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    Journal Experiences and Time Frames, September 2019 Update

    Last December, I highlighted what recent public surveys submitted to the APA Journal Surveys project indicate about the editorial experience at journals that specialize in ancient philosophy and the history of philosophy. I excluded generalist journals that also publish some articles in ancient philosophy, both because there are a large number of these and because the survey aggregates may diverge from the experience of those submitting ancient philosophy papers (there’s no way to filter experiences based on topic). I’m now writing to update those results. Again, we should start with some caveats: 1) many ancient philosophy journals from my journals listing are not included because they have no submitted surveys  2)…

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    Online texts and resources for ancient philosophy scholars

    Many of us don’t own or have access to print copies of the full range of classical texts, so I thought it would be worth highlighting some online resources for the ancient philosophy scholar. Most readers are probably already aware of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae collection of Greek texts and the Perseus collection of Greek and Roman materials. You should also take note of Répertoire des sources philosophiques antiques, a source I recently discovered. This site has bibliographic information and links for critical editions, commentaries, and translations into modern languages, covering over 700 ancient authors and 1200 ancient texts. Readers should also note that the Loeb Classical Library, including the…

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    Australasian Journal of Philosophy Now Encouraging History of Philosophy Submissions

    Readers should note that the Australasian Journal of Philosophy is actively looking for more submissions in the history of philosophy. They have recently appointed an additional Associate Editor, Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge), to cover ancient Greek and ancient Roman philosophy. The AJP has a very good turnaround time (averaging under 3 months) and an excellent reputation, with an overall experience rating (from those submitting surveys) of over 4.5 (out of 5) in the APA Journal Surveys, one of the highest ratings of any journal. This is definitely a venue authors should consider. Submission instructions can be found here. On his medieval philosophy blog, Bob Pasnau posted the following statement from the…

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    Best and Worst Ancient Philosophy Journal Experiences

    Waiting for months to get a desk rejection or a couple of brief and dismissive comments is frustrating, especially for job market candidates and early career faculty who have much riding on getting published quickly. To help ancient philosophy scholars considering which journals to submit to, I thought it would be good to highlight what recent public surveys submitted to the APA Journal Surveys project indicate about the editorial experience at journals that specialize in ancient philosophy and the history of philosophy. I am not including generalist journals that also publish some articles in ancient philosophy, both because there are a large number of these and because the survey aggregates…

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    Academic Writing Advice with David Ebrey

    David Ebrey is currently Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in the Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences and works primarily on Plato and Aristotle. He has recently been circulating a brief handout of academic writing advice, with an eye towards ancient philosophy. I found this advice clear and helpful. He originally shared it with graduate students at Humboldt University and developed the current version after getting feedback from a number of people in the field. I wanted to take this opportunity to share this advice with everyone and ask David a few follow-up questions about it. Start by reading his advice: available here, it’s also up on his website. Also,…

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    Ancient Philosophy Journals (Updated)

    Slow referees and unresponsive editors are extremely painful, as most of us know. You also want to make sure the length and topic of your paper fits the journal. This can be annoying, since up to date information on the policies, procedures, and turn around time of journals isn’t widely available in one place. To help, I have compiled a list of journals that publish articles on Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, along with their official policies (languages of publication, word count etc.) and whatever information was available about their acceptance rates, reviews times, time to publication and other relevant features. Some journals make this information publicly available (e.g. Journal…