1. How to Submit
Papers, including re-submissions, should be submitted via email to the editors (firstname.lastname@example.org) or, for Topical Issues, to the address mentioned in the Call for Papers.
Papers should be submitted in DOC, DOCX or ODT format, or directly through the journal's editor. All necessary high-resolution image files should be sent at the same time. An abstract of between 100-200 words will be required for publication. An abstract is also required with submissions, in order to facilitate the review process: this abstract may, but need not, be longer (max 500 words) and should outline the contribution the paper makes.
Upon submission authors will be required to select minimum one and maximum three area(s), from a drop-down menu, that best match(es) the subject area(s) in which their submission falls. We are aware that a paper will often fall within more than one or two areas, and that the divisions are relatively rough, but a choice is needed to facilitate the review process. The imperfect matching with a research area cannot be reason for exclusion.
We publish articles in English.
Concerning the Publication Ethics, EAJP is committed to the Best Practice Guidelines of COPE.
2. Ethical and Legal Conditions
Submission of a manuscript implies:
- That the submitted material has not been published before.
- That it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.
- That its publication has been approved by all-coauthors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the research has been carried out.
- That the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Please note that authors wishing to include figures, table, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their manuscripts. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
All manuscripts received, if found suitable by the editorial board, are subjected to a double blind peer-review in order to be accepted for publication. At the end of the peer-review process authors may be asked to revise their papers according to the referees' suggestions. Please note that we try to maintain the peer-review process as fast as possible, but it may nevertheless require at least two months to be completed.
Papers can address issues pertinent to any area of Philosophy, as well as to History of Philosophy. Authors have to indicate which area(s) of Philosophy their article is more specifically related to.
Four main kinds of submission are accepted:
- Research Articles: All articles, also when mainly historical, expositive, or exegetical, must focus on at least one specific theoretical issue, and must present it in a way which is accessible also to readers who are not familiar with the language, or the specific tradition of the case. Where technical material – such as specific linguistic issues, scientific theories, or logical-mathematical arguments – is included, the author is invited to, at least roughly, clarify all concepts employed, and/or to include an informal exposition of the arguments.
Research articles for Thematic Issues must comply with the respective call for papers.
- Discussions: Brief comments on works published in EAJP (but not elsewhere) are welcome. Discussion articles should normally not exceed 3,000 words.
- Book Symposia & Reviews: Reviews of books concerning any area of philosophy published within the last 5 solar years are welcome. Symposia concerning recent books are also welcome. Book Symposia should be proposed to the Book Reviews and Symposia Editor, giving all names, of the planned tablemates.
- Translations: Proposals of translations into English of works by relevant philosophers from East Asia, who have not been translated, yet, are welcome. Upon approval of the Editorial Committee, proposers of translations will have to discuss with the editor of the translation section about some details concerning them (length, explanatory notes, etc.). In case of translations of authors who are generally not yet known beyond their own national environment, an introductory article to the translated author and her thought is required.
3.2 Manuscript length
Submissions of research articles should normally be no longer than around 8,000 words in total. Papers accepted for publication may grow during the review process, but submissions significantly over 8,000 words will be considered only in exceptional cases, in case such excess were convincingly motivated.
Reviews should normally not exceed 5,000 words. Symposia should normally not exceed 25,000 words.
3.3 Manuscript submission
The file containing the manuscript should include the complete text, references, tables and figures. It should be prepared for anonymous refereeing, with revealing acknowledgments and self-identifying references removed.
With the file containing the manuscript please submit a separate .doc or .odt file containing:
- The name(s) of the author(s).
- A concise and informative title for the work submitted.
- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s).
- The e-mail address(es) of the author(s).
- 3-6 keywords.
- An abstract of the work submitted. Abstracts should be no shorter than 100 words and no longer than 150 words. Please do not use in the abstract undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
- Abstracts are not necessary for book-reviews.
4. Text Formatting
Please follow these rules while formatting your manuscript:
- Manuscripts should have no more than three levels of headings.
- Headings may or may not have a title but should always have a number (use western arabic numerals).
- The first introductory paragraphs of the manuscript may be left without heading.
- Italics should be used for emphasis and for words in foreign languages.
- Italics should be also used for book and journal titles mentioned in the main text and in footnotes. Examples: The Republic, not “The Republic.”
- Use italics for any other eventual title mentioned – such as painting titles, song titles, movie titles, etc.
- Abbreviations should be defined at their first mentions and used consistently thereafter.
- Abbreviations should be defined in footnotes.
- You can use abbreviations both in footnotes and in the main text.
- Quotations inside the main text and footnotes should be included between double quotes (“/”). The last punctuation mark used in the quotation should be put inside quotes.
- Large quotations should be put outside of the main text and need not to be introduced by quote angles.
- For quotations inside a quotation use single quote marks (’/’).
- Omission of text inside a quotation should be signaled by an ellipsis inside square brackets ([…]).
- Insertion of text in a quotation should be put inside square brackets ([/]).
- For references, use in-text author-date Chicago Manual of Style (https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-2.html).
- Use footnotes, not endnotes.
- Put indicators of footnotes at the end of a sentence.
- In book-reviews, authors can quote directly in the main text the book reviewed by indicating in brackets the number of the page(s) quoted.
- Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed on the first footnote.
- For quotations outside the main text and in footnotes use double quotes (“/”).
- For quotations inside quotations use single quotes (’/’).
References are listed in a dedicated section at the end of the manuscript. Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Detailed citation examples are provided in the PDF version of these guidelines