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Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

The Department of Philosophy only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the Department. The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact


eScholarship does not generally support the removal of publications once posted. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published within eScholarship whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a text, a citation to the paper will remain in our system, along with a URL.

We reserve the right to remove a publication if we have reason to believe it violates the right of a third party, including cases of accusations of libel, invasion of privacy, or plagiarism.

If you would like to request that a work be removed from eScholarship, please contact the administrator:

Revising Work

eScholarship is currently developing solutions to address users' need to occasionally update their work or post subsequent versions of a manuscript. For assistance with revision or subsequent version posting, contact the administrator

Author Review

Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere. All submissions to the repository are subject to the standard author agreement, an example of which may be found here.