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As of 21 August 2013, submissions to Mind should be made via our ScholarOne online submission site: This includes resubmissions, with the only exceptions being (i) revised versions of papers which were conditionally accepted under our old system, and (ii) final versions of fully accepted papers dealt with under the old system — in both of these exception cases you should send your paper to the editorial office at If you are resubmitting a paper via the ScholarOne site, please ensure that you declare the paper as a resubmission and provide the reference number for the previous version in the relevant field on the site. (If you have a submission under review with Mind where the current version was submitted before 21 August 2013, then this will continue to be dealt with via the editorial office on

Please note that Mind has a policy of “triple blind review”, meaning that authors’ identities are not revealed to referees or editors during review. Editors only become aware of the identity of an author if and when a paper is accepted for publication. Please help us to maintain this practice of triple blind review by not identifying yourself as the author of a paper to any of the editors.

If you need to contact Mind with regard to submissions or other editorial matters outside of the ScholarOne system, please go via:

The Editorial Administrator, Mind Editorial Office, Department of Philosophy, University of York, York YO10 5DD Tel: +44-1904-433257 E-mail:

All mail for Mind will go in the first instance to the Editorial Administrator, Dr Barry Lee, so communications intended specifically for the attention of the Editor should be clearly thus marked.

The Editor’s judgement will be conveyed to the author by the Editorial Administrator in all cases, so that complete anonymity can be preserved at all stages of the process. If the Editor’s opinion is that a resubmission is likely to be accepted this is indicated in a covering letter.

Submissions Articles: Papers on all aspects of philosophy, including its history, will be considered. Authors are encouraged to present their arguments in a way which makes them accessible to a broad readership among philosophers; where technical material is included it should be accompanied informal exposition of the argument. There is no limit on the length of papers but, other things being equal, shorter papers are preferred. (Please note that external referees are asked to offer their views on the length of particular submissions over 8,000 words.)

Discussions: Brief comments on work published in Mind (but not elsewhere) are welcome. In the case of acceptance, the original author will be invited to make a very brief reply to the discussion paper, and normally the exchange will be closed at that point. (Please note that concision is particularly important in the case of discussion papers.)

Submission Format For new submissions, please submit via our ScholarOne online submission site: Resubmissions should be made via this site, with the following exceptions: (i) papers which were conditionally accepted under the old submissions system; (ii) final versions of fully accepted papers dealt with under the old system — papers in these exception categories should be sent to the editorial office email address. If you are making a resubmission via the ScholarOne site, please ensure that you declare the submission as a resubmission and include the reference number for the previous version.

Please note that papers must be prepared for anonymous refereeing, with all potentially identifying information removed (this includes, for example, any uses of your name, revealing acknowledgements, and potentially self-identifying citations). Any cover sheet including identifying information must be presented as a separate document/file. Papers not prepared for anonymous refereeing will not be read. Papers should be typed, double spaced, and include an abstract.

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Accepted papers: Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to prepare a version of the article using the Mind house style in a suitably formatted and encoded electronic version. Please note that PDF files cannot be used for upload to our typesetting software, but we request that authors forward PDF versions of final drafts to confirm special characters and details of formatting.

Authors of fully accepted papers will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form once the paper reaches production stage.

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.

Authors will receive one set of proofs, which will require immediate correction. Author's changes will not be accepted at proof stage.

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Language Editing 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 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.

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