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International Journal of Philosophical Practice


The International Journal of Philosophical Practice (IJPP) publishes theoretical as well as descriptive and empirical articles, case studies, and reviews of recent books that contribute to understanding of the nature and value of philosophical practice in its diverse forms. It is an open access journal published by the National Philosophical Counseling Association in cooperation with Ramnarain Ruia College.

Submission Procedure

Electronic submissions are preferred. Authors should submit manuscripts by email at this address

All manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced throughout, with wide margins. Notes should appear at the end of the manuscript and also be double-spaced. Article submissions should include an abstract (a single paragraph, no more than 150 words) and up to 5 key-words. Authors preferring to submit in print format may do so by mail to the managing editor.

    Dr. Himani Chaukar, Managing Editor
    International Journal of Philosophical Practice
    Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College
    Department of Philosophy and Psychology
    L. Nappo Rd, Dadar East, Matunga, Mumbai
    Maharashtra 400019, India

Print submissions sent via post should include two print copies of the manuscript and the author's e-mail address. These print copies cannot be returned. The IJPP publishes articles of varying lengths but accepted papers typically range from 6000-7000 words. Article manuscripts are subject to peer-review.

A complete submission includes a cover letter and appropriately formatted original manuscript. The cover email or letter should include:

  • Author(s) names and institutional affiliations
  • Contact information for one author, including email and phone number
  • ORCID iD links for each author (if available)
  • Confirmation that the manuscript is not currently under consideration by any other publication

Any reasonable formatting style for notes and references is fine at the time of submission. If the manuscript is accepted for publication the author must bring it into line with The Chicago Manual of Style.

Author should provide original source files for any charts or graphs in the manuscript. Please avoid use of charts or graphs copied from web sites as these may not be suitable for reproduction in print format.

Authors should submit a brief statement of their background, which will be published along with their manuscript, if accepted. Contributors should keep copies of all materials submitted.

Publication Ethics Statement

The National Philosophical Counseling Association and the editorial team of the International Journal of Philosophical Practice are committed to ensuring the integrity of the publication process. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and referencesto permit others to confirm a chain of reasoning or experimental result. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper.

The Publisher will respond to alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism in close collaboration with the editors. The publisher will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question if necessary. This may include the publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.