Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Logic
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

Contract Details
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 is http://www.johnwoods.ca/HHL/ 

Chapter Length
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 will vary.   


Chapter Formating
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 the books. 

Authors are 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.

LateX users click here.

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 editor.

Some Indexing Specifics
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 entries.
   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:

                 co-adjoint representation ............................44--50,
                             Poisson 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 Russell’s Paradox.)

Footnotes and Methods of Citing Reference Material
We will be using footnotes rather than endnotes.

Do not use ibid and 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, un-numbered section.

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 each volume.

I.e.and e.g. should be written as shown at the beginning of this sentence, without commas afterwards. The same rule will apply to etc.


Submission of Completed Chapters
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 of preference.

Page Proofs

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 immediately.

Transfer of Copyright Form
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 sent.

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 chapter.

Rights of Authors
Please contact the General Editors via me at
jhwoods@interchange.ubc.ca about any questions you might have.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.