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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The manuscript has not been published previously.
  • The manuscript has not been and will not be submitted for publication to any other journal while still under consideration for this journal.
  • The manuscript has been prepared for anonymous review and adheres to Puncta style requirements.
  • If the submission includes figures, tables, or large sections of text that have been published previously, the author has obtained written permission from the original copyright owner(s) to reproduce these items in the manuscript and to be published online.
  • If the manuscript has multiple authors, all authors are in agreement about the content of the manuscript and its submission to the journal.
  • The author has declared any conflicts of interest to the editors at the beginning of the peer review process.

Author Guidelines

Please ensure that your submission aligns with our complete style guide found here. A summary of our general guidelines follows:

1) Puncta welcomes original papers that engage the critical turn in phenomenology. We cannot accept submissions that have been previously published, are in press, or have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

2) Submitted manuscripts should be between 6000-8000 words, inclusive of notes. Authors should contact the lead editors of Puncta prior to submission if they have any questions or concerns regarding this requirement.

3) Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words and 4-6 keywords.

4) Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review; any details that make it possible to identify the author should be omitted.

5) If authors reproduce copyrighted material, including images, they are responsible to obtain appropriate copyright permissions for the this reproduction.

6) Authors are expected to use inclusive language (e.g., authors should use gender-inclusive language and should avoid using ableist language).

7) Submitted manuscripts should be prepared following the Chicago Manual of Style (seventeenth edition) author-date format with footnotes. (Puncta articles no longer include endnotes.) The main requirements and house rules are outlined in our style guide. For everything else, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style (seventeenth edition) author-date format. All authors are asked to adhere to these requirements.

8) Authors should submit manuscripts by registering as a user and/or logging in to Puncta’s Submissions Portal. All inquiries about manuscript submission should be directed to, Please note: All Puncta Journal users with accounts made prior to July 2023 will need to register new accounts. 

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