NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
1. Submission of a manuscript is understood to imply that the paper is original, has not already been published as a whole or in substantial part elsewhere, and is not currently under consideration by any other journal.
2. Electronic submission is preferred, and contributions may be sent as email attachments to email@example.com Most formats are acceptable, but PDF is preferred.
Non-electronic submissions may be sent to:
The Journal Manager,
The Philosophical Quarterly,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9AL
We require three copies of submissions, and these will not be returned.
Alternatively, non-electronic submissions may be sent to:
Professor John Heil,
The Philosophical Quarterly,
Campus Box 1073,
In this case two copies are required, and these will not be returned.
3. Submissions should include an abstract of up to 150 words, and a note of the word-count. We rarely accept articles which are longer than 10,000 words, nor discussions which are longer than 4,000 words, including footnotes and references. We rarely accept purely exegetical articles. Unnecessary technicalities, unusual symbols and lengthy bibliographies should be avoided, and the content should in most cases be accessible to readers with a general philosophical background. Footnotes should be brief, and be confined as far as possible to providing bibliographic details. Submissions should be double-spaced in clear, standard print with wide margins, on A4 or US letter paper, on one side of the paper only.
4. Articles must be submitted in a form suitable for blind refereeing; personal
acknowledgements should be removed. PDF submissions should include the author's details in a separate document.
5. When submitting papers, authors should specify whether they are male or female or else explicitly state that they prefer not to supply this information. Information on gender is collected for statistical purposes only and the editors will not be made aware of an author's gender until a final decision about publication has been made. Referees are not provided with any information about authors at any stage.
6. Accepted papers are usually published online within a few months and appear in hard copy within about a year.
7. Contributors will receive a set of proofs, which will require immediate correction. Changes of style and content will not normally be allowed at that stage. Authors will receive a PDF of the printed work by email, and will be able to order 25 printed offprints free of charge.
8. Exclusive Licence Form
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Exclusive Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. (Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned). After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various medium/circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office.
Books for review should be sent to the Reviews Editor at the St Andrews address above.