British Journal for the History of Philosophy


Number of submissions received annually: 


2013: 270

2012: 240

2011: 220


Percentage of submissions accepted: 

2013: 10%

2012: 9%

2011: 8%


Percentage of submissions that receive at least one referee report: >95% (the rest rejected by the Editor on grounds of unsuitability for the journal) 


Average time for manuscript review in months: 2 


If possible, give details.

a. Editorial decision within 2 months: 60%

b. Editorial decision between 2 and 6 months: 40%

c. Editorial decision between 7 months and 1 year: 0%

d. Editorial decision of more than 1 year: 0%


The journal has a printed version. 

Average time from acceptance to print publication in months: 4 


The journal has an 'online first' system. 

Average time from acceptance to online publication in months: 1 


Submissions are not anonymous to the editors. 


Submissions are anonymous to the reviewers. 


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Percentage of submissions by women: 16%


Percentage of accepted articles by women: 12% 


Percentage of submissions by people from minority ethnic groups: 


Percentage of accepted articles by people from minority ethnic groups: 


Journal Contact Details


Publisher:Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 

Editor(s)-in-chief: Prof. Michael Beaney 

Full name:Michael Anthony Beaney 

Title/position:Professor 

Email address: michael.beaney@york.ac.uk 

Street address:University of York, Heslington 

City:York 

State/province: North Yorkshire 

Zip/postal code:YO10 5DD 

Country: UK 

British Journal for the History of Philosophy