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Another Serious Problem for Egalitarians

That is the “undercitation” of women and minority authors in philosophy. Thanks to a tipster who prefers to remain anonymous for this:

The SEP administrative staff has been following the discussion sparked

by Kieran Healy’s recent work regarding the undercitation of women

philosophers in articles published from 1993-2013 in four important

journals. …

We take this citation issue seriously and we are writing now to

encourage our authors, subject editors, and referees to help ensure

that SEP entries do not overlook the work of women or indeed of

members of underrepresented groups more generally.

So please keep this in mind as you write, revise, or referee an entry

for the SEP. And any time you notice a source missing from an SEP

entry (whether or not it is your own entry), you are welcome to write

to us.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and thank you for your

participation in the work of the SEP.

All the best,


Ed and Uri


Edward N. Zalta Principal Editor

Uri Nodelman Senior Editor

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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