The Latest Philosophy Papers


A new website has been launched that lists new philosophy articles as they are published. The site, called The Philosophy Paperboy, is the creation of Andrea Raimondi, graduate student in philosophy at the University of Nottingham, with web design by Lorenzo CataldiIt’s searchable, and currently tracks over 400 journals.

Raimondi writes:

Originally, the Philosophy Paperboy was a personal tool on my local machine. I used it as a newspaper, but for philosophy articles. Eventually, I thought it could be of help for other fellow philosophers to stay updated on recent publications. So here we are with the first public beta version. There is also another benefit I’d like to stress. Checking the website daily helps you understand how vast and diverse is the philosophical domain. So if you are affected by the (common) “real philosophy is only this or that” disease, then here you can find a cure.

The site is here.

In case you’re not aware of it already, many journal publishers allow readers to subscribe to free table-of-contents alerts, which email you when new issues are published. There are also journal and area alerts available through PhilPapers.

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david chalmers
4 years ago

looks good! for the same service on philpapers (customizable by the journals of your choice and other features) see https://philpapers.org/recent?preset=journalsReport

Stuart Brock
Stuart Brock
4 years ago

This service looks really nice. The philosophy paper boy has a nicer interface than the philpapers site. But the ability to filter is a HUGE plus. One thing I don’t want in my inbox is a periodical alert containing many more papers I don’t want to read than papers I do. Is there a way of being selective in the philosophy paperboy?Report

Andrea Raimondi
4 years ago

Hi Stuart,
We are already working on a filter mechanism based on journal/date of publication/author. For now, you can use the “by journals” page to follow your fav publications.

The reason why we didn’t implement additional features from the beginning is that we use a development approach that start with a working MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and build the service incrementally, carrying out user validation every step along the way. So thanks for your feedback!

David is right that the service is similar to philpapers, but there are some differences. First, philpapers is much complete that philpaperboy, as it is a platform that provides a number of incredibly useful tools. But it is not the goal of philpaperboys to be a similar platform. Second, although is true that philpapers provide a paperslist, it is also true that there are a number of technical issues about that list. So for instance, just to mention two simple issues, few papers are displayed after the original date of publication (from a minimum of 7 days to even 3-4 months later), and some of them are often reported as forthcoming while they are in fact published.

We just want to provide a more accurate service and, more importantly, something simpler and faster in terms of both interface and usability. A (a) simple, minimal page that (b) display real-time, accurate daily content that you can (c) scroll in a matter of 10 sec and access in a matter of 1. That’s it.

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Izzy
Izzy
4 years ago

I really like the minimalist interface of this site. What would be really nice is the ability to filter or search by subject area / sub discipline (M&E, language, ethics, etc).
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SG
SG
4 years ago

Why doesn’t it have articles from Religious Studies?Report

Andrea Raimondi
Reply to  SG
4 years ago

Hi SG,
good question! Religious Studies is published by Cambridge University Press. Unfortunately, they moved to a new platform, Cambridge Core, which does not support RSS.

We only work with RSS publications. We think it’s a great protocol that helps save readers time, and we hope thepaperboy might convince publishers to open their content via RSS.
The good news is that this is already happening. Since we went online (4days ago) we received few requests from journals that wanted to be added but didn’t have any RSS.
Today I’m happy to announce that the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, formerly a non-RSS journal, has changed its policy:
https://thephilosophypaperboy.com/feeds/european-journal-philosophy-religion/
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Andrea Raimondi
4 years ago

Hi SG,
good question! Religious Studies is published by Cambridge University Press. Unfortunately, they moved to a new platform, Cambridge Core, which does not support RSS.

We only work with RSS publications. We think it’s a great protocol that helps save readers time, and we hope thepaperboy might convince publishers to open their content via RSS.
The good news is that this is already happening. Since we went online (4days ago) we received few requests from journals that wanted to be added but didn’t have any RSS.
Today I’m happy to announce that the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, formerly a non-RSS journal, has changed its policy:
https://thephilosophypaperboy.com/feeds/european-journal-philosophy-religion/Report

Andrea Raimondi
4 years ago

Hi there,
for any communication/update about new features and the like, you can now follow our twitter account: https://twitter.com/thephilpaperboy

Best

AndreaReport

Michael P.
Michael P.
3 years ago

Hello, great service! I was wondering whether The Philosophy Paperboy was aware of JournalTOCs (http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/) – – is the new project supposed to be a rival project to JournalTOCs, confined to philosophy?

In addition, does The Philosophy Paperboy use quality checks to accept/reject specific journals from being tracked?

Thank you & greetings,
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Andrea Raimondi
Reply to  Michael P.
3 years ago

Hi Michael,

thanks for your message. We were not aware of JournalTOCs, but nice tool! What do you mean by quality check? What we do is to index the mostly recognised journal in the field.
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