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Instructions to Authors

SUBMISSIONS MUST CONFORM TO THE INSTRUCTIONS SET OUT BELOW. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

All editorial inquiries should be addressed to:

John Hyman (Editor): bja@queens.ox.ac.uk
or Elisabeth Schellekens (Editor): bja.1@durham.ac.uk

Articles should be submitted using the online submission system. They should be in .doc or .docx format, A4, paginated, double spaced throughout (i.e. including references and quotations), with ample margins. They should not normally exceed 7,500 words and should include an abstract of no more than 150 words.

Submissions should conform to journal style which you should download here.

Notes and references should be given as footnotes: there should not be a separate bibliography. Long discursive notes are discouraged.

Tables and illustrations should be submitted to the online submission system in separate files to the main manuscript.

To improve quality for print reproduction, please upload high resolution files. The following file types are acceptable: Tagged Image File Format (.tif), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg), Graphics Interchange Format (.gif), Adobe Illustrator (.ai), Portable Network Graphics (.png), Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), PowerPoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls) and editable Portable Document Format (PDF).

Please be aware that you may have to secure figure permissions upon acceptance. Click here for OUP's permissions guidelines.

Articles submitted in appropriate form will be refereed blind. Since we are concerned to ensure as far as possible that the identity, gender etc. of the author of a submission does not influence our referees, we specifically request that they do not search online for the title of an article they have agreed to referee, and that they inform us if they know, or suspect they know, the identity of the author.

Authors will receive proofs but no alterations from the final typescript are permitted in proof. Authors receive free online access to their article and, in addition, have the option of claiming 25 offprints free of charge. These can be claimed using the Oxford Journals Author Services site. The Publisher will send instructions on how to use this site after acceptance. Authors may also order copies of the issue and further offprints.

During submission you will also be asked to provide a short biographical note. This will be printed in the ‘Notes on Contributors’ section at the start of the issue in which your paper, if accepted, will appear. It should be between 50 and 60 words in length.

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign copyright to the British Society of Aesthetics through Oxford University Press. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. In assigning copyright, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and Oxford University Press is notified in writing and in advance.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press ("OUP") may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

British Journal of Aesthetics authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for open access. If you do not select the open access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged.

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences. Authors publishing in the British Journal of Aesthetics can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:
• Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY)
• Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC-BY-NC)
• Creative Commons non-Commercial No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £1750/ $2800 / €2275
List B Developing country charge* - £875 / $1400 / €1135
List A Developing country charge* - £0 /$0 / €0
*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.

All rights reserved; no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without either the prior written permission of the Publishers or a licence permitting restricted copying issued in the UK by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 9HE, or in the USA by the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923.

Language Editing Pre-Submission

OUP offers pre-submission language editing through Oxford Language Editing, a service for researchers all over the world. Language editing, particularly if English is not your first language, can be used to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by the journal editors and reviewers. Visit
www.oxfordlanguageediting.com to find out more about the freelance editors available and the different services offered. Please note that edited manuscripts will still need to undergo peer-review by the journal.

AUTHOR SELF-ARCHIVING/PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY

For information about this journal’s policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.