My name is Jonathan D. Jacobs, and I’m the editor of Res Philosophica, a journal that we at Saint Louis University recently relaunched. (The journal is actually one of the oldest philosophy journals in North America; it began in 1925 as “The Modern Schoolman.”) Res Philosophica is a general journal that publishes articles from a variety of perspectives, both historical and topical. It is published by the Department of Philosophy in conjunction with the Philosophy Documentation Center, a non-profit publisher of over 100 titles in philosophy and related fields.
I’m excited to contribute to a discussion of academic publishing in philosophy. There is much that can be improved, and I think this blog can make some small contribution.