Ethical Theory and Moral Practice is a double-anonymous peer-reviewed philosophical journal which aims to publish the best work produced in all fields of practical philosophy. It welcomes high-quality, rigorous and original, submissions regardless of the traditions or schools of thought from which they derive. As an editorial priority, however, published papers should be accessible to the philosophical community at large and as free as possible of unnecessary jargon. 

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice publishes work on ethical theories that address practical problems, as well as work that presents or examines empirical findings regarding moral practices relevant for ethical theorizing. The journal therefore actively seeks to promote cross-fertilization across areas of practical philosophy—such as moral, political, legal, and social philosophy—and more empirical disciplines, such as medicine, economics, sociology, political science, and psychology. It welcomes work in applied ethics provided that it can offer theoretical or normative contributions to larger philosophical debates. The journal also considers historically-oriented contributions provided they are not mainly exegetical and can offer insights for current debates in practical philosophy.

The journal endorses the BPA/ SWIP-UK Good Practice for Journals. Further details are available in our Review Policy document.

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  • Emanuela Ceva,
  • Lubomira Radoilska
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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409,951 (2021)

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Volume 25

Issue 3, July 2022

Political Normativity: Critical Essays on the Autonomy of the Political

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  • Call for Symposia and Special Issues

    Call for Symposia and Special Issues

    Symposia are a collection of 3-5 and Special Issues are a collection of 6-9 original papers, accompanied by an introduction by the guest editors.

    Proposals have a maximum word count of 2.000 words and provide information about

    the guest editor(s) the topic and rationale of the collection envisaged authors short abstracts of the planned contributions explanation of the importance of the topic the selection of authors and themes

    Proposals for both kinds of collections can be submitted at any time. The editorial team will evaluate and select proposals twice a year starting on October 1 and April 1. Decisions about the acceptance of the proposals will be taken within 8 weeks after these deadlines. Please send proposals to the Editors-in-Chief Emanuela Ceva ( and Lubomira Radoilska (


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