Submission Guidelines

The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice welcomes integral research, empirical studies, critical views, perspectives (i.e., short essays), conference reports, and book reviews. If you would like to submit an article for publication, please download our submission guidelines for instructions on formatting, writing style, and content organization. The benefits of publishing with JITP include:

  • Rapid peer review
  • Presence in six well-regarded academic indexes
  • Readership in more than 50 countries
  • Fast-track article publication
  • Dedicated author support team


Review Process

JITP follows American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines. Click here for a glossary of Integral Theory terminology. An abbreviated outline of the four-part manuscript review process is listed below.

Initial Review

Submit manuscripts to the JITP editorial office. Theoretical changes, copyediting, or structural suggestions may be made prior to moving forward to peer review.

Peer Review

The editorial team assigns manuscripts to 2 to 3 referees. Authors are expected to revise their article in light of peer-review comments and provide a revised draft within one month. Changes should be made using the track changes feature of Microsoft Word, so our editorial team can quickly identify corrections. Information from submitted manuscripts may be systematically collected and analyzed as part of research to improve the quality of the editorial review process.

Theoretical Review

Once a revised draft is received, a theory call will be scheduled with Ken Wilber, Editor-in-Chief of JITP. Wilber will offer constructive criticism and theoretical clarifications. This is a good opportunity to learn and refine your understanding of Integral Theory. The call will be recorded and a link to download the audio will be provided.

Editorial Review

Once an article has been accepted for publication, authors will need to download and sign a Transfer of Copyright form. Accepted manuscripts are copyedited in accordance with JITP editorial style. Authors will be e-mailed a proof and will have one week to suggest changes.


Critical Presentations

Authors are encouraged to explore hypothetical and critical views in relationship to Integral Theory. When presenting hypothetical material (e.g., the possibility of a new line of development in one of the quadrants), authors should make it clear that a suggestive addition that is not currently part of Integral Theory is being offered, and then provide as much evidence, argumentation, and supportive material as possible to substantiate their position. When presenting critical material, authors must represent the components and claims of Integral Theory within an academically acceptable range of interpretation. JITP views the process of hypothetical and critical engagement as essential to the development of Integral Theory.