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Journal Surveys: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2014)
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Submissions and Review Process

Number of submissions received annually

  • 2014: 575
  • 2013: 468
  • 2012: 396
  • 2011: 403

Percentage of submissions accepted

  • 2014: 7%
  • 2013: 8%
  • 2012: 6%
  • 2011: 14%

Percentage of submissions that receive at least one referee report: 48%

Average time for manuscript review in months: <1.5 months

  • Editorial decision within 2 months: 73.9%
  • Editorial decision between 2 and 6 months: 25.9%
  • Editorial decision between 7 months and 1 year: 0.2%
  • Editorial decision of more than 1 year: 0%

The journal has a printed version.

  • Average time from acceptance to print publication in months: 14/59 (2 versions)

The journal has an 'online first' system.

  • Average time from acceptance to online publication in months: 3.5

Submissions are anonymous to the editors.

Submissions are anonymous to the reviewers.

Demographic Information

Percentage of submissions by women: 12% (including papers co-authored by women: 15%)

Percentage of accepted articles by women: 17% (including papers co-authored by women: 27%)

Percentage of submissions by people from minority ethnic groups: not yet collecting data

Percentage of accepted articles by people from minority ethnic groups: not yet collecting data

Journal Contact Details

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Editor(s)-in-chief: Steven French/Michela Massimi

Full name: Elizabeth Hannon

Title/position: Assistant Editor

Email address: bjps@leeds.ac.uk

Street address: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane

City: Cambridge

State/province: Cambridgeshire

Zip/postal code: CB2 3RH

Country: UK

Website: British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

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