Submission Information

Submission Information

Where to send your manuscript

Submit manuscripts, queries and general questions to the Editor, Alfredo Mac Laughlin, at editor.jsfphil@gmail.com. For manuscripts, check the Submission Preparation Checklist, below.

Our aim is to respond to queries within the week, and to determine whether a manuscript would be a good fit for the Journal within two weeks. If we have not responded within that timeframe, please feel free to write to us asking for an update or a reminder.

If sending a manuscript, please include in the body of the e-mail your name and academic affiliation (if any), and an abstract. Please make sure that this information does not appear in the manuscript itself (see “Ensuring a Blind Review“). If the article is accepted for publication, we will ask for a short bio to be included in the article page.

Submission Preparation Checklist 

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
    (Adobe PDF is not a suitable format. If working on Google Docs or Apple’s .pages, convert to one of the above before submitting.)
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text uses an 11- or 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By submitting to this journal, you acknowledge that the work you submit has not been published before.

Articles and any other work submitted to this journal are published under an Attribution / Non-Commercial Creative Commons license; that is, by virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use – with proper attribution – in educational and other non-commercial settings.

Fees

There are no fees for authors publishing in the Journal.

Ensuring a Blind Review

General and Yearly Theme articles are peer-reviewed in a double-blind manner (authors don’t know who is reviewing, and reviewers do not know who is the author). To make this is possible, authors should make sure that their name or other identifying information do not appear in the manuscript. To ensure this:

  • Do not include the author’s name or affiliation in the manuscript.
  • If you are referencing a previous publication of yours, replace both your name and the name of your work by “[Author].” You may include other information such as year or page number, to make it easier to restore this information after acceptance of the manuscript. You may, for example, include parenthetical references such as “([Author], 2001, 314)”; in the Works Cited area the relevant work would be entered as “[Author], 2001.” without including other information yet.
  • Finally, if using Word, go to the “File” tab, select “Info” and click on the “Inspect Document/ Check for Issues” button. Run “Inspect,” and if the inspection finds “Document Properties and Personal Information” (you will see a red exclamation mark next to this field) click on “Remove All.” This will clean file metadata that could include identifying information. (Other word-processing applications will require a slightly different procedure.)

Naturally, your submission will not be rejected on the grounds of accidentally leaving identifying information, but it may slow down the process a little if the file is not originally review-ready.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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