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Instructions for authors

1. Scope
2. Submission of manuscripts
3. Electronic Manuscripts
4. Layout of Manuscripts
5. References
6. Illustrations
7. Proofreading
8. Offprints


The Review of Symbolic Logic is designed to cultivate research on the borders of logic, philosophy, and the sciences, and to support substantive interactions between these disciplines. The journal welcomes submissions in any of the following areas, broadly construed:

  • The general study of logical systems and their semantics, including non-classical logics and algebraic logic;
  • Philosophical logic and formal epistemology, including interactions with decision theory and game theory;
  • The history, philosophy, and methodology of logic and mathematics, including the history of philosophy of logic and mathematics;
  • Applications of logic to the sciences, such as computer science, cognitive science, and linguistics; and logical results addressing foundational issues in the sciences.

The Review welcomes submissions in all these areas. For information on how to submit papers please see the Guidelines below. The Review began publication in June 2008. 

Submission of manuscripts

Papers must be submitted electronically via the journal's EditFlow site at:
The preferred file format for submissions is PDF, though other types (Postcript, .dvi, Word) are acceptable if PDF is not an option. The recommended way of creating the file is through LaTeX, as it can also be used for typesetting the final paper; see below. 

Please click here for more information. 

Electronic manuscripts

The publisher encourages submission of manuscripts in LaTeX which can be used for direct typesetting. Authors using LaTeX should use the RSL LaTeX class file. This, along with related files, can be found here (zip file download). If you have difficulties obtaining these files please contact While use of the RSL LaTeX file is preferred, plain LaTeX or TeX files can also be accepted. 

Layout of manuscripts

Manuscripts should begin with an abstract of no more than 300 words. Papers should conform to a good standard of English prose; please consult a style guide such as 'The Elements of Style' by Strunk and White, Macmillan, New York. It is encourages to present programs in the one of two styles: either with identifiers in italic and keywords in bold, or entirely in a fixed-width teletype font. Do not begin a sentence with a symbol or identifier name. Please supply Web URLs for the home page of each of the authors of the paper. 


The Harvard system of references should be used. Citations are by author's surname and year of publication, and may stand either as a noun phrase (e.g., "Curry (1933)") or as a parentheical note (e.g., "(Curry 1933)"). List references at the end of the text in alphabetical order. A typical entry is: Curry, H.B. (1933) Apparent variables from the standpoint of mathematical logic, Ann. of Math., 34 (2): 381-404.


Figures should ideally be supplied electronically with captions embedded. Otherwise they must be drawn in Indian ink on good quality white paper. Wherever possible they will be reproduced with the author's original lettering. Originals of figures should not be sent until the paper has been accepted. A list of captions for figures supplied as hardcopy should be attached separately. 


Only typographical or factual errors may be changed at the proof stage. The publisher reserves the right to charge for correction of non-typographical errors. No page charge is made. RSL policy is to follow the spelling convention (American or British) of the author(s). 


No paper offprints are provided, but the corresponding author will be sent a link to the PDF of the published article. 

Publishing your article as Gold Open Access 

You will have the option to publish your article as Gold Open Access, enabling the final published version to be made freely available under a Creative Commons license. You might be required to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access. You may be eligible for a waiver or discount, for example if your institution is part of a Read and Publish sales agreement with Cambridge University Press. For more information about your Open Access options, please see here. For more information about the benefits of choosing to publish Open Access, see here.

Last updated 22 January 2020