A journal’s editorial team conditioned the acceptance of an article on the removal of two footnotes they said were “distracting,” its author reports. Distracting how? The author thinks the editors judged the footnotes to be salacious, and thus inappropriate for the journal, though it’s not clear that was their reasoning. (more…)
The following is an update on the Journal of Political Philosophy, whose advisory board resigned following a decision by the journal’s publisher, Wiley, to fire its editor, Robert Goodin. (more…)
The new Philosopher’s Annual has been compiled.
“Considering my own area of philosophy of language and mind, I don’t think there is all that much difference between most of what gets published in the ‘top’ journals, and most of what gets published in the ‘tier 2 ‘journals. My sense is that there is rather too much good work to keep track of, not that the difference between the top tier and the tier 2 journals is ..
“It is a classic collective action problem. In that Tragedy of the Commons, the role of the editor is to be The Enforcer, against both self-serving authors in the blogsphere and self-serving commercial publishers in the share market.” (more…)
Philosophy & Public Affairs (PP&A) will be welcoming submissions in a range of forms besides the traditional academic article that has dominated its pages during its 51-year history, according to editor-in-chief Anna Stilz (Princeton) and review editor Nico Cornell (Michigan). (more…)
Res Philosophica, a quarterly academic philosophy journal which normally accepts submissions up to 12,000 words long, has started a new feature that aims to publish “bold, experimental, and original papers that convey a philosophical idea compellingly in the space of fewer than 3,000 words.” (more…)
“There are just too many papers for which editors are seeking reviews.” What can be done about that? (more…)
Recent philosophy-related news.* (more…)
“If philosophy relies too heavily on rejection rates as a measure for journal quality or prestige, we run the risk of further degrading the quality of peer review.” (more…)
How has philosophy of psychiatry developed over the past few decades, and what questions and subjects currently captivate researchers in this interdisciplinary area? (more…)
A couple of years ago, we had a discussion of “Philosophy Journal Horror Stories“. Most of the experiences shared were from the perspective of authors. But authors aren’t the only participants in the academic publishing system with complaints (from which we might, one hopes, learn something). (more…)
Over 1,000 academics have added their names to a resolution pledging that, as of the end of 2023, they will not submit manuscripts to, review articles for, or accept invitations to join the editorial board of the Journal of Political Philosophy, unless its publisher, Wiley, meets certain conditions, including rescinding its decision to fire the journal’s editor-in-c..
Many of you could probably list the names of 50+ academic philosophy journals off the top of your head. (more…)
“It can involve an unreasonable amount of time, an unreasonable amount of work, and an unreasonably uphill struggle to obtain retractions of philosophy publications, no matter how blatant the plagiarism discovered and how indisputable the documentation.” (more…)
Editors of academic philosophy journals whose content is largely behind paywalls may be interested in applying to a new program from MIT Press that will “cover the expenses of transitioning a journal to open access model for a three-year term, provide the Press’s full suite of publishing services, and support the development of a sustainable funding model for the fu..
What should our norms be regarding the publishing of philosophical work created with the help of large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT or other forms of artificial intelligence? (more…)
December 2022 saw the publication of the first two issues of the Journal of the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (JHWP). (more…)
Philosophy of the City Journal is a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for philosophical inquiry about cities in general and particular cities, including their “political, social, epistemological, metaphysical, ethical, and environmental dimensions.”