Returning to the topic of the journal Asian Philosophy

Someone had raised some questions on an earlier post about the journal Asian Philosophy. Does Asian Philosophy subject papers to blind review? I have seen a lot of good articles in Asian Philosophy over the past two years, but this does not mean they are vetted properly. I have also seen articles there that were rather weak, and ignored much of the current literature on their topics. As a way of figuring this out, please respond to the questions below, if relevant:

1. Have you gotten comments on a paper submitted to Asian Philosophy in the past two years?

2. Have you gotten anything other than an acceptance from Asian Philosophy in the past two years?

3. Have you been asked to review a paper for Asian Philosophy in the past two years?

Thanks for any help. Anonymous posts are of course welcome, with valid email.

About Chris Framarin

Chris Framarin is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He is the author of Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy (Routledge 2014) and Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy (Routledge 2009).

9 Replies to “Returning to the topic of the journal Asian Philosophy”

  1. Chris, please forgive a tangent, relevant though, I think: Some time back, Elisa and I thought it would be good to make a thread with a shortlist of the best journals which either centrally, or at least substantially include Indian philosophy. This post reminds me that it may be good to do something like this on our blog at some point.

    • Yes, this is a good idea, although I’d want to avoid any strict numbering system. Perhaps tiers, or just a single list of good places to publish in alphabetical order?

      Something similar for graduate programs is needed also. Here too, just a list of programs that offer a PhD in the US, Canada, and abroad would be great. Anyone? Anyone?

      • I entirely agree. Nothing too artificially exact. Lets save the journals question, and the Phd programs question for future posts. If you would like to post the second as a conversation starter, please do so. Thanks.

        • A list of graduate programs would be an excellent idea, especially since Brian Leiter (who runs the Philosophical Gourmet Report) eliminated the Indian philosophy category several years ago.

  2. Answers to questions above:

    No, No, No. One paper submitted, accepted with no comments. Not asked to review a paper in the last two years.

  3. No papers submitted, no peer-reviews asked. But perhaps we could broaden the question to other journals? I would say that desk-rejections and desk-acceptances are common in our field.

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