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Journal of the History of Philosophy

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Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston

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60 (2022)
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Quarterly
Journal of the History of Philosophy (JHP) is an international journal that publishes articles, notes, discussions, and reviews about the history of Western philosophy, broadly conceived. JHP takes its mandate from a motion passed by the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in December 1957 approving "the establishment of a journal devoted to the history of philosophy." Each issue includes refereed articles on topics ranging from ancient and medieval to nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy as well as book reviews. The Journal publishes material in English, German…
Journal of the History of Philosophy (JHP) is an international journal that publishes articles, notes, discussions, and reviews about the history of Western philosophy, broadly conceived. JHP takes its mandate from a motion passed by the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in December 1957 approving "the establishment of a journal devoted to the history of philosophy." Each issue includes refereed articles on topics ranging from ancient and medieval to nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy as well as book reviews. The Journal publishes material in English, German, and French.
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Before submitting manuscripts for review, please consult the following guidelines:

JHP Submission Guidelines -- English

JHP Submission Guidelines -- French

JHP Submission Advice -- German

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found here.

Peer Review Policy

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.

Editors

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

Board of Directors

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

Sponsors

Boston College
Emory University
Michigan State University
University of Alberta
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Editorial Board

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

Editorial Consultants

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 the play button in the player beneath each description.

JHP Podcast: Episode 1, Jari Kaukua

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 (zupko@ualberta.ca).  Transcription by Calum Jopling, University of Alberta.

JHP PodcasT EPISODE 1, Jari Kaukua 

JHP Podcast 1 transcript.pdf

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Clarivate Analytics
    • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    • Current Contents
    • Web of Science
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus, coverage dropped
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • Academic Search Alumni Edition, 7/1/1993-
    • Academic Search Complete, 7/1/1993-
    • Academic Search Elite, 7/1/1993-
    • Academic Search Premier, 7/1/1993-
    • America: History and Life, 1/1/1964-
    • ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association), 1990-1990, dropped
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.22, 1984-vol.49, no.1, 2011
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Oct.1983-
    • Current Abstracts, 1/1/2000-
    • Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1963-
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1974-7/1/1983
    • Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 7/1/1983-
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/10-
    • Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), 1/1/1974-7/1/1983
    • Humanities International Complete, 7/1/1993-
    • Humanities International Index, 7/1/1993-
    • Humanities Source, 1/1/1974-
    • Humanities Source Ultimate, 1/1/1974-
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • New Testament Abstracts (Online)
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 7/1/1983-
    • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
    • The Philosopher's Index
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/1995-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 1999-, 1980-1983, 1975-1976
  • FRANCIS
  • Gale
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • Gale Academic OneFile
    • Gale Academic OneFile Select, 01/1989-01/2016
    • Gale General OneFile, 01/1989-01/2016
    • InfoTrac Custom, 1/1989-1/2016
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.XXX, no.3, 1992-vol.49, no.4, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.39, no.1, 2001-vol.49, no.4, 2011
    • Humanities Index (Online), 1983/10-
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.27, n.1, 1989-v.49, n.2, 2011
  • Ovid
    • The Philosopher's Index
  • Peeters Publishers
    • Repertoire Bibliographique de la Philosophie (Online)
  • Personal Alert (E-mail)
  • ProQuest
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection, 01/01/1989-
    • Arts & Humanities Database, 01/01/1989-
    • Arts Premium Collection, 1/1/1989-
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    • MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    • Periodicals Index Online
    • Philosophy Collection, 01/01/1989-
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1989-
    • ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1989-
    • ProQuest 5000 International, 01/01/1989-
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/1989-
    • Religion Database, 01/01/1989-
    • Research Library, 01/01/1989-
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 01/01/1989-, dropped
    • The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
    • The Philosopher's Index

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Religion Index One: Periodicals   (Ceased)  (Print)
  • Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works   (Ceased)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

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"The Journal of the History of Philosophy has for a long time been one of the two or three most prestigious journals in the field. Publishing papers in all areas of the history of philosophy, it nonetheless manages to maintain the highest professional standards for publications on every historical area or figure."

-Nicholas D. Smith
Lewis and Clark University

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