Instructions For Authors

    • in English,
    • printed and in electronic versions: the author is obliged to guarantee the compliance of the manuscript to the topics of the periodical and provide the final copyright version,
    • in Microsoft Office Word,
    • page size - A4,
    • font face - Times New Roman,
    • footnotes should be given at the bottom of the page, references - at the end of the article,
    • font size for the text of the article-12, for the footnotes - 11,
    • line spacing - 1.3, first line - 0.8 cm.


not longer than 8000 words.


    • should outline the general scope of the article and not exceed eight words,
    • uppercase,
    • font size-14. 


    • first name(s), last name(s), and CVs of the manuscript author(s) in Armenian, English and Russian (if available) for the three lingual webpage of the periodical,
    • full name and postal address of each author’s workplace, organization,
    • position, rank, academic degree,
    • e-mail and phone number,
    • the surnames and the first letter in names of authors should be full and in uppercase. 
    • should be submitted in Armenian, English and Russian for the three lingual webpage of the periodical,
    • should not exceed 200 words,
    • should be informative and not contain general words and phrases,
    • the abstract should describe the research and the results,
    • should reflect the main content of the article taking into consideration the following viewpoints: subject, purpose, research results and conclusions,
    • information contained in the title should not be duplicated in the abstract,
    • the abstract should provide a good perspec­tive on the final message of the article.


    • reflect the article’s contribution to the scopes of philosophy and methodology of science,
    • reflect the current concerns in the area,
    • specify the research objectives.


should be clearly formulated and presented.


    • should be in Armenian, English and Russian for the three lingual webpage of the periodical,
    • should be up to ten,
    • should be separated by a comma.


    • The manuscript should be constructed according to the APA citation System. For instance: (Soros, 2001, p. 10) (Toulmin, 1958, pp. 56-57) (Hilbert & Bernays, 1934).
    • The Latin transliteration of all the non-Latin references should be included as well. For instance:

Брутян, Г. А. (1992). Очерк теории аргу­­мента­ции. Ереван: Изд-во АН Армении. 

Brutian, G. A. (1992). Ocherk teorii argumenta­tsii (Outline of Argumentation Theory, in Russian). Yerevan: NAS RA Publication.

 For a book by a single author:

Toulmin, S. E. (1958). The Uses of Argument (updated ed., 2003; reprint, 2006). New York: Cambridge University Press.

For a book by two authors:

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington: American Psychological Association.

For a book by an editor:

Ayer, A. J. (Ed.). (1959). Logical Positivism. Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press.

For an article in a journal:

Jacoby, W. G. (1994). Public attitudes toward government spending. American Journal of Political Science, XXXVIII(2), 336-361.

For a book section:

O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York: Springer.

For an article in a periodical:

Djidjian, R. Z. (2016). Paradoxes of Human Cognition. Wisdom, 7(2), 49-58, Yerevan.

In case of citing various works of the same author published in the same year, it is necessary to apply to a letter differentiation method i.e. a, b etc.

(Hovhannisyan, 2006a; Hovhannisyan, 2006b; Hovhannisyan, 2006c).

For a website publication:

Texts of the articles submitted in a website usually vary from their printed versions that is why in case of citing the latter website ver­sions, it is necessary to indicate the approp­riate electronic address, moreover, the cita­tion of the printed version is not accepted:

  • Djidjian, R. Z. (2016). Paradoxes of Human Cognition. Wisdom, 7(2), 49-58. doi:10.24234/wisdom.v2i7.137


If the manuscript contains non alphabetic cha­racters (e.g. logical formulae, diagrams) then:

    • the PDF version of the text should be attached for the demanded verification,
    • all the images (diagrams, line drawings and photographic images) should be numbered se­quen­tially with Arabic numerals and submit­ted in electronic form,
    • photo images should be of high quality,
    • all the images should be attached as separate files,
    • diagrams, line drawings, charts should be sub­mitted in EXCEL or EPS format.


Publication of Archive Materials and Translation Sources

    • Complete description of archive or publication material, according to which the translation has been made, should be comprised in the manus­cript.
    • A brief prologue under the title Publication Prologue may precede the publication (1-3 pages long, approximately 4000 characters). Long pro­logues are regarded articles and should be written under separate titles.
    • If the publishing source contains references, they are presented as a part of a body text and are each numbered sequentially and pre­cede the body text-source.
    • Publisher or translator may present references about the publishing source at the end of a body text.
    • Via the references one may present foreign word translations, explanations of abbrevia­tions etc. contained in the text may be presented in the source text in square brackets.
    • It is advisable to choose up to 40.000 charac­ter source for the publication materials in the perio­dical. In case of a large source, it is ne­cessary to shorten (select) for preparing ma­terial for the periodical.
    • Translations and archive sources should have enough comments and full introductions, ot­herwise they could not be considered scien­tific publications and could not be submitted for publication.

Essays of various symposiums and scientific events.

    • Information about the symposium organizers, place and time should be included in the essay.
    • The symposium members’ name, surname, workplace and city (in brackets) should be mentioned, and in case of international sym­posiums, the name of the city is also included.
    • Essays should not coincide with the symposium projects or their final documents.

Reviews and bibliographical essays.

    • The length of a review should be from 5-10 pages (10.000-20.000 characters).
    • Final information, name of a publication and number of pages of a studied book should be presented before the body text.
    • References are not included in the review.

Argumentative notes, essays, records.

Materials that are written in a free style and are free of demands placed on scientific articles are accepted for publication. Such kind of works cannot be submitted in the reports about scien­tific works as scientific publication.