Handbook of the History and Philosophy of
This is a multi-volume Handbook to be
published by Elsevier under the editorship of
Dov M. Gabbay and John Woods.
Authors' Information Page
Revised January 4, 2007
1. Elsevier will be publishing the Handbooks.
2. Each author or co-author will receive 50 free off-prints of
their chapter plus, if they wish, they may order additional
off-prints at a 30% discount. The off-print order form is available
by visiting the Elsevier web site. Authors and co-authors will also
receive a complete set of the volumes free of charge.
Project Web Page
There is a web page, accessible to all participants of the project,
that contains the detailed table of contents for each volume of this
project. This web page is updated as the project evolves. The URL
As a guide to calculate your average chapter lengths we base our
calculations on 500 words/page in the camera-ready copy. The volumes
will be anywhere from 400 to 1000 pages. Depending on the final
number of chapters included in a particular volume, and the lengths
of your fellow authors' chapters, the maximum page count per chapter
We would prefer to receive "standard" LaTeX files although TeX is an
acceptable alternative. If authors are using any non-standard
packages, they should let us know so that we can check their
compatibility with the concatenation program that we use to prepare
also welcome to use Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or Scientific Word.
Jane Spurr and I will be glad to field any queries that individual
authors may have.
Each volume will contain a single
index made up of 3 items: names, topics, notation. To assist the
volume editors in the preparation of the index and to give you, the
authors, complete control over how their chapters are referenced I
have provided directions below.
For Non-LaTeX users:
Listed in order of preference, are 2
methods of sending in your index entries.
1. Electronically highlight the
index entries in a PDF file and make notes where necessary.
2. Highlight the index entries on
a hard copy.
If you must send a PDF file or a
hard copy of your chapter with the index entries highlighted, please
follow these few additional steps.
1. Names that do not occur in
the bibliography that you want to see in the index should have a
marginal note inserted providing
the person's full name as it
usually appears in their publications.
2. Where the highlighted entry
is not identical to the phrase that you would prefer to see in the
index, a marginal note should
indicate the preferred form of the entry. If there are any
questions, please don't hesitate to contact me or your volume
Compliments of Jeremy Butterfield
(one of the co-editors of the Philosophy of Physics volume), and,
dare I say it, CUP, I am providing you with some “borrowed” text
that explains the basic guidelines for preparing your list of index
a. Beware of over-indexing. It
is pointless to index a passing mention of a person, or a topic: in
effect, there needs to be a
paragraph or more about
the entry in question.
b. Beware of overly general
entries. For example, it would be foolish to have an entry of a
topic that has an entire volume
chapter devoted to it. But
do of course consider more specific entries.
c. Remember to allow yourself
sub-entries: e.g., an entry: co-adjoint representation with a
subentry Poisson manifold
structure of, should be laid out as:
manifold structure of, .........46--48.
d. Please go lightly on names.
Do not index anything like each author you refer to! People can
easily leaf through the
bibliographies to try and
find themselves and friends and heroes! (Of course you can use names
for theorems and effects,
like Gleason’s theorem and
Footnotes and Methods of Citing Reference Material
We will be using footnotes rather
Do not use
idem in footnotes, in
citations or within the body of the text (that’s an inclusive ‘or’
by the way). For LateX users please insert the appropriate \cite or
\shortcite commands in all cases.
Do not use your footnotes in place
of a bibliography or list of references.
Acknowledgements will be placed at
the end of each chapter just before the bibliography in a separate,
All That Picky Other Stuff
All foreign language words and phrases should be italicized
unless they have been fully integrated into the English language. If
you’re uncertain, italicize.
Page spreads, year spreads, etc., should not be abbreviated. By
this I mean that you should use the numbers in their complete form.
For example, 1927–1928 rather than 1927–28.
Page spreads, year spreads, etc. should use an en-dash to
connect the numbers. That's the shorter of the two dashes --- see
above example --- not a hyphen.
The punctuation mark used will be an em-dash. That is the
longer of the two dashes. Please insert a space on either side. The
spaces aren’t critical and can be easily inserted after receipt.
Please use an en-dash between proper names when referring to,
for example, Anderson–Belnap.
Please include your name, e-mail address, affiliation, and
affiliation address at the beginning or end of your chapter. We
will be preparing a list of this information for the front matter of
I.e.and e.g. should be written as shown at the beginning of
this sentence, without commas afterwards. The same rule will apply
Submission of Completed
You must supply the editors with 2 hardcopies of your chapter as
well as an electronic copy. Alternatively, we would like to
receive, as an attachment to an e-mail message, the original
electronic files and a PDF file of the chapter. Indexing should be
submitted in one of the following 3 ways listed in decending order
Each author will have the opportunity to do a final review of their
chapter at the page proof stage. Major revisions should be arranged
prior to this stage. Page proofs are meant to catch small errors
such as typos, etc. If you have any questions, please contact me
Click here for the
Transfer of Copyright Form that all authors must sign. I will
ask for the signed form to be returned when the page proofs are
Permission to Publish
If you require permission for any text, image, etc., you have used
within your chapter, the publisher has supplied us with a standard
request form. You may download it from this site, by
clicking here. Signed permissions must accompany your completed
Please contact the General Editors via me at
about any questions you might have.
If you have
any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.