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We do accept submissions but encourage would-be contributors to get to know the journal first in
order to become familiar with the kind of articles we publish. For this reason, we have found
that the most suitable pieces are usually submitted by authors who are also subscribers or regular readers! Please note that we run themed issues so it is worth getting in touch and finding out which themes are going to be featured in future issues. This will significantly increase likelihood of your article being accepted.
Articles should not exceed 2,000 words. We also encourage new reviewers for the Journal. Review
articles can be up to 1500 words long, but short reviews of less than 700 words are preferred. We try
to make a preliminary assessment of publication potential within three months of receipt. However, in
a typical year we receive many enquiries, and being a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by
volunteers, we sometimes struggle to keep up!
In terms of style, if you are writing on a specialist subject please write as if you were addressing a
reader with only a passing familiarity with your topic. We certainly encourage articles dealing with
complex ideas and arguments but please try to express your thoughts in clear and understandable
language. Even though it may not be applicable in all cases, we largely agree with Richard Feynman’s famous dictum: “If you can't explain something in simple terms, you don't understand it.”
The Philosopher holds exclusive publication rights to any submission until the print issue after the one
in which it is published comes out. At this point, we will gradually upload submissions onto the website
for free distribution and authors may use it for whatever purposes they wish.
All submissions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.