Want to work with us?
Being an editor means you get to read interesting philosophical texts and choose ca. two to work on closely. You'll need to work in a team of editors to nudge the text of your charge through three feedback rounds all the while maintaining a good working relationship with the author - and stay anonymous.
Our process is double blind, which means you won't know the author's name and they won't know yours. This way it's all about the texts. So, if you love complicated texts and this sounds exciting to you, keep an eye on this page. Application rounds usually start at the beginning of the summer and the deadlines are in September. See below which vacancies are open at the moment.
ESJP Book Reviews and Interviews
ESJP Book Reviews and Interviews is a forum of The Erasmus Student Journal of Philosophy to encourage students to engage with the latest academic publications and the work of scholars in the field.
If you are interested in writing a book review or conducting an interview, please send an email with the details of the book that you would like to review or the topic and the person whom you want to interview to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book reviews and interviews will be posted on the ESPhil website. We will also publish a selection of the best book reviews and interviews in each issue. Decisions for publication are made by the editorial board.
Guidelines Book Reviews
Length and Format
Reviews should be between 1.500 and 2.000 words in length.
Send the completed review in a Word document, along with a short biography, to email@example.com.
Your review should be written in a style accessible to bachelor philosophy students.
Our referencing style is Chicago.
Reviews can be written either in Dutch or English.
Editing Process and Publication
Submitted reviews will be reviewed by the editorial board who will provide you with feedback to enhance readability, minimise typographical errors, review the general quality of the piece and check your piece on factual accuracy.
Minor adjustments are made to nearly all submitted reviews. Typically, these are made for stylistic reasons; however, you may be asked to provide more details on a particular argument, to double-check factual claims or to provide additional links to supporting information. All substantial changes will be agreed with the authors before publication.
The target audience for interviews are students in Philosophy who want to know more about the research and life of an academic in Philosophy.
Give basic background information of the person that you have interviewed and his or her research
Outline the main topics of the interview
Describe what led the interviewee to his or her current position and research
Elaborate on interesting aspects of the research the person is conducting, describe his or her stance(s) in the debates in the literature et cetera.
End with a bang: advice on pursuing a PhD, recommended books or other tips for students.
We'll let you know as soon as applications are open again!