About Us

Fifty Years of Professional Service

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving scholars on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of specialized reference materials, peer-reviewed journals and series, and conference proceedings. We provide a wide range of publishing services, including digital workflow management and secure online access for institutions, membership organizations, and individuals. We also provide production support and customized electronic conversion services for print collections of any size. Other services include membership management for learned societies, hosting of full-text content in any language, order fulfillment for print or electronic journals, rights management, typesetting and graphic design work, conference registrations, and online marketing.

  • Introduction to PDC Services (pdf)
  • PDC has a unique commitment to support teaching in philosophy and related fields. We try to expand the reach of philosophy outside the classroom, and sponsor the annual Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs with the American Philosophical Association.


    • George Leaman, Director
    • Pam Swope, Accounting & Client Services
    • Andrea Grooms, Memberships & Customer Service
    • Susanne Mueller-Grote, Electronic Publishing & Marketing
    • Greg Swope, Typesetting & Production
    • Diana Malsky, Typesetting & Design
    • Beth Stombock, Directories Information
    • Sue Harlow, Fulfillment & Claims

    Advisory Board

    • Peter Caws, George Washington University
    • Nikolaus Fogle, Villanova 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



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

    Clients and Partners

      Academic Publishing
      The Acorn: Journal of the Gandhi-King Society
      Agora Publications
      Akademia Ignatianum
      American Association of Philosophy Teachers
      American Catholic Philosophical Association
      American Philosophical Association
      Ancient Philosophy Society
      Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory
      Balkan Journal of Philosophy
      Bradley Society
      Canadian Philosophical Association
      Caribbean Philosophical Association
      Catholic University of America Press
      Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
      Center for Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University
      Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas
      Center for Digital Philosophy
      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)
      Cogito Society
      Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
      Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
      Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
      Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
      Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
      Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
      Department of Philosophy, University of Arkansas
      Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis
      Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Cleveland State University
      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
      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
      Google Scholar
      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 Association for Philosophy and Literature
      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 Philosophy, Science & Law
      The Journal of Pre-College Philosophy
      Karl Rahner Society
      Korean Philosophical Association
      Legas Publishing
      Leibniz Society of North America
      Libri Publishing
      Makrolog Content Management
      Marquette University Press
      Mathesis Publications
      Milk Bottle Productions
      National Catholic Bioethics Center
      National Institute for Newman Studies
      New Mountain Media, LLC
      Nietzsche Society
      Noesis Press, Ltd.
      North American Philosophical Publications
      North American Society for Social Philosophy
      North American Vexillological Association / Association nord-américaine de vexillologie
      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
      Philosophia Africana
      Philosophical Association of Kenya
      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
      PhilPapers Foundation
      Polish Journal of Philosophy
      ProQuest Information and Learning
      Public Interest Enterprises
      Radical Philosophy Association
      Recht für Deutschland
      Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
      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 Catholic Social Scientists
      Society of Christian Philosophers
      Southwestern Philosophical Society
      Stanford University
      Studies in Practical Philosophy
      SUNY Press
      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