OUR MISSION

The Journal of Philosophy of Emotion (JPE) aims to be an internationally recognized, open access, philosophy journal specializing in the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed papers that address philosophical interests on the topic of emotion, broadly construed (e.g., including affect), from a wide range of philosophical or interdisciplinary perspectives, across all traditions. The JPE holds that philosophers of emotion can learn from experts in other areas and disciplines, and vice versa, and is especially interested in work that demonstrate how issues in the philosophy of emotion are relevant to other areas in philosophy and other disciplines, and vice versa. It seeks to encourage an open exchange of ideas by providing a space where interdisciplinary pursuits in the philosophy of emotion can flourish, and it does not promote any specific ideology, school, tradition, or methodology. It also shares the core values of diversity, inclusiveness, collegiality/community, honesty, integrity, the principle of charity, rigorous scholarship, and clarity of content with its affiliated society, the Society for Philosophy of Emotion.

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If you would like to help support the JPE in its mission, you can do so by clicking on the PayPal button provided below. With the help of donations from our readers, and in line with the JPE 's values, we hope to be able to subsidize manuscript submission fees ($35 USD) for underserved scholars once the JPE  has enough funds to sustain it for at least five years into the future.

Academic Integrity, Commitment to High Quality Publishing Standards, and Distribution:  The JPE is committed to the principle of academic integrity and high-quality standards for publishing. It is a member of Crossref, and will be employing its Reference Linking, Crossmark, Similarity Check, and Cited-By services for all manuscripts as long as it has the funds and technical resources to do so. It also employs a double-anonymous peer-review process, with a minimum of two reviewers, for all of its publications, including book reviews and symposiums. Publications will automatically be indexed through the OJS system in Google Scholar, and the JPE will also be applying for inclusion in the Philosopher's Index after its first year of publication. Finally, because of the possible detrimental effects of graduate students abusing the JPE publishing system, all submitted manuscripts that have at least one U.S. graduate student (or international equivalent) as a primary author must also have at least one U.S. Ph.D. holding professional scholar (or international equivalent), in any discipline, as an additional, supervising, primary author. Please note that background checks may be conducted while also ensuring the anonymity of our anonymous, peer-review process.

Peer Review Process: In order to fulfill its mission, the JPE uses a double-anonymized review process and referees include local (U.S.) and international experts in a variety of disciplines and areas of philosophy. Referees are also asked to use the following JPE Referee Guidelines when refereeing a paper. Also, as an aspect of the standard JPE  review procedure, anonymized referee reports and author responses are shared with the other referee(s) and author(s) in order to allow everyone to gain from this process.

Accessibility Information: The JPE is dedicated to making its content accessible to as wide an audience as possible. It will therefore provide the options of accessing its articles as optical character recognition (OCR) enabled PDF files, that can be easily read by a text to speech application, and as an audio file, preferably read by the author. For information on how viewers can take advantage of the accessibility features on your computer or laptop, please see the BBC Accessibility Guide.

Open Access Publication Information: The JPE is a biannual online, open access scholarly journal that publishes full-length articles, book symposiums, book reviews, and special issues under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, in which authors will retain the copyright to their original work (i.e., their initially submitted manuscript) and manage their own permissions for other uses. The rights to any material other than the initially submitted manuscript, including any pre-publication proofs, are held by the JPE as the licensor under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The JPE gives authors the right to use and distribute their published articles in accordance with this license, however, we advise authors and readers to please consult to the terms of this license before using any of the material that is published on the JPE site. The JPE's publishing policies, including its peer review policies, are also consistent with the ethical guidelines provided by the Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE)

As an open access journal, the JPE does not have any subscription income. Its operation and publication are made possible by the volunteer work of the entire JPE staff and international scholars of emotion, including members of the SPE, and a $35 (USD) manuscript submission fee that it charges in order to defray costs and to become self-sustainable. It also relies on the proceeds from the Society for Philosophy of Emotion's (SPE) membership fees if available and needed. Any profit is also reinvested into the  JPE . Please review the JPE's operating costs for more information.

Copyright Information: All the work that is available for viewers on the JPE website is protected under US copyright law. The JPE is a biannual online, open access scholarly journal that publishes full-length articles, book symposiums, book reviews, and special issues under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, in which authors will retain the copyright to their work (i.e., their initial manuscript and any revisions submitted to the JPE), and manage their own permissions for other uses. The rights to any material produced by the JPE, including any pre-publication proofs, are held by the JPE as the licensor under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The JPE gives authors the right to use and distribute their published articles in accordance with this license, however, we advise authors and readers to please consult the terms of this license before using any of the material that is published on the JPE site. Furthermore, because authors agreed to these copyright conditions when they initially submitted their manuscript, no subsequent agreement will be obtained from the author unless the conditions of the agreement have been changed by the JPE after the initial manuscript submission.

The Society for Philosophy of Emotion: The  Society for Philosophy of Emotion, operates under the JPE’s Nevada domestic, non-profit, corporation business license as an affiliate society of the JPE. All funds generated by SPE membership fees are used to support the operations of both the SPE and JPE, and any additional funds generate through its membership fees are reinvested into the SPE to help it carry out its mission (e.g., to help fund members’ participation in conferences, conducting workshops, etc.). An annual budget report will also be released in order to maintain full transparency between the Director and its members. Please see the attached SPE bylaws for more detailed information.

ISSN: 2689-8187 (online).

NV Non-profit Corporation ID: NV20161501682

FEIN: 81-4017352