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CFP: Fall 2020 Special Issue, FEMINIST RESPONSES TO PANDEMICS AND COVID-19. Submissions prepared for anonymous review by July 7, 2020 to Lauren[dot]Freeman[at]Louisville[dot]edu

The APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy invites papers and narrative essays on pandemics and COVID-19 informed by feminist philosophy.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

• racial, age or gender differences in illness and treatment

• medical racism

• duties toward the vulnerable

• care labor or care workers

• disability and discrimination

• the ethics of social distancing and self-isolation

• the magnification of already existing inequalities

• intimate partner violence

• the long-lasting effects on gender inequality

• parenting

• single-parenting

• pregnancy or birth

• dating when socially distant

• sex-work

• the gender gap in research

• social trust in science or experts

We are aiming for a very quick turnaround time, with a publication date of mid-fall.


Two different types of submissions are invited for this special issue:

1. Papers: philosophical papers should be no longer than 7000 words (including references and footnotes).

2. Narrative essays: short, narrative style essays should be 1000-2500 words in length. These essays should be less formal than standard philosophical papers.

The format for all submissions to the Newsletter is available on the APA website:

Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and must be submitted by July 7, 2020.

Send submissions to: Lauren[dot]Freeman[at]Louisville[dot]edu

Lauren Freeman

Editor, APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

University of Louisville, Department of Philosophy


Lauren Freeman

Editor of the Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

lauren.freeman [at]

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APA Best Practices in Journal Publishing

The May 2012 issue of the APA Proceedings ( Vol. 85, No. 5) includes a statement on Best Practices for Journals on pp. 59-63, which we excerpt here for those who cannot access the Publications available on the Members Only site of APAonline.

This was drafted by many members including those on the Committee on the Status and Future of the Profession, and journal editors such as Thom Brooks and Carol Gould, and includes the following sections:

I Guidelines for Journals

II Guidelines for Authors

III Guidelines for Referees

IV Editorial Practices Related to Copyright and Publication.

While you're at it, please feel free to also check out the APA Handbook on Placement Practices.

Journals relevant to our mission:


Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (FPQ) is an online, open access, triply anonymous and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting feminist philosophical scholarship. We welcome submissions from all areas and traditions of feminist philosophy, and our goal is to be a platform for philosophical research that engages the problems of our time in the broader world. We are free to authors and readers, so that no paywall comes between feminist philosophy and the greatest possible readership.


Samantha Brennan, University of Guelph

Carla Fehr, University of Waterloo

Alice MacLachlan, York University

Kathryn Norlock, Trent University

HYPATIA: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Hypatia is a forum for cutting edge work in feminist philosophy. Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Hypatia has been a catalyst for broadening and refining feminist philosophy as well as an invaluable resource for those who teach in this area. Feminist philosophy arises out of diverse traditions and methods within philosophy and is also richly interdisciplinary in orientation.Hypatia’s commitment to the development of feminist philosophy entails that, in all its policies and practices, Hypatia actively reflect and engage the diversity within feminism itself, the diverse experiences and situations of women, and the diverse forms that gender takes across the globe. Promoting diversity within feminist philosophy and philosophy in general is thus one of Hypatia’s core objectives.

The editors are committed to publishing articles that are broadly accessible. Hypatia serves as a resource for the wider women's studies community, for philosophers generally, and for all those interested in philosophical issues raised by feminism.

Hypatia reviews are now available online at Hypatia Reviews Online

HYPATIA: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Essays on the Place of Women in the Profession of Philosophy

Edited by Ann E. Cudd

Hypatia offers a Virtual Issue: an open access, online collection of articles on women in philosophy published by Hypatia over the years, assembled by Hypatia co-editor, Ann Cudd. This virtual issue brings together essays published over a twenty-year time span that address the question of women’s place in the profession of philosophy. It includes essays about women in the history of philosophy; empirical studies of the numbers of women at various stages in their careers; analytical essays about why women, including specifically women of color, are not reaching parity with white men in the profession; and what women are doing to change the representation of women in philosophy. By highlighting this important research, the virtual issue will contribute to the groundswell of efforts to make philosophy a more welcoming place for diverse people and ideas, thereby also improving the quality of philosophical thought.

Read the issue here.

The introduction can be found here.

In addition, the excellent paper, "Quantifying the Gender Gap," by Molly Paxton, Carrie Figdor and Valerie Tiberius, will appear as a "Musing" in the Fall issue of Hypatia (27.4), is published online.

Read this article on EarlyView

For Hypatia news and alerts, check out the new mobile app, "Philosophy Spotlight." It's sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell and features Hypatia, among a number of other WB Philosophy journals.

It's available for free download here.