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- If the manuscript has at least one graduate student (U.S. or international equivalent) as a primary author, then it also has at least one Ph.D. holding professional scholar (U.S. or international equivalent). Authors are also welcome to include an un-numbered endnote stating how much of the manuscript each author is responsible for if they would like to do so.
- 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 text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided. For all empirical research, make sure that all the raw empirical data and research tools are attached in order to ensure the JPE's commitment to the full transparency of the empirical research it publishes and encourage replication studies.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
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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 symposium paper, comments, and replies, of approximately 3,000 words in length (maximum), 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 in length (maximum), 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 author-meets-critics 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 an author-meets-critics session through the SPE, along with a corresponding book symposium. 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 author-meets-critics 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 refain 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, conttributors 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 (maximum), 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.
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