Moral Philosophy and Politics (MOPP) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes original philosophical articles on issues of public relevance. ‘Public relevance’ is to be understood in a broad sense. Of particular interest to the journal are the philosophical assessment of policy and its normative basis, analyses of the philosophical underpinnings or implications of political debate and reflection on the justice or injustice of the social and political structures which regulate human action.


MOPP is committed to the ideal of clarity, evidence-based thinking and intellectual openness; interdisciplinary work and historical approaches will be considered as long as they are relevant to contemporary issues. MOPP will consider publishing both theoretical and meta-ethical work as well as work concerned with conceptual problems, if such work sheds light on political, moral, economic and social issues of contemporary societies. Contributors are expected to make clear how their work relates to these issues.


MOPP is indexed in Scopus and the Philosopher's Index as well as numerous further services (full list).


Accepted papers are published online ahead of print and authors may post the papers as published 12 months after the print publication on their own or instituational (non-profit) webpages.


MOPP has a policy of making selected papers of every issue freely available. They can be downloaded here. All of the 2014 papers are curently available free of charge (more info).