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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly


ACPQ publishes peer-reviewed articles, topical discussions, and book reviews in all areas of philosophy (including history of philosophy) relevant to the Catholic intellectual tradition. Authors should refer to the following documents when preparing submissions of articles or reviews to ACPQ:

Submission Procedures

Article Manuscripts

After the tasks detailed above are completed, authors should submit article manuscripts online through the journal's ScholarOne manuscript submission site:

Articles of fewer than 12,000 words (including notes) are preferred. Longer articles may be returned to the author with an invitation to submit an abbreviated version. Rarely is a manuscript accepted outright; most papers undergo some revision before publication. All manuscripts are blind reviewed. Those that pass an initial review by the Editor or an Associate Editor will be sent to one or more external referees. In recent years the acceptance rate has been approximaltey 10-15%.

The editorial team tries to communicate its decisions within two to three months. While the time required for peer-review of manuscripts varies, during the 2018-2019 academic year the average review time was 8-9 weeks.

ONLY article manuscripts should be submitted online. Reviews and articles for special issues are treated separately (see below).

Special Issue Articles

Articles intended for a special issue should be submitted directly to the issue’s guest editor via email. Information regarding upcoming special issue topics, editors, and deadlines can be found under "Calls for Submissions."


The ACPQ generally commissions book reviews, but also welcomes proposals to write reviews. Book reviews are generally 700-1200 words long and ought not exceed 1500 words. Proposals to write reviews should be sent to the attention of W. Matthews Grant by mail or email to acpq[at]

Books for Review in ACPQ

Publishers should send books for review to the attention of W. Matthews Grant by mail or email to acpq[at]