I'm a PhD candidate, but I still don't read many journals. Where should I start if I want to be up-to-date? One of my areas is epistemology, but this can be a more open ended question if need be.

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    @Carl great question! It might help if we get some context -- what have you found out, or what do you read already -- Speculations, Collapse...? – Joseph Weissman Jun 17 '11 at 12:28
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    Agree with @Joe some more context would make this question eminently and relevantly answerable - are you looking for a survey article? What particular field are you interested in? – Chuck Jun 17 '11 at 13:39
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    @Carl: the same ones your advisor, chair, and other members of your dissertation committee read! (This is only partly tongue-in-cheek. Seriously, get to know what they're reading.) – Ben Hocking Jun 17 '11 at 13:54
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    @Ben and importantly, the same ones your advisor, chair and dissertation committee publish in! – Seamus Jun 17 '11 at 14:48
  • @Seamus: even better advice! – Ben Hocking Jun 17 '11 at 14:57

I guess the main journals would be Mind, Synthese, Erkenntnis. (This might just betray my Philosophy of Science bias though). Also worthy of note is the Oxford Studies in Epistemology.

Having said this, I don't think scouring new journal articles is the best place to start. You'll want to check out some recent "compendium" type volume of epistemology, like the Blackwell Guide to Epistemology. Once you've found your feet you should begin to get a feel for where your sort of stuff gets published by seeing where stuff you've enjoyed reading was published...

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