Jhp author’s style sheet

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· File format: Rich Text Format (RTF)

· Margins: 1 inch all around; gutter 0, header/footer 0.5 inches.

· Line spacing: exactly 24 point throughout body and endnotes

· Font: Times New Roman, 12 point

· Paragraphs: left justified, first line indented, no extra space between paragraphs

· Headings: 2 return-spaces before, centered, 1 return-space after; Arabic numerals; no boldfacing, no italics

· Subheadings: 2 return-spaces before, left-justified, 1 return-space after; Arabic numerals; no boldfacing, no italics

· Spacing between all words, punctuation marks, etc. is no more than one space.

· Endnotes: must be less than 350 words each

· For Greek, use Unicode.


The Journal follows the latest version of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS).

Citations are to be collected as endnotes, in the same font and spacing as main text.

Please do not use reference lists or bibliographies.

The first time a book is referred to in the notes, the citation should include the author’s first name (or initial) and last name, title, the place and date of publication, and the publisher (if available).
For subsequent citations, please use the author’s last name, the title, and page numbers.

If you are using an abbreviated title, provide the abbreviation in square brackets.


Initial citation:

1 Daniel Garber, Descartes' Metaphysical Physics [Metaphysical Physics]

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992), 138–40.

Subsequent citations:

2 Garber, Metaphysical Physics, 140–42.

Shortened citations to multivolume works:

For shortened references to multivolume works, JHP allows one of two systems of citing volume and page number, depending on whether volume number is given in Roman or Arabic numerals.

  1. Roman: period follows Roman numeral; page number follows period without spacing.

    1. Ex.: AT III.23 (AT = René Descartes Oeuvres complètes, Adam and Tannery)

  2. Arabic: colon follows Arabic numeral; page number follows colon without spacing.

    1. Ex.: AA 3:23 (AA = Kants gesammelte Schriften [Akademie-Ausgabe])

*Please note that no comma follows the abbreviation for multivolume works, and that the abbreviation is non-italicized.

Citations to book, chapter, section, subsection, page number, etc. within a work

It is standard to refer to some philosophical works by the organizational scheme established by the author. In a note, the title of the work (usually abbreviated) is followed by a comma, and then the citation is given.

  1. Ex. by book, chapter, and section in Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding: Essay, II.viii.8.

If a page number is given in addition to these divisions, it is separated by the last division by a comma and a space.

  1. Ex. by Book, Part, Chapter, Sub-chapter, and page numbers in Hutcheson’s System of Moral Philosophy: System, I.ii.7.iii–viii, 122–34

Editor or Translator in Place of Author

3 Ori Zoltes, ed., Georgia: Art and Civilization through the Ages [Georgia]

(London: Philip Wilson, 1999), 280.

4 T. Silverstein, trans., Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Chicago: University of

Chicago Press, 1974).
Editor or Translator in Addition to Author

5 T. W. Adorno and W. Benjamin, The Complete Correspondence, 1928–1940,

ed. H. Lonitz, trans. N. Walker (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999).
Articles in Edited Books

6 Edwin Curley, “Hobbes versus Descartes,” in Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies, ed. Roger Ariew and Marjorie Grene (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), 97–109.

Journal Articles

Initial citations:

7 Jerry A. Fodor, “A Modal Argument for Narrow Content” [“A Modal Argument”], Journal of Philosophy 88 (1979): 536–38.

8 Michael R. Ayers, “Mechanism, Superadditon, and the Proofs of God’s Existence in Locke’s Essay” [“Mechanism”], Philosophical Review 90 (1981): 210–51, at 221.

Subsequent citations:

9 Fodor, “A Modal Argument,” 538.

For further examples and difficult cases, please consult chapter 17 of the CMS.

Punctuation and Quotations

Quotation marks: Please follow American (and not British) conventions regarding quotation marks.

