The Effects of the Pandemic on Journal Submissions


Journal editors: how has the pandemic been affecting submissions to your journals over the past eight months?

Has there been an increase or decrease overall? Have there been differential effects on submission rates for different demographics (gender, race, etc.) or type of institutional affiliation? Have there been other changes you’ve noticed?

Some research has shown that women’s journal submission rates across academia have decreased during the pandemic; it would be useful to hear about the extent to which this trend and others are apparent in philosophy.

[Update: In light of some of the initial comments on this post, we might also ask about whether journals are publishing less as a result of pandemic-related obstacles to processing, reviewing, editing, and publishing articles.]

While we await replies from journal editors, here’s a beguiling music video of graphs of the movement of a variety of objects:


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