Journal of Philosophy of Emotion: Second and Subsequent Issues


CFP: The Journal of Philosophy of Emotion (JPE) is accepting new article and book review manuscripts, and manuscripts or proposals for a symposium/special section/issue for its second and subsequent issues. Furthermore, if you are interested in submitting a manuscript for publication, proposal, guest editing, volunteering as a referee, or registering as a reader in order to receive updates when new issues are released, please see the information provided below. Submissions can be made through the following submissions link, on the JPE webiste, and please contact Cecilea Mun, editor-in-chief, at to discuss a proposal for a symposium/special section/issue or guest editing an issue, and please follow the given link for information about joining the JPE team.

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 privilege 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.

Articles: Manuscripts to be considered for publication as articles should be of approximately 8,000 words in length (maximum), excluding notes and references, that present an interesting or unique perspective, argument, or solution on a particular problem or question in the area of philosophy of emotion. The JPE will also consider and publish lengthier manuscripts on a case-by-case basis.

Book Reviews: Manuscripts to be considered for publication as book reviews should be of approximately 3,000 words in length (maximum), excluding notes and references, of any book that would be relevant to those pursuing research, including interdisciplinary research, in the area of philosophy of emotion. Although the JPE does not wish to place any stylistic or content restrictions on book reviews, we ask that book review authors highlight the significance of the contents of the book for our readers.

Journal’s Aims: Although the JPE takes an interdisciplinary approach by publishing manuscripts written from any disciplinary perspective or that employs any reliable method to support its thesis. Because the JPE’s focus is to publish articles that engage the interests, concerns, problems, or questions in the area of philosophy of emotion, manuscripts should explicitly address such concerns, problems, etc., and the relevant literature within the philosophy of emotion. Examples of possible broad topics on which the JPE will publish are as follows (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Emotion and Metaphysics
  • Emotion and Philosophy of Mind
  • Emotion and Epistemology
  • Emotion and Logic
  • Emotion and Ethics
  • Emotion and Aesthetics
  • Emotion and Philosophy of Language
  • Emotion and Philosophy of science
  • Emotion and Political Philosophy
  • Emotion and Social Philosophy
  • Emotion and Feminist Philosophy
  • Emotion and Philosophy of Disability
  • Emotion and Experimental Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Considerations: Because of the JPE’s interdisciplinary approach, some readers may not be very familiar with various technical terms that are used within any one discipline. We therefore ask authors to be considerate of this possibility and to take the time to provide brief definitions of any technical term that are shared within an author’s discipline in order to help readers clearly understand what the author is conveying.

Editors: Cecilea Mun, (Indepenent Scholar, United States), Fiona Utley (University of New England, Australia), Jonathan Mitchell (University of Warwick, United Kingdom), and Robert Zaborowski (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland).

Editorial Assistants: Flavia Felletti (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany).

If you have any general questions or concerns, please contact the editorial staff at