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Articles should be clearly and concisely written.  They should treat their subjects in an original and substantive manner.  And they should use the resources of philosophical thought to help define, analyze, clarify, or resolve on temporary problems.  We do not publish book reviews.

Review of Manuscripts and Submission Guidelines

Submissions are blind reviewed by two members of the Editorial Review Board or by others chosen by the Editor.  The journal is committed to providing constructive criticism to authors whether their work is accepted for publication or not.  Our acceptance rate is 25-30%.

Review of manuscripts will be done in a timely fashion and authors will be contacted with a final decision in around 3 months.  Authority for accepting and rejecting manuscripts rests with the Editor.

Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review and should be accompanied by a short abstract.  Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with endnotes and a list of works cited following the text.  Explanatory notes should be used sparingly; citations should be made in parentheses (author date). Manuscripts should be 3,000-5,000 words in length.  On matters of style and documentation consult Chicago Manual of Style and recent issues of the journal. A helpful resource on The Chicago Manual of Style is available here.

Electronic Submission Required

Please send manuscripts as email attachment in Word format (.doc, .docx, .rtf) to Geoff Pfeifer, Co-Editor at: [email protected]

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