Author Guidelines

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„Stan Rzeczy” publishes exclusively academic articles that have never before seen print and which are the original work of their authors (with the exception of translations and any visual material).

Submitted texts are evaluated using the double-blind review system whereby the identity of the author remains hidden from the two anonymous referees and vice versa. Therefore, authors should remove all self-identification material from the version of the text that will be peer-reviewed.

We kindly ask all authors to ensure that the text adheres to the reference system (Szczepański 1969: 35) and that the bibliography complies with the following guidelines:


Book with one author:

Batniztky L. 2006. Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas. Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation, Cambridge University Press.


Book with an author and an editor:

Benardete S. 2002. Encounters & Reflections. Conversations with Seth Benardete, ed. R. Burger, The University of Chicago Press.


Edited book:

Cropsey J., ed. 1964. Ancients and Moderns. Essays on the Tradition of Political Philosophy in Honor of Leo Strauss, Basic Books.


Translated book:

Lefort C. 1988. Democracy and Political Theory, trans. B. Macey, University of Minnesota Press.

Bloom A. 1997. Umysł zamknięty. O tym, jak amerykańskie szkolnictwo wyższe zawiodło demokrację i zubożyło dusze dzisiejszych studentów, trans. T. Bieroń, Wydawnictwo „Zysk i S-ka”.


Chapter or article in an edited book:

Anastaplo G. 1999. Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago, [in:] Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime, eds. K.L. Deutsch, J.A. Murley, Rowman & LittleField Publishers, pp. 3–31.


Article in another author’s book:

Bourdieu P. 1967. Postface, [in:] E. Panofsky, Architecture gothique et pensée scolastique, Editions de Minuit, pp. 133–167.


Article in the same author’s book + multi-volume works:

Warburg A. 2000. Mnemosyne. Einleitung, [in:] tegoż, Gesammelte Schriften, nr II.1: Der Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, eds. M. Warnke, C. Brink, Akademie-Verlag, pp. 3–6.


Article in a journal:

Ross N. (2015). On Truth Content and False Consciousness in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory, „Philosophy Today”, vol. 59, pp. 269–290.

Dannhauser W.J. 2007. Na powrót stać się naiwnym, trans. P. Marczewski, „Przegląd Polityczny”, No. 84, pp. 138–143.


Indicating an edition other than first/reprints:

Leff G. 1958. Medieval Thought, Penguin. [2nd ed. 1962]


Book written under a pseudonym:

Paczkowski A. [Jakub Andrzejewski] 1986. Gomułka i inni. Dokumenty z Archiwum KC PZPR 1948–1982, Krąg.



Butterworth Ch. 2010. Leo Strauss in His Own Write. A Scholar First and Foremost.

http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/Theory/Transcript_Butterworth.pdf;accessed: dd.mm.yyyy.

Archival material:
For footnotes in the case of unpublished materials please use the following standard: name of the archive (for the first time use the full name, then an abbreviation), name of archival fonds, a reference (section, volume, file number), page number: title of the document.

For example:

Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, Steven and Clara Summers papers, box 1, folder 1, MSP 94: Letter to Steven Summers, 29 June 1942.


Every text should include an academic bio (about 100 words), an impersonal abstract in English (no longer than 1000 characters) and a list of 5 keywords (max.)