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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Before doing so, however, please make sure you save your file using the following file name format: [#_First Name_Last Name].
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end, and are properly numbered.
  • The text adheres to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The JPE aims to publish high-quality, open access articles addressing problems or questions within the area of philosophy of emotion, broadly construed. It will accept two manuscripts intended for two types of publications:

  1. Articles that are approximately 10,000 words in length (maximum), including notes and references, that 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.

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
  • Emotion and Feminist Philosophy
  • Emotion and Philosophy of Disability
  • Emotion and Experimental Philosophy
  • Emotions and Public Policy
  • Emotions and Economics, etc.

The JPE is open to publishing manuscripts by authors in any discipline or that employs any reliable method to support its thesis as long as the manuscript focuses one the interests, concerns, problems, or questions in the area of philosophy of emotion. Examples of possible paper topics that would do so are as follows:

  • An article on philosophy of emotion and ethics that employs research in psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, economics, etc., in order to support its claims.
  • An article on philosophy of emotion and philosophy of disability that employs research in law, policy analysis, sociology, anthropology, etc., in order to support its claims.
  • An article on philosophy of emotion and philosophy of language that employs research in linguistics, psychology, etc., to support its claims.
  • An article on philosophy of emotion and metaphysics that employs research in biology, physics, etc., to support its claims.
  • An article on philosophy of 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:

  • A manuscript on implicit biases, perception, and emotion, which focuses on mapping the relationship between the conscious states, unconsciousness, perception, and emotion.
  • A manuscript on the ethics of emotion attribution which are informed by research in psychology, economics, business, law, or public policy.

Stylistics Guidelines:

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).

Use of Gendered Nouns/Pronouns:  The JPE asks authors to be mindful of the ascription of genders and their use of gendered pronouns in their work, especially when ascribing genders to the subjects of their examples or when speaking of a generalized group, such as humankind or humanity. Authors who submit work that typically use female subjects in examples with negative connotations will be asked to revise their examples, and the use of the term ‘mankind’ should only be used when referring to the kind to which all men belong rather than humanity in general.

Mutually Inclusive Disjunction (or): The JPE asks authors to use the term ‘or’ only to indicate a mutually inclusive disjunction rather than a mutually exclusive disjunction.

Mutually Exclusive Disjunction (either-or): The JPE asks authors to use the terms ‘either-or’ whenever indicating a mutually exclusive disjunction, and to maintain the use of the term ‘or’ to only indicate a mutually inclusive disjunction.

Mutually Exclusive Disjunction (orr): Author’s may also employ the idiosyncratic term ‘orr’ that the JPE will accept in order to indicate a mutually exclusive disjunction rather than using the terms ‘either-or.’

(Please note that the guidelines presented above are still in development, and the JPE does not require authors to ensure that their manuscripts conform to the style guidelines before submitting them for consideration. The JPE does require authors to ensure that their final draft conforms to the guidelines provided at the time of submission.)