Pacific Philosophical Quarterly

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Edited By: The Faculty of the School of Philosophy, USC

Online ISSN: 1468-0114

Author Guidelines


A submitted manuscript first goes through a substantive intra-departmental initial review which usually takes 2-3 weeks. If it passes the review, it will be sent to a referee or referees who will be given 6 weeks to provide a report. If the report is positive, the editors will take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to make the final decision.


1. Original manuscripts of high quality from all areas of philosophy will be considered. They must not be submitted simultaneously elsewhere. As a general rule, manuscripts should be limited to thirty (30) pages, including notes.

2. All manuscripts should be submitted to the managing editor by e-mail: , according to the following instructions: The submission e-mail should have the subject "NEW SUBMISSION: [name of article]". Make sure the body of the e-mail includes the author's name, institutional affiliation(e.g. School of Philosophy, USC), the department's full address (e.g. 3709 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA, 90089), as well as the title of the submission, and a brief abstract (approx. 150 words). The manuscript itself, prepared for blind review, should be sent as a PDF or word document attachment to the e-mail submission.

3. Authors will receive e-mail confirmation of receipt for new submissions. This e-mail will include a manuscript number, which should be included in the subject line of all correspondence regarding the submission.

Formatting/Style Guidelines
Upon acceptance of a manuscript, the author will receive a copy of the journal's preferred style and formatting guidelines. It is the author's responsibility to provide a version of the manuscript that conforms to these guidelines.

Upon acceptance of a manuscript, the author will receive an Exclusive License Form via e-mail. Papers cannot be published until this form has been completed and signed and submitted to the Editorial Office. The articles published in the journal are protected by the license and may not be reproduced in any form without prior permission from the Editorial Office and the publisher. Completed forms can be scanned as a PDF and submitted by e-mail (preferred) or submitted by regular mail to Editorial Office:

Editorial Office,
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly ,
School of Philosophy,
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles,
CA 90089-0451,
U. S. A.