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The Acorn


The Acorn welcomes original manuscripts that develop philosophical approaches to pacifism and nonviolence. Shorter papers, essays, book reviews, and letters to the editor are also welcome. There is no charge for submission or publication in this journal.

Submissions may be up to 8,000 words in length (approximately 32 pages, double spaced).  

All submissions must be made in electronic format via e-mail to the Editor, Greg Moses, at [email protected]. Please include “Acorn Journal Submission” in the subject line.

Article manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous review with title, abstract (150-200 words), author identification, contact info, and institutional affiliation (if any) supplied on a cover sheet.

Authors should follow the style guidelines in the MLA Handbook (8th Edition).

Word file format is preferred (.docx, .doc, .rtf).

The editorial procedure will usually be as follows.

  • Authors receive email confirming receipt of their submission.
  • Preliminary editorial review of content, completeness, and style.
  • Manuscripts that meet the preliminary criteria are sent out for blind review.
  • After review, authors receive email notification of the journal's editorial judgment.

The review process is usually completed within six weeks. Approximately half of all submissions are accepted for publication.

The Acorn reserves the right to edit or shorten all submissions. The journal accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts.

All content published in the journal is copyrighted in the name of The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence. Authors may reuse their texts in all other publications they write or edit.

All material in the journal is covered by the journal's Open Access Archiving Policy.