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Submissions Guidelines

We invite submissions of original articles to Perspectives on Science (POS). All articles deemed appropriate for POS are sent out for peer review by scholars who are experts in the author's particular field. POS can only consider and publish articles written in English. We cannot accept or review articles that have been previously published or are under consideration by any other journal or publisher. We regret that we are not able to pay contributors; however, each author will receive twenty-five reprints of the article in print. While POS is not an open-access journal, articles accepted for publication following peer review may be published open-access in accordance with the MIT Press fee schedule.

Preparation of Copy

  1. All manuscripts must be in English and double-spaced throughout (including all quotations, tables, footnotes, etc.). Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format and submitted at, or by clicking the submit button on this page. We cannot process files in LaTeX format. The maximum length for articles is 15,000 words including references, notes, table, figures, etc.
  2. The manuscript should be prepared for blind review, including the removal of the author's name from the 'Summary' section of the file's 'Properties' in Microsoft Word.
  3. The submission process will prompt you for both the title and author(s) of the manuscript, as well as for an abstract, which should not exceed 200 words.
  4. All figures should be submitted as separate files along with the manuscript.
  5. Authors should cite all references in the text, with a list of references following the body of the article. Footnotes are expository in nature--that is, they do not contain bibliographical information. However, they may contain reference citations.

References in Text:

Volume number in text reference: (Smith 1968, 3:12-14) or (Smith 1968, vol. 3). If two dates are necessary to show historical development, use brackets: Smith's Wealth of Nations ([1776] 1962) or (Smith [1776] 1962). Use the original date in text (first appearance only). The order of references in a parenthetical list is determined by original date of publication. 

Reference List:

Adler, Paul S. 1990. "Marx, Machines, and Skill." Technology and Culture 31:780-812. 

Crane, Lester. 1984. "Studies in Madness and Criminality." Pp. 12-16 in Crime and Criminals. Vol. 2. Edited by Fred Smith. New York: Academic Press.

Guest, Avery, and Nancy Landale. 1984. "Patterns of Intergenerational Criminality in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminologists. 

McKee, Alexander. 1972. "The Influence of British Naval Strategy on Ship Design." Pp. 229-30 in A History of Seafaring. Edited by George F. Bass. Translated by Tom Brown. New York: Wiley. 

Piaget, J. (1951) 1985. The Origin of the Idea of Danger in the Child. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Perspectives on Science Scholastica page.

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Peer Review Taxonomy


Review model for individual submissions and open CFP thematic special issues:

Identity transparency: Double anonymized
Reviewer interacts with: Editor
Review information published: Editor identities

Review model for invitational thematic special issues:

Identity transparency: Single anonymized
Reviewer interacts with: Editor
Review information published: Editor identities

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