submission guidelines

Hypatia welcomes original papers on all topics in feminist philosophy. The Hypatia mission statement emphasizes a commitment to pluralism, diversity, and accessibility. We cannot consider manuscripts that are published, in press, or submitted elsewhere.

  • Manuscript submission: Please submit your original manuscript electronically through Wiley’s online submission and review system Manuscript Central.

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

General Guidelines 


Typically, manuscripts intended for review as articles do not exceed 8,000 words, including endnotes and the reference section. Manuscripts also need to be prepared for anonymous review. More information may be found in the Manuscript Preparations Guidelines, Supplementary material may be published online to enhance the article. Please see more information below.

Book Reviews

Hypatia reviews of individual books are published electronically on Hypatia Reviews Online (HRO). Reviews are typically invited by the Book Review Editors, 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 manuscripts, although review essays are limited to a maximum of 2,500 words (including endnotes and references), and they will be sent out for review to a single anonymous referee. For more information about review essays, contact the Editors:


We welcome submissions on topical issues for our Musings section. These should not exceed 3,000 words (including endnotes and references). Musings will undergo external review. For more information about Musings, contact the editorial office:

Special Issues, Clusters, and Symposia

Hypatia has a long history of publishing ground-breaking thematic special issues; we typically schedule one or two 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 has been submitted. For details please check:  

Review and Production Processes

Review Policy and Procedures 

A detailed overview of Hypatia’s review process, including an explanation of the decision categories used by the editors, can be found here.

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. Outlined below are the approximate timeframe for each stage of the production process. As soon as production is complete, your manuscript will be published electronically through Wiley'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; cpyediting typically takes 8-10 weeks.
      • Typesetting: When you have reviewed and approved the copyedits, your manuscript will be sent to Wiley for typesetting and final production.
      • Proofreading: When the proofs of your article are ready, Wiley's staff will contact you directly with a request for you 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’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. 

      Online Supporting Information

      Wiley 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 that has been accepted for publication in Hypatia. We encourage authors to include supplementary material that might enhance the pedagogical uses of an article. The range of formats that can be supported includes PowerPoint presentations, graphics, text, links, audio podcasts, and video clips.

      Consider creating a virtual gallery with illustrations we could not ordinarily include in the print edition of Hypatia or providing notes and background material to which you would like readers to have access for published articles. Supporting information must be submitted in final form at the same time that your manuscript is uploaded to Wiley for production.


  • Illustrations, Images, and Graphics
    If an 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 Wiley's EarlyView or Current Content system (and in PDF form), but they will appear in black and 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 online as supporting material (see above), with a link inserted into the text of the author’s published article.