Journal of Applied Philosophy

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Edited By: Christopher Bennett

Impact Factor: 1.132

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 20/51 (Ethics)

Online ISSN: 1468-5930

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Annual Lecture

Each year the Journal publishes the Annual Lecture of the Society for Applied Philosophy. The lecture is an open event and is free to attend. All lectures are recorded and posted on SoundCloud.

2016 Lecture: Reclaiming Proportionality, Arthur Ripstein
Read the article here. Listen to the lecture here.

2015 Lecture: What’s Wrong with Speciesism, Shelley Kagan.
Read the article here. Listen to the lecture here.
Read responses from Jeff McMahan, Peter Singer and David DeGrazia

Access previous lectures by Julia Annas, Larry Temkin, Joseph Raz, Amartya Sen and Philip Kitcher >

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Society for Applied Philosophy News

The Society for Applied Philosophy was founded in 1982 with the aim of promoting philosophical study and research that has a direct bearing on areas of practical concern. It arose from an increasing awareness that many topics of public debate are capable of being illuminated by the critical, analytic approach characteristic of philosophy, and by direct consideration of questions of value.

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From the Archives

Each month, JAP will be highlighting three papers specially selected from the JAP archive, which will be free to access for one month. This month's papers are:

Against Unconditional Love, by Derek Edyvane

Suicide Intervention and Non–Ideal Kantian Theory, by Michael J. Cholbi

Addressing Disadvantage and the Human Good, by Jonathan Wolff


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Issue 3 out now!
Includes a symposium on R. Jay Wallace, 'The View from Here'.

Editorial Policy
The Journal of Applied Philosophy uses a triple-masked system: neither editors nor referees know the identity of the author(s), and vice versa. More details are available here. The Journal has also signed up to the British Philosophical Association's Good Practice Scheme.
BPA Good Practice

The Journal of Applied Philosophy has adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for quick and easy online manuscript submission and peer review. See the full author guidelines for more information.

Manuscript Turnaround Times
Average time from submission to final decision in 2015 - 71 days.

Early View: Articles Published Online Ahead of Print
Articles accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Philosophy are published online before appearing in a print edition. These articles are fully peer-reviewed, edited and complete and are made available for viewing by the academic community as quickly as possible, thereby reducing time to publication without sacrificing quality or completeness.

Annual Essay Prize

The Journal of Applied Philosophy will award an annual prize of £1,000 to the best article published in that year's volume, as judged by the editors of the Journal. The Society for Applied Philosophy's annual lecture, published in the Journal, will not be eligible for the prize of best article.

2016 Winning Article:
The Editors are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Journal of Applied Philosophy essay prize is Federico Picinali for his article Base-rates of Negative Traits: Instructions for use in Criminal Trials

Previous winning articles can be seen here >