About PDC

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving the scholarly community on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of essential reference materials, peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and research databases. We provide a full range of electronic publishing services, including digital workflow management and support for a range of both institutional and individual access options. This work includes customized electronic conversion services for print journals or series of any size. Other services include membership management for professional organizations, secure hosting of full-text content in any western language, order fulfillment for print or electronic journals, rights and permissions management, typesetting and graphic design services, conference registrations, and marketing services. Our range of services continues to expand to meet the needs of our clients and partners.

In addition to supporting teaching and research in philosophy and related disciplines, we try to expand the reach of philosophical work outside the classroom with the distribution of philosophy magazines, newsletters, and videos. We also jointly sponsor the APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs with the American Philosophical Association.

Advisory Board

  • Peter Caws,  George Washington University
  • Jaakko Hintikka,  Boston University
  • Paul Humphreys,  University of Virginia
  • Blake Landor,  University of Florida
  • Danielle Lories,  Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Fernando José de Rocha,  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Mark Rooks,  InteLex Corporation
  • Barry Smith,  University of Buffalo
  • Marie-Madeleine Varet,  Université de Franche-Comté
  • Staff

  • George Leaman, Director
  • Pam Swope, Accounting & Client Services
  • Andrea Grooms, Memberships & Customer Service
  • Susanne Mueller-Grote, Electronic Publishing & Marketing
  • Tasha Byers, Electronic Text Preparation
  • Greg Swope, Typesetting & Production
  • Diana Malsky, Typesetting & Design
  • Beth Stombock, Directories Information
  • Adam Smith, Fulfillment & Shipping
  • Announcements

  • OCLC announces new agreements with publishers around the world,
    adds more content and collections to WorldCat Local - Philosophy Documentation Center

    February 24, 2012

  • EBSCO Publishing and Philosophy Documentation Center Agreement Enables Mutual Customers Access
    to Scholarly Philosophy Content via EBSCO Discovery Service

    August 11, 2011

  • CrossRef announces New Members - Philosophy Documentation Center
    August 8, 2011

  • ProQuest and PDC reach Agreement to include Philosophy Documentation Center journal content in the Summon web-discovery service
    July 20, 2011

  • Membership Services for the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy now handled by the Philosophy Documentation Center
    September 29, 2010

  • The Philosophy Documentation Center to Preserve E-Journals in Portico
    July 26, 2010
  • Technology

    All digitization and electronic publishing work is done on site at PDC with technical support provided by Makrolog Content Management.

    Clients and Partners

    The Acorn: Journal of the Gandhi-King Society
    Accumen Publishing
    Agora Publications
    American Association of Philosophy Teachers
    American Catholic Philosophical Association
    American Philosophical Association
    Ancient Philosophy Society
    Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory
    Bradley Society
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy
    Canadian Philosophical Association
    Caribbean Philosophical Association
    Center for Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University
    Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas
    Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas
    Center for Inquiry
    Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova University
    Center for Process Studies
    Centre de Documentation et de Bibliographique Philosophiques (France)
    Centre d’Études Phénoménologiques (Belgium)
    Chiasmi International
    Chôra: Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médiévales
    CIACO s.c.r.l. (Belgium)
    Classical Association of the Atlantic States
    Cogito Society
    Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
    Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
    Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
    Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
    Department of Philosophy, University of Arkansas
    Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis
    Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu (Estonia)
    Dialogue and Universalism
    Duncker & Humblot
    Duquesne University Press
    EBSCO Information Services
    Éditions Ousia (Belgium)
    Editions Rodopi
    Elsevier B.V.
    Environmental Ethics
    Environmental Philosophy
    Equinox Publishing
    Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia
    Fordham University Press
    Foundation for International Philosophical Exchange
    Francis William Newman Society
    Gale/Cengage Learning
    G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal
    Harvard Review of Philosophy
    Hegel Society of America
    The Hegeler Institute
    Hume Society
    Imprint Academic
    Informatics Ltd.
    Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
    Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique - CNRS
    Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, Depaul University
    Institute for Vico Studies, Emory University
    Instituto Patristico Augustinianum
    International Association for Business and Society
    International Council of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (UNESCO)
    International Development Ethics Association
    International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP)
    International Phenomenological Society
    International Society for Ethics and Information Technology
    International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
    International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics
    International Studies in Philosophy
    Irish Philosophical Journal
    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Journal of Business Ethics Education
    The Journal of Critical Analysis
    Journal of Islamic Philosophy
    The Journal of Philosophy
    The Journal of Pre-College Philosophy
    Karl Rahner Society
    Korean Philosophical Association
    Legas Publishing
    Leibniz Society of North America
    Leverage Technologies
    Makrolog Content Management
    Marquette University Press
    Mathesis Publications
    Milk Bottle Productions
    National Institute for Newman Studies
    New Mountain Media, LLC
    Nietzsche Society
    Noesis Press, Ltd.
    North American Philosophical Publications
    North American Society for Social Philosophy
    Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children
    Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society
    Oxford University Press
    Periodicals Service Company
    The Personalist Forum
    The Philosopher's Magazine
    Philosophical Inquiry: International Quarterly
    Philosophical Society of Nepal
    Philosophical Society of Turkey
    Philosophical Studies (Ireland)
    Die Philosophin
    Philosophy Education Society
    Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization
    Philosophy Now
    Polish Journal of Philosophy
    ProQuest Information and Learning
    Public Interest Enterprises
    Radical Philosophy Association
    Recht für Deutschland
    Romanian Society for Phenomenology
    Sage Publications
    Semiotic Society of America
    Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
    Society for Business Ethics
    Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
    Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
    Society for Philosophy and Technology
    Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
    Society for Social and Political Philosophy
    Society of Christian Philosophers
    Southwestern Philosophical Society
    Stanford University
    Studies in Practical Philosophy
    Symposium: Canadian Journal for Continental Philosophy
    Teaching Philosophy Association
    Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
    Thomson Reuters (ISI)
    Total Library Solutions Ltd.
    Tulane University
    Universidad del País Vasco
    Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
    University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
    University of Arkansas Press
    University of Notre Dame Press
    Villanova University
    Walter de Gruyter
    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
    Zeta Books