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Author Guidelines

If you’re interested in contributing to Praxis, please review the author guidelines outlined here

Electronic manuscripts should be sent as email attachments in word format with Harvard style referencing to philosophy@praxisjp.org, marking the subject line ‘Praxis submission’. Submissions under consideration by Praxis must not be under consideration elsewhere.

A good guide to Harvard referencing can be found at: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm

Papers should be between 4000 and 6000 words in length and should include a short abstract (max. 200 words). Please include between two and five keywords with your submission locating it within contemporary debates in philosophy. Critical notices should be between 1500 and 3000 words. Responses to papers or critical notices previously published in Praxis should be between 1500 and 3000 words. These will be published as soon as they go through the peer-reviewing process. In all cases, please attach a separate cover page with your contact details and university affiliation.

All submissions should be prepared in a manner appropriate for blind review, omitting any direct or indirect reference to the author.

Book Reviews

Book reviews should be written to be informative concerning the subject and main features of the work, and to locate it within present debates of interest to philosophical study. An overall recommendation as to the quality and usefulness of the book in question may be appropriate. They are not peer-reviewed, but are subject to editorial scrutiny and must conform to the quality standards of Praxis. Although calls for book reviews are sent out at the same time as  calls for original papers, reviews of books will be considered for publication at any time. Please submit an email with a short CV, mentioning the book you would like to review and why you think it should be reviewed. You may either review one of the books under our section Books Received, or suggest a book. Reviews should be between 500 and 1500 words.

Critical Notices

Critical Notices are peer-reviewed articles, which analyse and discuss arguments of a book or paper critically. They should be between 1500 and 3000 words in length.

Layout Instructions for all manuscripts:

  1. Double space
  2. Use only one space after full stops
  3. All headings left aligned
  4. Title in caps bold
  5. Sub-headings bold italics
  6. No page breaks, columns, paragraph breaks, etc.
  7. All diagrams or images as jpegs saved at 300dpi min
  8. Word file