CFP: Journal of Philosophy of Emotion -- Inaugural Issue CFP

Submission deadline: March 31, 2018

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The Journal of Philosophy of Emotion (JPE) is now accepting manuscripts for publication as articles or book reviews through its new Open Journal System platform. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for publication, volunteering as a referee, or registering as a reader in order to receive updates when new issues are released, please see the information provided below and visit the JPE’s website at

Manuscripts received by March 31, 2018 will considered for publication in the JPE’s inaugural issue. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the editorial staff at [email protected].

Mission: The Journal of Philosophy of Emotion (JPE) aims to be an internationally recognized, open access, philosophy journal specializing in the publication of high- quality, peer-reviewed papers that address philosophical interests on the topic of emotion, broadly construed (e.g., including affect), from a wide range of philosophical or interdisciplinary perspectives, across all traditions. The JPE holds that philosophers of emotion can learn from experts in other areas and disciplines, and vice versa, and is especially interested in work that demonstrate how issues in the philosophy of emotion are relevant to other areas in philosophy and other disciplines, and vice versa. It seeks to encourage an open exchange of ideas by providing a space where interdisciplinary pursuits in the philosophy of emotion can flourish, and it does not privilege any specific ideology, school, tradition, or methodology. It also shares the core values of diversity, inclusiveness, collegiality/community, honesty, integrity, the principle of charity, rigorous scholarship, and clarity of content with its affiliated society, the Society for Philosophy of Emotion.

Articles: Manuscripts to be considered for publication as articles should be of approximately 8,000 words in length (maximum), excluding notes and references, that present an interesting or unique perspective, argument, or solution on a particular problem or question in the area of philosophy of emotion. The JPE will also consider and publish lengthier manuscripts on a case-by- case basis.

Book Reviews: Manuscripts to be considered for publication as book reviews should be of approximately 3,500 words in length (maximum), excluding notes and references, of any book that would be relevant to those pursuing research, including interdisciplinary research, in the area of philosophy of emotion. Although the JPE does not wish to place any stylistic or content restrictions on book reviews, we ask that book review authors highlight the significance of the contents of the book for our readers.

Journal’s Aims: Although the JPE takes an interdisciplinary approach by publishing manuscripts written from any disciplinary perspective or that employs any reliable method to support its thesis. Because the JPE’s focus is to publish articles that engage the interests, concerns, problems, or questions in the area of philosophy of emotion, manuscripts should explicitly address such concerns, problems, etc., and the relevant literature within the philosophy of emotion. Examples of possible broad topics on which the JPE will publish are as follows (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):

- Emotion and Metaphysics   

- Emotion and Philosophy of Mind

- Emotion and Epistemology 

- Emotion and Logic 

- Emotion and Ethics

- Emotion and Aesthetics 

- Emotion and Philosophy of Language

- Emotion and Philosophy of science

- Emotion and Political Philosophy

- Emotion and Social Philosophy

- Emotion and Feminist Philosophy 

- Emotion and Philosophy of Disability

- Emotion and Experimental Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Considerations: Because of the JPE’s interdisciplinary approach, some readers may not be very familiar with various technical terms that are used within any one discipline. We therefore ask authors to be considerate of this possibility and to take the time to provide brief definitions of any technical term that are shared within an author’s discipline in order to help readers clearly understand what the author is conveying.

Editors: Cecilea Mun, (Central Michigan University, United States), Fiona Utley (University of New England, Australia), Jonathan Mitchell (University of Warwick, United Kingdom), and Robert Zaborowski (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland).

Editorial Assistants: Flavia Felletti (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Jake Jackson (Temple University, United States).

Editorial Assistant and IT Administrator: Juan R. Loaiza (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany).

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