Instructions for authors

The biannual scientific review Krisi publishes academic articles and book reviews that address issues in philosophy, theory of science, history, political economy, sociology, theory of law and state, political theory, history of art and aesthetics, psychology, pedagogy, as well as issues in the methodology of natural and life sciences. Our ambition is to embrace all scientific disciplines and thematics in their intersection with issues relevant  to Marxism. The manuscripts that are sent to the editorial team are subjected to double blind review by reviewers with relevant expertise. The decision of the reviewers (positive or negative) will be communicated to the author(s) in a reasonable time after the original submission.

The manuscripts should be prepared for the process of blind review in a manner that does not disclose, or enable to infer the author’s identity. The manuscripts should be accompanied by one more file(s) that should include the name, current position, as well as contact details including: telephone no., electronic mail or postal address. Finally, the accompanying file must include short abstracts (100 to 200 words) in Greek and English.

The author should indicate the area(s) of specialization of the reviewers that they consider appropriate to examine the article under consideration.

The text should be sufficiently substantiated and formatted according to the instructions below:

Instructions for basic text formatting

The manuscript should be written in modern Greek or in English, in Word or PDF, with 12 pt font size (preferably Times New Roman) and double spacing (footnotes should be in 10 pt and single line spacing). It should contain continuous page numbering. The main title should be in bold. The manuscript should be divided in sections, and the beginning of each section should be indicated with a section title in bold. When mentioning accompanying material (figures, tables or diagrams), the material should be marked with continuous numbering at the respective position in the text (fig. 1, fig. 2 etc. / tab. 1, tab. 2 etc. / diagr. 1., diagr. 2 etc.). The total number of words for the text, numbered footnotes and references should not exceed 10.000 words. For manuscripts that exceed this limit, the authors should contact the editorial board.

The beginning of each paragraph should be indicated with a clear and uniform margin (preferably, with one keystroke of the “tab” key). The line spacing between the paragraphs and the lines should be double.

The manuscripts should be written in lowercase letters (except for initial uppercase or special cases). Emphasis should be indicated with italics only – not with uppercase, bolded or underlined letters.

Direct quotations should be placed within double quotation marks (“”). Quotations within quotations should be marked with single quotes (‘’). Long quotations, longer than 5 rows, should be separated from the main text by leaving an extra (blank) line above and below the quotation.

Figures, tables, etc.

The manuscipts can be accompanied by graphs, illustrations, tables, diagrams etc., which should be referenced, as previously mentioned, with continuous numbering at the relevant parts of the text (fig. 1, fig. 2 etc. / tab. 1, tab. 2 etc. / diagr. 1, diagr. 2 etc.). Figures, tables etc. are published in separate pages at the end of the article, without interrupting the flow of the text. It is possible to include up to 3 pages per manuscript for figures and relevant accompanying material. All figures, tables, etc. are published in black and white and should be submitted in black and white in order to avoid loss in printing quality.

Each figure, table, etc. should be submitted as a separate file. The file name must include the surname of the author, followed by a period and the ascending number of the image, table etc., as it appears in the main text (e.g., Smith.1.jpeg, Smith.2.jpeg etc.). Images should be submitted only in .jpeg or .tif format, with at least 300dpi resolution. When submitting images, tables etc., there should be one additional word or pdf file, which will contain the ascending number and the exact caption of each figure, table etc. Finally, the author must submit separately an additional word or pdf file, in which she will specify the placement and layout of the table, image etc., in each page.

In case of publishing or republishing images, as well as any other material that is copyrighted, authors should obtain written permission from the owner of the copyrighted material.

Instructions for footnotes and bibliographic references.

In-text citations should be enclosed within parentheses (Harvard style) and include the surname of the author, the year of publication and the number of the page, if appropriate: (Marx 1997) or (Marx 1997: 25). Footnotes should not be used for simple citation but for explanatory comments and clarification of statements made in the text.

If abbreviations are used, they should be defined in a separate section entitled “Abbreviations”, placed at the end of the main text (before the References section).

The full bibliographical information of the in-text cited material should be placed at the end of the main text, in a reference list section. This list should be entitled “References” and have the following format:

  1. Monographs in the original language (not translations) with one or more authors


– Horkheimer M. & Adorno T. 2003. Dialektik der Aufklärung, Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer.

Non-latin script:

– Papadopoulos P. 1987. I taxiki diarthosi tis sinkhronis ellinikis kinonias, Athens: Sinkhroni Epokhi.

  1. Translated monographs with one or more authors


Vygotsky L. S. 1986. Thought and language, trans. A. Kozulin, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  1. Collective volumes with one or more editors


– Treuil R., Darcque P., Poursat J.-Cl., & Touchais G., (eds.) 1996. Les civilisations égéennes du Néolithique et de l’Age du Bronze, Paris: PUF.

  1. Article in collective volume


Spriggs M. 1984. Another way of telling: Marxist perspectives in archaeology, in: M. Spriggs (ed.), Marxist perspectives in archaeology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 1-9.

  1. Article in a Journal

– Example:

Friedman M. 2010. A Post-Kuhnian Approach to the History and Philosophy of Science, The Monist 93: 497-517.

  1. Work from a series (e.g., complete works, MEGA, MEW)


Marx Κ. 1960. Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Luis Bonaparte, in: K. Marx & F. Engels, Werke, Institut für Marxismus-Leninismus beim ZK der SED (ed.), Vol. 8, Berlin: Dietz Verlag: 111-207.

  1. Electronic sources


Marx K., Das Elend der Philosophie, in: Retrieved: 23.2.2016.

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