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Submissions must be original work of the author(s) and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions must be suitable for blind refereeing. We aim to make a decision on submissions within three months and will publish materials as soon as they are ready. The journal uses the Chicago Notes and Bibliography stylistic conventions. Initial submissions should, but need not, conform to that style. Authors are expected to properly format their papers as a condition of acceptance. All submissions should be double-spaced, 12-point font with footnotes (not endnotes) in MS Word, OpenOffice, or RTF document file format. Submissions may be in English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian. Published articles are generally 10 000 words, but we are happy to consider submissions of any length.
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Information and analyses regarding archival materials and discovers relating to Locke's manuscripts, correspondence, or legacy are welcome as "Article" submissions. Locke Studies has long been the venue for such material and we consider it substantive scholarship alongside other forms of historical, philosophical, or theoretical analyses and treatments, which is why we categorize them all as "Articles". While much of the content we publish rests on original research and specialist knowledge of Locke’s life, work, and significance, we also welcome contributions on his contemporaries and related thinkers (e.g. John Norris, Catharine Trotter Cockburn, or Edward Stillingfleet) and the reception and interpretation of Locke down to the present day.