Contact the General Editor, Michael Lewis, with any submissions, proposals for special issues, or questions: 

We are looking for articles and translations of around 8000 words, on any topic relating to Italian Philosophy, but, since this is an online journal, we see no need strictly to insist upon such limits. Ideally, the text would be referenced in the Harvard style, and formatted according to English, rather than American English, conventions, but conformity with this is not necessary in the first instance.

To speed up the process of publication, it would help to include a relatively short self-description or biography and the author's e-mail address within the body of the submitted article, preferably at the start.

All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by default, with the option for open peer review if requested by the reviewer, and we hope to provide authors with a response within a month, in ideal circumstances.


Pre-publication drafts available

To assist those facing requirements for the pre-publication of drafts, to assist with job applications, promotion attempts, and research exercises, we here include a section in which pre-publication drafts are made available to the public. Let us know on submission whether this will be something useful to you.


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