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ARTICLE PREPARATION

  • Submitted papers must be clearly written in English, Russian, or Ukrainian.
  • The preferred mode of submission is as MS Word (.doc, docx) by email attachment to: logos35#yandex.ru
  • The target length for an article is 6,000-8,000 words (20,000-40,000 characters with spaces). If your article is longer than this, please contact the editorial office.
  • The style (e.g. fonts, font size, spaces, margins, etc.) is adjusted by editors.
  • It is suggested that figures, tables and formulae should be displayed with features of your software package (e.g. MS Word tools).
  • The list of References (Bibliography) should appear at the end of the main text, and be listed in alphabetical order by author’s name.
  • References to publications within the text should be as follows: [Zsizsek, 2002: 26], [Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1983: 220], [Zsizsek, 2008a: 26], [Zsizsek, 2008b: 75], in appropriate languages. There must be a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those in the list of references.
  • Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and indicated by consecutive superscript numbers.
  • Information about the author should include: author name, honorary or other degree(s) (if any); affiliation. Provide also the full postal address, including the country name, e- mail address and, if available, phone numbers (with country and area code). Contact de- tails must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. The abstract should not be less than 250 words.
  • The abstract should also contain a short list of carefully chosen Key Words or content indicators (5-10 words).

REVIEW PROCEDURE

Philosophy and Cosmology Journal considers for publication the articles on conditions that the articles are your own original works and are not copies of any other previously published works, including your own previously published work. The article has been given only for Philosophy and Cosmology Journal. The article should not be under consideration or peer-review or accepted for publication elsewhere.

All articles should be presented in accordance with the journal’s publication guidelines. Articles not adhering strictly to journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation within a month. Submitted articles adhering to the journal’s guidelines are reviewed by the Chief Editor or the Editor, who will assign them to reviewers. The articles that are published in Philosophy and Cosmology Journal follow a single blind reviewing procedure.

The article does not contain anything that is disrespectful, demeaning, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in the publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

Please note that Philosophy and Cosmology Journal uses text-matching software UNPLAG and some web-services to check your articles for plagiarism. By submitting your articles to the journal, you agree that your articles are checked for originality and have to undergo the peer-review and publication procedures. If the reviewers suspect plagiarism, fabricated data, conflict of interest, redundant (duplicate) publication etc., they follow the COPE Flowcharts for resolving such cases.

We aim to complete the review process, from submission date to decision date, within ten weeks. If this process takes longer than the given period, the authors will be informed additionally about the reasons of the timeline changes. The Chief Editor prepares a decision letter according to the reviewers’ comments, which is sent to the author of article. If necessary, the author should edit your article according to the reviewers’ recommendations within two weeks.

PUBLICATION ETHICS STATEMENT

Philosophy and Cosmology Journal is committed to maintaining high standards of scientific competence through peer-review and a strict ethical policy. The editors strive to prevent any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship in the journal.

The journal follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct.

The journal is not liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings, demands, costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with, in relation to, or arising out of the use of the journal content.

PAYMENT POLICY

The journal provides publishing of articles for free as well as access to issues of journal.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Our journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY).

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