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- Absolutely *no* publication fees
- Article submission
- Collision submission (including book reviews)
- Abstracts and bibliographies
- Linking to online content
- Formatting requirements
- Sending a submission
- Copyright policies
- Review procedures
- Contact (for those with additional questions).
The deadline given on any Call for Authors is the last day on which authors may submit complete Articles and Collisions. The Editorial Board will only review complete pieces. Abstracts submitted on their own will not be considered.
Publication Fees – None
Evental Aesthetics does *not* impose any fees upon its authors.
Articles (4,000-10,000 words, including notes & bibliography)
Articles should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words, and must address aesthetic matters in philosophical contexts, where applicable in accordance with the theme given in the CFP. This word limit includes endnotes and bibliographies but excludes abstracts. Every article must be accompanied by a bibliography, and by an abstract. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Links to online content are encouraged, but copyright restrictions must be observed, as outlined below.
Collisions (1,000-2,500 words, including notes & bibliography)
These are short essays (ca. 1,000-2,500 words, including endnotes and bibliographies but excluding abstracts) about aesthetic experiences that raise philosophical questions. Collisions must be accompanied by abstracts and bibliographies.
The aesthetic experiences under consideration may include, but are not limited to, artworks and books as well as everyday and “natural” aesthetic experiences. If a Collision is submitted in response to a themed CFP, then the essay’s relevance to the theme should be clear.
All Collisions should pose philosophical, aesthetic questions, though they needn’t be as theoretically grounded as full-length articles. Please keep in mind the stated aim of this journal: our explicit dedication to philosophical perspectives on aesthetics. Please read on for further clarification…
Collisions introduce philosophical questions that are provoked by artworks or other aesthetic experiences. In other words, a Collision is an encounter that is also a point of departure – it is not an entire journey. An encounter can take many forms and tones, therefore we allow authors a great deal of license with regard to writing style, scope, and subject. But the inquiry should be targeted, focused, and precise, as well as compelling and provocative: readers should be given a clear launching point from which pursuant philosophical inquiries may take flight. As such, the Collision may pave the way for expansions of the author’s own thoughts. Ideas that are not yet fully fleshed out are welcome, as long as they are articulated with precision and their relevance to philosophical questioning of some kind is clear. It is not enough to simply “touch” on a philosophical question: to Collide with an issue is to do much more than brush against it. That said, a Collision need not address every consequence of the question at its root. The idea is to begin the discussion and allow one’s readers (and one’s own subsequent work) to continue it.
Although the Collision is a new genre of non-fictional writing coined by the Editors of Evental Aesthetics, Collisions should be prepared to the standards of peer-review. Regardless of its tone and subject, a published Collision will consist of thoughtful, high-quality writing. Quotations must be accurately cited in endnotes and bibliographies. Please note that the word limit for Collisions, 2500 words, includes endnotes and bibliographies but excludes abstracts. Scroll down to Submission Requirements for more information on formatting. Links to online content are permitted, following the guidelines below.
Academic book reviews that function as Collisions are not merely summaries with critique, but responses to the book in question as though it were any other kind of creative work or aesthetic phenomenon. A Collision in response to an academic book need not necessarily take the summary-based format of traditional book reviews. Instead or in addition, the author may draw on his or her own ideas as well other sources. Again, great latitude is permitted in form and scope, keeping in mind that, as with any other Collision, the idea is to point out the questions raised by the work in question, with the goal of inspiring further discussion of that work. Book reviews submitted as Collisions must be prepared in full, and submitted to the editors by the deadline given on the current Call for Authors. We do not commission book reviews in response to queries. Rather, book reviews undergo the same peer-review process as articles and other Collisions, therefore must be completed according to our submission requirements before they can be considered by the Editorial Board.
All Collisions must be accompanied by abstracts (no longer than 250 words) and bibliographies.
Abstracts and Bibliographies
Every submission must include an abstract (max 250 words) and a bibliography. Endnotes and bibliographies must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style: please note that this journal does not use parenthetical citations.
