton. London: Athlone.

A book published in translation:

Agamben, Giorgio (2000). Means without End: Notes on Politics. Trans. Vincenzo Binetti and Cesare Casarino. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • Chapter in a collective volume:

Bataille, Georges (1988). “Letter to X, Lecturer on Hegel…” [1937]. In The College of Sociology, 1937–39, ed. Denis Hollier, trans. Betsy Wing, 89–93. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • Two and more authors:

Deleuze, Gilles, Guattari Félix (1983). Anti-Oedipus [1972]. Trans. Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

  • Journal article:

Milne, Drew (2002). “The Beautiful Soul: From Hegel to Beckett.” Diacritics 32, N 1 (2002): 63–82.

  • One of several volumes:

Benjamin, Walter (1999). Selected Writings, Vol. 3: 1935–1938. Ed. Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press

  • Website:

Marx, Karl (1991). “Afterword to the Second German Edition” [1873]. Marxists Internet Archive.

  • Two cities, one publishing house:

Žižek, Slavoj (2012). Less than Nothing. New York & London: Verso. 

Other Instructions

  • Lacunas in the quoted text should be indicated with ellipsis in the angle brackets. Example: “text […] text”
  • External quotation marks: “text”, internal quotation marks: ‘text’. Example: “text ‘text’ text”.
  • In order to stress the importance of particular words, it is better to use italics or bold characters.
  • A mathematical dash (Alt0150 or Ctrl+-) is used between the numbers. The em dash (Alt0151 or Ctrl+Alt+-) is used in the text.
  • If the sign / is used, there is an interval between phrases, but there is no gap between two words: text text / text text and text/text.