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If so, please review the JPE's Author Guidelines, and the information provided For Reviewers. Please also note that the JPE would happily accept co-authored papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to address various questions or concerns in the area of philosophy of emotion and some other area.

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.

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.

Academic Integrity and Commitment to High Quality Publishing Standards: The JPE is committed to the principle of academic integrity and high-quality standards for publishing. As such, it has applied for a membership with Crossref, and will be employing its Crossmark and Similarity Check services for all manuscripts. It also works with the scholarly community in order to provide high-quality peer-reviews. Furthermore, because of the possible detrimental effects of graduate students abusing the JPE publishing system, all submitted manuscripts that have at least one U.S. graduate student (or international equivalent) as a primary author must also have at least one U.S. Ph.D. holding professional scholar (or international equivalent), in any discipline, as an additional, supervising, primary author. Please note that background checks may be conducted while also ensuring the anonymity of our anonymous, peer-review process.

Double-Anonymous: Authors should also note that all article manuscripts will be reviewed using a double-anonymous review process via the Open Journal Systems platform. We, therefore, ask that authors remove any content that would in any way indicate the author's identity to a reader. Authors may cite their own work, but should do so in third-person form in order to ensure that the surrounding text does not reveal that the work cited is the author's work. Authors also need to register with the journal prior to submitting their manuscript or, if already registered, can simply log-in and begin the five-step manuscript submission process.

Single/Double-Anonymous: Authors should also note that all book review manuscripts will be reviewed using either a single- or a double-anonymous review process via the Open Journal Systems platform, contingent on the JPE's need to maintain its publishing standard. We, therefore, ask that authors remove any content that would in any way indicate the author's identity to a reader, as noted above.

Review Process for Symposiums: The JPE welcomes symposiums on a book or an article, which would include the publication of a book précis or the article in question, several commentaries, and author responses to those commentaries. In such cases, although some of the manuscripts that will be published as part of the symposium need not be original manuscripts, the submitting authors must hold or secure all the required copyrights to the submitted manuscript and follow the appropriate guidelines for acknowledging previous sources of publication. The previously published work must also make an entirely distinct contribution as part of a special section or symposium compared to the previous publication. All original manuscripts that will be published as part of the symposium will undergo the JPE’s double-anonymous or single anonymous review process via the Open Journal Systems platform, contingent on the JPE's need to maintain its publishing standard, except for any book précis or author responses since the JPE believes that it is inappropriate to peer-review such works.    

Publication of Anonymized Raw Data for Empirically Researched Manuscripts: The JPE is committed to the full transparency of any empirical study that it publishes. It therefore requires authors to publish their anonymized raw data and relevant research instruments (e.g., surveys and questionnaires) as an appendix to their article. We understand that doing so may involve a number of complexities that the JPE wishes to avoid. It will therefore only publish empirically researched manuscripts that have been approved by a legitimate Institutional Review Board and that is based on data that can be appropriately anonymized so as to maintain the full anonymity of the subjects involved in the empirical research in question. 

Author Submission Fee: Staring March 18, 2019, the JPE  will begin charging authors $35 (USD) in order to defray costs and to become self-sustainable. Please see the JPE's publication costs for more information. As such, the JPE is a community project that is sustained entirely by the volunteer work and support of the scholarly community. It is a journal for the scholarly community, by the scholarly community. Therefore, after reinvesting in any necessary or reasonable upgrades, the JPE will distribute any profit (that would amount to more than $20 per person/per issue) that is made at the end of every year to all of those who have contributed to the publishing of its two issues for that year (which would include the journal staff and editorial advisory board members who have persisted to seeing both issues published, and the authors and the referees who have contributed to the publishing of at least one of its issues). Please make sure to pay your manuscript submission fee through the Society for Philosophy of Emotion website. When doing so, please also make sure that an author's name appears as the payee in order for the JPE to ensure that the submission fee is appropriattely associated with the correct manuscript.

Copyright Notice: The JPE is a biannual online, open access scholarly journal that publishes full-length articles, book symposiums, book reviews, and special issues under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, in which authors will retain the copyright to their work (i.e., their initial manuscript and any revisions submitted to the JPE), and manage their own permissions for other uses. The rights to any material produced by the JPE, including any pre-publication proofs, are held by the JPE as the licensor under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The JPE gives authors the right to use and distribute their published articles in accordance with this license, however, we advise authors and readers to please consult the terms of this license before using any of the material that is published on the JPE site. Furthermore, because authors agreed to these copyright conditions when they initialy submitted their manuscript, no subsequent agreement will be obtained from the author unless the conditions of the agreement have been changed by the JPE after the initial manuscript submission.

Alternative Emotion Journals: If your manuscript does not fit the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion's mission statement and aims, we recommend that authors consider submitting their manuscripts to one of the following journals that also publish work on emotions: 

Emotion                                                                Emotion, Space, and Society

Emotion and Cognition                                     Emotions: History, Culture, and Society

Emotion Review                                                  International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion

Emotion Science                                                 Motivation and Emotion