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APA announces new philosophy journal

Tuesday, June 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
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After many months of hard work and careful consideration, I am very pleased to announce today that the American Philosophical Association is partnering with Cambridge University Press to launch the Journal of the American Philosophical Association (J-APA), a new general philosophy journal appearing quarterly beginning in 2015. It will be a primarily online publication, with print being available widely at first and by subscription thereafter. The journal will be provided to all APA members free of charge.

We are very excited about this new venture and all that it will mean for APA members and the philosophy profession quite generally. The new journal will be a venue for original, rigorously refereed research of the highest scholarly quality. It will aim to publish work with the greatest potential value and impact and promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers as well as between philosophy and other fields. The journal will recognize the diversity of philosophy as a discipline and welcome submissions from all areas of philosophy. We anticipate that, as a top philosophy journal with excellent editors, J-APA will help to improve the current publishing environment and to inspire first-rate work. J-APA will also aim to set a standard for submission response times and useful feedback.

At Cambridge University Press,theJournal of the American Philosophical Associationwill be joining one of the world’s most highly respected lists of philosophy books and journals as a flagship publication.Cambridge has already been an excellent partner to the APA in planning for the launch of this journal, and they will provide additional benefits to APA members going forward, including access to additional journals, publishing workshops at divisional meetings, and more.

We now begin our search for an inaugural editor-in-chief and associate editors to cover diverse sub-fields. We encourage interested philosophers to apply for these editorial positions: see the full posting on Interfolio for detailed information on the application process. The ad hoc committee charged with nominating the inaugural editor and proposing J-APA’s editorial structure consists of Robert Audi (chair), Julia Annas, David Rasmussen, T. M. Scanlon, Sally Scholz, Ernest Sosa, and Alison Wylie. Applications will be accepted via Interfolio and nominations may be sent to

For more information on the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, please visit the J-APA information page on the APA website.

Stay tuned in the coming months for an announcement of an editorial team and acall for J-APA submissions. We look forward to sharing more news with you as we progress on this and other exciting new APA initiatives.

All the best,

Michael Bratman
Chair, Board of Officers

The American Philosophical Association
University of Delaware
31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302.831.1112 | Fax: 302.831.8690