Philosophy Journal Insight Project
The Philosophy Journal Insight Project (PJIP) aims to provide philosophy researchers with practical insights on potential venues for publication. The project is a work in progress; comments are welcome.
You can find the 2023 spreadsheet containing a comprehensive overview of ≈50 philosophy journals here. There is also a version with a built-in paper tracker here.The spreadsheet contains:
1) Standardisation of key information about journal submission; word counts, peer review anonymity, open access status, etc.
2) Collection of journal rankings from blogs and ranking sites; Leiter Rankings, SJR Rankings, SNIP Rankings, etc.
3) Estimates drawn from journals and APA surveys for acceptance rates, comment chance, average days for a desk rejection, average days for external review, etc.
4) Compilation of various impact statistics; total citations, CiteScore, percentile, etc.The headings of each column contain notes that show up when hovering over the red arrow in the top right of the cell - they explain the information contained in each column and in some cases point to the source/further info.
Journal Reported Acceptance RatesCitation Based Rankings
SJR Philosophy Journal Rankings
SJR Ranking Methodology
Scopus Source Guide
CWTS Journal Indicators (SNIP)
Ranking Blog Posts
Leiter Reports Best "general" philosophy journals (2022)
Leiter Reports Best "general" philosophy journals (2018)
Leiter Reports Best "general" philosophy journals (2015)
The Best Philosophy Journals by Mark Colyvan
The Philosophers' Cocoon 'Specialty journal rankings?'
Leiter Reports Best Moral and/or Political philosophy journals
Ad Hoc Blog Posts
2023 - Journals with good turnaround times?
2023 - Submitting to lower-ranked journals?
2023 - Rejection Rates Should Not Be a Measure of Journal Quality
2023 - Should journals reassess low publishing rates
2022 - How Often Are Philosophy Articles Actually Cited? Encouraging News
2021 - Why "Just publish a paper in Philosophical Review" is not all-round good job market advice for grad students
2019 - Evidence that 'weak' publications help candidates
2018 - Jonathan Weisberg's 'Visualizing the Philosophy Journal Surveys'
2018 - The “Insanely Low Acceptance Rates” of Philosophy Journals
2014 - Making Philosophy Journal Statistics Publicly Available
Academic philosophy currently lacks a universal set of metrics on the operational efficiency of journals; the information available varies drastically and is presented irregularly. This is particularly detrimental for early career researchers and graduate students who rely on timely responses for their academic futures.The PJIP aims to help by standardising the statistics provided by journals, creating reliable estimates, and advocating for journal transparency. As a result, philosophical researchers will be better informed on the 'best' venues for their articles.
The project (and all of its content) was created by Sam Andrews, a Philosophy PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK. If you have comments or want to get in touch: [email protected] or [email protected]