Ethical Theory and Moral Practice


Number of submissions received annually: 


2013: 236

2012: 238

2011: 188


Percentage of submissions accepted 

2013: 20.8%

2012: 20.6%

2011: 26%


Percentage of submissions that receive at least one referee report: 32% 


Average time for manuscript review in months: 3


If possible, give details.

a. Editorial decision within 2 months: 0%

b. Editorial decision between 2 and 6 months: 0%

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: 10 


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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Publisher: Springer 

Editor(s)-in-chief: Albert W. Musschenga; Robert Heeger 

Full name: Albert W. Musschenga 

Title/position: professor 

Email address: a.w.musschenga@vu.nl 

Street address: Jager 1 

City: Mijdrecht 

State/province: n/a 

Zip/postal code: 3641 LE 

Country: The Netherlands 

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice