Archai: The Origins of Western Thought is published by Archai: The Origins of Western Thought UNESCO Chair, an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research group which gathers researchers in philosophy, history, language, law, art, social sciences and archeology from all over the world. Archai aims to publish original articles, translations, reviews and notes on ancient thought and its legacy in modern and contemporary philosophy and culture. Archai has published article in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Italian and German.
Archai has the goal of exploring a different outlook on the history and origins of western thought, a search of new interpretative paths which allow for an understanding of its origins as a process deeply rooted in ancient greco-roman culture, as opposed to the greater lectiones of rationalist philosophical historiography, which thinks of ancient philosophy as something apart, or contrary, to the complex and diverse realm of sophia and ancient culture in general.
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This Journal offers free access to its content, following the principle that providing free access to scientific knowledge contributes to greater world-wide democratization of the knowledge. Thus, no fee is to be applied either to readers or to authors.
Archai is under Creative Commons - International 4.0 Attribution.
Archai received support from Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Distrito Federal (0193.001576/2017) and currently has the support of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq (Chamada Nº 15/2021 - Programa Editorial).
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.
1.1. We recommend that articles be kept under 50,000 characters including spaces and that reviews have around 15,000 characters. Articles must include a 100-250 word abstract in two different languages: the main language (i.e. the language in which the article is written), and in English, as well as a list of up to five keywords, also in the main language and in English. The same applies to the title, which shall be the first element of the article, in the main language, followed by its version in English. Please note that for articles in English there is no need to provide abstract and keywords in other languages.
1.2. Contributions must be submitted online, through the journal’s website. We recommend using the template file that can be downloaded from the following address: https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/index.php/archai/libraryFiles/downloadPublic/20
1.3. The submitted file shall not have any reference to the name of the author nor any other information that could identify the author.
1.4. Reviewed books should have been published up to three years before the submission date.
1.5. When images or diagrams are used, a copy of each one of the images shall be uploaded as a supplement during the submission process. The journal accepts images or diagrams in .jpg or .png formats, with a maximum resolution of 300 dpi. Images shall be followed by a label in the text body, as well as their sources with de applicable credits.
1.6. If the submission has four or more authors, the contribution of each one must be indicated in a footnote at the end of the manuscript.
1.7. The editorial standards (item 2 onwards) apply to approved texts only. Submitted manuscripts shall not be evaluated regarding their adherence to them during review phase.
2. Editorial Standards
2.1. The template file provides the style formats and other journal standards. We ask the contributor to avoid changing fonts, sizes, margins nor any other formats, except when using words in bold and italic in the text body.
2.2. The template supports 3 levels in its structure of topics. The introduction of new levels is not recommended.
2.3. The template font is Unicode, and, therefore, compatible with several characters sets from non-Latin languages, including polyphonic Greek and Hebrew. We ask the contributor not to change the template font.
2.4. Transliterations of Greek words shall be done according to the Novas Normas de Transliteração (New Norms of Transliteration) published in Archai 12, p. 193-194 and available at https://periodicos.unb.br/index.php/archai/article/view/8421/7014
2.5. A space should be added after the punctuation dot after abbreviations. Example:
2.6.1. Footnotes shall be used only in the text body, not in titles, or in the author identification, or in abstracts.
2.6.2. Footnotes shall be used only with explanatory purposes, reduced to a minimum, and never for citation of sources.
2.6.3. Footnotes’ superscript numbers shall be added after all punctuation signs adjacent to the word to which they apply. Example:
2.6.4. When mentioning acknowledgements and/or funding information, please include a footnote after the first word in the text body or in the end of the text.
3.1. Citations follow the author-date system, always in the text body (never in footnotes), according to the following examples. (These citation rules are based on ABNT’s NBR 10520 norm, with adaptations. For classical works, please refer to the special rules in 3.3.)
3.2. References and citations
3.2.1. Include the Author name, the Year of publication, and the Pages (and notes, if applied), separated by commas (and with a space after ‘p.’ and ‘n.’). Examples:
3.2.2. Separate different bibliographic references in sequence by a semicolon when the word changes. For pages within the same word, a simple comma is enough.
