Thank you for considering submitting to the Canadian Journal of Philosophy. We ask that you read about our aims and scope to see that your work is suitable for the journal, and about our review process to learn about how your paper will be handled.
CJP is a hybrid journal, which means it provides authors with options to make their articles open access, including the option to publish Gold Open Access under a Creative Commons licence. In many cases Gold Open Access articles are supported by an article processing charge (APC), typically paid by the corresponding author’s funding body or institution. Cambridge University Press has also made a number of agreements to support open access, which may cover all or part of the costs associated with Gold Open Access for authors at participating institutions. Please see this journal's open access options for full details.
Aims and scope
CJP aims to publish the best work in any area of philosophy in English, that will be of interest to a general philosophically educated readership. The Journal receives close to 500 submissions every year from authors around the world. All papers are anonymously reviewed and are selected on the basis of whether they make significant, original contributions to the philosophical debates they address.
CJP's annual acceptance rate is typically close to 5%. In addition to publishing regular articles, we publish brief discussion notes responding to articles published in the CJP. Roughly each year we publish a Special Issue on a topic proposed by one of our Executive Editors. This may be 1, or a combined 2, of our 8 issues for that year.
The Journal long published Supplementary Volumes on dedicated topics. In recent years these have been designated Special Issues, which allows for variation in length. Contributions to these are sometimes refereed anonymously, sometimes invited, sometimes both: there is no uniform process. Each Special Issue is initiated by one of our Executive Editors, who decides (along with our Editorial Board Coordinator) on the editorial process.
Article Types Accepted
- Critical Notice (by invitation only)
- Discussion Note
- Distinguished Lecture* (by invitation only)
- Symposium (by invitation only)