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Best publishers for philosophy

Post by ReasonMadeFlesh » June 6th, 2018, 11:52 am

I'm aware of Wiley-Blackwell and good ol Routledge (my favourite), but what are some others? Please don't say PhilPapers, as they don't publish books, they are an academic journal for postgrads involved in research.
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Re: Best publishers for philosophy

Post by Burning ghost » June 7th, 2018, 9:41 am

Other than “Oxford” and “Penguin” classics the only other one”s I have besides Routledge and Wiley & Blackwell are Blackwell (guessing they had a divorce at some point?) and a few others from this or that “university press.”

Why do you ask? I generally try to get Routledge.
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Re: Best publishers for philosophy

Post by ReasonMadeFlesh » June 7th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Routledge always have the best stuff ;-)
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Re: Best publishers for philosophy

Post by Spectrum » June 8th, 2018, 1:08 am

So with almost 550 votes cast, and voting have slowed dramatically, here are the results of our latest poll.

First, there are the "big seven" who dominate all others on the list:

1. Oxford University Press (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)
2. Cambridge University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 384–81
3. Harvard University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 428–39, loses to Cambridge University Press by 388–78
4. Routledge (Taylor & Francis) loses to Oxford University Press by 455–30, loses to Harvard University Press by 243–211
5. Princeton University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 445–29, loses to Routledge (Taylor & Francis) by 229–217
6. MIT Press loses to Oxford University Press by 452–26, loses to Princeton University Press by 223–197
7. Wiley-Blackwell loses to Oxford University Press by 461–19, loses to MIT Press by 221–199

After these seven, there's a big gap before University of Chicago Press and the rest of the "top 20"

8. University of Chicago Press loses to Oxford University Press by 455–25, loses to Wiley-Blackwell by 303–121
9. Hackett Publishing loses to Oxford University Press by 447–17, loses to University of Chicago Press by 196–159
10. Yale University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 454–11, loses to Hackett Publishing by 180–143
11. Cornell University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 450–15, loses to Yale University Press by 153–147
12. Columbia University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 446–14, loses to Cornell University Press by 151–140
13. Palgrave Macmillan loses to Oxford University Press by 455–12, loses to Columbia University Press by 167–154
14. Springer loses to Oxford University Press by 453–11, loses to Palgrave Macmillan by 168–141
15. Continuum loses to Oxford University Press by 449–17, loses to Springer by 171–151
16. Rowman & Littlefield loses to Oxford University Press by 445–8, loses to Continuum by 159–128
17. Polity Press loses to Oxford University Press by 427–10, loses to Rowman & Littlefield by 139–110
18. Ashgate loses to Oxford University Press by 435–5, loses to Polity Press by 118–110
19. Edinburgh University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 431–9, loses to Ashgate by 113–109
20. McGill-Queen's University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 422–5, loses to Edinburgh University Press by 115–77


Top twenty is an artifical cut-off, since Broadview Press lost to McGill-Queen's by only 100 to 97, and Indiana University Press lost to Broadview by only 106 to 101. And as readers pointed out, some presses inadvertently omitted, like Brill and Open Court, might well have been in the top 20 as well. (By the way, Continuum has now been acquired by Bloomsbury, but I imagine most readers would not have known that.)

Finally, at the very bottom of the list of 34 were Peter Lang, which lost to Oxford 412-3 (and lost to Rodopi by 63-52), and then Edwin Mellen Press, which lost to Oxford 407-1, and to Peter Lang by 73-39. I don't know much about either, but both do publish a significant number of philosophy titles.
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Re: Best publishers for philosophy

Post by ReasonMadeFlesh » June 8th, 2018, 8:41 am

Kantian friend.
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Re: Best publishers for philosophy

Post by ReasonMadeFlesh » June 16th, 2018, 1:48 pm

Spectrum wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 1:08 am
So with almost 550 votes cast, and voting have slowed dramatically, here are the results of our latest poll.

First, there are the "big seven" who dominate all others on the list:

1. Oxford University Press (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)
2. Cambridge University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 384–81
3. Harvard University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 428–39, loses to Cambridge University Press by 388–78
4. Routledge (Taylor & Francis) loses to Oxford University Press by 455–30, loses to Harvard University Press by 243–211
5. Princeton University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 445–29, loses to Routledge (Taylor & Francis) by 229–217
6. MIT Press loses to Oxford University Press by 452–26, loses to Princeton University Press by 223–197
7. Wiley-Blackwell loses to Oxford University Press by 461–19, loses to MIT Press by 221–199

After these seven, there's a big gap before University of Chicago Press and the rest of the "top 20"

8. University of Chicago Press loses to Oxford University Press by 455–25, loses to Wiley-Blackwell by 303–121
9. Hackett Publishing loses to Oxford University Press by 447–17, loses to University of Chicago Press by 196–159
10. Yale University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 454–11, loses to Hackett Publishing by 180–143
11. Cornell University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 450–15, loses to Yale University Press by 153–147
12. Columbia University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 446–14, loses to Cornell University Press by 151–140
13. Palgrave Macmillan loses to Oxford University Press by 455–12, loses to Columbia University Press by 167–154
14. Springer loses to Oxford University Press by 453–11, loses to Palgrave Macmillan by 168–141
15. Continuum loses to Oxford University Press by 449–17, loses to Springer by 171–151
16. Rowman & Littlefield loses to Oxford University Press by 445–8, loses to Continuum by 159–128
17. Polity Press loses to Oxford University Press by 427–10, loses to Rowman & Littlefield by 139–110
18. Ashgate loses to Oxford University Press by 435–5, loses to Polity Press by 118–110
19. Edinburgh University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 431–9, loses to Ashgate by 113–109
20. McGill-Queen's University Press loses to Oxford University Press by 422–5, loses to Edinburgh University Press by 115–77


Top twenty is an artifical cut-off, since Broadview Press lost to McGill-Queen's by only 100 to 97, and Indiana University Press lost to Broadview by only 106 to 101. And as readers pointed out, some presses inadvertently omitted, like Brill and Open Court, might well have been in the top 20 as well. (By the way, Continuum has now been acquired by Bloomsbury, but I imagine most readers would not have known that.)

Finally, at the very bottom of the list of 34 were Peter Lang, which lost to Oxford 412-3 (and lost to Rodopi by 63-52), and then Edwin Mellen Press, which lost to Oxford 407-1, and to Peter Lang by 73-39. I don't know much about either, but both do publish a significant number of philosophy titles.
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I can agree with Oxford being number one in fact...
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