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The Journal of Evolution and Technology is currently closed for submissions, commencing September 1, 2019. We are catching up with a backlog of submissions and expect to re-open early in 2020.

How to Submit Work to JET

To submit a paper contact Assistant Editor Marcelo Rinesi for access instructions to the online editorial management system.

All papers should include a brief abstract. Submissions can be of any length and may contain URLs. Papers are assessed on originality, cogency of argument and topic suitability. The acceptance rate for submitted articles is less than 25%. 

Authors retain copyright and may republish their material elsewhere, as long as JET is acknowledged as the primary publication site. 

JET Uses The Chicago Manual of Style

Submission Instructions:

Style and format: Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation should be consistent within each essay and should follow the style recommended in the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (The University of Chicago Press, latest ed. 1993).

All submissions must include an indexable title, followed by the authors' names in the form preferred for publication, full institutional addresses, and electronic mail addresses. In addition to your contact information, you should include a short bio (3-4 lines in length). The bio should include your affiliation, your research interests, and any major publications.

Illustrations: Tables and figures (i.e., photographs, graphs, charts, or other artwork) should be included only if necessary to the submission and never for merely ornamental purposes. They should be numbered consecutively and included as pasted bitmap images, rather than as vector graphs. Every table should have a title; every figure, a caption. At least one reference in the text must indicate the appropriate locations.

References: The author(s) are responsible for the accuracy and thoroughness of citations. References cited must follow the guidelines of the author-date system. The author's last name and the year of publication (with no punctuation between them) are enclosed in parentheses and directly follow the citation.
(Feingold 1994)

When citing specific pages or sections of a work, that specification follows the year of publication, preceded by a comma.
(Kimura and Hampson 1994, 58)

For works with more than two authors, et al. should be used, and lowercase letters differentiate separate works by the same author written in the same year.
(Curlee et. al. 1994)
(Anderson 1994a, 1994b)

A corresponding list of works cited should appear at the end of the article. Please abbreviate first name and spell out the last name for authors. Use headline capitalization for titles of journals and sentence capitalization for titles of books, journal articles, and chapters. Please do not abbreviate the names of Journals. Some examples of common citation formats are provided:

Single author, journal:
Feingold, A. 1994. Gender differences in personality: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin 116(3): 429-456.

Two authors, journal:
Kimura, D., and E. Hampson. 1994. Cognitive pattern in men and women is influenced by fluctuations in sex hormones. Current Directions in Psychological Science 3(2): 57-61.

More than two authors, journal:
Ubel, P. A., C. L. Bryce, L. A. Siminoff, A. L. Caplan, and R. M. Arnold. 2000. Pennsylvania's voluntary benefits program: Evaluating an innovative proposal for increasing organ donation. Health Affairs 19(5):206-11.

Single author, book:
Macklin, R. 1999. Against relativism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in edited collection:
Charon, R. 1994. Narrative contributions to medical ethics. In A matter of principles: Ferment in U.S. bioethics, ed. R. P. Dubose, R. Hamel, and L. J. O'Connell, 260-283. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press.

Papers published in conference proceedings are treated like chapters in books. If further detail is needed on citation or reference list formatting, please consult chapters 15-17 of the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition.

Notes: Avoid extracts, tables, and paragraphing in notes. Footnotes will be converted to endnotes in the typeset version.

Quotations: Quotations of more than two lines should be set off in a separate paragraph with double indentation. Quotations of less than two lines may remain in the main body of the text, placed within double quotation marks. All extract citations must include page numbers. Double quotation marks should also be used for so-called "scare quotes" where irony or distancing is intended.

For inquiries or more specific guidance on style, please contact the Editor-in-chief by email:

Dr Russell Blackford



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