Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PIR is an open access, specialist book review journal in philosophy, published six times a year. We cover all areas of and approaches to philosophy.

Formerly: Canadian Philosophical Reviews (ISSN 0228-491X)

Published since 1981.


Section Policies

Book Reviews

  • Robert Piercey
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Revisions to Submissions

The editors will proof every review and may make small changes for reasons of clarity or to correct typos. Authors of reviews will only be consulted about these changes if the editors believe that they are major or if they are uncertain whether they capture authors' intended meaning.


Publication Frequency

PIR publishes four times a year, every two months (February, May, August, and November).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Books for Review

PIR is happy to receive offers to review titles. Use the link below to find out which books are already being reviewed. Contact the Editor to offer yourself as a reviewer.

Reviews in Progress


Obtain Past (1981-2009) Print Issues

To obtain past (1981-2009) print issues of PIR, contact:

Academic Printing and Publishing
9 - 3151 Lakeshore Road
Suite 403 Kelowna, B.C.
Canada V1W 3S9
Tel. (250) 764-6427
Fax (250) 764-6428

Consult www.academicprintingandpublishing.com for full range of publications in philosophy.


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Letters to the Editor

When appropriate authors of books reviewed in Philosophy in Review (“reviewees”) will be provided the opportunity to reply to reviews of their works, or to editorial decisions relating to the publication of such reviews. More information.