Th journal surveys have been up for a couple of months. Now let’s start playing around with the results and have a little fun. I’m picking a list of some of the top, general journals to compare reported review times. Below I’ve listed the average review time and the mode (both in months). I’ve also listed the number of surveys that have been submitted for each of the journals.
Note that some of the journals have very high numbers. I haven’t imported the Phil Wiki Data on some of these journals (e.g. Philosophers’ Imprint, Philosophical Review). I hope to do that soon.
|Australasian Journal of Philosophy||4.18||2||49|
|Journal of Philosophy||12.59||16||33|
Not As Bad as I Thought
With all of the journal horror stories floating around, I was predicting that the average review times would be much higher across the board. But if you’ll notice, most of the journals above have averages below 4 months. What’s really interesting are the modes. All journals but three of these journals have modes of 2 months or less.
Hall of Fame
Rock on Phil Quarterly, Phil Imprint, and PPR. Less than 3 month averages. Modes of 1 month. Well done.
You’re in the Hall of Fame too, but you’re also in a league of your own. You deserve your own separate comment. Analysis, you have a .69 average based on 97 surveys! That’s incredible. Granted the papers that Analysis reviews are likely quite a bit shorter than your typical journal submission. But this is still impressive. Submissions don’t get a lot of comments, but I think most philosophers are agreed that if you can say “No” in less than a month, we won’t be upset about not getting comments (especially since we know it helps keep turn around time down).
Miscellaneous News About the Journal Surveys
Phil Wiki Data Coming Soon
As I noted above, I haven’t had a chance to import Phil Wiki Data. Now that the semester has started it may take me some time to get around to it, but I will do this.
More Journal Info Coming Soon
I have not ignored requests to provide a way for philosophers to submit other useful information about journals. Here is my proto-type. I’ll eventually incorporate something like this into the page for each journal.
Keep Submitting Those Surveys
Just so it’s clear, the surveys never close. Each survey will stay up indefinitely so that we philosophers can always have up-to-date data concerning our journals.