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Editorial Statistics

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science receives over 500 submissions a year. In making their decisions, the Co-Editors-in-Chief seek advice from a team of Associate Editors and a large number of expert referees.

The journal has a policy of seeking to reach a decision on all submissions within six weeks of receipt. This is partly to encourage early career authors in particular to submit articles, but also to avoid unnecessary and disruptive delays. The journal also practices a triple-masking system, whereby neither referees nor editors know the identity of the author (and vice versa).



Year Number of Articles Submitted to BJPS Percentage Accepted Average Time from Submission to First Decision
2015 596 8 24 days
2014 575 7 38 days
2013 468 78 35 days
2012 393 6 34 days
2011 403 14 55 days

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


Year Impact Factor Ssi: History & Philosophy Of Science Si: History & Philosophy Of Science
2015 1.738 3 out of 60 4 out of 44
2014 1.281 4 out of 43 4 out of 59
2013 1.017 6 out of 42 6 out of 56
2012 0.919 8 out of 41 8 out of 58
2011 1.097 7 out of 39 8 out of 56
2010 1.048 6 out of 36 7 out of 50
2009 1.109 7 out of 33 6 out of 44
2008 0.867 6 out of 32 8 out of 41
2007 0.884 5 out of 29 4 out of 37
2006 0.689 5 out of 28 7 out of 35

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index by ISI.

Science Citation Index


Rank Journal Title Impact Factor Five-Year Impact Factor
3 The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1.738 1.737
5 Biology and Philosophy 1.204 1.124
7 Philosophy of Science 1.128 1.314
12 European Journal for Philosophy of Science 0.829 1.060
15 Synthese 0.723 0.815
16 Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 0.719 0.692
19 Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 0.626 0.697
48 History and Philosophy of Logic 0.250 0.286



Social Science Citation Index




Rank Journal Title Impact Factor Five-Year Impact Factor
4 The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1.738 1.737
6 Biology and Philosophy 1.204 1.124
7 Philosophy of Science 1.128 1.314
14 Synthese 0.723 0.815
15 Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 0.719 0.692


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