The Imprint is one of the first serials published by MPublishing. It was founded in the spirit of the open access movement, which–broadly–seeks to make scholarship more widely available outside traditional publishing models, as well as promoting a future in which funds currently spent on journal subscriptions are redirected to the electronic dissemination of scholarship for free. In fact, part of the Imprint’s mission is to to combine the permanence and authority of print with the instant and universal accessibility of the Internet.
The Imprint is not restricted to any particular field or school of philosophy. Its target audience consists primarily of academic philosophers and philosophy students, but it also aims to attract non-academic readers to philosophy by making excellent philosophical scholarship available without license or subscription.