February 25, 2014
By S. Matthew Liao
Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP) is a new peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to work in ethics, legal theory, and social and political philosophy. The first issue was published in December 2013, and is freely accessible at http://www.leap-journal.com/current-issue.html. It contains essays by Michael Smith, Joanna Firth, and Travis Hreno, an exchange between Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Thomas Pogge examining the moral status of violent resistance to global injustice, and a symposium on Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights by Alisdair Cochrane and Oscar Horta, with replies by the book’s authors, Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka.
Potential contributors to LEAP should consult the submissions guidelines available at http://www.leap-journal.com/submissions.html
More information regarding LEAP:
LEAP welcomes clear, rigorous and original submissions addressing concrete issues of public concern as well as more abstract theoretical questions. It also hopes to foster work drawing on a variety of disciplines within the social and natural sciences, including biology, economics, history, and psychology.
LEAP publishes articles up to 10,000 words, discussion notes up to 5,000 words, and replies, exchanges, and book reviews not exceeding 3,000 words. All published submissions will be subject to double blind review, and the journal aims to reach a decision within six weeks.
LEAP is co-edited by Paula Casal, José Luis Martí, Serena Olsaretti, Hugo Seleme, and Andrew Williams with the assistance of a team of Associate Editors, including Samantha Besson, Jordi Ferrer, Cristina Lafont, Genoveva Marti, Lukas Meyer, José Juan Moreso, Felix Ovejero, Zofia Stemplowska. The journal is published by Marcial Pons, the leading publisher of analytical legal philosophy in the Spanish-speaking world.
Although LEAP accepts submissions exclusively in English the journal aims to foster dialogue between the Anglophone and non-Anglophone worlds. It strongly encourages submissions from authors who also write in languages other than English, and always strives to ensure that their work is assessed on the basis of its content and not primarily its mode of expression. Where necessary the editorial process provides such authors with guidance regarding matters of English style.
Submissions and enquiries regarding the journal should be directed to: leap.editors (at) marcialpons.es
Submission of a manuscript to LEAP is understood to imply that the manuscript is offered for first publication in LEAP and that no version is under consideration by any other journal. This guideline does not rule out submissions published as working papers or posted electronically on the author’s personal website or for circulation at a conference.
Papers should be submitted as WORD or PDF documents and composed in a 12 point font. First submissions should not contain acknowledgements or any information that could identify the author to reviewers. Submissions should also be edited carefully to not contain more words than necessary.
Papers should be accompanied by a separate WORD or PDF document containing their title and word count, an abstract of less than 250 words, five keywords, the author’s contact details and affiliation, and a short biographical note. The accompanying document should also contain any material withheld from the paper to preserve anonymity.