Introducing Ergo, the New Open Philosophy Journal

ergoadApril30The new open phi­los­o­phy jour­nal, Ergo, was “cre­at­ed in response to a need for gen­er­al phi­los­o­phy jour­nals that are effi­cient, open access, inclu­sive, and trans­par­ent.” Tra­di­tion­al phi­los­o­phy jour­nals move slow­ly, tak­ing some­where between 5 and 9 months to tell schol­ars whether their sub­mis­sions will be accept­ed or not. They over­whelm­ing­ly favor work writ­ten by white men. And they cater to meta­physics and epis­te­mol­o­gy, while giv­ing less atten­tion to the phi­los­o­phy of mind, ethics, and polit­i­cal the­o­ry.

Enter Ergo, the new open jour­nal cre­at­ed by The Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan, which just pub­lished its first issue online. The aver­age time-to-deci­sion was 21 days, with the jour­nal reject­ing 93% of the sub­mis­sions. The first five accept­ed arti­cles cov­ered Epis­te­mol­o­gy (twice), His­to­ry of Mod­ern Phi­los­o­phy, Phi­los­o­phy of Biol­o­gy, and Phi­los­o­phy of Mind. And, as the edi­tors seem acute­ly aware, the first sub­mis­sions were still dom­i­nat­ed by men. (Get more back­ground on the jour­nal here.)

All of the arti­cles are free to read­ers (while authors retain copy­right under a Cre­ative Com­mons license.) You can find more free pub­li­ca­tions by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan in our pre­vi­ous post: 15 Free eBooks on New Media Stud­ies & the Dig­i­tal Human­i­ties.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

110 Free Online Phi­los­o­phy Cours­es

Wal­ter Kaufmann’s Clas­sic Lec­tures on Niet­zsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre (1960)

An Intro­duc­tion to the Polit­i­cal Phi­los­o­phy of Isa­iah Berlin Through His Free Writ­ings & Audio Lec­tures

Phi­los­o­phy with a South­ern Drawl: Rick Rod­er­ick Teach­es Der­ri­da, Fou­cault, Sartre and Oth­ers

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