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The Journal of Philosophy of Disability


The Journal of Philosophy of Disability (JPD) is an open access scholarly publication. It will be published in cooperation with the Philosophy Documentation Center.

The JPD will examine questions of disability, broadly construed, and will feature peer-reviewed articles, review essays, critical responses, and commentaries. The editors will welcome scholarship from all philosophical perspectives, including analytic, continental, and pragmatist traditions, non-Western traditions, the history of philosophy, empirically informed philosophy, and any other tradition, discipline, or field that substantively engage research in philosophy of disability. Questions pertaining to disability are explored in a wide range of areas, including social and political philosophy, phenomenology, normative and applied ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of law, philosophy of medicine, feminist philosophy, epistemology, and queer philosophy, among others. The journal will publish original contributions from these and other areas.

The journal will be published annually in the Fall and the innaugural issue is scheduled for publication in Fall 2021. The submission deadline for manuscripts to be considered for that year’s fall release is March 1. The journal welcomes submissions at any time and forthcoming articles, will be available online prior to final publication in the issue.

A complete submission includes a cover letter and a fully anonymized, appropriately formatted original manuscript prepared for anonymous peer-review. Manuscript files should be in Word (docx) format. More information about formatting requirements will soon be availble.

Manuscript submissions and questions about submissions procedure should be addressed to the editors at [email protected].

Publication Ethics Statement

The editorial team of the The Journal of Philosophy of Disability 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 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 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.

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