Information for Authors


      The manuscript should be formatted for A4 paper and must be in MS Word. Please do not submit PDF files. Text should be in Times New Roman 12 point, justified, and use 1.5 spacing throughout, including references [10 point]. Texts should ideally range maximum 12 pages.
      If you need to use non-Latin fonts (e.g. Greek), please use the standard fonts, that are included in MS Word.


       Formatting should be kept to an absolute minimum. Italicize non-English words and words used for emphasis (e.g. the author). Single inverted commas should be used for emphasizing new and unusual words/expressions and/or usage (e.g. ‘philosophy’).
      Do not use bold or underline. Lists should be incorporated into the main text and not set apart.

Informative Abstract, Keywords, and Biographical Note

       Immediately following the title, your contribution should start with an abstract (not exceeding 300 words). Three to six keywords should be listed after the abstract. Abstract and keywords should be in Times New Roman 11 point, justified. Authors are asked to supply a short biographical note.


       Agathos: An International Review of the Humanities and Social Sciences uses the author-date system from the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS).

In-text citations:

      Citation should be in-text and parenthetical, and only be made to sources found in a works cited list that is to be attached to the end of the article. If the passage to which the citation is attached does not clearly indicate the source’s authorship, include it in the parenthetical citation; when authorship is clearly indicated, the date and page are sufficient. Direct quotations should be indicated by double quotation marks. For example: We think that “in order to explain the basis of the case for the equality of animals, it will be helpful to start with an examination of the case for the equality of women” (Singer 1975, 1).
      This position is what Singer emphasized as the idea of “the rights of animals” (1975, 1).
      No comma is used to separate the author’s name and the date, only to separate date and page number(s). Separate additional references with a semi-colon, and where several works by a given author were published in the same year they should be distinguished alphabetically (1975a; 1975b).

Works Cited List:

      The works cited list is strictly construed as a list of works you have cited, and not as an extensive bibliography. Note in particular the use of cited authors’ full first name and the location of the date of publication. You can include non-cited works in the references, which most word processing software will automatically locate after this list.


      Footnotes are required for citations found in the main text and using the in-text citation procedure. Where citations are made in footnotes from sources contained in the works cited list, they should follow the same pattern as above. If you wish to refer to bibliographical sources you do not cite from (and are thus not in the works cited list), format them according to the CMOS for reference notes.