Instructions to Authors

General information

In medias res, electronic journal with PDF format publishes thus far unpublished papers in Croatian and English. All papers are subject to peer review and are accepted for publication after they receive two anonymus positive reviews.

Reviewed papers are categorised in the following way:

  1. Original (scientific paper)  presenting new and thus far unpublished results of scientific research;
  2. Preliminary communication presenting new and thus far unpublished preliminary results of scientific research;
  3. Review article  presenting an original and critical survey of a specific field of study or its part.

The journal also publishes uncategorised papers, i. e reviews of philosophically relevant publications published within the period of the last three years.

Text containing plagiarized parts of other people's texts will not be published.

Seeing as this is an electronic journal, the editorial board will accept visual and audio contributions in formats that can be published on the website. Audio and video contributions can be part of a text, but can also be broadcast at the end of the text. Due to technical reasons, it is recommended that the audio and video formats be short. Photographs and graphic sketches are also most welcome. The PDF format will contain only the text written in accordance with the following instructions.

The authors are not charged by the journal for the cost of receiving, reviewing and publishing papers.

All the papers that pass the first editorial control are subject to the so-called double-blind review process which does not reveal the identity of the authors or reviewers.


Manuscript submission

The desirable length of original scientific papers should range between 16 and 32 typewritten pages, of preliminary communications and review articles between 8 and 16, and of book reviews between 4 and 8 typewritten pages. A typewritten page contains 1 800 characters with spaces.

The title of manuscripts should contain the following information:

  1. the name and the surname of the author
  2. the full name and address of the institution the author is presently employed at,
  3. the author s contact address (if different from the address of the institution),
  4. the author s e-mail address,
  5. the paper s full title (and subtitle if applicable),
  6. and an abstract of the paper (not longer than 900 characters with spaces) and key words (up to 10) on separate sheet of paper.

If the bibliographic details of the works quoted or referred to in the text are not inserted in the form of footnotes, authors are required to list all the cited literature containing all the necessary information about the same at the end of their papers.

Manuscripts are to be sent either by e-mail ( in the form of an attachment) in contact on web site



The editor s office recommends referencing by footnotes in a way that has been standard. The first reference to a work in a footnote should have the following form:

  1. [for books]  John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (MA) 1971, p. 43.
  2. [for anthologies] Julie K. Ward (ed), Feminism and Ancient Philosophy, Routledge, New York – London 1996.
  3. [for journal articles] Hubert L. Dreyfus, „The Current Relevance of Merleau-Ponty s Phenomenology of Embodiment. Synthesis philosophica  19-20  (1-2/1995), pp. 35-50.
  4. [for a paper from an anthology or a chapter from a book] James  Rachels, „Ethical Theory and Bioethics“, in: Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (eds.), A Companion to Bioethics, Blackwell, Malden (MA) – Oxford – Carlton (VI) 2004, pp. 15 – 23.
  5. [for e-literature] Arne Naess, „Is It a Plus to Have a Definite Metaphysics in Common“,
    Accessed on July 27, 2007.


If the title and subtitle of a cited paper or book are not already separated by a punctuation mark, in citing them the two must be separated by a full stop and the first letter of the subtitle must be written in a capital letter. For example:

  1. Hans  Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life. Toward a Philosophical Biology.
  2. Yi Jungquing, „The Laborious and Painful Process of Emancipation. A Survey of the Last Ten Years  of Chinese Philosophy“.


The footnote of an already and previously cited work should only contain the initial of the first name and the full surname of the author, the title of the work (book or article) cited and the relevant page numbers. For example:

  1. J. Rawls, A Theory of Justice, p. 120.
  2. H. L. Dreyfus, „The Current Relevance of Merleau-Ponty s Phenomenology of Embodiment“, p. 38.


In consecutive referring to the same work, the footnotes are only to contain the word „Ibid“ and the relevant page numbers, as in the example below:

  1. Ibid., p. 112.


The editor s office, naturally, accepts other standards of referencing provided that they are consistent throughout a text.

The instructions are taken from the journal Philosophical Research, HRFD, Zagreb.