JBSP: COVID-19 Updates

Amid global concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Journal of British Society of Phenomenology (JBSP) and its publishers, Taylor & Francis, are closely monitoring the situation with respect to the print edition of the journal.

10 May 2020: JBSP print edition to resume

We are happy to inform you that from Monday 11 May, the print and distribution of the JBSP will be resumed, first copies should be dispatched by 18th May. Online publication has not been disrupted.

There may still be delays in shipping as some countries are still operating reduced or closed postal services. For further information from Taylor & Francis please view their FAQs.

If you have any questions about your membership, online access, or missing copies of the paper version of the journal, please see the information and contact details on the JBSP homepage at BSP Online.


10 April 2020: Statement on JBSP print edition

The publishers of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology – Taylor & Francis – have been in touch with the journal editorial collective to let us know what they are doing to manage their publishing operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

As of 10 April 2020, Taylor & Francis have temporarily ceased printing the paper version of the journal. However, the JBSP will continue to publish online according to schedule at JBSP Online at Taylor & Francis Online, and online access to the journal content is in no way affected.

When Taylor & Francis resume printing, all JBSP subscribers will receive the print issues that would have been dispatched during the period in which printing ceased.

This decision by Taylor & Francis is fully endorsed by the Executive Committee of the BSP. Patrick O’Connor, president of the BSP, writes this is a ‘necessary, sensible and responsible decision’.

Further information

Taylor & Francis have taken this decision due to massive disruptions to the distribution supply chain for printed journals: as of the first week of April the postal services of 42 countries have stopped accepting inward deliveries. In addition, many air mail services in and out of our major print hubs in the UK, US and Singapore are no longer operating due to reduced air freight capacity. Finally, a significant number of institutions that receive print journals to are closed for business and are no longer accepting post.

Taylor & Francis are keeping the situation under close review, especially with regard to public health concerns, and will keep us updated with any changes. As soon as the BSP receive any updates, we will pass the information on to our JBSP subscribers.

For further information, please view the Taylor & Francis FAQs.

Online access to the JBSP

If you have any problems accessing the JBSP Online, please see the information on the JBSP homepage at BSP Online.