DisciplineHistory of philosophy
Edited byAlix Cohen & Sacha Golob
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Br. J. Hist. Philos.
ISSN0960-8788 (print)
1469-3526 (web)
OCLC no.27747867

The British Journal for the History of Philosophy is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal publishing articles on the history of philosophy.[1][2] It is widely regarded as one of the leading international journals in the area.[3] It has played a central role in broadening the philosophical canon to include marginalised figures and traditions.[4] From 2013-2020 the editor-in-chief was Michael A. Beaney, currently Regius Professor of Logic at the University of Aberdeen.[5] From 2021 the editors-in-chief are Alix Cohen (Edinburgh) and Sacha Golob (King's College London).[6]


  1. ^ Cottingham, John (2008). "Forward". In Sarah Hutton, Paul Schuurman (ed.). Studies on Locke: sources, contemporaries, and legacy: in honour of G.A.J. Rogers. Springer Science+Business Media. p. viii. ISBN 978-1-4020-8324-2.
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  3. ^ "Best Quality Journals in the History of Philosophy: The Results". Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  4. ^ Beaney, Michael (2013-01-01). "Twenty Years of theBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy". British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 21 (1): 1–12. doi:10.1080/09608788.2013.757945. ISSN 0960-8788.
  5. ^ "British Society for the History of Philosophy". 4 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  6. ^ "British Journal for the History of Philosophy Editorial Board". www.tandfonline.com. Retrieved 2020-12-10.