Rules for the authors submitting an article for publication
Author’s first and last name should be placed in the top left corner, and author’s affiliation (the English version thereof) must be placed right below it. The main text (also called ‘running text’) of an article ought to be submitted exclusively in the English language and supplemented with English-language footnotes. However, the Authors must always provide the original (i.e., given in the original language) titles and publication information about the referenced works. The submitted text must always be accompanied by bibliography corresponding to the works referred to in the footnotes and the main text (including internet sources) and summaries in both Polish and English (not exceeding ¾ of a standard MS Word page).
Main text should meet the following requirements:
left margin – 4 cm, but no right-aligned text
right margin – 1.5 cm
font Times New Roman – 12 pt
2 line spacing (around 30 lines per page)
Footnotes should be prepared in accordance with the previous volumes of Philosophy and Canon Law, among others taking into account the following requirements by University of Silesia Press:
Footnotes must be placed at the foot of a relevant page (i.e., at the same page where a number – footnote indicator – is placed).
The first line of each footnote must be indented.
Footnotes font is Times New Roman 12 pt.
2 line spacing.
A distinction should be made between a hyphen [-] and an em dash [–].
Style Guide for Authors submitting articles to Philosophy and Canon Law
In order to minimize delays to publication Authors as well as Translators are requested to format papers according to the following style guide. The style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). The following instructions are to facilitate the editing and publication processes.
Selected examples of footnotes and bibliography
(1) works cited for the first time in an article;
(2) shortened versions of the same work cited for the second time.
1. Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (New York: Penguin, 1976), 50−51.
2. Kerouac, Dharma Bums, 3.
Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. New York: Penguin, 1976.
2 or more authors:
1. Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality. A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (New York: Penguin Books, 1966), 49.
2. Berger and Luckmann, Social Construction, 59–61.
Bibliography: (only the first author’s name is inverted)
Berger, Peter L., and Thomas Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality. A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. New York: Penguin Books, 1966.
1. Peggy Kamuf, ed., A Derrida Reader. Between the Blinds (New York: Columbia University Press,1991), 8−15.
2. Kamuf, Derrida Reader, 75.
Kamuf, Peggy, ed. A Derrida Reader. Between the Blinds. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.
Chapter in an edited book:
1. John Eric Starnes, “Mr. Turner’s Fears and Fantasies: The Turner Diaries and White Fear in America,” in Fearful Symmetries. Representations of Anxiety in Cultural, Literary and Political Discourses, ed. Leszek Drong and Jacek Mydla (Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, 2013), 266.
2. Starnes, “Mr. Turner’s Fears,” 270.
Starnes, John Eric. “Mr. Turner’s Fears and Fantasies: The Turner Diaries and White Fear in America.” In Fearful Symmetries. Representations of Anxiety in Cultural, Literary and Political Discourses, edited by Leszek Drong and Jacek Mydla, 266–75. Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, 2013.
1. Servais Pinckaers, The Sources of Christian Ethics, trans. Mary Thomas Noble (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1995).
2. Pinckaers, The Sources of Christian Ethics, 125–29.
Pinckaers, Servais. The Sources of Christian Ethics. Translated by Mary Thomas Noble. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1995.
Article in a journal
1. Andrzej Szahaj, “Ideologia wielokulturowości – kontekst filozoficzny i polityczny,” Er(r)go 6 (2003): 35.
2. Szahaj, “Ideologia wielokulturowości,” 35–37.
Szahaj, Andrzej. “ Ideologia wielokulturowości – kontekst filozoficzny i polityczny.” Er(r)go 6 (2003): 35–51.
Article in an online journal:
Write DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and access date; if DOI in unavailable write URL.
1. Tana Jean Welch, “Entangled Species. The Inclusive Posthumanist Ecopoetics of Juliana Spahr.” Journal of Ecocriticism 6 (2014): 17, accessed July 13, 2014, http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe/article/view/502.
2. Welch, “ Entangled Species,” 439.
Welch, Tana Jean. “Entangled Species. The Inclusive Posthumanist Ecopoetics of Juliana Spahr.” Journal of Ecocriticism 6 (2014): 1–25. Accessed July 13, 2014. http://ojs.unbc.ca/index.php/joe/article/view/502.
Pastoral constitutions, Encyclicals, Letters (Gaudium et Spes, Veritatis Splendor, Letter to Families Gratissimam Sane, etc) – titles italicized and capitalized in text.
Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, promulgated by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on December 7, 1965. http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html. Accessed November 15, 2016.