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We’re delighted to announce that all research articles accepted for publication in Utilitas from 24th October 2023 will be ‘open access’; published with a Creative Commons licence and freely available to read online (see the journal’s Open Access Options page for available licence options). The costs of open access publication will be covered through agreements between the publisher and the author’s institution, payment of APCs by funding bodies, or else waived entirely, ensuring every author can publish and enjoy the benefits of OA. 

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  • ISSN: 0953-8208 (Print), 1741-6183 (Online)
  • Editor: Professor Ben Eggleston University of Kansas, USA
  • Editorial board
Utilitas is one of the leading international journals in ethics, offering high quality research in all aspects of the development of utilitarian thought and in all areas in which utilitarianism has made a contribution. As a pioneering, interdisciplinary journal, Utilitas will be of interest not only to moral philosophers but also to economists, political theorists, intellectual historians and legal theorists.

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