Interpretation Journal welcomes manuscripts in political philosophy, broadly conceived. Published 3 times per year, issues are posted online Jan/Feb, May/June and Sept/Oct. The editors of Interpretation Journal are committed to a timely appraisal of all manuscripts, and expect to be able to have a decision on submissions within four to six weeks. Following the guidelines below are a great aid to a timely review.
Guidelines For Submissions
- Submitted articles can be interpretations of treatises of political philosophy as well as literary works, theological works, and writings on jurisprudence that have an important bearing on political philosophy.
- All submissions must be in Microsoft Word® and sent via the submissions form found below.
- Submissions must be under 8,000 words, including notes and bibliographic references, and must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words.
- Because Interpretation is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, all author identification and all references that would identify an author’s own publications must be removed from the document.
- A separate title page, with the author’s affiliation and contact information (including address, postal code, email address, and phone number) must be included with your MS.
- Contributors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition). The Chicago Manual of Style offers publications the choice between sentence-style capitalization in titles of books or articles and headline-style.
- Interpretation uses the headline style.
- Parenthetical references no longer use “p.” or “pp.” Interpretation has reverted to the traditional form of citation and no longer uses the author/date form. Please double space the entire text. Footnotes, rather than endnotes, are preferred.
- Words from languages not rooted in Latin should be transliterated to English. Foreign expressions that have not become part of English should be accompanied by translation into English.