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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sources of Support
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 and will appear in an exclusively online and openly accessible format. The journal will continue 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.
Author Self-Archiving Policy
This journal 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.