Monday, July 11, 2011

Journal of Moral Philosophy joins Thomson Reuter's ISI

Today, I have received the news that the Journal of Moral Philosophy has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter's ISI. The JMP will now be indexed and abstracted in:

* Arts and Humanities Citation Index

* Current Contents / Arts & Humanities

* Social Sciences Citation Index

* Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition

* Current Contents / Social and Behavioral Sciences

This has been made possible through the efforts of many and not least the outstanding contributors to the JMP. It is the journal's high quality and "impact" that has made this possible.

There is further good news as well. The JMP is now publishing accepted and corrected papers "online" prior to appearing in print issues. This is a terrific new development and my warm thanks to Brill, our publisher, for their support. This will significantly reduce the time spent between acceptance and publication. Readers should expect to find papers online prior to appearing in print shortly.

The JMP was launched in 2004 and attracts about 250+ papers per year. Our acceptance rate is about 7% and our journal has been ranked "A". General queries should be sent to the editor, Thom Brooks (yours truly), and submissions can be made on our online submission platform

UPDATE: Of course, the Journal of Moral Philosophy is already included in several abstract/index databases, including The Philosopher's Index amongst many others.

UPDATE 2: Many thanks to Brian Leiter for his kind words about the JMP and my job as editor. The JMP started as an idea at my kitchen table in Sheffield while a graduate student in 2002. Our first contract was signed a year later and the first issue was launched in April 2004. Since this time, the journal has far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the JMP to anyone working in the areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy. If your library does not yet subscribe, then please ask them to do so!

UPDATE 3: The JMP Editorial Board:


Thom Brooks (Newcastle University)

Review Editor:

Christian Miller (Wake Forest University)

Advisory Committee:

Mark Bevir (University of California, Berkeley)
Fabian Freyenhagen (University of Essex)
Peter Jones (University of Newcastle)
Tim Mulgan (University of St Andrews)
Alastair Norcross (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Leif Wenar (King's College London)
Editorial Board:

Kwame Anthony Appiah (Princeton University)
Elizabeth Ashford (University of St Andrews)
Julia Driver (Washington University at St Louis)
John Gardner (Oxford University)
Axel Honneth (J.W. Goethe Universit├Ąt)
Frances Myrna Kamm (Harvard University)
Brian Leiter (University of Chicago)
Hallvard Lillehammer (University of Cambridge)
Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Martha Nussbaum (University of Chicago)
Michael Otsuka (University College London)
Philip Pettit (Princeton University)
Joseph Raz (Columbia University/University of Oxford)
Michael Sandel (Harvard University)
Ian Shapiro (Yale University)
Seana Shiffrin (University of California, Los Angeles)
Chin Liew Ten (National University of Singapore)
Jeremy Waldron (New York University)
Jonathan Wolff (University College London)
Allen Wood (Indiana University)


Hugh Manaty said...

Congratulations! A very well-deserved accomplishment for the journal.

Prof. Kate said...

Congratulations! Mighty good news for the profession. The JMP just became even more attractive as a destination for our aspirant submissions.