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.

Passion accepts the following types of article:

  • Original articles 
  • Book reviews*
  • Commentaries*

* 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.
  • The manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, or illegal.

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 should adhere to the following guidelines:

Word count

  • Original articles: max. 9,000 words
  • Book reviews: 1,000-1,500 words
  • Commentaries: 1,000-2,000 words

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


Please note that this journal only publishes manuscripts in English.


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

  • Submit the manuscript in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • 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.

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.

Ethics guidelines

  • Authorship: please only submit work that you or your co-authors have written and that is not already published in substantially similar form elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • Data fabrication/falsification: please make sure all data are accurate and are representative of your work. 
  • Competing interests: please notify editors of any competing interests, which might affect your interpretation of results. 

Before you submit, make sure you have:

  • 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.