Submitted manuscripts ought to:
- be unpublished, either completely or in their essential content, in English or other languages, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
- be approved by all co-Authors;
- contain citations and references to avoid plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and illegitimate duplication of texts, figures, etc. Moreover, Authors should obtain permission to use any third party images, figures and the like from the respective copyright holders. The pre-reviewing process includes screening for plagiarism and self-plagiarism by means of internet browsing and software Turnitin;
- include the DOI links to items in the reference list if available (see the DOI display guidelines at Crossref)
- be sent exclusively electronically to the Editors (firstname.lastname@example.org) (or to the Guest editors in the case of a special issue) in a Word compatible format or PDF;
- be prepared for blind refereeing: authors’ names and their institutional affiliations should not appear on the manuscript. Moreover, “identifiers” in document properties should be removed. Generally, there are two options for anonymizing references to ones own work: 1) Author X (2020) argues that (…); 2) In my previous work (Masked reference), I have argued (…). EuJAP encourages the authors who plan to submit their manuscript to use the former, third person, type of self-citation because it allows the reviewers to check the relevance, adequacy, accuracy, etc. of the references. However, if for some reason the prospective author(s) believe it would behoove them to use the second type of self-citation, they are allowed to do so provided that they offer a short explanation of this decision in the accompanying title page;
- be accompanied by a title page, that is, a separate file containing the title of the manuscript, a short abstract (not exceeding 300 words), keywords, academic affiliation and an email address for correspondence, and, if needed, a disclosure of the Authors’ potential conflict of interest that might affect the conclusions, interpretation, and evaluation of the relevant work under consideration;
- be in American or British English;
- be no longer than 9000 words, including references (for Original and Review Articles).
- be between 2000 and 5000 words, including footnotes and references (for Discussions and Critical notices)
When first submitting a manuscript it is not required that the manuscript conforms to EuJAP’s style guidelines. Only after a manuscript has been accepted for publication we expect the authors to format the manuscript in accordance with EuJAP’s style guidelines.
Submitting revised manuscripts
When submitting a revised manuscript, please include also a separate document where it is explained how revisions were made in response to reviewers’ comments.
Policy for submitted manuscripts
If the submitted manuscript is authored by more than one person, there should be a brief explanation in the title page of the contribution of each Author with respect to the conception and design of the argument, study, etc. and writing of the paper.
To preserve the anonymous status of the review process, we prefer (but do not require) that submitted versions of manuscripts are not deposited in open access article repositories.
Policy for accepted and published manuscripts
Accepted and published versions of the manuscript can be deposited in institutional or personal repositories without an embargo period. In case of published manuscripts, a link (with DOI) to the journal’s web pages and/or HRCAK should be added.
If the manuscript does not satisfy minimal scholarly requirements and it does not match the scope and aims of EuJAP, the Editors reserve the right to reject the manuscript without sending it out to external reviewers. Moreover, the Editors reserve the right to reject submissions that do not satisfy any of the previous conditions.
If, due to the authors’ failure to inform the Editors, already published material will appear in EuJAP, the Editors will report the authors’ unethical behaviour in the next issue and remove the publication from EuJAP web site and the repository HRCAK.
In any case, the Editors and the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation following from copyright infringements by the authors.
For additional comments, please see our Publication ethics. To get a sense of the review process and how the referee report ought to look like, the prospective Authors are directed to see the section For Referees.
Accepted manuscripts should:
- follow the guidelines of the most recent Chicago Manual of Style (or check the latest issues of EuJAP)
- contain footnotes and no endnotes
- contain references in accordance with the author-date Chicago style, here illustrated
T: (Nozick 1981, 203)
R: Nozick, Robert. 1981. Philosophical Explanations. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Book with multiple authors
T: (Hirstein, Sifferd, and Fagan 2018, 100)
R: Hirstein, William, Katrina Sifferd, and Tyler Fagan. 2018. Responsible Brains: Neuroscience, Law, and Human Culpability. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
Chapter or other part of a book
T: (Fumerton 2006, 77-9)
R: Fumerton, Richard. 2006. “The Epistemic Role of Testimony: Internalist and Externalist Perspectives.” In The Epistemology of Testimony, edited by Jennifer Lackey and Ernest Sosa, 77–91. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276011.003.0004.
T: (Lackey and Sosa 2006)
R: Lackey, Jennifer, and Ernest Sosa, eds. 2006. The Epistemology of Testimony. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Article in a journal
T: (Skorupski 2010)
R: Skorupski, John. 2010. “Sentimentalism: Its Scope and Limits.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (2): 125–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-009-9210-6.
Article with multiple authors in a journal
T: (Churchland and Sejnowski 1990)
R: Churchland, Patricia S., and Terrence J. Sejnowski. 1990. “Neural Representation and Neural Computation.” Philosophical Perspectives 4. https://doi.org/10.2307/2214198.
T: (Dardashti, Thébault, and Eric Winsberg 2017)
R: Dardashti, Radin, Karim P. Y. Thébault, and Eric Winsberg. 2017. “Confirmation via Analogue Simulation: What Dumb Holes Could Tell Us about Gravity.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 68 (1): 55–89. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axv010.
T: (Brandon 2008)
R: Brandon, Robert N. 2008. Natural Selection. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta. Accessed September 26, 2013. http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2010/entries/natural-selection/.
For all types of publications followed should be the above guideline style with exception of placing ‘forthcoming’ instead of date of publication. For example, in case of a book:
T: (Recanati forthcoming)
R: Recanati, François. forthcoming. Mental Files. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
T: (Gödel 1951)
R: Gödel, Kurt. 1951. Some basic theorems on the foundations of mathematics and their philosophical implications. Unpublished manuscript, last modified August 3, 1951.
Authors are responsible for correcting their proofs.