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Author Guidelines

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 (Public Affairs Quarterly does not include the list of references in the word count so as to encourage authors to cite inclusively). 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 reference list. See the PAQ Style Sheet here.

 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Text is double-spaced and prepared for blind review. See our instructions for Ensuring a Blind Review
  4. Text follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, and includes endnotes plus a reference list. See the PAQ Style Sheet here.
 

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