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The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce our draft Good Practices Guide (GPG). Inspired by the Good Practices Scheme of the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy in the United Kingdom, the APA’s Good Practices Guide is intended to serve as a set of recommendations to help philosophers create and maintain an academic community based on mutual respect, fairness, inclusivity, and a commitment to scholarship and learning.

Public Comment Period

A public comment period for the GPG is now open. During this public comment period, which will last through spring 2018, we encourage you to read the draft Good Practices Guide and share your thoughts, questions, and concerns about its contents. To facilitate broader discussion about the Good Practices Guide, the APA Blog is running a series of posts covering each section of the guide in detail, and listening sessions will be held at each of the three divisional meetings in 2018. You can also send feedback and suggestions directly to

After the public comment period, we will use the feedback we receive to revise and update the Good Practices Guide before distributing it widely. Our hope is that the guide will continue to evolve over time to keep up with the changing needs of the profession.

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