Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JHAP aims to promote research in and provide a forum for discussion of the history of analytic philosophy. ‘History’ and ‘analytic’ are understood broadly. JHAP takes the history of analytic philosophy to be part of analytic philosophy. Accordingly, it publishes historical research that interacts with the ongoing concerns of analytic philosophy and with the history of other twentieth century philosophical traditions. In addition to research articles, JHAP publishes discussion notes and reviews.


Section Policies


Although there is no technical reason to limit the length of articles, we recommend that they stay without reasonable bounds, between 6000 and 12000 words in length. Each submitted article is doubly refereed. The processus is fully anonymous. JHAP articles are published under a Creative Commons Licence and author retain full copyrights.

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Book Reviews are usually commissioned by the Associate Review Editors. If you would like to make a suggestion or volunteer to write a review, please contact us.

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Authors are invited to submit critical notes or discussions of work that has already appeared, preferably but not exclusively in JHAP. This section will be ideal for those interested in publishing or organising an Author Meets Critics. The purpose of the section is to stimulate further the exchange of ideas among historians of analytical philosophy and/or analytical philosophers. Submissions will be refereed, although they may not be refereed anonymously.

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Peer Review Process

Submissions to JHAP, with the exception of reviews, are refereed anonymously. The system we use is doubly-anonymous, in that authors’ names are not shared with reviewers, and reviewers’ names are not shared with authors.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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No fees are charged to authors for submission or publication of their works.