Dialogue and Universalism




Monothematic Issues

Dialogue and Universalism publishes only monothematic issues. However, submissions on every topic are welcome. Apart from a monothematic collection of papers we aim to complete every Dialogue and Universalism issue with a separate group of articles on various themes, freely chosen by their authors.

Monothematic issues are a way to gather contributions on a specified theme. Manuscripts submitted to monothematic issues should adhere to the Dialogue and Universalism qualification standards. Among others all the contributions go through the double-blind review process. Guest editors are expected to actively encourage prospective authors of the issue. This among others includes inviting competent scholars to submit to the issue. Guest-editors are responsible for ensuring successful completion of the monothematic issue, and for writing an editorial.

Prospective guest-editors of monothematic issues are kindly welcome to submit proposals to Dialogue and Universalism Editor-in-Chief, outlining the topic for the proposed monothematic issue, the importance of the topic, and its preliminary  table of contents (authors’ names, titles of papers)


 Information for Authors

Manuscripts (in English) may be considered for Dialogue and Universalism if they have not previously been published.  We are not inclined to accept double submissions.

Manuscripts of submitted works, in Word format, should be sent in electronic form to the address: dialogueanduniveralism@ifispan.waw.pl or mczarnoc@ifispan.waw.pl. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, include an abstract (up to 100 words), key words, and intertextual headings. Footnotes (not endnotes) or references should be in a separate section. The first reference to  a book or journal article should have complete bibliographical information.

We also publish books reviews, discussion notes, and essay reviews.

The submitted manuscript should contain information about the author This should be no longer than 100 words. It should  include academic degree, scholarly affiliation, membership in important organizations, especially international ones, up to five titles of the author’s most significant books or papers with bibliographical data, the author’s email address.

Submissions are sent to two referees for blind peer review. To facilitate blind refereeing, the author’s name and address should appear on a detachable title page, but nowhere else in the article. The list of the current referees is available on our website.

The Editors will alter manuscripts wherever necessary to make them conform to journal style.

The suggested length of Dialogue and Universalism articles is to 8 000 words; the suggested lenght of books reviews, essay reviews, and discussion notes — to 2000 words.

Submitted manuscripts should follow the bibliographical specifications set out below in the form of typical instances.


Hadot, P. 2002. Exercises spirituels et philosophie antique. Paris: Editions Albin Michel.

Benett, J. 2001. Learning from Six Philosophers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 17–18.

Essays in books:

Benson, H. H. 2005. “Socrates and the Beginnings of Moral Philosophy.” In: Routledge History of Philosophy. From the Beginning to Plato. Taylor, C. C. W. (Ed.). London–New York: Taylor & Francis Group e-Library, 298–329.

Essays in e-books:

Palmer, J. 2012. “Parmenides.” In: The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Zalta E. N. (Ed.). http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2012/entries/parmenides/.

Articles in journals:

Levin, M. 2005. “Evolution vs. Design: Genetic Algorithms May Clarify the Controversy.” Journal of Scientific Exploration, 19 (1), 115–122.

Internet sources:

Boland, H. 2013. Art from Synthetic Biology; http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/12742/1/Howard_BOLAND.pdf

Conference materials:

Henckmann, W. 2007. “Über einige anthropologische Grenzen von Wertsystemen”, paper submitted to the International Conference Frontiers of Knowledge in the 21st century organized by the Italian Association A. von Humboldt and other institutions, Trieste 27–29 June 2007.

Pattee, H. H. 1995. “Artificial Life Needs a Real Epistemology.” In: Morán, F., A. Moreno, J. J. Merelo, P. Chacón (Eds.). Advances in Artificial Life. Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Artificial Life, Granada, Spain, June 1995, Berlin: Springer, 23.


Authors’ corrected proofs are sent by emails.

We allow both the British and American usages, but there must be consistency within the individual article.

Copyright and permission  to reuse:

Authors of articles published in Dialogue and Universalism assign copyright to the journal. Dialogue and Universalism permits to reuse its contents in the majority of cases. The authors who wish to reuse their papers published in Dialogue and Universalism in other publications are asked for contacting the Dialogue and Universalism team to agree on details. Permissions are most frequently issued free of charge.

Dialogue and Universalism does not  admit the ghostwriting practices. Authors of submissions are responsible for disclosing the information about all persons involved in the production of their submissions.

The paper version of Dialogue and Universalism is the basic one.

Authors receive free one copy of the issue containing their article. Additional copies may be obtained at half the regular price (see Subscription).

All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:


or to:




  Author’s full name [this information is added by the editorial board of D&U after receiving the review — all the reviews are blind]:  

 The title of the paper:

 1] Does the submitted paper match the thematic scope of Dialogue and Universalism?

 2] What is the academic level of the submitted manuscript, i.e. does it satisfy general criteria of the academic publication?

 3] Is the submitted paper cognitively valuable, especially, does it offer a new, original knowledge on the investigated topic?

 4] Should some elements of the submitted paper be changed? What are the recommended changes (if any)?

 Reviewer’s full name, academic degree and affiliation


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