About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Philosophy in Review (PiR) is an open-access book review journal that specializes in philosophy. It is published quarterly and offers comprehensive coverage of all areas and approaches within the field of philosophy. Previously known as Canadian Philosophical Reviews under the ISSN 0228-491X, PiR has been published since 1981.

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. PiR is published under a CC-BY-NC license.

Author Self-Archiving Policy

PiR permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Want to Review?

PIR is happy to receive offers to review titles. We generally consider titles that have been published withiin the last two to three years; however, older titles may be considered at the discretion of the Editor. To offer yourself as a reviewer, please contact us via email.

Obtain Past (1981-2009) Print Issues

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

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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. For more information on this, click here. 

Journal History

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

First published in 1981.

Beginning with Volume 17 (1987), Canadian Philosophical Reviews/Revue Canadienne de Comptes rendus en Philosophie changed its name to Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques.

The last print issue of Philosophy in Review appeared in December 2009. The journal continued as a publication devoted to reviews of recent philosophy books. The first online issue appeared on February 28, 2010. The journal is hosted at and published by the University of Victoria under a CC-BY-NC license.