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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • The submission file is in ODT, DOC/DOCX, RTF document file format.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  • The text is in a standard word processor font and is free from hyphenation or non-standard paragraph styles; a Unicode font is used for words or text blocks in non-Latin scripts.

  • All illustrations, tables and figures (in .jpg or .png format) are numbered consecutively, provided with appropriate captions, and supplied as supplementary files; their preferred positioning is clearly indicated in the text; you have permission to reproduce any copyrighted material used in the article.

  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the ILIESI Guidelines.

  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • If the submission is written in a language other than English, please ensure that title, abstract and keywords in English are also included.

Author Guidelines

LPh – General Guidelines

(Submission, Editorial, Formatting)

Lexicon Philosophicum is an international peer-reviewed journal, which welcomes contributions in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Manuscripts are submitted using the journal’s online submission system. However, eminent scholars can also be personally invited to contribute articles, which will be published under the direct supervision and responsibility of the editors. Invited articles can be published in languages other than English, French or Italian, according to what is agreed with the authors. Abstracts will in any case be written in English. Both submitted and invited contributions are supposed to comply with the guidelines given here, as appropriate. The editors welcome the opportunity to discuss preliminary proposals with potential contributors by email and reserve the right to make editorial revisions in articles and reviews.

Submission procedures

Articles must be submitted using the Journal’s online submission system.

First-time submitters must create a user account in order to submit an article.

The system will require authors to certify that the submission is the author's original work (s). The journal will licence articles under a Creative Commons Licence.

The submission file should be in a common word-processor file format (ODT, DOC/DOCX, RTF, etc.).

Evaluation procedures

The journal follows a double-blind peer review process (for more information see here).

Each article is evaluated on the following basis:

  • the originality of its contribution;
  • the soundness of its argument and methodology given the topic;
  • the coherence of its analysis;
  • its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style).

Submission Guidelines

The journal accepts different types of submission:

  • research articles and critical essays (recommended max length 15,000 words)
  • shorter contributions on specific topics (recommended max length 8,000 words)
  • text editions bibliographic critical reviews (length to be agreed).

The number of words includes references and notes. Submissions may include images and multimedia content. Please note: individual calls for paper might provide different submission guidelines.

Lexicon Philosophicum follows a blind peer-reviewing procedure. To facilitate the evaluation procedure, authors are requested to anonymize their submissions.

Authors should especially take care of removing any self-identifying references in submitted contributions (self-referring citations and references in the article text should be anyway avoided and treated as ordinary quotations and references). Authors should also take care to remove personal data embedded in the electronic document. Click here for a short guide on document anonymization.

Submissions must include the following:

  • Abstract/s and keywords (see further)
  • A separate document containing the paper's title and a biographical statement of 100 words or less about the author(s) including name, surname, job title, affiliation, and email address.

Pages should be numbered consecutively.

Abstract/Double Abstract

Invited Papers and Articles: English papers must include an abstract, also in English; papers in a language other than English must include a double Abstract, i.e. both in English and in the language of the paper. The recommended length is ca. 150 words.
Notes & Discussions: an English abstract (ca. 100 words) is required.


5 keywords (in English) separated by a semicolon are always requested.

Style guidelines

Follow the ILIESI style guidelines here [mirror].

Aside from the indications given in the guidelines keep formatting to a minimum.

Supplementary material (if needed) should be collected in an Appendix and placed before the Bibliography.

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section immediately before the Bibliography.


Authors writing in a non-native language are strongly encouraged to have their manuscript edited/checked by an academic native speaker or a professional translator before submitting.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off the compliance of their submission with the journal checklist.


In case of doubt, do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Team:

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