The Journal of Value Inquiry is an international, peer-reviewed, philosophical quarterly devoted to the stimulation and communication of research in value studies. The journal explores the nature, origin, experiences and scope of value, as well as problems of value in such fields as culture, aesthetics, religion, social and legal theory or practice, ethics, education, and methodology, technology and the sciences. Founded in 1967 by James Wilbur, The Journal of Value Inquiry is a forum for presentation of the rich diversity of approaches available to value inquiry. It is committed to openness, cosmopolitanism, and the sharing of insights about humanity.

In addition to full-length essays, the journal publishes notes, communications to the editors, book reviews, interviews, dialogues, reports, and a news column.

  • Explores the nature, origin, experiences and scope of value
  • Examines problems of issues in moral and social and political philosophy with an emphasis on normative ethics, the history of ethics, and moral psychology
  • Offers special issues on topics in moral and political philosophy featuring leading international scholars
  • 92% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • John Hacker-Wright
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0.431 (2019)
Impact factor
0.429 (2019)
Five year impact factor
95 days
Submission to first decision
223 days
Submission to acceptance
66,183 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-0492
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0022-5363
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