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Focus and Scope

JMPhil is an open access philosophy journal that publishes papers on the history of philosophy from the 16th century through the 18th century up to, but not including, Kant. We also will consider submissions on under-represented areas in late 18th and 19th century philosophy on a case by case basis. (If you’re not sure whether your paper fits this description, please email us.) We hope to expand to Kant and the 19th century in the future.

There is no word limit on submissions, although economy of expression is encouraged. We aim to review submissions fairly and quickly. Reviewing is double blind. All submissions that fit the scope of the journal and meet basic norms of scholarly publishing will be sent out for review, and we send submissions to two reviewers whenever possible. We aim for a time to decision of less than eight weeks for all papers.

Authors retain copyright under the CC BY-NC license. Accepted papers are published as soon as they are copyedited and typeset.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. The dates each manuscript was submitted and accepted on are published on the PDF version.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC) license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.


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