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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: 2011
Number of Articles Submitted to BJPS: 403
Percentage Accepted: 14
Average Time from Submission to First Decision: 55

Year: 2012
Number of Articles Submitted to BJPS:
393
Percentage Accepted: 6
Average Time from Submission to First Decision: 34

Year: 2013
Number of Articles Submitted to BJPS: 468
Percentage Accepted: 8
Average Time from Submission to First Decision: 35

Year: 2014
Number of Articles Submitted to BJPS: 575
Percentage Accepted: 7
Average Time from Submission to First Decision: 38

Editorial Statistics

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


YearImpact FactorSi: History & Philosophy Of ScienceSsi: History & Philosophy Of Science
20131.0176 out of 566 out of 42
20120.9198 out of 588 out of 41
20111.0978 out of 567 out of 39
20101.0487 out of 506 out of 36
20091.1096 out of 447 out of 33
20080.8678 out of 416 out of 32
20070.8844 out of 375 out of 29
20060.6897 out of 355 out of 28

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.

2012 Citations