Many of us understand all too well what a toilsome experience submitting to journals can be. Journals can take what feels like eons to get back to us with comments, and often these comments can be severely lacking. This recurring lack of substantive feedback, and the fact that even established scholars–not just in Philosophy but in all fields, including Science–face systematic rejection, is enough to make us question the journal submission process.
To help our fellow philosophers navigate the numerous journals accepting philosophy submissions, the Blog of the APA is initiating an ongoing project to survey the experiences scholars have had with academic journals. The data collected reflects the quality of the peer review process, and includes information on average review time, time to publication, acceptance rates, comments per submission, and overall experience with a wide variety of academic journals.
Andy Cullison, who previously ran these journal surveys, has provided the APA with the data he collected. We are grateful to him for this, and encourage you to describe your experiences with journals so that we can keep our data data accurate and up-to-date.