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John Heil to be inaugural editor-in-chief of Journal of the American Philosophical Association

Monday, December 9, 2013   (0 Comments)
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The American Philosophical Association and Cambridge University Press are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor John Heil as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association.

Professor Heil’s four-year term will commence on January 1, 2014, and the first issue of the journal will be published in early 2015. Submissions are now open, and additional information about the submissions process will be available shortly.

Appearing quarterly in print and online, the Journal of the American Philosophical Association will provide a platform for original work in all areas of philosophy. The journal aims to publish compelling papers written in a way that can be appreciated by philosophers of every persuasion.

John Heil is professor of philosophy at Washington University in St Louis and an honorary research associate at Monash University, working primarily on topics in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. "The impending launch of the journal affords a unique opportunity for philosophers around the world to participate in the birth of not simply another philosophy journal, but a preeminent philosophy journal,” Heil observes.

Michael Bratman, chair of the APA board of officers, said, "The Journal of the American Philosophical Association aims to publish research of the highest quality that recognizes the diversity of philosophy as a discipline and promotes the exchange of ideas among philosophers as well as between philosophy and other fields. I am thrilled that John Heil has agreed to take on the very important job of inaugural editor-in-chief, and I share the APA board of officers’ great confidence that under John’s astute leadership, this journal will be a distinguished publication that makes fundamental contributions to philosophical scholarship.”

At Cambridge, the journal will be joining one of the world’s most highly respected lists of philosophy books and journals. Simon Ross, managing director of Cambridge Journals, commented, "Cambridge is one of the foremost academic publishers in philosophy and the APA is the discipline’s premier learned society. Together we have an unrivalled opportunity to establish an important new international forum for broad-spectrum philosophical research.”


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