Call for papers 2011

Call for Papers (6th issue)


         Methodus Revista Internacional de Filosofía Moderna / An International Journal for Modern Philosophy.


         Methodus. An international journal for modern philosophy welcomes papers (written in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) in all areas of Modern Philosophy. It also includes works dealing with the reception of ancient and medieval thought by modern philosophers, or the influence these have in contemporary authors. On the contrary, it excludes diffusion, literary, artistic, and theological research, or papers which do not comply with rigorous standards regarding philosophical content and methodology.

         Contributions must be submitted by August 30 2011. They will be refereed.

         Articles should be sent to Contributors may also ask for further information by writing to the aforementioned E-Mail. 




1. Contributions. Contributions submitted to the journal are evaluated and selected under a blind-refereeing system. Writings are welcomed if they fall into one of three categories described hereinafter:

(i) Articles. They must be limited to 10,000 words (footnotes included). An abstract of 100-150 words and 4-7 keywords, each in English, should accompany the submission.

(ii) Discussion Notes. They critically analyse recent interpretations (over the last 10 years) of authors, subjects or problems pertaining to modern philosophy. They must not exceed 5,000 words (footnotes included).

(iii) Book Reviews. They are writings of informative character, the extension of which must not exceed 1,500 words. The editors will give priority to Book reviews of texts published no more than 3 years prior to the review in question. 

2. Submission. Methodus publishes contributions in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese. The author must attach two documents, in *.doc or *.pdf format, to one with brief personal data (i.e., name, academic affiliation, contact information), and a second one including the paper, according to the blind-refereeing system.

3. Quotations. If they are to appear in the main text, and do not exceed two lines, they must be placed within the same paragraph with quotation marks. Should they surpass that limit, they should be placed in a separate paragraph, without quotation marks. In each case, it is suggested to write immediately in parenthesis the reference to the author, year of publication, and relevant page(s).

4. References. References to books or articles in the main body of the text or in footnotes must follow this model: author’s last name, his/her first name, year of publication in parentheses, and relevant page(s).



Cassirer, Ernst (1931), pp. 18-24.

However, references following the MLA or the HMC norms are also accepted. In case the reference points to an author’s complete works, the name of the edition (italicized), or any commonly-used way of referring to it, should be included. The roman numeral of the corresponding volume (if applicable), and relevant page(s), should follow. For example, in Kant’s case:


Kants Werke IV, pp. 231-4; or:

Ak. IV, pp. 231-4.


5. Reference List. The Reference List is mandatory, and must appear at the end, in alphabetical order according to authors’ last name, as presented below:


(i) Books. Author’s last name and his/her first name (separated by a comma), year of publication in parentheses, work title (italicized), editor and/or translator (if any), city, and publisher.



Wolff, Christian (1962, ¹1730), Philosophia prima sive Ontologia, Joannes

Ecole (ed.), Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

(ii) Articles. Author’s last name and his/her first name (separated by a comma), year of publication in parentheses, work title using quotation marks, name of the journal or book where it was published (italicized), editor and/or translator (if any), number of the journal edition or city, and publisher of the book, and pages.



Dilthey, Wilhelm (1983), “Aus den Konzepten zum sogennanten «Althoff-Brief»”, in: Texte zur Kritik der historischen Vernunft, edited and introduced by Hans-Ulrich Lessing, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 25-34.

Pippin, Robert (1987), “Kant on the Spontaneity of Mind”, Canadian

Journal of Philosophy, 17/2, pp. 449-476.


The editorial committee reserves the right to accept contributions that do not

fulfil every of the above mentioned requirements.