The JPE aims to publish high-quality, open access articles addressing problems or questions within the area of philosophy of emotion (broadly construed to include affect), and book reviews which will be published as meditations.
Articles: Manuscripts for publication as an article should be approximately 15,000 words in length (maximum), including notes and references, and should present an interesting or unique perspective, argument, or solution on a particular problem or question in the area of philosophy of emotion. Please provide an abstract of approximately 300 words in length (maximum) with your manuscript submission.
Meditations: Manuscripts for publication as a meditation should review a recently published monographs or edited collections (within 5 years of the submission date), of approximately 8,000 words in length (maximum), including notes and references, and should focus on highlighting the relevance of the work to the interests or concerns in the philosophy of emotion. Meditations should be of the same quality as articles. Please provide an abstract of approximately 150 words in length (maximum) with your manuscript submission.
Manuscript’s Aims: Although the JPE takes an interdisciplinary approach by publishing manuscripts written from any disciplinary perspective or that employs any reliable method to support its thesis, because the JPE’s focus is to publish articles that engage the interests, concerns, problems, or questions in the area of philosophy of emotion, manuscripts should explicitly address such concerns, problems, etc., and the relevant literature within the philosophy of emotion.
Interdisciplinary Considerations: Because of the JPE’s interdisciplinary approach, some readers may not be very familiar with various technical terms that are used within any one discipline. We therefore ask authors to be considerate of this possibility and to take the time to provide brief definitions of any technical term that are shared within an author’s discipline in order to help readers clearly understand what the author is conveying.
Examples of possible broad topics on which the JPE will publish are as follows (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):
- Emotion and Metaphysics
- Emotion and Philosophy of Mind
- Emotion and Epistemology
- Emotion and Logic
- Emotion and Philosophy of Language
- Emotion and Philosophy of science
- Emotion and Political Philosophy
- Emotion and Ethics
- Emotion and Aesthetics
- Emotions and Non-Western Philosophy
- Emotion and Feminist Philosophy
- Emotion and Philosophy of Disability
- Emotion and Experimental Philosophy, etc.
Examples of possible paper topics that would do so are as follows:
- An article on emotion and ethics that employs research in psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, economics, etc., in order to support its claims.
- An article on emotion and philosophy of disability that employs research in law, policy analysis, sociology, anthropology, etc., in order to support its claims.
- An article on emotion and philosophy of language that employs research in linguistics, psychology, etc., to support its claims.
- An article on emotion and metaphysics that employs research in biology, physics, etc., to support its claims.
- An article on emotion and epistemology that relies on literary work, historical work, or an analysis of artwork (broadly construed), etc., to support its claims.
More specific examples of the above are as follows:
- An article on implicit biases, perception, and emotion attribution, which focuses on mapping the relationship between the conscious states, unconsciousness, perception, and emotion.
- An article on the ethics of emotion attribution which are informed by research in psychology, economics, business, law, or public policy.
The JPE uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, as its primary manual of style for usage, grammar, and citations. It specifically employs the Author-Date Reference citation style with endnotes (no footnotes).
What Authors Should Not Do
Authors should not submit any manuscript that they believe will not withstand the FTCOR process. Such articles will most likely be turned away from proceeding into the FTCOR process. Given the fully transparent nature of the FTCOR process, the editorial team will not allow any article that is not fairly well formatted, clearly written, and demonstrates good scholarship to move forward for review. Please see FTCOR (open review) for more information.