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FPQ Review Process information for authors:

FPQ’s editorial process is entirely electronic, and clerical assistants anonymize articles for review by editors; articles found by editors to be appropriate to the journal and referee-ready are then sent to referees. This process should promote a faster response-time for rejected submissions. All unsolicited submissions are assumed to be intended for anonymous peer-review; FPQ may occasionally invite non-refereed work that addresses pressing or contemporary issues, but does not accept these via our anonymized submission platform.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submitted manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous review, containing no identifying information.
  • Submissions need not conform to the journal style unless and until accepted for publication.
  • The word limit is 9,000 excluding bibliography.
  • Please include a brief description of any figures or images included in the paper.

Accepted Papers Accepted papers must conform to the Author:Date style exactly as described in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. The final document should be in PDF or in a RTF/Word file (.doc) that can be easily converted to PDF. The text should be structured consistently. The name and affiliation of the contributor(s) should appear at the top, along with an abstract of 100 to 200 words. This is an Anglophone journal. British English or American English may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article. If the text is written in American English, spelling should conform to American English as exemplified in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (2005) or Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (2002). If the text is written in British English, spelling should conform to the Oxford English Dictionary (1989), and Oxford spelling (-ize instead of -ise) should be used.

Copyright The authors of work published in FPQ retain copyright to their work. However, we request that authors include some sort of acknowledgement that the work was previously published in FPQ if part or all of a paper published in FPQ is used elsewhere.