Guidelines for Hypatia Authors

Guidelines for authorsThe following information is also available as a pdf.


Hypatia welcomes papers on all topics in feminist philosophy. The Hypatia mission statement emphasizes a commitment to pluralism, diversity, and accessibility.

Before you submit a paper for review, please see the manuscript preparation guidelines for formatting and style directions.

General Guidelines

Articles

Manuscripts intended for review as articles must not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes and references.  Supplementary material may be published online to enhance the article.  Please see more information below.

Book reviews

Hypatia reviews of individual books are all now published electronically on a site launched in February 2013, Hypatia Reviews Online (HRO). Reviews are typically invited by the Book Review Editor, although we welcome recommendations of books to review and would be glad to know if you are interested in writing book reviews. For more information:

Review Essays

Reviews of two or three books on a similar theme are, on occasion, published in regular issues of the journal, typically on an invitation basis. The same submission guidelines apply as for article manuscirpts, although review essays are limited to a maximum of 2,500 words (including footnotes and references), and they will be sent out for review to a single anonymous referee. For more information about review essays, contact the Editors:

Musings

We welcome submissions on topical issues for our Musings section. These should not exceed 3,000 words (including footnotes and references). Musings are subject to external review. For more information about Musings, contact the editorial office: hypatia@villanova.edu

Special issues, clusters and symposia

Hypatia has a long history of publishing ground-breaking thematic special issues; we typically schedule one of these each year and welcome proposals for special issues. We also periodically publish smaller scale thematic clusters and symposia.

Manuscripts submitted to Hypatia should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal, nor should they have been published elsewhere. You are welcome, however, to post your manuscript online in the form in which it is submitted. For details please check:

Review policy and procedures, submission and review statistics

For an overview of Hypatia’s review process, including an explanation of the decision categories used by the editors, and for a summary of current acceptance and rejection rates, average time to decision, and circulation data, please follow these links on the editorial office website:

Online Supporting Information

Wiley-Blackwell hosts an online repository of “supporting information” linked to Hypatia articles. Supporting information can include virtually anything that an author thinks would be a valuable supplement to an article, review essay or Musing accepted for publication in Hypatia. We encourage authors to include supplementary material that might also enhance the pedagogical uses of an article.  The range of formats that can be supported includes powerpoint presentations, graphics, text, links, audio podcasts, video clips. Consider creating a virtual gallery with illustrations we could not ordinarily include in the print edition of Hypatia, or notes and background material to which you would like readers to have access but that exceed the 8000 word limit for published articles. Supporting information must be submitted in final form at the same time that your manuscript is uploaded to Wiley-Blackwell for production.

Illustrations, Images, and Graphics

If a Hypatia manuscript includes figures, artwork, or graphics of any kind, these images must be high resolution and uploaded at time of submission. Authors must have permission to use any images submitted. Please note that images will appear in color when viewed online through the Wiley-Blackwell EarlyView or Current Content system (and in PDF form), but they will appear in black & white in the print publication. Authors may choose to pay a fee to print images in color, and color images may also be hosted by Wiley-Blackwell online as supporting material (see above), with a link inserted into the text of the author’s published article.

Review and Production Processes

Review policy and procedures

For an overview of Hypatia’s review process, including an explanation of the decision categories used by the editors, please follow this link on the editorial office website:

Submission and review statistics

For a summary of current acceptance and rejection rates, average time to decision, and circulation data, please follow these links on the editorial office website:

Acceptance and production

When your manuscript is accepted it will immediately be sent into production. This is the approximate timeframe for each stage of the production process. As soon as production is complete, your manuscript will be published electronically through Wiley-Blackwell’s Early View system, often well before it appears in a print issue of the journal. 

  • Copyediting: When your manuscript has been accepted in its final (correctly formatted) form, it will be sent to copyediting; this typically takes 8-10 weeks.

  • Typesetting: When you have reviewed and approved the copyedits, your manuscript will be sent to Wiley-Blackwell for typesetting and final production.

  • Proof reading: When the proofs of your article are ready, Wiley-Blackwell staff will contact you directly with a request to review and approve the proofs. It is crucial that you check your proofs carefully at this stage, even if you were satisfied with the copyedited version of your paper. Errors can arise in process of typesetting your manuscript.  

  • Early View publication: When you have approved the proofs, your article will be published in its final form online, on Wiley-Blackwell’s Early View site. Typically a manuscript appears on Early View within four months of acceptance.

Note that electronic publication on Early View is the publication of record; once an article has appeared on Early View it cannot be further edited or amended, even if it has not yet appeared in, or been scheduled for, a print issue of the journal.