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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text is prepared for blind review.
  • Submissions should be in PDF or in Microsoft Word

Author Guidelines


Passion is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research. Please see the journal's Aims & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy.

Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.

Passion accepts the following types of article:

  • original articles (word limit 9,000 words)
  • book reviews (word limit 1,000-1,500 words)*
  • commentaries (word limit 1,000-2,000 words)* 

* Please note that book reviews and commentaries are typically commissioned by the editors. However, if you have a book you’d like to review or a commentary that you would like to write, please contact the editors. Do not send a book review or commentary without prior approval from the editors.  

Passion considers all manuscripts on the condition that:

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work;
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to Passion; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere; and
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, or illegal.

Double-blind peer review

This journal follows a double-blind reviewing procedure. This means that the author will remain anonymous to the reviewers throughout peer review. It is the responsibility of the author to anonymize the manuscript and any associated materials.

  • Author names, affiliations and any other potentially identifying information should be removed from the manuscript text and any accompanying files (such as figures of supplementary material);
  • A separate Title Page should be submitted, containing title, author names, affiliations, and the contact information of the corresponding author. Any acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this page;
  • Authors should avoid citing their own work in a way that could reveal their identity.

Submission guidelines

Submitted manuscripts should be Word or PDF files prepared for anonymous review, containing no identifying information (see Double-blind peer review).

Submissions should be made online via our website. Please upload all of your files following the instructions given on the screen. Authors will need to register as a user to submit a manuscript. 

Submissions need not conform to the journal style unless and until accepted for publication.

Manuscript length

  • original articles word limit: 9,000 words
  • book reviews word limit: 1,000-1,500 words
  • commentaries word limit: 1,000-2,000 words 

Please note that word counts include footnotes but do not include reference lists.


Please provide an abstract of 150-250 words. 


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes. 

Title Page

A separate title page must accompany a submission. Please make sure your title page contains the following information.

  • Title
  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country
  • The e-mail address of the corresponding author
  • If available, the 16-digit ORCID of the author(s)

Template and formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word or PDF. Please: 

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, please do not use endnotes. 


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section on the title page. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Reference style

Please use Chicago Manual Style (

In-text citations 

(Nussbaum 2013, 55)

(Colombetti and Roberts 2015, 1244)

(Deonna et al. 2012, 60) 


Nussbaum, Martha C. 2013. Political Emotions. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Deonna, Julien A., Julien A. Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni. 2012. In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journal article

Robinson, Jenefer. 1995. "Startle." The Journal of Philosophy 92, no. 2 (1995): 53-74.

Colombetti, Giovanna, and Tom Roberts. 2015. "Extending the extended mind: the case for extended affectivity." Philosophical Studies 172, no. 5 : 1243-1263.



[GET ADVICE ON THIS] Authors warrants that the article does not infringe upon the copyright, property, or personal rights of any third party. If the article contains materials owned or controlled by a third party, the author warrants that permission for use of the materials is given. Moreover, the author will ensure proper acknowledgement of the source of these materials in the article. Finally, the author warrants to Passion that they have full authority to enter into this agreement, and that doing so does not breach any other obligation they might have.  


Ethics guidelines

  1. Authorship. Please only submit work that you or your co-authors have written and that is not already published in substantially similar form elsewhere.
  2. Plagiarism. When citing other people’s work, please make that clear with quotation marks, proper referencing to the work (author, year, page number). Also, if you are using previously published figures and tables, make sure that you have already obtained the right to do so from the original copyright holder.
  3. Data fabrication/falsification. Please make sure all data are accurate and are representative of your work. 
  4. Competing interests. Please notify editors of any competing interests, which might affect your interpretation of results. 


Reviewing Policy

Passion is committed to reviewing papers fairly and impartially. We proceed in various stages. First, papers are initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief. Second, papers are evaluated by associate editors. Third, papers are sent for blind peer review. Papers might be rejected during any stage of this process. 

Guidelines for how to submit the manuscript

Before you submit, make sure you’ve:

  • Read the journal’s instructions for authors, and checked and followed any instructions regarding data sets, ethics approval, or statements.
  •     Named all authors on the paper, and the online submission form.
  •     Referenced all material in the text clearly and thoroughly.
  •     Carefully checked data and included any supplemental data required by the journal.
  •     Declared any relevant competing interests to the journal.
  •     Obtained (written) permission to reuse any figures, tables, and data sets.
  •     Only submitted the paper to one journal at a time.

Finally, notify all the co-authors once you have submitted the paper.

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