CFP: Social Philosophy Today: Polarization, Reconciliation, Community

Submission deadline: December 31, 2022

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Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to 12/31

Social Philosophy Today is pleased to invite submissions to Volume 39 (2023) on the themes: Polarization, Reconciliation, and Community.  For a list of possible sub-topics, please see the call-for-abstracts to the 2022 NASSP conference:

We also invite original, non-article length “responses” to previously published Social Philosophy Today articles. For electronic access to the journal archive since 2002, please consult the journal’s website:

Social Philosophy Today publishes articles in social and political philosophy, broadly construed. While each issue of the annual journal has a theme, we will consider any submission from social and political philosophy.  Only those articles recommended on the basis of double-blind peer review will be accepted for publication. Accordingly, all papers submitted should be prepared for blind review according to the guidelines below.


Deadline: December 31, 2022

Manuscripts: Submission of a manuscript to Social Philosophy Today is understood to imply that the manuscript is not under consideration by any other journal and is offered to Social Philosophy Today for first publication.

Length: 6,000-word limit

Title sheet: To facilitate anonymous review, the author should not be identified in the manuscript or the abstract, or in any electronic signature. Contact information, including name, institutional affiliation, and an e-mail address, must be submitted as an attachment on a separate title sheet.

Abstract: Papers must include an abstract of no more than 200 words placed at the beginning of the article.

File type and format: Manuscripts should be submitted as Word files. They should be double-spaced (including quotations, notes, and references), and the right margin should not be justified.

Citation style: We use the Chicago Manual of Style “author-date” system, and request that authors use this in their submissions.  For more information, see

Bibliography: Please attach a bibliography to the paper. For references use the University of Chicago style (see link above).

Formatting: Please consult the SPT formatting notes for authors for detailed formatting guidance.

Rights and permissions: Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication are free to reuse their own articles in other publications they write or edit, and no further permission is required. We only require appropriate acknowledgement of the original publication of that item in Social Philosophy Today.  For more information see

Submission:  Manuscripts and title sheets should be submitted as separate attachments to  [email protected]

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