Turmoil at philosophy journal shines light on academic publishing’s competing interests: Editorial


An incident at The Journal of Political Philosophy has sparked debate regarding the competing interests within the field of academic publishing. Many academics were reportedly outraged after Robert E Goodwin revealed that journal owner Wiley had removed him as the editor without providing an explanation. The journal’s co-editors explained that the decision came at a time when “publishing more articles per year” had become a “major sticking point.” This has prompted further discussion within the academic community around the demand for more content, which can require fundamental changes to a journal’s operations and affect the output quality.

The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)