OUR MISSION

(Bylaws)

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 (SPE).

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. It also employs a double-anonymous peer-review process, with a minimum of two reviewers, for its articles, and either an anonymous or double-anonymous peer-review process, with a minimum of one reviewer, for its book reviews. The JPE will also be applying for inclusion in the Philosopher's Index after its first year of publication.

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. All book review manuscripts will be reviewed using either a single- or a double-anonymous review process via the Open Journal Systems platform, contingent on the JPE's needs in order to maintain its publishing standard. Referees are also asked to use the following JPE Referee Guidelines when refereeing a paper.

Accessibility Information: The JPE is dedicated to making its content accessible to as many viewers as possible. It therefore will 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. Finally, please note that all of the JPE publishing policies, including its peer review policies, are 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 proceeds from the Society for Philosophy of Emotion's (SPE) membership fees, the volunteer work of the entire JPE staff and international scholars of emotion, including members of the SPE. Currently, any expenditures that are not covered by SPE membership fees are being covered by the editor-in-chief, Cecilea Mun, through a personal donation made to the JPE. Staring March 18, 2019, however, the JPE  will begin charging authors $35 (USD) in order to defray costs and to become self-sustainable. Please see the JPE's publication costs for more information. As such, the JPE is a community project that is sustained entirely by the volunteer work and support of the scholarly community. It is a journal for the scholarly community, by the scholarly community. Therefore, after reinvesting in any necessary or reasonable upgrades, the JPE will distribute any profit (that would amount to more than $20 per person/per issue) that is made at the end of every year to all of those who have contributed to the publishing of its two issues for that year (the journal staff and editorial advisory board members who have persisted to seeing both issues published, and authors and the referees who have contributed to the publishing of at least one of the issues).

ISSN: The JPE will be submitting an ISSN application after the release of its inaugural issue, as instructed by the Library of Congress, US ISSN Center.

Copyright Information: All the work that is available for viewers on the JPE website is protected under US copyright law.

NV Non-profit Corporation ID: NV20161501682

FEIN: 81-4017352

The Society for Philosophy of Emotion (SPE): The SPE 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.