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Epistrophe (EPREPE)

Journal of Professional Ethics in Philosophy and
Education. Studies and Practices

Author Guidelines

  • Theoretical and research parts of the texts submitted should take into account the scope and objectives of the journal and give special attention to the development of new understandings of the related areas.
  • Texts must be written in French or English
  • Articles should follow the journal's recommendations regarding formatting and bibliographic references (see below: General Guidelines & References Recording System).
  • Articles must not exceed 30 pages (including titles, abstracts, keywords & footnotes).


Thank you for your interest in the Epistrophe. Journal of Professional Ethics in Philosophy and Education. Studies and Practices [EPREPE] 






Font style


Font size


Line spacing

(body text)

(text titles, subtitles, author’s name, institutional title, bibliography, gap between paragraphs, CV)


Justify aligned

Title format

14pt bold, line spacing 1 & central aligned



Without indentation of paragraphs

Single spacing between the paragraphs

Author’s name and University

Beneath the title in double space and on the right part of the page

Αuthor’s name: 12pt bold

The short name comes first  and the surname follows

Ιnstitutional affiliation: 10pt , italics

*Grades, e-mail, websites are included in bios


100-150 words

Ιn 2 languages: English, French

Font size 10pt

Line spacing: 2 lines below author’s affiliation

No first line indent, no space after the title first word

2 spaces between each of the 2 abstracts


One space after abstract

Keywords: 10pt bold

List of keywords: 10pt italics

Number of words: 3-8

Headings – subheadings

11pt bold, without numbering (2 spaces before and 1 after)

Subheadings of the 1st  heading

11pt italics & bold


Diagrams/tables/images should be easily readable, clear, and neat; color images are preferred. Except for notation files created with Finale* software, all images should be submitted in the original program in which they were created (JPG, TIFF, or EPS; Microsoft Application Files are acceptable for line art). Any scanned images should be set at 1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for colour or greyscale

All diagrams, images, photographs, and tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript file and numbered in the order they appear in text. Insert callouts for figures and tables on a separate line, in Constantia 10pt, just after the paragraph where each image or table should appear (example: "[Figure 1 here]")

Diagrams, images, photographs, and tables, must be followed by a legend in Constantia 10pt

Any explanation or additional information associated with the caption can be added in a footnote.

Finale files should be saved and submitted as images (JPG, TIFF files)


Αpproximately 300 words 

(9pt Constantia, line spacing 1)

Author’s name

(11pt bold)

Below the name: e-mail & address

(Constantia, 9pt)


10pt, line spacing 1, justified aligned

Use a capital letter to begin the footnote text

Space from one footnote to the other in a line spacing 1

A space between the exhibitor of the footnote and the first word of the footnote text


2 spaces after the end of the text

The word "Bibliography" in the center with 11pt & bold

The titles come with dash and 9pt

1 line spacing

Punctuation marks & spaces

No space between word and punctuation marks

In-text citations

Citation bigger than 3 lines, must be inserted with quotation marks, font size 10  & recess 1,2 cm left and right + one space up & down

Insert the  symbol […], when some words of an excerpt  which is between quotation marks are omitted

The punctuation mark at the end of an excerpt comes before the last quotation mark, unless if it is about a dot which must be placed  out of them

e.g.    ?» / ».

If there is a footnote exponent related to the excerpt itself, it is placed before the last quotation mark. If there is a footnote exponent related to the surrounding text, it comes after the last quotation mark. (e.g.  3 »4.)




General Remarks:

  • References in the form of a footnote at the end of the page with the corresponding numbering quoting the full details of the book or the article. In case of a subtitle it is advisable to be included.

nb: Punctuation marks always follow the numbering.

e.g.  Dgsdgty1.



  1. Monography

Surname, first name (initial letter), title (in italics), issuing place, publications, publication year.

e.g. Buber, M., I and Thou, trans. by R. G. Smith, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1958.


  1. Collective volume

Surname, first name (initial letter), (ed.) - (publ.), title (in italics), issuing place, publication, publication year.

e.g. Levi, N., Rothberg, M., (ed.), The Holocaust. Theoretical readings, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2003.


  1. Article/ Chapter in collective volume

Surname, first name (initial letter), title of the article (in quotation marks), in: name (ed.), title (in italics), issuing place, publisher, publication year, p. or pp.

e.g. Bauman, Z., «The Uniqueness and Normality of the Holocaust», in: Levi, N. (ed.), The Holocaust. Theoretical readings, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 82-88.

nb: In the footnote appears  the specific page/s of the chapter to which the reference is made, while in the bibliography, at the end of the article, all the pages of the particular chapter must appear.



Surname, first name (initial letter), title of the article (in quotation marks), journal’s title (in italics), volume, tome (if available), year, p. or pp.

e.g. Braun, G., «Fréderic-Charles Moser et les langues de la diplomatie européenne (1648-1750)», Revue d’histoire diplomatique, 113, 1999, pp. 261-278.

nb: In the footnote appear/s the specific page/s of the chapter to which the reference is made, while in the bibliography, at the end of the article, all the pages of the particular chapter must appear.


