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Journal of Continental Philosophy


The Journal of Continental Philosophy welcomes manuscripts of the highest level of scholarship, philosophical imagination, and analytic rigor from all areas of continental philosophy. Authors are urged to familiarise themselves with the journal prior to submission and to consider the suitability of their work.

  • All manuscripts should be original in content and neither previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal does not publish book reviews, but substantial review essays may occasionally be accepted.

  • All submitted manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer-review. The author's name should not be identified in any way in the manuscript or abstract.

  • Article manuscripts should be between 2,500-10,000 words (excluding footnotes). The first page should include the title, author name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address, followed by a short abstract (one paragraph, up to 150 words). Authors should include their ORCID iD if available.

  • Manuscript submissions should be double-spaced (including notes and references) and in 12-point font. The journal only accepts submissions in Word format (.docx, .doc, .rtf).

The Journal uses The Chicago Manual of Style referencing system and asks that authors do the same in their submissions. A helpful resource on The Chicago Manual of Style is available here.

All submissions and questions about editorial procedure should be addressed by email to [email protected].

Publication Ethics Statement

The editorial team of the Journal of Continental Philosophy is 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 references to 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.