Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

Mission and Scope Statement

Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly (founded in 1990 as Human Affairs) is an international journal for humanities and social sciences published in English by the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia. It aims to bring together contributions from all traditional and non-traditional fields of humanities and social sciences which relate to crucial contemporary human affairs. The underlying editorial strategy is to advance human self-understanding and communication via publishing innovative theoretical, interpretative, critical and historical contributions transcending traditional disciplinary and cultural frontiers. By publishing primarily, though not exclusively, original and theoretical articles, empirical studies and their interpretations, reviews and notes of domestic authors, Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly serves the mission of fostering multicultural and international conversation concerning the whole range of human and social issues.

Online Manuscript Submission

Human Affairs: Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. All papers must be submitted via the online system. Please visit and submit your article.

Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to transfer a copyright.

Manuscript preparation

Authors are requested to follow strictly guidelines for authors as given below. Submissions that do not conform to Human Affairs style requirements will not be considered for publication.

Manuscripts should be submitted in English. Only Microsoft Word 6.0 (or higher) or rich text (rtf) formats will be accepted. Human Affairs accepts original articles which are not under consideration for publication by another publisher at the time of submission.

Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages, including endnotes and references, that is, 5,000 words or 36,000 characters including letters and spaces altogether. Book review articles should not exceed 10 pages (2,500 words or 18,000 characters altogether). All texts should be edited using Times New Roman 12 p., line spacing 11/2.

Subtitles in the text — first level—bold, first letters capitalized, second level italics, all 12 p. Please use no more than two levels of subtitles.

References should be cited in the text by the author’s last name and the publication date in parentheses, e.g., Rorty (1979) or (Rorty, 1979, p. 25). All references should be alphabetized and placed at the end of the article on a new page and should
follow the APA Citation Manual.

For example:
book: Rorty, R. (1979). Philosophy and the mirror of nature. Princeton: Princeton University Press;
journal article: Rorty, R. (1993). Hilary Putnam and the relativist menace. Journal of Philosophy, 90, 443–461;
book chapter: Rorty, R. (1994). Daniel Dennett on intrinsicality. In B. Dahlbom (Ed.), Dennett and his critics (pp. 10-25). Oxford: Blackwell.

Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively, indicated by superscript. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

Illustrations, figures, diagrams, tables, photographs and the like should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text beginning on a separate sheet and their incorporation into the text should be clearly indicated.


Copyright Agreement


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