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Edited By: Marcel Weber and Philipp Blum

Online ISSN: 1746-8361

Author Guidelines

dialectica invites submission of articles and discussion notes of high quality in any area of philosophy, though it publishes articles predominantly in theoretical and systematic philosophy. To submit an article or a discussion note, send it as an attachment, preferably in PDF format, to the managing editor, Philipp Blum.

There are no style guidelines for the initial review, except that papers should contain an abstract.

The paper must be suitable for blind refereeing. The author's name and institutional affiliation should not appear in the manuscript. References to the author's own work must be cast in such a way that they do not reveal the identity of the manuscript's author. We recommend simply replacing the entire reference, including title and facts of publication, with an expression such as 'author's article', 'author's book', 'author's book 2', etc. Acknowledgements must be removed for the initial review.

By submitting an article to dialectica, the author will be deemed to have given his/her assurance that the article has not been submitted to and is not being considered for publication by any other journal or publisher (including electronically distributed journals); and that he will not submit it for such consideration elsewhere until he has received dialectica's editorial decision or has withdrawn the article. Authors who submit articles that are under consideration elsewhere or that overlap to a significant extent with papers that are at the time of submission already published are disqualified from further submissions to dialectica.

Submitted papers should be written in English. In exceptional cases, dialectica assists in the translation of excellent articles written in other languages. Authors who submits a paper which is not written in his or her native language are requested to have the article checked for style and grammar by a native speaker. Submitted articles which are linguistically unacceptable may be rejected without further refereeing.

Authors are notified of the receipt of their article and the editorial decision concerning it.

Refereeing process
The Editorial Committee makes a first decision concerning the publication of the article (which has to be justified to the editorial board). If an article does not pass this first check, the author will normally be informed within one month after the acknowledgment of the receipt of their submission.

During the second stage, papers may be refereed by specialists in the field chosen by the editor. If the referees agree, their comments (in in English, French or German) may be passed to the author. The papers are also discussed by the Editorial Committee, which may also make comments. Authors are normally informed of the editorial decision concerning their paper within three month after the receipt of their submission has been acknowledged.

Papers may be accepted with no or minor revisions, rejected, or authors may be invited to resubmit a revised version of their paper, taking into account the comments, if any, they received. There is no deadline for the resubmission of such papers. Authors resubmitting their papers should send them to the managing editor, in a format suitable for blind refereeing. They should briefly indicate in their e-mail (not a separate file) how they dealt with the comments they received. Final decision about acceptance will be taken by the editor and communicated by the managing editor. Publication is guaranteed only once the author has been asked to hand in the final version of his article.

It will be the responsibility of the editor to decide on the order of appearance of accepted submissions. Priority may be given to discussion notes. In these cases, authors of the materials being commented on will be given a right of reply (subject to the usual refereeing), provided that the timely publication of the note will take not priority over the desirability of including both note and reply in the same issue of the journal.

If a paper is accepted for publication in dialectica, the author will be asked to hand in another, final version in which the style guide is to be respected. Authors will receive the dialectica style guide from the managing editor.

The final version will be checked for language and style and may be corrected. The author may, however, undo these changes at the proof stage. Authors will receive one set of proofs by e-mail. They should not revise them substantially and return it as soon as possible to the publisher.

Free access to the final PDF offprint of articles published in print issues will be available via Author Services only. Authors should therefore sign up for Author Services to access their article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers. Additional paper offprints may be ordered online. Please click here to fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields.

For all questions regarding editorial matters please contact Philipp Blum, managing editor of dialectica.

Exclusive Licence Form
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Exclusive Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. (Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright  in such cases does not need to  be assigned). After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various medium/circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here.

For authors signing current licensing/copyright agreement

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website: http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html, subject to an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final Contribution.

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

Choosing OnlineOpen makes your article open access and freely available to all on Wiley Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. OnlineOpen fulfills funding agency mandates that require grantees to archive the final version of their article. Wiley will also deposit your OnlineOpen article in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites.

The cost for OnlineOpen is usually US$3,000, which can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.

Copyright and open access licenses

Authors choosing OnlineOpen will retain copyright in their articles and will be offered a choice of creative commons licenses.

All Research Councils UK (RCUK), Wellcome Trust and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) funded authors will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).

All other authors (non- RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors) are free to choose Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC), or Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.

For more information about open access license terms and conditions click here.

Compliant with funder mandates - Open Access policies

OnlineOpen is fully compliant with open access mandates – meeting the requirements of funding organizations where these apply, including but not limited to:

The Wellcome Trust
Austrian Science Fund
Telethon Italy
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

For more information on funder mandates and open access policies please click here.

Obtaining a CC license agreement to sign

As the author, you can decide to publish your article with open access once it has been accepted for publication.

After acceptance please inform the journal’s editorial office that you want your article to be OnlineOpen so they can provide you with the appropriate CC license agreement to sign to publish your article under a Creative Commons license and please complete the payment of an open access publication fee of US$3000 via the OnlineOpen Form.

Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.