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Instructions to Authors

Submissions

1. Electronic submission is preferred, and contributions may be sent as email attachments to pq@st-andrews.ac.uk . 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 9AR

We require three copies of submissions, and these will not be returned.

2. 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, or discussions of articles originally published in other journals.

3. 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.

4. Submissions should include an abstract of up to 150 words, and a note of the word-count. 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 and page numbers, on A4 or US letter paper, on one side of the paper only. If your paper is accepted, you will need to ensure that the final version meets PQ style (see here ).

5. 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.
The journal processes submitted articles anonymously: referees do not know the identity of authors; authors do not know the identity of referees; the Editors do not know the identity of authors until after the final decision on publication has been made.

6. 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.

7. We aim to provide authors with a timely response to submissions. As a result, and given increasing numbers of submissions, it is not always possible to provide authors with referee reports. Accepted papers are usually published online within a few months and appear in hard copy within about a year.

Books for Review

Books for review should be sent to the address below:

The Journal Manager,
The Philosophical Quarterly,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9AR

Notice for Reviewers

The Reviews Editor is happy to hear from those who hold doctorates in Philosophy and wish to offer The Philosophical Quarterly a book review. We usually ask for book reviews to be submitted within 6 months, and to be close to 1100 words in length.

Typescripts should be double spaced. It would also greatly assist the Reviews Editor if you could make your typescript, and its heading, conform to the following style:

The Right to Private Property . By JEREMY WALDRON. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. Pp. viii + 470. Price £40.00.)

Towards the beginning of Jeremy Waldron's long and impressive book, he claims that private property has found its way again to the forefront of attention in jurisprudence and political philosophy (p. 12). I do not think this is true. Issues concerning private property are still swallowed up in discussions of wider import - of equality and justice, of rights and utilitarianism. Things may become otherwise and, if they do, the attention that scholars direct towards Waldron's book may turn out to be an important cause of the shift.

DUDLEY KNOWLES
University of Glasgow

Reviewers should avoid the following:

1) Footnotes
2) Bibliographies
3) References to their own work

Preferably, completed reviews should be submitted as email attachments sent to the Reviews Editor, Sophie Grace Chappell . Please also include the word count.

Accepted Papers

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

Proofs

Proofs will be sent to corresponding authors via email as a PDF file. It is therefore essential that all submissions contain the e-mail address of the corresponding author. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked immediately for typographical errors and returned as instructed in the proof e-mail.

Offprints

The publisher supplies a URL for online access to the article free of charge. Printed offprints can be ordered using the Oxford Journals Author Services site. You will receive a link to this site from the Production office when your paper has been accepted for publication in the journal.

Copyright

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors complete a Licence to Publish form. Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers

If you will be publishing your paper under an Open Access licence but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:
Title of content
Author, Original publication, year of original publication, by permission of [rights holder]
This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.

Open Access Option for Authors

The Philosophical Quarterly authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative ; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in The Philosophical Quarterly can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

  • Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)

  • Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC-BY-NC)

  • Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND)


Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.


The Philosophical Quarterly is compliant with Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK) policy. Please click here for more information about RCUK policy. It is also compliant with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework as the journal offers three types of Creative Commons licence and has a 24 month embargo period. Please click here for more information about HEFCE.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £2125 / $3400/ €2763 
List B Developing country charge* - £1063 / $1700 / €1382 
List A Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0 
*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

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Crossref Funding Data Registry

In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources in the manuscript. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here .

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