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Editorial instructions

— The manuscripts must be submitted in this platform.

— A PDF copy must also be sent to if the text uses special characters (Greek, Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.), for typographical revision purposes.

— The manuscripts must be written in one of the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, German or English.

The text must be justified, size type 12, in Times/Times New Roman or similar font style, with a 1.5 line spacing and with sufficient margins, 35 lines maximum per page, and 80 to 90 characters with spaces per line. The notes can be in 1 line spacing and font size 10.

—    The whole text with notes must not exceed 30 pages. Longer texts will be submitted to the editorial board for decision.

— Each paper should begin with (1) the author’s name and (2) the full title in normal body, boldface and centred, in the following line, ex:

Carlos Steel

Lost Simplicity. Eriugena on Sexual Difference

—    At its very beginning the paper must include the following elements:

  1. Complete institutional identification of the author (Name, Job title, Department/Faculty, Institution, Street, City, Country; email).
  2. English translation of the Title of the paper;
  3. Abstract: [c. 10 lines max.; in English and in the original language of the paper if it is not in English].
  4. Keywords: [c. 5; in English and in the language of the paper if it is not in English].
  5. Ancient and medieval studied Authors: [names either in English or in Latin].

— In cases where the paper contains parts and sections, these should be sequentially and clearly numbered.

Italics are to be used only for short Latin expressions or titles of books or journals.

— All quotations are to be set off in quotation marks: « » (do not use high commas “ ” for quotations).

Long quotations in the body of the text can be presented in a separated paragraph, detached, and in type 10.

Notes must be inserted and numbered automatically using the word processor tool. Book reviews cannot contain notes.

Bibliographic References must be included in the notes (see the guidelines below). As a rule, the papers must include in a final bibliography all the quoted sources and studies, in alphabetocal order.

—    Footnotes numbers should appear before any punctuation mark closing the clause, ex.: «appetitus inmoderatus est desiderii innaturalis intensio»1.

— Apart from italics, no other graphic presentations will be permitted (such as bold, underlined, full words in capital letters, or abnormal line spacing, etc.).

— Common abbreviations are allowed, preferably in their Latin form: f./ff. (folium, folia), v (verso), r (recto), c. (circa), Lib. (Liber), lect. (lectio), q. (questio), d. (distinctio), a. (articulus), sol. (solutio), vd. (vide), cfr., op. cit., id./ead., ibid., e.g., ed., eds., p./pp., etc. The use of other types of abbreviations is not allowed.

— If special fonts are used (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, or transliterations with special characters) this fact should be pointed out, separately, at the beginning of the text, as a warning to the editors. If there is any difficulty in printing, the editors may request that such fonts be supplied.

— The text must be sent ready for print. A set of galleys will be sent to the authors for revision. Substantial or long revisions will not be permitted, or they will be billed to the author.



All citations must comply with the following indications and guidelines:

— The bibliographic information (manuscripts, books, articles, websites) should allow a complete identification of the quoted text or study.

— The first citation must be complete. The following citations should be abbreviated in a clear manner.

— Examples:


Citations of articles:

N.B.: Do not use names in Small Caps nor in ALL CAPS.

Initial(s) of the author’s first name(s) with period, Author’s last Name, «Title of the article in quotation marks», Title of the Journal in italics, volume number (year of publication) page numbers.

Ex.1: J. Decorte, «Medieval Philosophy as a “Second Voyage”. The case of Anselm of Canterbury and of Nicholas of Cusa», Mediaevalia. Textos e estudos 7-8 (1995) 127-151.

Ex. of 2nd citation: J. Decorte, «Medieval Philosophy…», cit., p. 134.


Citations of individual books:

Initial(s) of the author’s first name(s) with periods, Author’s last name, Title of the book in italics, (collection: optional), Publisher, place of publication, year of publication, page numbers.

Ex 1: J. M. C. Pontes, Estudo para uma edição crítica do Livro da Corte Enperial, (série de Cultura Portuguesa) Instituto de Estudos Filosóficos, Coimbra 1957, p. 236.

Ex 2: R. Sorabji, Emotion and Peace of Mind. From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2000, p. 310.

Ex. of 2nd citation: Pontes, Estudo para uma edição crítica, cit., p. 130; Sorabji, Emotion and Peace of Mind, cit., p. 311.


Citations of papers in collective works:

Initial(s) of the author’s first name(s) with periods, Author’s last name, «Title of the study, within quotation marks», in + Editor’s Name + (ed./eds.), Complete Title of the Volume in italics, (collection: optional) Publisher, Place of publication and year of publication, page numbers.

Ex.: J. E. Murdoch, «Pierre Duhem and the History of Late Medieval Science and Philosophy in the Latin West», in R. Imbach – A. Maierù (eds.), Gli studi di filosofia medievale fra otto e novecento. Contributo a un bilancio storiografico. Atti del convegno internazionale, Roma, 21-23 settembre 1989, (Storia e letteratura. Raccolta di studi e testi, 179) Ed. di Storia e Letteratura, Roma 1991, pp. 391-406.

Ex. of 2nd citation: J.E. Murdoch, «Pierre Duhem and the History …», cit., p. 392.


Citations of ancient books and critical editions:

Author’s name, Title in italics, Editor’s name, (collection: optional) Publisher, Place of publication, year of publication, part or question, page numbers or lines.

Ex. 1: Commentarii Collegii Conimbricensis In III libros de Anima, Conimbricae 1593, Prooemium, q. 1, f. 2ra.

Ex. 2: Henricus Gandavensis, Quodlibet I, ed. R. Macken, (Henrici de Gandavo Opera Omnia, vol. V) Leuven University Press-E.J. Brill, Leuven-Leiden 1979, q. 7-8, pp. 42-43.

Ex. 3: Raimundus Lullus, Liber de homine, ed. F. Domínguez Reboiras, in Raimundi Lulli Opera Latina 92-96 in civitate Maioricensi anno MCCC composita, (Corpus Christianorum-Continuatio Mediaevalis, 112 – Raimundi Lulli Opera latina, 21), Brepols Publishers, Turnhout 2000, pp. 151-301, cfr. p. 176, l. 277-280.

Note: Successive citations may be abbreviated, as in the previous examples.

In special cases, those that are easy to identify, an abbreviated form may be used.

Ex. 4: Plato, Republica 531b.
Ex. 5: Beda, De temporum ratione, Patrologia Latina, vol. 90, Paris 1850, c. 1.
Ex. 6: Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae I-II, q. 95, a. 3, sol.


Citations of manuscripts

City, Library, Collection + shelfmark of the manuscript, folium/ folia, recto/verso, colume a or b.

Ex.: Lisboa, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Alc. 262, f. 149ra.

      Città del Vaticano, Bibloteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 6758, f. 149ra.

Note: In the first citation of each manuscript, the name of the library cannot be abbreviated.


Citations of webpages

Initial(s) of the author’s first name(s) with period, Author’s last name, «Title of the study, within quotation marks», in + Editor’s name + (ed./eds.), Complete Title of the main site, (date), URL: …

J. Brower, «Medieval Theories of Relations», in E.N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2005 Edition), URL =