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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts, accompanied by a brief abstract in English and five key-words also in English, should be submitted online following the five-step submission process. Please submit texts in MS Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or OpenOffice. PDF files are not acceptable. The text should be single-spaced, 2,5 cm margins on all sides and written in 12-point Times New Roman font. Please do not insert page numbers. Citations will conform to the author-date system, in which a list of works cited appears at the end, and citation is handled parenthetically, providing author name, year of publication, and page. For example:
(Danto, 1964, p. 86)
Deleuze and Guattari (1980, p. 15).
A reference list should appear at the end of the text headed ‘References’ and should include all and only those references cited in the text.

English submissions should be formatted according to The Harvard Manual of Style (Cite Them Right 10th edition)
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For papers in Slovak, refer to ISO-690 (author-date, Slovak)
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For papers in Czech, refer to ISO-690 (author-date, Czech)
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For papers in English, click here for the complete formatting instructions. Submissions that do not comply with these instructions will be returned to the author.

Submissions should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are personally responsible for obtaining permission and paying any required fees to use copyrighted material.
In order to ensure diversity of subject matters, approaches, and voices, we encourage authors to check whether there are significant but underrecognized papers or books by women or from other underrepresented groups, which they might have overlooked so far in producing their paper and/or assembling their reference list.

Accepted Languages
We accept submissions in either Czech, English or Slovak. For papers in English and for abstracts, follow the British English spelling and grammar rules. For example: colour, analyse, defence, behaviour, emphasize.

Types of accepted contributions

  1. Research articles are original contributions that initiate a debate, offer a point of view on current trends in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, or introduce a scholarly discussion that has not yet been available in Czech or Slovak.
    Contributions to the Research articles section should not normally exceed 7,500 words (including bibliography). An abstract in English should be added of no more than 150 words.
  2. Survey papers offer a synoptic view of recent work in a particular area of the field of aesthetics (‘state-of-the-art’ articles). Authors are invited either to provide an encyclopedia-like review of the area or take a critical stance to work in the area.
    Contributions to the Survey Papers section should not normally exceed 7500 words. An abstract in English should be added of no more than 150 words.
  3. Short essays and discussion pieces present fresh and concise contributions on a specific topic in aesthetics. Often related to a thematic symposium, they are meant to be kept brief, with clearly stated aims and tightly controlled arguments.
    Contributions to the Short Essays and discussion pieces section should not exceed 3,500 words (excluding notes and bibliography). An abstract in English should be added of no more than 150 words.
  4. Translations include both seminal essays by foreign scholars newly translated into Slovak and essays by Slovak and Czech authors newly translated into English. The translated essays are selected based on their relevance for the development of current discourses in aesthetics.
    Contributions to the Translations section should not normally exceed 7,500 words and must be first discussed with the editors.
  5. Interviews offer a portrait of the life and work of leading figures in contemporary aesthetic debates.
    Contributions to the Interviews section should not exceed 3500 words and must be first discussed with the editors.
  6. Conference Reports provide a detailed description of a recently held local or international conference, scientific event or scholarly summit in the field of aesthetics and the philosophy of art.
    Contributions to the Conference Reports section should not exceed 3500 words.
  7. Book Reviews comprise reviews of recently published volumes in relevant fields.
    Contributions to the Book Review Section should not normally exceed 3500 words (excluding notes and bibliography).

If you are interested in proposing a topic for a Symposium, please contact the editors:

Note to the Authors: publishing a paper in Espes is free of any possible charges. As a general rule, priority is given to papers from authors who haven't published in Espes. The Slovak Journal of Aesthetics for at least two years prior to submission, to maintain a wide range of perspectives and approaches.



Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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