  1. Use double quotes

    1. for titles of essays, poems, plays, etc. (Use singe quotes for titles within double-quoted titles.)

    2. for direct quotations of sentences, phrases, or, in some cases, words.

      1. Ex.: Linguistic “parameters,” says Chomsky, are the basis of UG.

    3. to indicate a word is being used in a special (e.g. metaphoric, metonymic, obscure) sense.

      1. Ex.: He pulled a “Johnny” that night.

  2. Use single quotes

    1. for quotes within quotes.

    2. to indicate that a word is being mentioned.

      1. Exs.: (a) They printed ‘bird.’ (b) I know what ‘starving’ means.

Extended (or block) quotations should be spaced like the main body of the text, and are left-justified. To clarify where block quote starts and ends, please insert and tags at the

beginning at the end of each quote. There should be one double-spaced-sized gap between the body of the text and the and symbols.

The source of a block quotation may be given in parentheses after the final punctuation

mark of the quoted material, rather than in a footnote. No period either precedes or

follows the closing parenthesis.
For example:

Furthermore there are other remarks in those writings that suggest, if only weakly,

a genuine distinction between motion and rest. In the Rules, for example, ‘rest’ is

listed as a simple nature, and distinguished from the simple nature of motion (AT X.420). (Garber, Metaphysical Physics, 163-64)

Quotes in foreign-languages: both in the body of the paper and in footnotes, quotes in foreign languages should be italicized and without quotation marks; citations follow appropriate formatting.

  1. Ex. Fichte says, Ich finde mich als wirkend in der Sinnenwelt. Davon hebt alles Bewusstseyn an (SW IV.3).

Periods and commas precede closing quotation marks. Colons, semicolons, question

marks, and exclamation points all follow closing quotation marks unless a question mark

or an exclamation point belongs within the quoted matter.

  1. For example:

    1. Take the first line of “To a Skylark”: “hail to thee, blithe spirit!”

    2. Which of Shakespeare’s characters said, “All the world’s a stage”?

Commas: CMS calls for the serial comma. See 6.19.

        1. Ex. She took a photograph of her parents, the president, and the vice president.

        2. Ex. Descartes, Leibniz, and Spinoza are Rationalists.

Ellipses: see CMS 11.57–61.

Insert full spaces “xxxx … xxxx”

Part of sentence before deletion constitutes a complete sentence: use 4 dots with no initial space: “xxxx. … xxxx”


  1. No italics, no comma follows: viz.; cf.; esp.

  2. No italics, no comma precedes: et al.

  3. No italics, no comma follows: i.e.; e.g.

  4. Internal footnote references: n. x.

  5. In endnotes, volume = vol(s).; chapter = ch(s).; edition = ed.; revised = rev.; reprinted = repr.; circa = c(a); paragraph = para. or ¶; section = sect. or §; editor = ed.; translator = trans.

  6. No use of p. or pp.

  7. No use of ibid. or op. cit.

Issues of Format

  1. Titles within titles: un-italicize title within title.

  2. No title should be in both italics and quotation marks

  3. Generic pronoun usage—“he or she,” exclusive male or exclusive female, male/female alteration, etc.—should vary according to each author’s preference. However, “s/he” is unacceptable.

  4. Variables (objects, times, persons): no quotes, italicize.

  5. Initial textual (substantive) reference: full name, last name only thereafter.

  6. External and internal references (in the main text) to chapters and sections: no caps, Arabic numerals, “chapter 6”; “section 5”.

  7. References to years: consecutive 1788/89; range 1787–90; decade 1780s. “’80s” is also acceptable in certain cases, e.g. “1960s, '70s, and '80s”.

  8. Acronyms for titles should be italicized: Nichomachean Ethics (NE); acronyms for multivolume works should not: Kants gesammelte Schriften (Akademie-Ausgabe) (AA)

  9. Use italics

    1. for book, magazine, or journal titles

    2. for emphasis

    3. for foreign words or phrases

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