Philosophers: Please take the following survey to help us assess the feasibility and interest for an open access philosophy press, by following this link. It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. https://surveys.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0pSC4gW1ciPOgWF
This survey aims to gage the interest of professional philosophers in helping to create, operate, and sustain an open access philosophy press.
Philosophers aim to disseminate ideas and knowledge as widely as possible. For-profit publishers introduce a price barrier that, with the wide availability of the internet, is unnecessary.
The success of high quality, open access philosophy journals, like Philosophers' Imprint and Ergo, has erased concerns about the viability of open access, electronic publishing.
But there is no similar venue for books. We see no reason that a successful open access philosophy press shouldn't follow in the wake of the open access philosophy journals.
While the details would be worked out by an Advisory Board or Board of Directors and would follow best practices, the basic idea of the press is to
- publish high quality books in philosophy
- that are rigorously peer reviewed
- and made freely available online to read, download, copy, distribute, print, and otherwise use in legal, non-commercial ways by all without financial barriers.
We ask you, therefore, to answer these few short questions to help us gauge the interest in and viability of an open access, philosophy press.
-- Andrew Cullison, Helen De Cruz, Jonathan D. Jacobs, Mark Lance, Kevin Timpe