We look primarily for two qualities: originality and clarity. Papers published in Noēsis contribute something new to the discipline, whether that be a new objection, argument, theory, exegesis, and so on. This certainly does not mean that the entire paper must completely original. Papers published in Noēsis often begin with an overview of an argument or theory, discuss some of the current and/or historical debate, and then address a new criticism (or defence) of the argument or theory. If you are unsure whether your paper has original content or not, we highly advise you to submit it anyway. The second thing we look for is clarity. This refers to the ease of which we can understand your ideas and make sense of your argument.