Linking to Online Content
We encourage all authors to supplement their articles or Collisions with web-based images or sounds, where appropriate, by providing hyperlinks to such materials. However, not all online content falls into the public domain as it is designated by intellectual property laws. Copyright restrictions may apply to any online materials. For this reason, any authors wishing to reproduce online content in his or her article or Collision (for example, to paste an image into the body of an article) must obtain written permission to do so, from the creators of the online content, or submit proof that the content falls into the public domain. Although hyperlinks to online content (e.g. including the web address that will take a reader to an image, but not the image itself, in the body of an article) are not necessarily subject to the same legal restrictions as reproduced content, we require authors to obtain permission from website owners before linking to their sites, unless the site explicitly belongs to the public domain (marked “all rights granted”) or holds a Creative Commons license.
More information about copyright restrictions for web content is available from the United States Copyright Office. Information about Creative Commons and the public domain is available on the Creative Commons site. If you are uncertain regarding whether or not you need permission to reproduce or link to online content in your article, it is best to err on the side of caution and obtain written permission. While Evental Aesthetics charges no fees to its authors, other organizations may require payment in return for permission to reproduce their copyrighted content. Such fees are the responsibility not of Evental Aesthetics or its Editors, but of the author who wishes to use the content in question. Said fees are payable directly to the owners of the rights to the content.
With any questions regarding copyright, permissions, or any of our other stipulations, contact the Editors-in-Chief.
The following guidelines must be observed in all submissions, i.e. in both Collisions and Articles. Submissions that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.
- Please send your submissions electronically, double-spaced in a legible font.
- Endnotes and bibliographies should be formatted in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style (endnotes, please, no parenthetical citations). Please visit this page for more information on Chicago Style.
- All submissions must be accompanied by abstracts (250 words or less) and bibliographies (Chicago Style). The word limits stipulated for articles and Collisions include endnotes, abstracts, and bibliographies.
- All submissions must be in English, but we welcome either American or British spelling and punctuation, provided the submission remains consistent throughout.
- Please use “double” quotation marks to enclose quotations, and ‘single’ quotation marks only for quotes within quotes.
- Below the title of your document, please include at least 5 keywords that may be used as search terms.
- All submissions must be formatted for blind review, which means that the author’s name, affiliation, contact information, and biographical details should not appear anywhere on your document, neither in the file name nor in the text.
Sending Your Submission
- Save your submission as a Word file (.doc or .docx).
- Include the word “submission” in the subject line of your email to ensure that it gets through our spam filters.
- Email your submission, by the deadline given in the Call for Authors, to eventalaesthetics – at – gmail – dot – com.
It is the policy of Evental Aesthetics not to require authors to transfer copyrights of their works to the journal. We ask the following:
- that authors submit for consideration with Evental Aesthetics only materials that are not simultaneously undergoing review for publication elsewhere;
- that authors understand that, by agreeing to publish any writing in Evental Aesthetics, that our editorial board expects authors to commit to letting said work remain on our website permanently;
- that if an author chooses to reuse material from an article or Collision which has been published with Evental Aesthetics, the author will cite Evental Aesthetics in the later publication, even if the article/Collision in question is the author’s own work.
We also suggest that authors consider assigning a Creative Commons license to their publications with Evental Aesthetics, which would allow authors considerable freedom in specifying the uses in which their work is viewed, disseminated, and used.
As Evental Aesthetics is a peer-reviewed journal, the Editors reserve the right to remove the author’s name and affiliation from any piece before it is sent out for review. Likewise, reviewers’ names and affiliations will remain anonymous.
Authors will receive email confirmation upon receipt of their submissions. The Editorial Board aims to complete the review process within 10 weeks of receipt of any submission. All submissions will be peer-reviewed anonymously.
Members of the Editorial Board are encouraged to submit articles and Collisions for consideration. Work submitted by Board members will undergo the anonymous peer-review process described here.
Contact the Editors with inquiries regarding any aspect of the submission process.