About

Focus and Scope

Metaphysics is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing current research in the field of metaphysics. It is established and administered by the Metaphysics Collaborative, an international organization founded in 2015 whose purpose is to facilitate collaboration among metaphysicians worldwide. The journal focuses on contemporary and historical metaphysical topics that engage with themes from the Aristotelian and neo-Aristotelian traditions. Articles may only be submitted for review after having been presented at workshops organized by the Metaphysics Collaborative, or by special request from the editorial board. Recently, the journal has begun issuing annual calls for papers and accepts submissions that engage with the topics specified there.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content  publically available.

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. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.

Journal Archiving

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Journals are indexed by the following services:

In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please contact us or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Journal Statistics

Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume:

Submissions received128
Reviews requested241
Reviews received330
Total Rejections427
...of which, Desk rejects516
Acceptances67
Acceptance rate720%
Time from submission to publication8270 days

 

Definitions
1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume

Annotation and post-publication comment

The journal platform permits readers to leave comments and in-browser annotations via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these public or private. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.

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