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Res Philosophica is an international, quarterly journal of philosophy that publishes research in all areas of philosophy, historical and topical. Founded as The Modern Schoolman by Jesuit Scholastics in 1925, the journal is edited by members of the Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University. The journal is pluralistic, reflecting the Department, and publishes philosophical research from a wide range of perspectives.



Res Philosophica accepts submissions on both historical and topical issues in philosophy.

All submissions are done online through the journal's website:

The journal does not normally accept full length articles longer than 12,000 words, or discussion articles longer than 4,000 words. Please be sure to read the instructions on how to prepare the manuscript for review at:

We value the time and effort that authors put into their submission. We aim to make an initial decision on all unsolicited submissions within eight weeks. For a detailed description of the review process, please visit:



Res Philosophica is published four times a year in January, April, July and October issues. Subscriptions, single issue sales, online access, and permissions are managed on the journal's behalf by the Philosophy Documentation Center.

To subscribe please visit:

Prices are as follows:

Individuals: $40 print • $40 online • $60 print + online
Institutions: $60 print • $210 online • $250 print + online

Online access includes access to all issues from volume 1 (1925) to the present.

Print subscriptions start with the first issue of the volume year. Please add $10 postage for all print subscriptions outside the U.S.

All correspondence regarding subscriptions, renewals, back issues, claims, and rights and permissions should be addressed to:

Res Philosophica
Philosophy Documentation Center
P.O. Box 7147
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-7147
Tel: 434-220-3300 • •


Res Philosophica is a print and online journal. Online access is available to subscribers at:

For tables of contents and free article previews, please visit:



For questions concerning the submission of a paper, or about a paper currently under review, please contact the Editorial Manager at:

For all other editorial correspondence, contact the Editor at: