Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy


Number of submissions received annually: 


2013: 511

2012: 464

2011: 429


Percentage of submissions accepted 

2013: 4.2%

2012: 4.5%

2011: 4.3%


Percentage of submissions that receive at least one referee report: 20% 


Average time for manuscript review in months: 2 


If possible, give details.

a. Editorial decision within 2 months: 79%

b. Editorial decision between 2 and 6 months: 21%

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

d. Editorial decision of more than 1 year:%


The journal has a printed version. 

Average time from acceptance to print publication in months: 9 


The journal does not have an 'online first' system. 


Submissions are anonymous to the editors. 


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Submissions are anonymous to the reviewers. 


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Publisher: University of Chicago Press 

Editor(s)-in-chief: Henry S. Richardson 

Full name: Catherine G. Campbell 

Title/position: managing editor 

Email address: ethicsjournal@georgetown.edu 

Street address:215 New North; Georgetown University 

City: Washington 

State/province: DC 

Zip/postal code: 20057 

Country: USA 

Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy