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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


1. Papers submitted for publication in the Journal of Polian Studies should take some aspect Leonardo Polo's philosophical thought as a reference point for clarification, for further development, for comparison with other authors or philosophical doctrines, etc.

2. The journal is directed to a specialized audience in philosophy.

3. All works submitted for publication, both articles and reviews, must be entirely unpublished, and must be original works of the submitting author. An accompanying letter that ensures this should accompany all submissions.

4. During the period of time in which the article or review is being evaluated for publication or undergoing editing, they should not be submitted to any other publication. Once an article has been published, authors retain the right to use it freely, provided that they cite its original publication in the Journal of Polian Studies.

Norms for articles

5. Articles must be sent by email to one of the members of the Editorial Board: Editor Alberto I. Vargas (, Assistant Editor Gonzalo Alonso ( Articles should be sent in a standard and easily editable format, such as Word or RTF, not PDF. Each author should submit two versions. In one of them, any reference, direct or indirect, to himself or herself should be omitted. Articles should be submitted before May 25th in order to publish the issue in November.

6. Articles will be submitted to a double anonymous revision by peer reviewers external to the Scientific Advisory Board. They will be evaluated according to the following general criteria: the interest of the topic; the knowledge displayed of the state of the question; dialogue with the most relevant and current bibliography; the unity, clarity, coherence, equity and rigor of the argumentation; the appropriateness of the title, abstract and keywords, as well as the correctness of the English version of each of these; the proportionate extension of the text and footnotes; and the formal and literary elegance of the writing.

The Editorial Board will communicate the acceptance or rejection of the submission within a period of two months. The article will be returned to the author together with the evaluations of the reviewers. Authors whose articles have been accepted for publication will receive a set of typeset proofs, which will require immediate correction.

7. Articles should not be longer than 12,000 words including footnotes (95,000 characters including spaces). The number of words or characters in a document can easily be calculated using the word count function of one’s word processor.

8. On the first page of submitted articles the following information should be included: the name of the author; the academic institution at which he or she is employed; the author's email address; the title of the article in English; an abstract of up to 100 words (in English); and up to four keywords (also in English). The whole article must be presented in English. Only the quotes of Polo in footnotes can be presented in their original language.

9. The section titles within the article should be formatted in SMALL CAPS— available from the font format dialog box—and be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals: 1. 2. 3., etc. Subsection titles should be in italics, and should be numbered alphabetically: a) b) c), etc.
                    a) Its transcendental character

Bold text should never be used in these subtitles.

10. Footnotes should be brief. Citations within the main text should be placed between double quotation marks (“like this”); they should also be brief. Square brackets can be used to clarify a given term within a quotation, e.g. “the link between this [special situation] and the agent’s end”.

11. Bibliographical references must always be placed in footnotes, and never within the body of the text nor in a final bibliography. They must use the following format:

  • a) Books: L. POLO, Why a Transcendental Anthropology?, Leonardo Polo Institute of Philosophy Press, South Bend, Indiana (USA), 2014, 55-6.
  • b) For collaborations in collective works: GARCÍA GONZÁLEZ-PADIAL: “The transcendental anthropology of Leonardo Polo. The upper dualities of human person”, In Conference 2008: "Subject, Self, and Soul", Metanexus (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Madrid 16.VII.2008..
  • c) For articles: MANNION, Mark; “Divine and human intimacy: a triangle of love for the new civilization of love”, Studia Poliana, Pamplona 13 (2011) 175-86.
  • d) For monographic issues of journals: J. CHOZA, J. A. GARCÍA GONZÁLEZ, J. J. PADIAL; La intelección: homenaje a Leonardo Polo, Monographic issue: “Thémata”, 2014 (50/2).


12. Abbreviated references may be used in the following cases:
          a) When only a single work by a given author is cited, the title may be abbreviated as follows: L. POLO, op. cit., p. 108.
          b) If more than one work by a given author is cited, the title must be repeated in abbreviated form: L. POLO, Curso, cit., vol. 4/1, p. 95.
          c) The term “Ibidem” may be used when a single reference is repeated in consecutive footnotes.

13. The reference to Polo’s texts must be always written in English in the body of the article, but can be in Spanish (or another language where applicable) in the footnotes. A guide for the translation of Polo’s terms can be found here: http://translatingpolo.blogs­

14. In order to guarantee the correct transcription of text in Greek, all such text much be formatted using the font Gentium, which is freely availably for Windows, Mac and Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) from the following URL:

In the case that it is necessary to use characters of other languages that are not included in this font, a Unicode font should be used.

Norms for book reviews

1. Book reviews should be between 600 and no more than 1200 words in length, and must be completely original and unpublished elsewhere.

2. Except in exceptional cases, we will not accept reviews of books first published more than three years previously. The works reviewed must be first editions, or else posterior editions which have been substantially modified.

3. If it is necessary to include citations from works other than the one being reviewed, the citation must be placed in the body of the text, in parentheses, following the formatting indicated in items 11 and 12, above. If the citation is from the book being reviewed, it is sufficient to include the page number, as shown: (p. 63), or (pp. 63-64). At the end of book reviews, authors must include their name, their university or institutional affiliation (without including the postal address), and an email address that will remain valid for the foreseeable future.

Book reviews should be submitted to the to the Assistant Editor, Gonzalo Alonso ( 


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