Thursday, December 31, 2009

Association of Philosophy Journal Editors relaunch

The Association of Philosophy Journal Editors (APJE) was relaunced at the American Philosophical Association--Eastern Division meeting in New York on 28th December. The editors of Ethics, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophical Review, and Public Affairs Quarterly sat on our roundtable. Editors and representatives from any number of journals were also in attendance, including Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Hypatia, Journal of the History of Philosophy, and a number of other journals.

The discussion was outstanding, as expected. One item that arose from discussion was that many journals have rather different methods of conducting reviews. I was particularly impressed by the book review editorial team at Philosophical Review.

Future sessions of APJE will be planned for the future. The plan will probably be to meet once per year at the Eastern with our 2010 proposed topic 'electronic publishing'. More details will be posted when I have them.

In the meantime, my thanks to the editors and authors who took the time to attend this very helpful session. The APJE is back!

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