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Submission Guidelines

Submitted manuscripts should be PDF files prepared for anonymous review, containing no identifying information.

Submissions need not conform to the journal style unless and until accepted for publication.

There is no word limit, but submissions on the lengthier side should have correspondingly more news value.

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Accepted Submissions

Accepted papers must be adapted to the journal’s house style. The final document should be a Word file (.doc or .docx). The text should be structured consistently. The name and affiliation of the contributor(s) should appear at the top, along with an abstract.

The Philosophical Review follows MLA, or Chicago with the following exceptions:

Citations with link: Authors who want their in-text citations rendered as hyperlinks to the list of references must, if submitting a .doc/.docx file, color all in-text citations so that they can be identified during production. (Authors submitting .tex files can ignore this step.) Blue, or any color not used for another purpose elsewhere in the text, will do. We strongly encourage authors to make their in-text citations linkable, but it is not required.

References in footnotes and the References list: If a work has multiple authors or editors, the word and should be written before the last contributor’s name. At the beginning of the entry or in lists with three or more names, the word and is always preceded by a comma.

Page numbers are never introduced by p. or pp.

Examples (MLA):

Adams, Robert Merrihew. “Motive Utilitarianism.” The Journal of Philosophy 73.14 (1976): 467-481.

Berg, Dustin. “A Theory of Artificial Classification: The Development of Naturality from Artificiality.” The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2018.

Lewis, David. “On The Plurality of Worlds.” Oxford 14 (1986): 43.

—.Counterfactuals. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.

Examples (Chicago):

Adams, Robert Merrihew. “Motive utilitarianism.” The Journal of Philosophy 73, no. 14 (1976): 467-481.

Berg, Dustin. “A Theory of Artificial Classification: The Development of Naturality from Artificiality.” The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, (2018).

Lewis, David. “On the Plurality of Worlds.” Oxford 14 (1986): 43.

Counterfactuals. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.

Capitalization of headlines, titles, and subtitles:

In headlines and when citing titles and subtitles of other works in the English language, consistently capitalize as follows:

Capitalize all nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions.

Do not capitalize articles, prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, or the to in infinitives unless they are the first word in a headline, title, or subtitle. Sections should be numbered.

Acknowledgements and figures: Acknowledgments should appear in their own section before the references. Figures should use fonts that match the main text (Palatino for HTML, Sabon for PDF).

For any further stylistic concerns, refer to the MLA Style Center, or The Chicago Manual of Style

British English or American English may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article. If the text is written in American English, spelling should conform to American English as exemplified in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (2005) or Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (2002). If the text is written in British English, spelling should conform to the Oxford English Dictionary (1989), and Oxford spelling (-ize instead of -ise) should be used.