A reader sent me an email this morning asking if I would share their positive experience with a philosophy journal. This person submitted something to Dialectica and received this PDF. Since this person’s paper is still under consideration, they didn’t want to out themselves during the blind review process. Here’s what this person wrote to me:
I recently submitted a paper to Dialectica. In their email back to me acknowledging submission, they included the attached PDF which includes lots of interesting information. Not only are they aiming at transparancy regarding the process, but the submission statistics for the past few years are quite interesting. I think it would be good for this to be held up as a model for other journals to follow. Given that the part of Wide Scope that deals with journals already has a wide audience, and given that I currently have a paper under review at the journal, I’m wondering if you’d be willing to post this pdf on your blog?
I am willing to post it. Here’s a link to the PDF again.
We see so many journal horror stories, it’s nice to see journals getting praised. Editing and refereeing for journals can be a pretty thankless job. If you have some positive experiences to report, feel free to do that here.