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Instructions to authors



The Society is unusual in that most of the papers it publishes are the result of direct invitations to particular individuals. However, the Society is also willing to consider Replies and Discussion Notes for publication in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, which will undergo a process of refereeing.


As from 2016, the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume will be using an online submission system for all invited and general submissions (Replies and Discussion Notes for the Proceedings only for the latter). Guidelines can be found at the following location: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/en/authors/online-submission.html.
The online submission system can be accessed at the following location: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/arisup.
New authors should create an account prior to submitting a manuscript for consideration. Questions about submitting to the journal should be sent to the editorial office at mail@aristoteliansociety.org.uk.
Invited papers are not required to be anonymized for the purposes of the review process, however, unsolicited Discussion Notes for the Proceedings should be prepared for blind review and as such authors are reminded to keep their submissions anonymous and personal details and acknowledgements should be removed from the main document and provided instead in a separate title page document at submission stage.


The Society’s house style requirements are set out in its Style Sheet, available at: www.aristoteliansociety.org.uk/pdf/style_sheet.pdf. Please ensure that you refer to the house style requirements when preparing your manuscript.

Replies and Discussion Notes


  • Discussion notes and replies to papers from the Proceedings or Supplementary Volume regularly take the form of a concise commentary or criticism.
  • Accepted notes and replies are published in the Proceedings only.
  • Interested authors are advised to read previous notes and replies published in the Proceedings. This will give prospective authors an idea of what the Society is willing to accept for publication.
  • Discussion notes and replies are the only unsolicited papers the Society will review for publication. Any other kind of submission will not be considered.
  • Papers must not exceed 2000 words.
  • Papers must adhere to the Society's house style requirements, which are set out in its Style Guide.
  • Papers must be formatted in either Word 2003 (and higher) or RTF. Papers containing many symbols, tables, etc. and which may therefore be liable to distortion should be formatted in PDF. Authors who are unsure about the possibility of distortion are free to submit in both Word/RTF and PDF.
  • Papers must be prepared for blind review, i.e., no self-identiyfing references.
  • Papers must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet which provides the paper's title, author's name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and contact details (email address, phone number, and mailing address).
Authors are encouraged to observe high standards with respect to publication best practice. Any cases of ethical or publication malpractice are treated very seriously and will be managed with in accordance with the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines of which OUP is a member. Further information about OUP’s ethical policies is available here.


For information on how to submit figure files, please see the Oxford Journals page on figures: http://oxfordjournals.org/en/authors/figures.html. You can also send queries about figure files to ARISUP@oup.com.


Authors will receive a link to the PDF proof of their manuscript on our online system by email, and it is essential that a current email address is supplied with all manuscripts. Proofing instructions will accompany the PDF file but the proof should be checked immediately upon receipt and uploaded in accordance with covering instructions. Only essential corrections should be made at the proof stage.

Issue Publication

For the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, manuscripts arrive at OUP and go through the production process until the final versions are ready to publish. These are then published into an issue online once the issue is prepared.


It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright to the Aristotelian Society. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press, on behalf of the Aristotelian Society, is notified in writing and in advance.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright assignment form.
More information on Oxford Journals’ assignment of copyright and publication rights can be found here.



Third-party permissions

In order to reproduce any third party material, including tables, figures, or images, in an article authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder and be compliant with any requirements the copyright holder may have pertaining to this reuse. When seeking to reproduce any kind of third party material authors should request the following:

• non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the specified article and journal;
• print and electronic rights, preferably for use in any form or medium;
• the right to use the material for the life of the work; and
• world-wide English-language rights.
It is particularly important to clear permission for use in both the print and online versions of the journal, and we are not able to accept permissions which carry a time limit because we retain journal articles as part of our online journal archive.
Further guidelines on clearing permissions can be found here.

Third-party content in Open Access papers

If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:
Title of content. Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder].
This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.
Further guidelines on clearing permissions can be found here.

Permissions regarding reuse of OUP material

Guidelines on permissions for reuse of OUP material can be found here.

Self-archiving policy

The journal’s self-archiving policy can be found here.


Crossref Funding Data Registry
In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

Open Access options

Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication.
After your manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.
Authors publishing in Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume can use the following licences for their articles:
Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY)
Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC)
Creative Commons Non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)
Please click here for more information about Creative Commons licences.
The open access charges are as follows:
• Regular charge: £1850 / $3000 / €2450
• Reduced Rate Developing country charge*: £925 / $1500 / €1225
• Free Developing country charge*: £0 /$0 / €0
*Visit our developing countries page (click here for a list of qualifying countries).
You can pay open access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post.
Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.


The publisher supplies a URL for online access to the article free of charge. Printed offprints can be ordered using the Oxford Journals Author Services site. You will receive a link to this site from the Production office when your paper has been accepted for publication in the journal.

Gratis copy

Authors are entitled to a gratis copy of the issue in which their paper will be published, which can be claimed via the Author Services site. It is the author's responsiblity to claim their gratis copy if they wish to receive one.

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