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Instructions For Submitting Final Copy To Oxford Studies In Early Modern Philosophy

1. Your final text should be submitted as an MS-Word compatible file.

2. Format all parts of the text in 12-point Times Roman font. All parts of the text, including notes, should be doublespaced.

3. Use endnotes rather than footnotes.

4. Use British punctuation conventions: single quotation marks (inverted commas) are the default; for quotes within quotes, use double quotation marks. Commas and periods are placed outside of a final quotation mark, except if they are part of the quotation.

5. Use standard parentheses ( ), except for parentheses within parentheses or interpolations within quotations; for these use square brackets [].

6. Quotations longer than four lines should appear as a block paragraph, indented by .5 in. or 1 cm.

7. The article’s title should appear at the top of the document, centered and in title case. The author’s name should come below this, centered and in all caps.

8. Section headings should be centered and appear in all caps. Subsection headings should be left justified and appear in italics.

9. Wherever possible, references to primary works should be built into the text, relying on standard abbreviations that will appear at the front of the volume (see the List of Abbreviations in any volume of OSEMP for an example).

10. The first time a book is referenced in the notes, give the first name or initial of the author, the place and date of publication, and, for books published after 1900, the publisher; where you are abbreviating the title in subsequent citations, give the abbreviation in square brackets. Thus for an initial citation:

Robert M. Adams, Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist [Leibniz] (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994), 138.

For a later citation:

Adams, Leibniz, 28–9.

Do not use the author-and-date style of reference: Adams 1994: 28–9.

11. For articles in journals, give the full citation in the first occurrence. The full pagination of an article should be given, and where the reference is to a specific page or pages, that should be indicated. In subsequent citations, use only the author(s) and a brief title, as indicated in square brackets in the original citation. Thus for an initial citation:

Michael R Ayers, ‘Mechanism, Superaddition, and the Proofs of God’s Existence in Locke’s Essay’ [‘Mechanism’], Philosophical Review, 90 (1981), 210–51, at 221–2.

For a later citation:

Ayers, ‘Mechanism’, 225.

12. For articles in collected volumes, follow a similar format. Thus for an initial citation:

Christia Mercer, ‘The Vitality and Importance of Early Modern Aristotelianism’ [‘Vitality and Importance’], in Tom Sorell (ed.), The Rise of Modern Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), 33–67, at 52.

For a later citation:

Mercer, ‘Vitality and Importance’, 38.