Public Affairs Quarterly
Public Affairs Quarterly welcomes the submission of articles in English on current issues in social and political philosophy. Only self-sufficient essays will be published, not news items, book reviews, critical notices, or “discussion notes” (short or long). The journal does not consider articles under consideration elsewhere.
All articles should be submitted in Microsoft Word format and should be double-spaced and prepared for blind review. We prefer manuscripts of 6,000-9,000 words in length; longer papers are sometimes accepted but will be subject to a more stringent review. All submissions that pass an initial editorial review are peer-reviewed.
Public Affairs Quarterly follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and requires endnotes plus a bibliography. Endnotes should be used for discursive material and to expand discussions, and citations in endnotes should be short form citations that correspond to a full reference entry. All editorial decisions are final. The editor regrets that the pressure of work precludes entry into further discussion.
The Public Affairs Quarterly will not publish material that has already appeared elsewhere. This is not at odds with authors sharing their papers with selected individuals whose comments they would welcome or who they wish for other reasons to inform about their work. But it precludes pre-publication with broadcast dissemination, alike in print or electronically in open-access forums such as Academia.edu.
Post Publication Policy
Authors may receive a copyrighted, watermarked PDF of a published article on request which may not be photocopied or distributed, or posted on a personal website. The PDF may be used in an author’s tenure or promotion dossier. For teaching, the usual “fair use” rules apply.
For general access archives and repositories articles must be at least one year old. The UIP requires a publication statement to be posted along with the postprint and a link back to the UIP Journals page.
Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939
Decolonizing Transitional Justice
One Hundred Decisions
Robert M. Lichtman
From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama
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Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man
Edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait
Protestantism and Chicagos Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912
William A. Mirola
Michael K. Rosenow
The Political Economy of Internet Freedom
Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality
Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson
Thomas S. Henricks