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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 successful manuscript submission includes two separate uploads; Title Page and Article. For the title page, include the article title with the author’s affiliation and contact information (including address, postal code, email address, and phone number). Affiliation and contact information must be included for Interpretation to respond to your submission in a timely manner.
- 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 a translation into English.
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Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy
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