The ASCP Executive Committee is aware of the growing concern expressed by many scholars in our society, regarding the deleterious effects that the proliferation of algorithmic, quantitative, citation-based metrics like Scimago and Scival will have upon the estimations of work in European Philosophy by managers and administrators untrained in the discipline.  In response to this concern we intend to provide a list of relevant journals esteemed by our members and by expert peers, which we hope will be useful to Members requiring evidence of the different citational cultures associated with scholarship in the field of Continental European Philosophy.  

In particular, we believe the ASCP's sponsorship of such a non-ranked list of peer-esteemed CEP journals will have three main benefits for ASCP members who may refer to it:

  1. To counter the situation we face, where less than 10 percent of the citational "top tier” philosophical journals are dedicated European philosophy venues;
  2. To defend and advertise the quality of our work in applications for employment and promotion in philosophy positions, and for research funding for CEP projects in Australasia; 
  3. To provide guidance for postgraduates and early career researchers seeking guidance and direction on where to publish their work in the field.

To that end we have developed this draft list of quality journals in European philosophy and cognate fields.  This list has been consolidated from those journals listed as A or A-star in the field in the former ERA rankings, the CEP journals listed by SPEP, Australasian journals run by ASCP members or associates, journals proposed at the 2017 ASCP AGM and addditional journals suggested by SPEP and SEP, UK. Please send any feedback to Matthew Sharpe ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Marguerite La Caze ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) Government and Institutional Liaison, ASCP.