The Erasmus Student Journal of Philosophy (ESJP) accepts essays written in Dutch and English, on the condition that they meet the following requirements:
(1) The essay was written by a student of Erasmus School of Philosophy or Humanities programme of the Erasmus University College at Erasmus University Rotterdam, for a course that is included in the faculty’s curriculum.
(2) The essay is nominated for publication and submitted by the (or a) lecturer of the course for which the essay was written.
Before the lecturer submits an essay (s)he has to have:
(3) permission from the author.
(4) informed the author that (s)he will, in all likelihood, need to improve the essay based on comments from the reviewers and have found the student willing to do so.
The lecturer must explicitly confirm points 3 & 4 in the email with which the essay is submitted and add the author’s email address in the CC-field.
All received essays are subjected to a double-blind peer review procedure in which they are reviewed by at least one other lecturer and two reviewing editors from the ESJP editorial board.
ESJP publishes work that is original and has not been published elsewhere. If an author wishes to publish his or her work elsewhere, as a whole or in part, this must be reported upon submission or immediately after.
ESJP reserves the right to edit submissions. It will be made possible for authors to view editorial changes before publication, if the work is received by ESJP on time.
ESJP reserves the right not to publish work if it does not conform to the standards set out by the editorial board.
Procedure for submissions written by a member of the editorial board
All essays published in the ESJP have been nominated by the teacher of the course for the purposes of which they were written. Subsequently, they are subjected to a double-blind peer review process, in which at least one teacher and two student-members of the editorial board are tasked with its revision. In the case that the ESJP receives a nomination that was written by a member of its editorial board, it is subject to criteria (even) more demanding than usual:
1) Whether or not the essay is submitted to an external advisor is decided on a higher level. The essay needs not only to meet the standards for submissions, but it needs to meet a higher standard than the other submissions. A publication by an author needs to be of demonstrably added value to the philosophical content of the ESJP.
2) The review process is ‘triple blind’, i.e. two external advisors are tasked with its revision. Additionally, the advisors have to be members of different chairs.