Submitting Papers and Books for Review
Articles for Publication
Contributions should be submitted by email as attached files (saved in Word, or in Rich Text Format, or as PDF). Any figures/tables should be included in the file itself and not sent separately. Anonymised submissions are preferred but we do not currently insist on it. A short 150 word summary should accompany each submission (placed at the beginning of the paper). Articles should not normally exceed 9,000 words (including abstract, footnotes, references, etc.). Please include a short CV for the ‘about authors’ section.
They should be submitted to the Managing Editor:
Graham Horswell email@example.com
If a paper is accepted for publication following external peer review, we offer standard ‘subcription only’ route with no charge to authors, or a ‘gold open access’ option which requires the payment of a fee. Please see the following page for details: Open Access Information
Style Sheet and Guide to Authors
A Multidisciplinary Journal
The Journal of Consciousness Studies is a refereed journal aimed at an educated multidisciplinary readership. Authors should not assume prior knowledge in a subject speciality and should provide background information for their research. The use of technical terms should be avoided or made explicit. Where technical details are essential (for example in laboratory experiments), try and include them in footnotes or appendices, leaving the text accessible to the non-specialist reader. The same principle should also apply to mathematics, unless essential to an argument.
Quotations, Footnotes, References and Bibliographies
Please follow the Harvard referencing system. See our examples page: JCS Referencing (please also include DOI numbers where available).
Quotations of more than six lines should be indented. For shorter quotations use single inverted commas. All references should appear in the bibliography. Use square brackets for interpolations; use three dots to indicate the omission of material within a quotation. Original spelling and punctuation should be retained unless otherwise stated.
Publishing Ethics Guidelines
Please see the following page for details regarding publication ethics, including declarations of interest, authorship issues, data sharing, etc. Publishing Ethics
Books for Review
These should be sent to the Book Reviews Editor:
Jonathan C.W. Edwards
46 Park Drive
Advertising and Subscription Enquiries
These should be sent to the publishers:
PO Box 200
Tel: +44 (0)1392 851550. Fax: +44 (0)1392 851178