About Us


(Please note that the JPE is currently migrating to the Open Journal Systems platform and will be restructuring its steering committee)


The Journal of Philosophy of Emotion (JPE) aims to be an internationally recognized, open access, philosophy journal specializing in the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed papers that address philosophical interests on the topic of emotion, broadly construed (e.g., including affect), from a wide range of philosophical or interdisciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of religions, ethics, aesthetics, non-Western philosophy, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, philosophy of disability, environmental philosophy, experimental philosophy, moral psychology, psychology, cognitive science, neural science, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, law, economics, and business. The JPE holds that philosophers of emotion can learn from experts in other areas and disciplines, and vice versa, and is especially interested in work that demonstrate how issues in the philosophy of emotion are relevant to other areas in philosophy and other disciplines, and vice versa. It seeks to encourage an open exchange of ideas by providing a space where interdisciplinary pursuits in the philosophy of emotion can flourish, and it will not promote any specific ideology, school, tradition, or methodology. Manuscripts may be reviewed in accordance with the JPE’s innovative fully transparent, cooperative, open review (FTCOR) process or a triple-blind review process (starting April 2017) contingent upon the method chosen by the author when submitting their manuscript, by members of a diverse, international editorial advisory board, constituted by experts in a variety of disciplines and areas of philosophy, and is currently the sole non-profit corporate proprietor of the Society for Philosophy of Emotion (SPE).

Core Values: Diversity, inclusiveness, collegiality/community, honesty, integrity, the principle of charity, rigorous scholarship, and clarity of content. 

Review Process: In order to fulfill its mission, the JPE is also pilot testing a fully transparent, cooperative, open review (FTCOR) process. For more information about our open review process please see the information posted under FTCOR. Authors may also choose to have their paper reviewed in accordance with our triple-blind review, in which the identities of the authors, referee, and associated editors are withheld from each other.

Accessibility Information: The JPE is dedicated to making its content accessible to as many viewers as possible. It therefore also provides the options of accessing its articles as optical character recognition (OCR) enabled PDF files, that can be easily read by a text to speech application, or as an audio file, preferably read by the author. For information on how viewers can take advantage of the accessibility features on your computer or laptop, please see the BBC Accessibility Guide.

Publication Information: The JPE is an online, open access academic journal, that publishes full-length articles, shorter meditations (including book reviews), and manuscript reviews under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, in which authors will retain the copyright to their work and manage their own permissions for other uses. Please consult to the terms of this license before using any of the material that is published on the JPE site. After the publication of its inaugural issue the JPE will publish issues on an ongoing basis, at the end of every month, as manuscripts are accepted. Furthermore, as an open access journal, the JPE does not have any subscription income. Therefore, following the lead of innovative journal publications like the Philosopher’s Imprint (PI), the JPE asks authors to accompany their manuscript submissions with a donation of at least $25.00 in order to help offset its operating and publishing costs. Please note that 4.4% of any donation through PayPal goes toward PayPal fees. Please see Show Support for an alternative way to make your donation. A complete breakdown of the JPE’s Current Annual Expenditures has been made available for public review, and a yearly spending report will be provided at the end of every fiscal year. Finally, please note that all of the JPE publishing policies, including its peer review policies, are consistent with the ethical guidelines provided by the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE), and we hope to become a member of COPE after our first year of publication.

Copyright Information: All published and unpublished work that is available for viewers on the JPE website is protected under US copyright law.

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