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Journal of Applied Philosophy

Journal of Applied Philosophy
DisciplineApplied philosophy
Edited byAvery Kolers
Publication details
1.1 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Appl. Philos.
ISSN0264-3758 (print)
1468-5930 (web)
OCLC no.40341378

The Journal of Applied Philosophy (JOAP) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Society for Applied Philosophy and edited by Avery Kolers (University of Louisville). It covers a broad spectrum of issues in all areas of applied philosophy, including work on the environment, medicine, science, engineering, policy, law, politics, economics, and education.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2022 impact factor of 1.1, ranking it 29th out of 189 journals in the category "Philosophy" and 41st out of 57 journals in the category "Ethics".[1]

Journal for Applied Philosophy Annual Essay Prize

The Journal of Applied Philosophy awards an annual prize of £1,000 to the best article published in the year's volume.[2]

Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Lectures

Each year since 2010, the Journal of Applied Philosophy has published the Annual Lecture hosted by the Society of Applied Philosophy.[3]

  • 2023 Michael Bratman "Planning and its Function in Our Lives," available to read here.
  • 2022: Ruth Chang "Three Dogmas of Normativity," available to read here.
  • 2021: Allen Buchanan, "When Knowing What is Just and Being Committed to Achieving it is Not Enough," freely available to read here.
  • 2019: Sarah Buss, "Some Musings about the Limits of an Ethics that can be Applied — a Response to a Question about Courage and Conviction that Confronted the Author when she Woke up on November 9, 2016," available to read here.
  • 2018: Carol Gould, "How Democracy Can Inform Consent: The Cases of the Internet and Bioethics," available to read here.
  • 2017: Philip Pettit, "Three Mistakes about Doing Good (and Bad)," available to read here.
  • 2016: Arthur Ripstein, "Reclaiming Proportionality," available to read here.
  • 2015: Shelley Kagan, "What's Wrong with Speciesism?" available to read here
  • 2014: Julia Annas, "Applying Virtue to Ethics," available to read here.
  • 2013: Larry Temkin, "Universal Healthcare in the Developing World: Solution or Siren? Some Preliminary Thoughts," available to read here.
  • 2012: Joseph Raz, "Death in Our Life," available to read here.
  • 2011: Amartya Sen, "The Global Reach of Human Rights," available to read here.
  • 2010: Philip Kitcher, "Militant Modern Atheism," available to read here.

Charles Mills Prize

In 2023, JOAP announced a new prize in honor of the late Charles W. Mills, who had served as an editorial board member of the Journal. The Prize, in the amount of £1,500, is awarded annually for an outstanding paper published in the journal in the spirit, and on the themes, of Mills’ work, including racial injustice, philosophy of race, non-ideal theory, and ideology.

  • 2023: Kerstin Reibold, "Settler Colonialism, Decolonization, and Climate Change," available to read here.

See also


  1. ^ "Journal Citation Reports". Journal Citation Reports. 2023-10-18. Retrieved 2023-10-18.
  2. ^ "Awards :: Society for Applied Philosophy". Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ "Annual Lecture". 2023-10-18.
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