Before submitting manuscripts for review, please consult the following guidelines:
Although formatting is not crucial at the review stage, authors are advised to refer to the Information and Advice for Submitting to the JHP, to which articles accepted for publication must conform.
March 1, 2018
Effective immediately, the JHP is lifting the suspension, instituted on December 1, of consideration of new submissions in early modern philosophy, as well as of new *revise and resubmits*. Our publication queue is back within acceptable range in all historical periods.
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The Journal of the History of Philosophy is an international journal that publishes articles, notes and discussions, current scholarship reviews and book reviews on the history of Western philosophy, broadly conceived. JHP publishes material in English, German, and French. It appears quarterly in January, April, July, and October.
Authors must certify that their work is original, and not under consideration elsewhere. We do not publish translations of work already published in a modern language.
All submissions are subject to initial review for suitability by an editorial committee consisting of the Editor, the Managing Editor, and members of the Editorial Board and Board of Directors with expertise relevant to the submission.
Submissions chosen for review are double-blinded and sent to at least two referees, who are asked to comment in their reports on the historical and philosophical significance of the topic, the paper’s contribution to scholarship, the completeness of the discussion, and the paper’s familiarity with primary sources in their original language, appropriate editions, and/or relevant secondary literature. Finally, referees are asked to deliver one of four recommendations: 1. Outright Acceptance: Publish in present form; 2. Conditional Acceptance: Publish after minor revisions; 3. Revise and Resubmit: Paper not publishable in present form, reject but invite resubmission of a revised version; 4. Final Rejection: Reject without an invitation to revise and resubmit. The Editor makes the final decision about the paper based on the readers’ reports. Resubmissions of papers receiving a ‘3’ (Revise and Resubmit) are considered new submissions, though we try to re-engage the original referees to evaluate the revised versions.
Our current average time review time from initial submission to final decision is 60 days. Our acceptance rate is around 6%.
We occasionally solicit special discussion pieces from experts in the field on topics of general interest to our readership.
Editor: Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston
Managing Editor: Hank Southgate, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Book Review Editor: Jean-Luc Solère, Boston College
Book Review Editorial Assistant: Michael Stephens-Emerson, Boston College
Founding Editor: Richard H. Popkin
Former Editors: Rudolf Makkreel, Benson Mates, Steven Nadler, David Fate Norton, Gerald A. Press, Tad M. Schmaltz, Richard A. Watson
Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin, Madison (President)
Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston
Taylor Carman, Barnard College, Columbia University
Rebecca Copenhaver, Lewis & Clark College
Juliet Floyd, Boston University
Lloyd Gerson, University of Toronto
Mariska Leunissen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Gerald A. Press, Hunter College, CUNY
Jean-Luc Solère, Boston College
Lisa Shapiro, Simon Fraser University
Eileen Sweeney, Boston College
Eric Watkins, University of California, San Diego
Kenneth Winkler, Yale University
Jack Zupko, University of Alberta
Michigan State University
University of Alberta
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Peter Adamson, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
Peter Anstey, The University of Sydney
Jean-Robert Armogathe, École Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne
E. Jennifer Ashworth, University of Waterloo
Hugh Benson, University of Oklahoma
Susanne Bobzien, All Soul’s College, Oxford
Wiep van Bunge, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam
Vincent Carraud, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne
Maudemarie Clark, University of California, Riverside; Colgate University
Michael Della Rocca, Yale University
Thérèse-Anne Druart, The Catholic University of America
Marta Fattori, Università di Roma, "La Sapienza"
Peter Hylton, University of Illinois, Chicago
Brad Inwood, Yale University
Susan James, Birkbeck College, London
Christopher Janaway, University of Southampton
Bonnie Kent, University of California, Irvine
Theodore Kisiel, Northern Illinois University
Richard Kraut, Northwestern University
A. A. Long, University of California, Berkeley
John Marenbon, University of Cambridge
Debra Nails, Michigan State University
Robert Pasnau, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dominik Perler, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Elizabeth S. Radcliffe, The College of William and Mary
Bernard Reginster, Brown University
Tamar Rudavsky, The Ohio State University
Donald Rutherford, University of California, San Diego
Emanuela Scribano, Università Ca’ Foscari,Venezia
Gisela Striker, Harvard University
Harold Tarrant, University of Newcastle
Allen Wood, Indiana University, Bloomington
For evaluation of manuscripts covering the entire history of Western philosophy, the Editors rely upon the expert judgment of numerous scholars. A list of their names appears annually in the October issue with the volume index.
For information about the book reviews policy, see here.
Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.
The Journal of the History of Philosophy occasionally selects articles published in its pages for 30 minute podcast interviews with the author(s). The interviewer and interviewee are both specialists in the field, but the podcast focuses on the significance of the article for the general philosophical public.
Listen to each episode by clicking on blue button beneath each description.
In this episode, Jacob McNulty (Dartmouth College) interviews Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University), whose Hegel’s Concept of Life: Self-Consciousness, Freedom, Logic (Oxford University Press, 2020) was awarded JHP’s 2021 Book Prize. The interview was recorded in July of 2022. Producer: Andrew Gittlitz. Music: Taylor Carman. JHP contact: Taylor Carman (email@example.com). Transcription by Taylor Carman, Department of Philosophy, Barnard College.
In this episode, Peter Adamson (LMU Munich) interviews Jari Kaukua (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) on Jari’s article, “Avicenna's Outsourced Rationalism,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 58.2 (April 2020): 215-40. The article won the JHP’s Prize for the best article published in its pages in 2020. The interview was recorded in November 2021. Producer: Andrew Gittlitz. Music: Taylor Carman. JHP contact: Jack Zupko (firstname.lastname@example.org). Transcription by Calum Jopling, University of Alberta.
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