European Journal of Philosophy

Cover image for Vol. 24 Issue 2

Edited By: Joseph K. Schear

Online ISSN: 1468-0378

Author Guidelines

The European Journal of Philosophy has expanded, now publishing 50% more pages per volume. We are actively seeking high quality submissions.

Authors are expected to make a contribution to the tradition within which they are working, while at the same time attempting to make the material accessible to philosophical readers from other traditions.

Contributors will not normally be expected to produce, or reflect on the desirability of producing, cross-cultural philosophy. The hope is, rather, that the material published gradually promotes amongst readers familiarity with, and discussion of, other traditions where relevant.

Papers may include reflections on the author's previous work, but should not constitute repetition for the sole benefit of new audiences from other traditions. Citations of own work should be avoided where possible or be made in such a way that minimises the potential of author identification.

EJP does not publish short replies or discussion notes.

While papers are published in English only, submissions are welcome in any of the major European languages. Papers submitted in English are refereed within ca twelve weeks. Processing of papers in languages other than English may take significantly longer. Accepted papers in the major European languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish) will be translated at the expense of the journal. Versions of the papers in the original language will also be published electronically on the journal web site.

Word Length:
There is no strict upper word limit for articles, although the norm is around 9,000 words, and it would be unusual for the journal to publish a paper of more than 12,000 words.

Text should be double spaced, and papers should accommodate anonymous refereeing. Endnotes, rather than footnotes, should be used.

Triple-blind peer review:

EJP operates on a triple-blind peer review model. For each manuscript undergoing peer review, authors and referees will not be informed of each other's identity, and the editor will not be informed of authors' identities. Only if an author's submission is accepted will their identity be revealed to the editor. Authors should remove all their identifying information from manuscripts, cover letters and response letters prior to submission or re-submission. A delay in doing so may result in further delays to processing and turnaround time.

All published papers will have been anonymously refereed at least once. Not all authors whose papers are rejected will be sent referee reports: this is to enable us to keep to a turnaround time of 12 weeks. Where there is a delay in making a decision on a submission, the author is contacted after 12 weeks with an apology, and kept informed of the situation. We are happy to answer queries from authors about the progress of their paper.

Accepted papers are published under the Early View system, soon after authors submit their final versions to the editor.

Manuscript Submission:
Papers should be submitted electronically on line via

Book Reviews Submission
Books for review should be sent to the Reviews Editor at:
Andrew Huddleston
Birbeck College, London WC1E 7HX, UK

EJP publishes invited book reviews only.

Style for Accepted Manuscripts:
Submitted manuscripts can be in any stylistic convention, but authors finalizing their accepted papers for publication should note the following EJP stylistic rules:

Single quotation marks should be used, except in the case of quotes within quotes. Endnotes, rather than footnotes, should be used.
Quotation marks should be within punctuation (e.g. '...greatest work'. NOT '...greatest work.'). References in the text and in endnotes should be by name and publication date, followed by page number (e.g. - Strawson 1966: 18).

All works referred to should appear at the end of the paper, and should be set out in alphabetical and chronological order, in the following format:

Siep, L. (1992), Praktische Philosophie im Deutschen Idealismus. Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp.

Skorupski, J. (1990), 'The Intelligibility of Skepticism', in D. Bell and N. Cooper (eds.) The Analytic Tradition. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Strawson, P. F. (1974a), Freedom and Resentment and Other Essays. London: Metheun.

---(1974b), Subject and Predicate in Logic and Grammar. London: Methuen.

---(1992), Analysis and Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, M. (1999), 'Meaning and Deflationary Truth', Journal of Philosophy, 96: 545-64.

In cases where the author/date system makes it hard to identify which work is being referred to (e.g. where references are made to works within a collected edition), it is permissible to use title abbreviations. All such title abbreviations should be listed separately with the corresponding full titles at the beginning of the endnotes.

Authors should retain a copy of their paper against which to check proofs. One set of proofs will be sent to the authors directly by the publisher, for immediate attention.

Early View:
Early View articles are complete full text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready. The nature of such articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. Such articles are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can be used to cite and access the article.

Open Access:
To have their article made freely available immediately, EJP offers authors the option to publish their paper Open Access. To find out more, please visit the Open Access page on the journal webpage.

Production Tracking:
Online production tracking is now available for your article via Wiley's Author Services. Once their manuscript has been accepted for publication,Author Services enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print.

Authors can post the submitted version of their manuscript at any time, as long as the journal article is fully referenced. Authors can also post the accepted version of their manuscript 24 months after the online publication date (fully referencing the article as well). The Version of Record (Wiley-produced PDF) should only be shared amongst private research groups and not posted on any websites, unless it is fully Open Access. Authors will have to wait until the article DOI becomes available in order to link to the article on the webpage.

Please see Wiley's Self-Archiving policy here.

Further information on Wiley's wider article sharing can also be found here.

Upon publication contributors will receive a free PDF off-print of their article. Copies of the issue can be purchased at a discounted price.