3.2.3. In indirect quotes, the author name can appear outside the parenthesis, if necessary.
3.2.4. In direct quotes, the complete citation – that is, with Author, Year and Pages – shall be included in parenthesis. Example:
3.2.5. Direct quotes with 3 or more lines shall be indented using the Citação style in the template file (4 cm indentation from the left margin and font 2 pt smaller than the text body), without quotation marks. Example:
3.2.6. Direct quotations with less than 3 lines should include double quotation marks in the text body. Single quotation marks shall be used only for quotations inside other quotations and to refer to words and expressions. Examples:
3.2.7. Please, do not use abbreviations in Latin such as id., ibid., op. cit., etc. to indicate the repetition of citation data.
3.2.8. Avoid as much as possible the use of quotation of quotation. When inevitable, use the term apud – quoted by, according to. Example:
3.3. Citation of classical works
3.3.1. For Greek authors, follow the Greek-English Lexicon (LSJ) abbreviations available at: http://www.stoa.org/abbreviations.html
3.3.2. For Latin authors, use the Oxford Latin Dictionary abbreviations available at: http://classics.oxfordre.com/staticfiles/images/ORECLA/OCD.ABBREVIATIONS.pdf
3.3.3. Abbreviations of work names come in italics. Those of author names do not. Example:
3.3.4. Works by Plato are quoted using the abbreviations of item 3.3.1 and the Stephanus numbering, with lowercase letters, without spaces between letters and numbers. Example:
3.3.5. Works by Aristotle are quoted using the abbreviations of item 3.3.1 and the Bekker numbering, with lowercase letters, without spaces between letters and numbers. Example:
3.3.6. For Pre-Socratic authors, the reference in the Diels-Kranz catalog shall be provided, even when other collections are in use. The indication of the source work is also is recommended, even though not mandatory. Examples:
4. Bibliographic references
4.1. The section where the bibliographic references are listed shall always be named Bibliography or its equivalent in the main language of the article. (The following rules are base in NBR 6023, with adaptations. For not mentioned cases, please refer to the norm and/or to the journal’s editorial staff.)
4.2.1. The essential elements are: Author(s) (separated by semicolon, with the last name(s) in uppercase and the first names abbreviated with a single letter), Year of publication, Title (in italics), Edition, City(ies), and Publisher. Examples:
4.2.2. Works of ancient authors – editions and translations – shall include as author the editor or translator. The ancient author is indicated before the title. Examples:
4.2.3. Each bibliographic entry must include only one Year (never 1989-1991 or 2007-10, for instance). If the author wants to refer to a volume set, in which volumes were published in different dates, (s)he shall provide one entry per volume with its respective date.
4.2.4. The bibliographic entry shall always correspond to the version being quoted in the text body. If it is a reprint, the author may refer to the original print in parenthesis after the edition he is actually employing. Example:
4.2.5. Book chapters shall be followed by the complete bibliographic reference, including pages, even if the book is already included in the bibliography. Example:
4.3.1. The essential elements are: Author(s), Year, Article Title, Publication name (in italics; please, do not use abbreviations), Volume (not preceded by comma), Issue number (if applied), and Pages. Example:
4.3.2. If the article has been reprinted, the author shall indicate the version he is quoting in the text body. The author may inform, if he wills, the complete original reference in parenthesis at the end of the entry. Example:
4.4. Online Article
4.4.1. References to short duration internet material should be avoided.
4.4.2. For online works, the essential elements are: Author(s), Year, Article Title, Website name (in italics), Web Address, and Access Date. Example:
4.5. Theses, dissertations, and other academic works
4.5.1. The essential elements are: Author, Year, Title (in italics), Degree and Document Type, as well as the academic affiliation. Example:
5. Peer review
5.1. A revisão e a aprovação das contribuições serão realizadas por pares. O processo de avaliação do artigo será documentado nos arquivos da revista Archai. Os textos submetidos serão encaminhados pelo Conselho Editorial para a Comissão Científica ou para avaliadores ad hoc. Os textos serão avaliados pela adequação à linha editorial da revista e às normas editoriais, qualidade da redação, tanto em relação à originalidade e à relevância dos temas propostos quanto em relação ao impacto crítico e/ou informativo que poderão vir a ter para o avanço dos estudos sobre as origens do pensamento ocidental.
6.1. The publication of the article implies that the authors grant the journal the right of first publication.
Translations of ancient texts only.
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Given the public access policy of the journal, the use of the published texts is free, with the obligation of recognizing the original authorship and the first publication in this journal. The authors of the published contributions are entirely and exclusively responsible for their contents.
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7. The editors reserve the right to make adjustments to the text and to adequate the article to the editorial rules of the journal.
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