Submission Guidelines

American Philosophical Quarterly

The American Philosophical Quarterly welcomes original articles that advance our understanding of philosophical problems or positions, on any aspect of philosophy apart from history. Articles are subject to blind review and evaluated based on originality, rigor, depth of insight, mastery of relevant literature, and lucidity of style. The journal does not publish news items, book reviews, critical notices, or "discussion notes" (short or long). The journal does not consider articles under consideration elsewhere.

Contributions should be 2,000 to 7,000 words in length, include an informative abstract of less than 125 words, and be formatted as a Word document (or a file type compatible with MS Word). All files should be double spaced throughout. Endnotes are preferred to footnotes and should be used sparingly. Authors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) in preparing manuscripts for APQ. In order to ensure anonymity of submissions, authors using Word are advised to go to "File. . .Properties. . ." and delete all author-identifying information, under all tabs.

Authors can download the APQ Style Guide here.

Articles should be submitted electronically to the APQ 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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Notices of Books Received

The journal occasionally prints notices of books received. Books submitted for this list should be sent to:

Nicholas Rescher
Executive Editor, APQ
Department of Philosophy
1012 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



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