Instructions for Contributors


  1. Manuscripts (in English) should be submitted to the Editorial Office of Mind and Matter at or to the postal address of the editors.
    Submitted manuscripts are processed if they have not been published previously and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement transfering copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to Imprint Academic will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. The Editorial Office will supply the necessary forms.

  2. Mind and Matter encourages the submission of LaTeX documents. Electronic submission should include the original source file (together with all style files and figures) and a pdf-version (including the figures) of the complete submission. Alternatively, three copies of a manuscript (including copies of all illustrations and tables) are requested in case of hard-copy submissions.

  3. Papers should be as short and concise as possible. An abstract is to be provided, preferably no longer than 150 words, containing the background, rationale, and main conclusions of the manuscript.

  4. Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals. The captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs should be large, glossy prints, showing high contrast. Drawings should be high-quality laser prints or should be prepared with india ink. Either original drawings or good-quality photographic prints are acceptable. Identify figures on the back with the author's name and number of the illustration. Electronic artwork should be in eps or pdf format (1200 dpi for line drawings and 300 dpi for half-tones and gray-scale art).

  5. Tables should be numbered (preferably with Roman numerals) and referred to by number in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

  6. All references cited in the text are to be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order under the first author's name. Citations in the text should be by author and publication year in parentheses.

  7. Footnotes should be numbered using a separate set of numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the appropriate superscript numeral without parentheses for citation in the text.

  8. Submissions will be professionally peer-reviewed by experts to be selected by the editorial staff. If a submitted manuscript has been accepted for publication, electronic source files and a pdf version of the final manuscript should be submitted to the Editorial Office.

  9. Only one set of proofs is sent to the authors. This shows the final layout of the paper as it will appear in the journal. It is therefore essential that manuscripts are submitted in their final form, ready for the printer, and that the approximate desired positions of figures and tables are marked in the margins. Proofreading should be limited to the correction of typographical errors. Any other changes involve time-consuming and expensive work, and the costs will be charged to the author(s). If absolutely necessary and space permits, additions may be made at the end of the paper in a "note added in proof".

  10. The journal makes no page charges.
Last revision: 18 June 2020