Public Affairs Quarterly

Editor: Jason Brennan

DETAILS

Current Volume: 38 (2024)
Issued quarterly (Jan, Apr, July, and Oct)
ISSN: 0887-0373
eISSN: 2152-0542

About

Public Affairs Quarterly (PAQ) publishes work in all areas of practically engaged normative philosophy, broadly understood to include normative work on issues of public concern in applied moral, social, political, and legal philosophy. The journal welcomes contributions from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches on any practically oriented topic in any of these areas.

Topics covered by the journal include subjects of long-standing debate such as abortion, capital punishment, and just war theory; more recently emerging subjects of controversy such as climate change, affirmative action, commercial surrogacy, and the treatment of non-human animals; topics relating to current social movements such as those concerning racism and sexual harassment, and to current technological developments such as those involving gene editing and autonomous weapons systems; and cutting-edge issues that are just now on the verge of attracting attention from philosophers. Submissions of a more general nature that address implications for a cluster of such issues rather than focusing on a single issue are also welcome, such as papers that advance claims that have practical implications but are about more general subjects such as race, sexuality, gender, social identity, nationalism, paternalism, privacy, distributive justice, economic fairness, political inequality, commodification, or desert. 

PAQ is published by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Philosophical Publications.


Indexes

Brepols, Dietrich's Index Philosophicus, IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes - und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, PAIS International Index, Periodicals Index Online, Philosopher's Index , Politics Collection, PubMed, Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies, Social Science Premium Collection


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Editors

Editor
Jason Brennan
Robert J and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor
Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
www.jasonfbrennan.com
jb896@georgetown.edu

Executive Editor
Nicholas Rescher
Department of Philosophy
1012 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Fax (412) 383-7506
rescher@pitt.edu

Consultants

  • Professor Cheshire Calhoun, Arizona State University
  • Professor Steven Daskal, Northern Illinois University
  • Professor David DeGrazi, George Washington University
  • Professor Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Brian Earp, Oxford University
  • Dr. Jessica Flanigan, University of Richmond
  • Assoc. Professor Chris Freiman, William and Mary
  • Professor Scott D. Gelfand, Oklahoma State University
  • Professor Elizabeth Harman, Princeton University
  • Professor Nicole Hassoun, Bringhamton University, State University of New York
  • Professor Brian Kogelmann, University of Maryland
  • Professor Rebecca Quill Kukla, Georgetown University
  • Professor Thomas Rockmore, Duquesne University
  • Assoc. Professor Kevin Vallier, Bowling Green State University
  • Professor Mark Vopat, Youngstown State University
  • Professor Reginald Williams, Bakersfield College

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Submissions

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. The journal prefers manuscripts of 4,000-10,000 words in length but articles outside these limits may still be considered. All submissions that pass an initial editorial review are peer-reviewed. Public Affairs Quarterly follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, and requires endnotes plus a reference list. Please provide an abstract. Use 125 words or fewer. Please provide three to five keywords. See the PAQ Style Sheet here.

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.

Articles should be submitted electronically to the PAQ online manuscript submission system. This secure, personalized resource will allow you to track your manuscript through each step of the review and acceptance process. To begin, click on the link below to set up your personal account and upload your submission. Your transmitted material will be reviewed as soon as possible.

   

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Peer Review Policy

This journal uses blind review by external reviewers. Exceptions to external review include if a paper is of sufficiently low quality so as to be desk rejected and if the paper happens to be in the area of expertise of a board member, such that they could have been consulted even if they weren't on the board.

Pre-Publication Policy

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.

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PDFs are permitted and issued for the following:

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  • Other requests to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

All PDFs will include a statement of copyright and a provision that the articles will not be photocopied, distributed, or used for purposes other than the terms agreed to by UIP.

Postprints are permitted for:

  • Non-profit archives and repositories; Articles must be at least one year old. UIP requires a publication statement to be posted along with the postprint and a link back to the UIP Journals page.
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