The APA and the British Philosophical Association (BPA) have collaborated in surveying philosophy journals; 79 journals were selected to participate, and 43 submitted responses. The survey, which was conducted at the end of 2014, requested data about the journals’ submission rates, acceptance rates, and review process over the previous three years (2011, 2012, and 2013). The survey also asked questions about the percentages of papers submitted and accepted that were written by women and members of minority ethnic groups. The responses were provided by journal editors, and in those cases where journals do not record this kind of information, editors received data from their publishers to enable them to give responses.
The APA and BPA are grateful to all those who took part and contributed their time in gathering and sharing this information.
We hope to be able to involve more journals in the survey in the future, and to repeat the survey on a regular basis to update the results. To request that a journal be added to future surveys, please contact the APA's publications coordinator, Erin Shepherd.
For each of the journals titles below, clicking on the link will open a new tab in your browser where you can see that journal’s response to the survey. By clicking several titles and switching between tabs, you’ll be able to compare answers given by different journals. A spreadsheet with all of the responses (.xlsx) is available for download.