Doctoral Theses

Surname, first name (initial letter), title (in italics), doctoral thesis, supervisor, place, institution, support date, number of volumes (if available).

e.g. Wittgenstein, L., Tractatus logico philosophicus, doctoral thesis, supervisor Russell, B., Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 1929.


Unpublished conference papers:

Surname, first name (initial letter), paper (in quotes), in: Conference conference title (in italics), place, date.

e.g. Chartrain, C., Kunert, S., «Engagement militant, féminisme et convergence des luttes chez les Panthères roses», in: International Genre Conference, codes et quotidien, Rouen: Université Mont-Saint-Aignan, 16-17 June 2005.


Entries in a dictionary or encyclopedia:

Surname, first name (initial letter), abbreviation s. v. in italics (sub verbo), title of the entry (in quotes), in: surname, first name (initial letter), dictionary title or encyclopedia (In italics), place of publication, publications, date of publication, p.

e.g. Beaune, C., s. v. «Couronne», in: Gauvard, C., Libera de A., Zink, M., Dictionnaire du Moyen Âge, Paris: Puf, 2004, p. 357.


Digital archive:

The uniform resource locator [url] is mentioned as well as the date of the last visit. If the url is extensive, we have the right to mention the name of the website, in case we have the possibility to locate the publication through an internal search engine of a website.

e.g. Αbcdex, Κ., Αfhjhiuil,, last visit: 12/01/2017.



Surname, first name (initial letter) of director, film title (in italics), Studio, year

e.g. Smith, J. (dir.), La Pericula, Columbia, 2009



Ιt must be cited entirely at the end of the text & in alphabetical order.

e.g. Buber, M., I and Thou, trans. by R. G. Smith, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1958.

nb: There is the possibility to include both: Bibliographic References & Complementary Bibliography.


Specific remarks:

  • In case that we quote unaltered excerpt from a book or article, is inserted in quotation marks (for the recesses of the excerpt and for other guidelines s. «General Guidelines L.R.P.Ph.») and we add to the footnote, the details of the source & the number of the page where the quotation is located, according to the instructions.
  • We note: p. (for only one page) & pp. (for more) with a hyphen in between if the pages are consecutive or with comma if not.
  • In case of a reference following right after the first citation of a book or article, we note ‘Ibid.’ (in italics) and we insert the number of the page.

e.g. Ibid., p. 85.

  • Repeated references: If the same reference is repeated many times in a text, then the first time we write it in full and the next times as follows:

e.g. Arendt, H., 2009, op.cit.

nb: If the page/s of the new reference is/are exactly the same as the one preceded, there is no need to be written again. Otherwise, we add the new page.

  • When the author uses extensively references from some texts, after the first appearance of the reference, afterwards the reference is included inside the text in parenthesis with the title in abbreviation & italics.


The first appearance of the reference in footnote appears like this:

Arendt, H., The human condition, London: The University of Chicago Press, 1958 (from now on in parenthesis inside the text: H.C.)

The second & the following references appear in the text in parenthesis, like this:

(H.C., 18-26)

  • If the author wants to mention the first edition of a book, this must be indicated at the end of the footnote and in the bibliographical references -at the end of the article- as well, like this:

e.g.  Dumont, L., Essais sur l’individualisme. Une perspective anthropologique sur l’idéologie moderne, Paris: Seuil, col. Points, 2003. (1st edition 1983).

  • Up to three authors:

The names of authors are separated by commas and the order of names is maintained exactly as they appear in the original citation

e.g. Rouget, B., Sagot-Duvauroux, D., Pflieger, S., Le marché de l'art contemporain, prix et stratégies, Paris: La Documentation française, 1991.

  • For more than three authors, the first author is written and then follows the Latin abbreviation et al.

e.g. Abecassis, F., et al., La France et l'Algérie: leçons d'histoire. De l'école en situation coloniale à l'enseignement du fait colonial, Lyon: INRP, 2008.

  • If we have a double reference, it will be indicated as «reference to:», and each reference will follow the instructions of the category it belongs (journal, book etc.).

e.g. journal: Sommers, C., H., «Teaching the Virtues», Imprimis, 20, 1991, reference to: Gould, J., B., «Better Hearts: Teaching Applied Virtue Ethics», Teaching Philosophy, 25, 2002.

nb: In the footnote appears  the specific page/s of the chapter to which the reference is made, while in the bibliography, at the end of the article, all the pages of the particular chapter must appear.

  • Many consecutive references are separated by slash and not a comma, according to the following example:

e.g. Davis, M., op.cit. / Lickona, T., Schaps, E., Lewis, C., op.cit. / Ryan, K., Bohlin, K., E., Thayer, J., D., op.cit. / Ryan, K., Bohling, K., op.cit.

& not: Davis, M., op.cit., Lickona, T., Schaps, E., Lewis, C., op.cit., Ryan, K., Bohlin, K., E., Thayer, J., D., op.cit., Ryan, K., Bohling, K., op.cit.


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. Submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.
  2. Submission file must be in Microsoft Word (doc & docx).
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in the entity Submissions.
  4. The Journal will consider for publication translated papers but the author should clearly state this in Comments to the Editor.
  5. Material created by children (for example, artwork or texts) is considered copyrightable and will require permission from the parent or guardian to reproduce.


We look forward to your submission.

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