Aperio is pleased to announce the launch of our first publication, the Journal of Modern Philosophy.
JMPhil is now accepting submissions and will publish papers on the history of philosophy from the 16th century through the 18th century up to, but not including, Kant. This new and fully open access journal is free of charges for both authors and readers. The founding editors are Antonia LoLordo, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia, and Aaron Garrett, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.
Here is the announcement from the editors and the editorial board:
The Journal of Modern Philosophy is now soliciting submissions in the history of philosophy from the 16th century to the 18th century up to, but not including, Kant. It is the goal of this journal to meet a clear need for a specialist journal in the history of modern philosophy. We welcome all papers that fall within the general category of modern philosophy, but we are especially eager to receive papers on under-represented figures and topics. We plan to expand to Kant and the nineteenth century in the future, and will at present consider submissions on underrepresented topics and authors in the nineteenth century. We also welcome reviewers who wish to be enrolled with the journal.
JMPhil is Open Access, authors will maintain their copyright, and submissions will be published on a rolling basis. All submissions will be double anonymously refereed, with a target turnaround time of ten weeks.
For more information on the journal and how to submit, please go to: http://www.jmphil.org/
Antonia LoLordo (UVa) & Aaron Garrett (BU) Co-Editors
Margaret Atherton (UWM), Chair of the Editorial Board
Editorial Board: Lili Alanen, Martha Bolton, Dan Garber, Don Garrett, Susan James, Laurent Jaffro, Christia Mercer, Steven Nadler
JMPhil is supported by the Departments of Philosophy at UVA and BU as well as BU’s Center for the Humanities.
Aperio, a joint venture of the University of Virginia Library and the University of Virginia Press, draws upon the strengths of the University to increase open access to knowledge for a global audience in a variety of formats—including journals, monographs, conferences, and open educational resources.
Today is an exciting day at the University of Virginia. We’re excited to launch Aperio, a new open access press and collaboration between the UVA Library and UVA Press. This moment represents the beginning of a new chapter for our University and a new spin on an old mission. We’re going to “advance, preserve, and disseminate knowledge” by making it open access (and thereby removing price and permission barriers) for a global audience in a variety of formats.
We are leading with Aperio Journals, which is operated by the UVA Library, and will begin publishing discipline-leading, high-quality, peer reviewed journals this year. Aperio’s portfolio will also include open educational resources, open monographs, conferences, and other forms of research and scholarship.
This is an exciting time to be a scholarly publisher and the number of new open access presses attests to that. After careful consideration, we decided to join the Ubiquity Partner Network because of the level of service and features that Ubiquity Press allows us to offer to our authors, editors, reviewers, and readers.
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Finally, we’d like to thank everyone who lent advice and support or made contributions to Aperio as the service was developed. We’re looking forward to a bright future.