an invitation

From: Cecilea Mun []
Sent: 10 April 2016 17:02

Hi Everyone,

I was about to sign the Journal of Philosophy of Emotion’s (JPE) contract with the PDC when was informed about the Open Library of Humanities (OLH): I looked into the OLH and I liked what they had to offer. I tried to renegotiate with PDC, and PDC said no…So I declined the contract with PDC (which came with full funding for the first year) in order to take a chance and apply for publication through the OLH…The application for OLH is due at the end of this month…A decision will be made by June…I think the JPE will be okay, but it may need your help as an editorial board member to help build the OLH Library Board’s and external reviewer’s confidence in the vision for and viability of the JPE. If you haven’t received an email from me already, and you are willing to support the JPE by being on its editorial advisory board, please complete this Good Faith Agreement with the JPE by April 22, 2016, to help us secure a contract with OLH:

The Open Library of Humanities platform is an innovative platform that aims to make publications freely open to everyone. There are no author fees. Journal publications are funded by a consortium of Libraries, which is why you have to apply to be accepted for publication by OLH. Here is an article about the OLH platform:
The only condition for being an editorial advisory board member is that you are a professional academic with a Ph.D. in your area of specialization.

You get choose how many articles to review, for how long you’d like to make a commitment to the JPE (a minimum of 1 year), and you will also be given membership to the Society for Philosophy of Emotion (SPE).

Please do not hesitate to become an editorial advisory board member if you are not a philosopher of emotion. Because the JPE intends to send any interdisciplinary article that it receives to be reviewed by reviewers who have the appropriate interdisciplinary expertise or by one expert in the philosophy of emotion and at least one expert in the relevant other area or discipline, the JPE may need experts in all areas of philosophy and across disciplines, including experts in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, feminist philosophy, moral psychology, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, sociology, anthropology, and linguistics.

If you would like more information about the JPE, your relationship with the JPE as an editorial board member, and the SPE, please take a look at the JPE/SPE FACT SHEET:,

Finally, please share fervently!


Cecilea Mun, Ph.D.
Journal of Philosophy of Emotion
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Margaret Brent 205
18952 E. Fisher Rd.
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Phone: (240) 895-4456