Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Journal of Moral Philosophy data

There has been much discussion about the conduct of journals on various blogs, including Brian Leiter's blog and my own. We have published online and elsewhere some data on the Journal of Moral Philosophy, data I'm proud of. I have since promised to ensure more is available.

The 2008 data is as follows:

The JMP received 137 submissions, our highest total yet. Past figures are 68 submissions (April-December 2003 - the year before the journal appeared), 124 submissions (2004), 112 submissions (2005), 129 submissions (2006), and 116 submissions (2007).

We accepted 21 submissions -- of these, 14 required revisions. We rejected 116. Thus, our acceptance rate in 2008 was 15% (with 67% requiring reivison). Our acceptance has fluctuated from 12% in 2004, 10% in 2005, 15% in 2006, and 13% in 2007. I do view the slight acceptance rate as within our usual range -- and we do attract strong work.

Submissions were received from the following countries:

Australia—7
Azerbaijan—1
Canada—10

Germany—3
Georgia—1
Germany—1
Greece—1
India—1
Israel—5
Netherlands—2
Norway—2
Slovakia—1
Sweden—2
Switzerland—1
UK—27
Uzbekistan—1
USA—71


Our review times have been excellent:

Review times 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2 months or less 74% 64% 77% 80% 82%
3 months or less 88% 82% 89% 82% 93%
4 months or less 93% 98% 98% 96% 98%


I believe these numbers are strong -- and my thanks goes to the members of our advisory board, editorial board, and referees for their swift return of reports. If anyone has any further questions about the JMP, then please contact me directly here.

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