Radical Philosophy  
DisciplinePolitical science, women's studies
Publication details
Radical Philosophy Group (United Kingdom)
0.875 (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Radic. Philos.
ISSN0300-211X (print)
0300-211X (web)
OCLC no.643567101

Radical Philosophy is a bimonthly academic journal of critical theory and philosophy. It was established in 1972 with the purpose of providing a forum for the theoretical work which was emerging in the wake of the radical movements of the 1960s, in philosophy and other fields. The journal is edited by an "editorial collective".[1]


As well as academic articles, the journal publishes book reviews and usually some news and at least one commentary on matters of topical interest. Although not associated with any specific left-wing position, the journal is subtitled "Journal of Socialist and Feminist Philosophy" and has been broadly associated with the New Left. Editors of the journal since the early 1970s have included Marxists and feminists.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Alternative Press Index, British Humanities Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, The Left Index, Philosopher's Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Sociological Abstracts. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 0.875, ranking it 21st out of 40 journals in the category "Women's Studies", and 28th out of 51 journals in the category "Ethics".[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Editorial Collective". Radical Philosophy. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Women's Studies and Ethics". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.