Articles submitted for publication must be the original work of the author and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submitted texts must be completely anonymous to allow blind refereeing. Acknowledgements and references which would identify the author can be added later to submissions which are accepted for publication.

We aim to make a decision on submissions within three months and, other things being equal, to publish the final version of an accepted article in the next scheduled issue of the journal.

Initial submissions should be presented to a high scholarly standard, but need not follow closely the journal’s stylistic conventions. But authors are asked to double space the text, paginate, and use arabic (not roman) numerals to indicate footnotes, which should be single spaced at the bottom of the page.

Articles in Locke Studies are usually no longer than 10,000 words. However we are happy to consider submissions of any length where appropriate.

We will also consider submissions in languages other than English, namely French, German, and Spanish.

While much of the content we publish rests on original research and specialist knowledge of Locke’s life, work, and significance, we also encourage contributions on related thinkers and the reception and interpretation of Locke down to the present day.

Please send all prospective submissions to

Upon acceptance for publication, authors may deposit full-text versions of their articles (the ‘author-accepted manuscript’ which includes modifications based on referees’ suggestions but which has not undergone copyediting and proof correction) in an institutional and/or centrally organized repository.