Law and Philosophy


Number of submissions received annually: 


2013: 116

2012: 149

2011: 121


Percentage of submissions accepted 

2013: 14.7%

2012: 16.8%

2011: 23%


Percentage of submissions that receive at least one referee report: 61.2% 


Average time for manuscript review in months: n/a 


If possible, give details.

a. Editorial decision within 2 months: 61%

b. Editorial decision between 2 and 6 months: 33%

c. Editorial decision between 7 months and 1 year: 6%

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. 

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Submissions are anonymous to the reviewers. 


Percentage of submissions by women: n/a 


Percentage of accepted articles by women: n/a 


Percentage of submissions by people from minority ethnic groups: n/a 


Percentage of accepted articles by people from minority ethnic groups: n/a 


Publisher: Springer 

Editor(s)-in-chief: Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, John Oberdiek 

Full name: Kimberly Kessler Ferzan 

Title/position: Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law 

Email address: kferzan@virginia.edu 

Street address: 580 Massie Road 

City: Charlottesvilee 

State/province: VA 

Zip/postal code: 22903 

Country: USA 

Law and Philosophy