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Good and bad journal experiences?

Sebastian

10 day(s) ago

I'd be interested in hearing which journals you've had particularly good or bad experiences with. Specifics welcome.

Pseudo-Grosseteste

9 day(s) ago

In my experience, AJP has never taken that long to get back to me, and has always had helpful referee reports. I can't say either of those things about Phil Studies, though the two journals are have very similar degrees of prestige, according to Leiter's polls.

Muhammad

9 day(s) ago

Yep, big up AJP.

Gayatri

9 day(s) ago

Let me third AJP. Quick turnaround, quick responses, great comments, cordial editor.

Lucian

9 day(s) ago

My experience as an author with Phil Studies is that they are consistently pretty shitty. Maybe things have improved somewhat since people complained about Cohen's behavior (e.g., it seems that my submissions are now sometimes routed through a different editor), but there's no real evidence that he's had to change his ways all that much. I'm surprised they let him stay on, but such is life.

My treatment at PPR and Nous has been pretty good over the years. I share some concerns about fairness and corruption there but the fact is that I've generally received prompt and helpful comments from referees there.

AJP has been great. Quite a few rejections in recent years, but competent referees, quick turn around times, and the editor is helpful. I'd say the same for Ergo, APQ, Synthese, and Erkenntnis.

Mind seems to have improved significantly under new management. They been publishing some really mediocre papers in my areas recently, but they've been processing things much more efficiently.

Pythagoras

9 day(s) ago

Historian, Ancient - phronesis, jhp, archive, bjhp, hpq all good. Osap and ancient philosophy terrible.

Germaine

9 day(s) ago

Speaking of bad journal experiences, has there ever been anything like the recent Hypatia debacle endured by Rebecca Tuvel in the entire history of philosophy?

Lynne

9 day(s) ago

Historian, Ancient - phronesis, jhp, archive, bjhp, hpq all good. Osap and ancient philosophy terrible.

Pythagoras

I've heard many bad stories about AP. And they all involve a particular editor...

Ernst

9 day(s) ago

Historian, Ancient - phronesis, jhp, archive, bjhp, hpq all good. Osap and ancient philosophy terrible.

Pythagoras

I've heard many bad stories about AP. And they all involve a particular editor...

Lynne

I had a good experience with AP. OSAP are terrible though. I think Caston should leave it to somebody who may consacrate more time to it.

Pythagoras

9 day(s) ago

I did not hear anything bad about Caston just that it's extreme wait times and less even quality. AP editor the rumors abound though.

Paul

9 day(s) ago

I have published in AP and it was relatively painless. What are the rumors?

R.

9 day(s) ago

I did not hear anything bad about Caston just that it's extreme wait times and less even quality.

Pythagoras

That is enough to step down as editor. He is fair, but too slow.

Gersonides

9 day(s) ago

How long is "too long." Are we talking 6 months, 8 months, a year?

Gersonides

9 day(s) ago

^ (asking because I was foolish enough to submit to OSAP)

Edward

9 day(s) ago

I heard of several 8 months cases

Edward

9 day(s) ago

Which is a marked difference from the past

Bartolus

9 day(s) ago

^ Thank you

Yehuda

9 day(s) ago

I heard of several 8 months cases

Edward

Yes, in my case it took about 9 months. I'd recommend submitting to Phronesis if you haven't already. Their response times are pretty good and the comments have been better than from Caston's OSAP (in my experience).

Thom

9 day(s) ago

8 or 9, it's totally unacceptable. Plus on the APA website they advertise less than 3 which is then totally misleading.


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