The JPE is committing to publishing high quality articles, symposiums, book symposiums, and book reviews, as described below, and in accordance with our mission statement:
The JPE is a small, independent journal that publishes through Google Sites. As such, authors are required to use Google Docs and be able to receive emails from the JPE's Gmail service when submitting a manuscript for publication. They can do so by simply going to www.gmail.com, and signing-up for a Gmail account if they do not already have one.
Articles, of approximately 8,000 words in length (maximum), excluding notes and references, that succinctly make an original contribution by presenting an interesting or unique perspective, argument, solution, or critical discussion of a particular problem or question in the area of philosophy of emotion. The JPE will also consider and publish lengthier manuscripts (10,000 words max, excluding notes and references) on a double-anonymized, case-by-case basis, and only if it is absolutely necessary to do so. We, however, recommend that authors try to keep their manuscripts at 8,000 words.
Full-length article commentaries, of approximately 8,000 words in length (maximum), excluding notes and references, discussing arguments published in the JPE, and which demonstrate expertise in relevant areas of research and make an original contribution to the area of philosophy of emotion are also welcomed. The JPE does not publish shorter article commentaries, except as part of a symposium, due to our extensive double-anonymous review process.
Please also make sure to provide an abstract of approximately 150 words in length (maximum) with your manuscript submission, regardless of whether it is an article or article commentary.
Symposiums on papers, including comments and replies of approximately 3,000 words each in length, excluding notes and references, that present a discussion of an interesting or unique perspective, argument, or solution on a particular problem or question in the area of philosophy of emotion.
Book symposium, including author's précis, comments, and replies of approximately 3,000 words each in length, excluding notes and references, that present a discussion of an interesting or unique perspective, argument, or solution on a particular problem or question in the area of philosophy of emotion.
The JPE also publishes book symposiums as a part of book symposium sessions that take place as Society for Philosophy of Emotion (SPE) affiliated group sessions, at the annual American Philosophical Association conferences. Unlike independently organized and submitted book symposiums, these book symposiums are organized though the SPE. One must be a member of the SPE in order to propose a book symposium session through the SPE. Anyone, however, is welcome to become a member. For more information about the SPE and becoming a member, please visit the SPE website.
After an SPE book symposium session, all contributors will be ask to prepare their final draft for the symposium by the due date they were given. Since the contributions are a part of a dialogue between participants, they will be asked to refrain from making any substantial changes to their commentaries or replies. Publishing commentaries and replies as originally given is important and beneficial for others to learn from them, and one should never be ashamed of being open about one's mistakes as long as one is able to learn from that experience. I do, however, encourage all the contributors to communicate with each other about incorporating various comments from the discussions during the Q&A session, especially with an eye toward presenting a fair and charitable commentary and response. Contributors will also be asked to work things out with relevant participants if one makes any changes after the session that might put another contributor in a difficult position when all the papers are read as a whole. For example, making any changes that might introduce a disjoint between comments and replies. All the contributions should constitute a coherent symposium. Contributors may also be asked to provide more details to their commentaries and to include any citations that would help readers follow-up on their comments as research leads, and to copy edit their contribution in advance.
Furthermore, once everyone has prepared their contributions, contributors should submit the entire symposium as one symposium submission, with the author as the “lead” author and everyone else named as co-authors. This, however, will only be for the submission process so the editors can keep the peer reviews contained within one submission. If the symposium passes peer review, each contribution (précis, each commentary, and the replies as a single set) will be published only under each relevant author’s name and each will be given its own DOI.
Book Reviews of approximately 3,000 words in length, excluding notes and references, of any book that would be relevant to those pursuing research, including interdisciplinary research, in the area of philosophy of emotion. Although the JPE does not wish to place any stylistic or content restrictions on book reviews, we ask that book review authors highlight the significance of the contents of the book for our readers, and especially the relevance of the contents to the interests of philosophers of emotion.
Please note that the JPE understands that book reviews are approached differently by different journals and there is a place for all such approaches, but the JPE does not take a PR/marketing approach, although it does provide the possibility of such an opportunity. In other words, we do not actively solicit book reviews.
The JPE instead welcomes scholars who are reading a book for their own research to consider submitting a review. We believe that this to be the best approach for all the stakeholders involved, assuming that if a book is published, there will be at least one person who would be willing to read it for their own reasons.
The following are more specific reasons for why these would be the kind of authors from whom we would especially welcome a book review:
It would be beneficial for the author to do so since they intend to read the book anyway and they would receive valuable feedback if their review makes it into the JPE's double-anonymous review process.
Such authors would be the most appropriately motivated to provide the kind of book review that the JPE would like to published since they are independently motivated to read the book they will be reviewing.
The JPE is committed to the values of diversity, inclusiveness, collegiality/community, honesty, and integrity, among others. So, regardless of an author's qualifications on paper, we would be willing to publish any review that is suitable for our interests as long as the review passes the JPE’s peer review process.
The above are also reasons why the JPE accepts book reviews on books published at any point in time rather than only accept reviews on books that have been recently published. Furthermore, all of the foregoing, should also help the JPE put its finger on the pulse of the scholarly research in the interdisciplinary study of the philosophy of emotions. So, the JPE should be able to provide a more accurate idea of what people are interested in and what books they find useful, rather than simply reflecting the nudges of PR/marketing strategies.
The JPE will publish, beginning with their second issue, information about recent publications (within 2 years prior to an issue's publication year) that are or could be relevant to the area philosophy of emotion, from an interdisciplinary perspective. If you would like to submit information about a recently published book or edited collection, please complete the JPE's Recent Publication Announcement form.
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