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Submit a Manuscript

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Manuscripts should be emailed to the editor (in Microsoft Word format) at theoxfordphilosopher.editor@gmail.com. Generally, we will respond within thirty days of your submission.


W H A T   W E ‘ R E   L O O K I N G   F O R

The essays we publish here at The Oxford Philosopher are united in their aim to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. Principally we’re an academic journal, a publication intent on making a meaningful contribution to the ongoing philosophical conversation, but this shouldn’t imply informal, journalistic or generally unconventional styles are not welcome. On the whole, we encourage our contributors to respect the central incentives of academia but not necessarily its scholarly norms.

Manuscripts will be considered providing they meet the following requirements:

  • They comprise 10,000 words or fewer.
  • They’re structured, self-contained, and make a solid philosophical argument.
  • They’re written in clear, concise English and use jargon only where necessary.
  • They don’t contain unsubstantiated claims, sales pitches, or any form of hate speech.
  • They’re the intellectual property of their authors.



As of September 2018, we’ll be accepting manuscripts that use any referencing style, from Harvard to hyperlinks. See our References & Citations page for more details.


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Copyright Agreement

The journal undertakes the online publishing of your contribution, subject to the approval of its editor(s). In respect to the aforementioned journal, you hereby grant and assign to it the right to publish the content contained within your contribution. If your contribution is deemed unacceptable by the journal, you will be notified and all rights will revert back to you.

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  • The reprinting and reproduction of the contribution, in whole or in part, in any book, article or other scholarly work of which you are the editor or author.
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