Journal of Applied Philosophy

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Edited By: Christopher Bennett

Impact Factor: 0.63

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 33/51 (Ethics)

Online ISSN: 1468-5930

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Annual Lecture

Each year the Society for Applied Philosophy hosts a lecture which all are welcome to attend, followed by a reception for SAP members. All lectures are recorded and posted on our SoundCloud page.

What's Wrong with Speciesism?
Shelley Kagan presented the 2015 lecture, 'What's Wrong with Speciesism?'. Listen to the lecture, audience discussion, and an interview with Jeff McMahan on the SoundCloud page.

Applying Virtue to Ethics
The 2014 lecture, 'Applying Virtue to Ethics', was given by Julia Annas in Oxford, October 2014. Read the free paper based on this talk here.

Access previous lectures by Julia Annas, Larry Temkin, Joseph Raz, Amatya Sen and Philip Kitchener here >


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Commodification and Exploitation in Reproductive Markets
In this symposium, Guest Editors Vida Panitch and Christine Straehle have collected together papers that tackle the complex issues that arise when surrogacy meets commerce. Read more 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.
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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 £1000 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.

2015 Winning Article:
The Editors are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Journal of Applied Philosophy essay prize is Cheshire Calhoun for her article Geographies of Meaningful Living.

Previous winning articles can be seen here >

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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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