The Best Philosophy Journals

by Mark Colyvan

There are a large number of philosophy journals. It depends on how you count them, but on any count there are well over 500 of them! This page is intended as a guide to some of the better ones. I've listed the top 50—roughly the top 8–10%—broken up into 25 general philosophy journals and the best 25 specialist journals. This is not my favourite 50 journals. Rather, it's supposed to be my impression of what philosophers at large would count as the best journals. Although most of my favourites are here, my "desert-island journals" list would be quite different.

Top Tier General Philosophy Journals (top 1%)
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
Journal of Philosophy
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Philosophical Review
Philosophical Studies

Second Tier General Philosophy Journals
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Philosophers' Imprint
Philosophical Quarterly
Philosophical Topics
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society

Third Tier General Philosophy Journals
American Philosophical Quarterly
Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Continental Philosophy Review
European Journal of Philosophy
Review of Metaphysics
Southern Journal of Philosophy

Best Specialist Journals
Biology and Philosophy
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
British Journal of Aesthetics
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Economics and Philosophy
Journal of Consciousness Studies
Journal of the History of Ideas
Journal of the History of Philosophy
Journal of Philosophical Logic
Journal of Symbolic Logic
Journal of Value Inquiry
Linguistics and Philosophy
Mind and Language
Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic
Philosophia Mathematica
Philosophy and Public Affairs
Philosophy East and West
Philosophy of Science
Review of Symbolic Logic
Studia Logica
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Theory and Decision

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