Our mission as a journal is straightforward. We are dedicated to publishing essays on philosophy and related theoretical endeavors in both French and English. We are committed to thinking broadly about philosophical inquiry in terms of the geography and historical period of the French language, and we welcome work engaged with the Francophone intellectual world in an interdisciplinary context. To this end, the journal is interested in publishing essays on prominent as well as lesser-known figures in French and Francophone philosophy.
Founded in 1989 by Colette Michael as the Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française and published as Journal of French Philosophy, the journal is now published under the auspices of University of Pittsburgh in electronic format. The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy maintains a strong connection to The Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française (SAPLF). The Société is a member of the Association des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française (ASPLF), created in 1937 by Léon Brunschvicg, Émile Bréhier, and André Lalande.
The journal is an open source and open access journal, operating under the Creative Commons license 3.0 (Attribution/Non-Commerical/No Derivative Works). Under this license and agreement, authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication. Please see our full statement on author and copyright.
Our rationale for operating as an open access journal is simple: we want the widest distribution possible for the ideas expressed in the journal. With open access, the articles published in the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy are available to scholars and students without library subscription. Given the international scope of the journal - addressing ideas in and from the francophone world - maximizing access to scholarship is paramount.
Only published articles are given as open access. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journal and will not be made avaiiable for any other purpose or to any other party.
Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy (ISSN 2155-1162) is a peer-reviewed, semi-annual publication and publishes essays, book reviews, and critical notes in both French and English.