How to submit: Papers, including re-submissions, should be submitted via email to the editors (email@example.com) 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.
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. 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. 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. Reviews should normally not exceed 5,000 words. Symposia should normally not exceed 25,000 words.
- 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.
Thematic Issues typically consist of 5-6 papers. Thematic Issues usually address a new or innovative approach to a topic that has not received the attention it deserves in philosophical debates. Some articles are invited and some chosen from submissions. However, all articles of Thematic Issues follow the same process of peer review that articles submitted for non-thematic issues undergo. Proposals for Thematic Issues should include a title and a narrative of 300-500 words explaining the questions and concerns that motivate the Thematic Issue. They should also include the names of at least three well-known experts in the field who have committed to contributing to the proposed Thematic Issue together with the topics of their contributions. Invitations to authors for Thematic Issues articles should attempt to advance the goal of supporting diversity of authorship and perspectives, including diversity with regard to gender and otherwise underrepresented groups. Finally, the proposal should contain a brief biography of the proposed guest editor(s) that highlights such things as editorial experience, achievements in one’s field, and activity in philosophy.
Proposals for Thematic Issues are discussed and evaluated by the Executive Editors and approved in agreement with the Editors. Proposals must be received by the Executive Editors and by the Editorial Manager sufficiently in advance (preferably at least one year in advance).