What's New

Early in 2017 EJPR moved from Poland (Akademos Press) to Innsbruck, Austria, where it is now edited and published in cooperation with the Innsbruck Center for Philosophy of Religion, with Georg Gasser (Univ. Innsbruck) serving as Editor-in-Chief. Marco Benasso (Univ. Innsbruck) and Ryan T. Byerly (Univ. Sheffield) serve as the journal's new managing, respectively, review editor. This ensures swift responses to the author's and subscriber's questions and feedback. We have also worked hard to make EJPR more visible, easier to use for readers and authors, and to optimize the overall editorial workflow. Here are some of the major improvements we introduced in order to raise the quality standard of the journal:

  • As main innovation, we adopted Open Journal System(OJS) as journal management and publishing system. This allows a smoother and less error-prone editorial workflow, as well as

Increased visibility

  • OJS uses keywords and custom tags throughout, full-text indexing is supported and Google Scholar even suggests the use of OJS for better inclusion in search results.
  • OJS also adheres to the Open Archives InitiativeProtocol for Metadata Harvesting, which is the emerging standard for providing well-indexed access to electronic research resources on a global scale.
  • Abstracts are freely accessible and in HTML so to ensure better indexing by search engines and aggregators such as PhilPapers. Since many users rely on finding articles through abstracting and indexing (A&I) services, these was a priority.

Enhanced indexing

EJPR is indexed by the following services:

Better Usability and Accessibility

  • Design and typography were slightly modified.
  • The journal's new webpage contains now an archive of all published articles together with advanced search tools.
  • We've introduced a responsive design for better use on mobile devices. This too improves visibility, since a website's mobile presence factors as a ranking signal for Googles search engine algorithms.
  • All articles now receive DOIs (from Crossref) to make them more visible and retrievable in the long-term.
  • To ensure secure and permanent preservation of the journal, EJPR joined the LOCKSS Network.
  • All articles are automatically fed into PhilPapers.
  • EJPR is now part of EBSCOhostresearch database.
  • All volumes older than five years can be downloaded free of charge as PDF files.
  • Subscription rates are intentionally kept very low compared to international standards for enabling institutions and scholars with limited budgets to use the journal unrestrictedly and for facilitating a wide distribution of the published articles. 

Smoother and more professional workflow

  • The installed online-submission system is easy to use and it helps to accelerate the review and production process.
  • Authors can easily check at which step of the editorial process the paper is. 
  • The use of a citation markup assistant which can check raw citations against external databases, such as WorldCat, ISBNdb, PubMed and others, for accuracy.

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