Instructions for Authors

Papers should be submitted in RTF or Microsoft Word format.
Papers should be submitted to a website If you should have any difficulties submitting your paper, please send an email to Joseph Wang (, technical support).


Papers should arrive before 21st of May 2017. Early submission is welcome.

Languages & Copyright

Papers must be written in German or English. They must not have been accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. Copyright will remain with the author, rights to use with the society. Please note that your email-address will be published together with your paper.
The publisher reserves the right to electronically publish or re-publish the accepted papers, including author’s contact information (email address), unless authors explicitly state their reservation.


Papers should include a short abstract (max. 150 words). Papers should not exceed an overall length of 2500 words, including all notes, references, literature and the abstract.

Structuring of the Submission

Your submission should follow this structure:
Familyname, Firstname(s), Place and Country

Please note that you should save the abstract also in another file.

Authors should use a simple uniform layout. They should avoid mixing fonts, and they should use italics (not bold) for words or phrases requiring emphasis, for titles of published books and journals, and for foreign words.
If illustrations are really indispensable, they should be professionally drawn in a common graphics format (jpeg, eps, tiff, gif or eps).


A maximum of one level of section headings should be used, with the following format:
2. Aristotle’s Theory of the Modal Syllogism


A bibliographical list of all cited references should be placed at the end of the paper under the heading Literature or Literatur. It should begin with the author’s last name, first name and followed by the year of publication, exactly according to the following style:
Bunge, Mario (1967) Scientific Research I: The Search for System, Berlin: Springer.
Bunge, Mario (1967a) Scientific Research II: The Search for Truth, Berlin: Springer.
Dretske, Fred; Snyder, Aaron (1972) “Causal Irregularity”, Philosophy of Science 39, 69-71.
Harding, Sandra G. (ed.) (1976) Can Theories Be Refuted? Dordrecht: Reidel.
Linke, Angelika; Nussbaumer, Markus; Portmann, Paul (31994) Studienbuch Linguistik, Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Böhler, Axel (1998): “Vier Vorurteile über Hermeneutik - Eine Polemik”, in: Bernulf Kanitscheider and Franz Josef Wetz (eds.) Hermeneutik und Naturalismus, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 83-97.
Titiev, Robert J. (1969) Some Model-Theoretic Results in Measurement Theory (Technical Report 146, Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences), Stanford: Stanford University Press.

All citations should then appear in the text (rather than in footnotes) in the form: (Bunge 1967a: 23) or (Linke et al. 31994: 54).

Wittgenstein´s texts and manuscripts should be quoted preferably by using the following citation keys from the Wittgenstein-Bibliography by Pichler, Biggs and Szeltner: PDF.

Quotations from Wittgenstein’s works are indicated by citation keys with the number of the remark or page. Please put quotations within the running text in round brackets.

How to cite from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations:
[Citation Key Year of Publication]: [number of the remark]
Example: (PI 2009: 293)

How to cite from Wittgenstein’s manuscripts and typescripts:
MS [number]: [page]
Example: (MS 117: 264)

Further suggestions

Avoid footnotes as far as possible.
Avoid automatically generated lists.
Avoid footnotes in the title.
Avoid hard and soft hyphens (syllable division will be made by the editors).

Authors will not receive proofs. There is no possibility for making corrections after submission. Contributions with serious formal or technical faults will be refused.