Announcements

Congratulations to JESP author Kenneth Walden, whose 'Practical Reason, Not As Such' has been selected by the Philosophers' Annual as one of the ten best papers published in philosophy in 2018!

https://doi.org/10.26556/jesp.v13i2.257

JESP is always grateful to the incredible amount of volunteer work contributed by our vast network of referees from across philosophy and a range of cognate fields, who put in an incredible amount of uncompensated work for no other reason than that we e-mail them out of the blue to ask them to do it, and they believe in professional service and in the possibilities of fully open-access journal publication. 

This year, we have chosen a small group of our referees from 2019 and 2020 to designate as belonging on our JESP Referee Honor Roll for contributing in ways that are some combination of especially timely, reliable, and courteously instructive.  The construction of this list is in many ways arbitrary and many other names could easily have gone onto it.  But these are people who have been singled out by our associate editors as particularly worthy of thanks over the last year or more.

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We have begun to delete submissions to JESP that are opened but not completed and submitted after one year.  If you began the process of submitting an article to JESP over one year ago and would like to complete it, please just begin with a new submission.  Thanks for understanding!

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The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences of the University of Southern California has renewed its commitment to JESP's fully university-funded, fully open-access publication mission, guaranteeing the full support of JESP through the end of the decade.  Commitments like this one make good on the core value of the research university to participate in the dissemination of knowledge, rather than locking behind paywalls.

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Over the last year, JESP has moved to an increasingly distributed editorial process, with a larger number of associate editors making more independent decisions about the refereeing process.  Our goal is to improve the speed of submissions through our system and keep a manageable workload for each of our valuable editors, each of whom are volunteering their time to support JESP's open access mission!

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