Statement of Non-Cooperation with the Journal of Political Philosophy (updated with list of signatories)

[Originally published on April 29,2023] The following resolution, prompted by recent developments at the Journal of Political Philosophy, was drafted by Simon Căbulea May (Florida State) with input from others.

Posted at, it says:

In light of:

    • the recent decision taken by John Wiley and Sons to terminate Prof. Robert Goodin’s editorship of the Journal of Political Philosophy at the end of 2023,
    • the consequent resignations of the vast majority of the journal’s editorial board,
    • and the inadequate explanation offered by Wiley as to their decision,

we the undersigned resolve, from the point at which Prof. Goodin is no longer the editor of the journal, to:

    • decline any invitation to join the editorial board of the journal, 
    • refuse any request to review papers submitted for publication in the journal, and
    • refrain from submitting any papers for publication in the journal

unless and until:

    • the decision to terminate Prof. Goodin’s editorship is rescinded,
    • full editorial independence of the editors over the journal’s publications is restored, and
    • all questions concerning the future relationship between Wiley and the journal are resolved to the satisfaction of the editorial board as recently constituted.

Scholars who work on topics in or adjacent to political philosophy and theory, social philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and related areas are invited to sign the statement. To do so, go here. (Please include your institutional affiliation, if applicable, in lieu of your location, when signing.)

Professor May writes:

I have created a petition on concerning the current crisis at the Journal of Political Philosophy. I urge all scholars who work on topics in or adjacent to political philosophy and theory, social philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and related areas to sign the statement. 

As discussed in Thursday’s post, Wiley has removed Bob Goodin as the editor of JPP as of the end of 2023. Their explanation for this step is that there has been a “complete breakdown of professional communication” between Goodin and them. This is an entirely inadequate explanation. If a breakdown in communication were the problem, there is no reason why Wiley could not have brought the matter to the attention of the editorial board instead of acting in a unilateral and heavy-handed manner. In consequence, the vast majority of the editorial board have now submitted their resignations.

Wiley’s explanation is all the more dubious insofar as they have pressured journal editors to massively increase the number of papers they accept for publication. This pressure threatens to undermine the integrity of the peer-reviewed journal system and turn excellent venues for quality research into nothing more than crumbling paper mills. To be sure, there is an interesting question whether the top journals in political philosophy (and other areas) should accept more articles. Perhaps their current acceptance rates are overly restrictive. But this is an academic question that can only be answered by academic philosophers on academic grounds. It cannot be answered by publishing houses looking to maximise the profits they can extract from the labour we freely provide. Editorial independence over our journals is essential—without that independence, a journal publication will mean precious little.

The petition is in essence a call to strike action: a refusal to be associated with, submit to, or review for the Journal of Political Philosophy unless Wiley rescinds its decision, restores editorial control over the journal, and reaches an agreement with the editorial board, as recently constituted, as to the future relationship between Wiley and the journal. 

The stakes here are a great deal higher than whether a particular person continues in a particular role—the petition has not been created at Prof. Goodin’s behest or on his behalf. Rather, the stakes concern the very existence of the Journal of Political Philosophy and, by extension, all other philosophy journals published by Wiley. There are many difficult financial, logistical, and technical questions about the future of academic publishing that need to be answered in creative, even radical, ways. The status quo may be unsustainable. But the future of academic publishing cannot lie in surrendering editorial control over our journals to the publishing houses. Wiley may own the Journal of Political Philosophy, but it does not belong to them.

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UPDATE (4/30/23): Below is a periodically updated list of signatories.

990 signatories as of roughly 9:00AM (Eastern) on May 8th, 2023:

1 Simon May Florida State University
2 Jonathan Quong University of Southern California
3 David Johnson Stanford Social Innovation Review
4 Paul Schofield Bates College
5 Anna Stilz Princeton University
6 Karl Widerquist Georgetown University
7 Jake Monaghan University of Southern California
8 Micah Schwartzman University of Virginia
9 Kian Mintz-Woo University College Cork
10 Steve Cooke University of Leicester
11 James Lindley Wilson University of Chicago
12 Brian Berkey University of Pennsylvania
13 Christopher Bertram University of Bristol
14 James Chamberlain University of Sheffield
15 Catriona McKinnon University of Exeter
16 Pablo Magaña University of Lisbon
17 Steven Heyman Illinois Tech
18 Adrian Blau King’s College London
19 Daniel Butt Oxford University
20 Ben Laurence University of Chicago
21 Jeromey Sims University of North Texas
22 Alexandru Volacu University of Bucharest
23 Allyn Fives University of Galway
24 Brian Leiter University of Chicago
25 Kristi Olson Bowdoin College
26 Faisal Bhabha York University
27 Adina Preda Trinity College Dublin
28 Amir Zaki University of California Riverside
29 Alasia Nuti University of York
30 Gideon Yaffe Yale University
31 Mathias Risse Harvard University
32 Martin O’Neill University of York
33 Michael Walschots Martin Luther University
34 George Boss University of Bristol
35 John Filling University College London
36 James Goodrich University of Wisconsin Madison
37 Andrew Koppelman Northwestern University
38 Andrew Shorten University of Limerick
39 Ryan Pevnick New York University
40 Matthew Kramer Cambridge University
41 Alan Strudler University of Pennsylvania
42 Michael Pratt Queen’s University
43 Erin Beeghly University of Utah
44 Michael Otsuka Rutgers University
45 Moti Gorin Colorado State University
46 David Wiens University of California San Diego
47 Jeff McMahan Oxford University
48 Oliviero Angeli TU Dresden
49 Juri Viehoff University of Manchester
50 Isa Lappalainen Uppsala University
51 Joel Pust University of Delaware
52 Justin Weinberg University of South Carolina
53 Jorge Pinto University of Minho
54 Ben Colburn University of Glasgow
55 Christopher Morris University of Maryland
56 Paul Weithman University of Notre Dame
57 Gustavo Beade Austral University of Chile
58 James Edwards Oxford University
59 William A. Edmundson Georgia State University
60 Chiara Cordelli University of Chicago
61 Eleonore Neufeld University of Massachusetts Amherst
62 Mark LeBar Florida State University
63 Karamvir Chadha Durham University
64 Andrew Sepielli University of Toronto
65 Michael Frazer University of East Anglia
66 John Oberdiek Rutgers University
67 Brookes Brown University of Pennsylvania
68 Susanne Burri Konstanz University
69 William Bülow Uppsala University
70 Ingrid Robeyns Utrecht University
71 Marcos Picchio University of Wisconsin Madison
72 Mollie Gerver King’s College London
73 Miklos Zala Central European University
74 Shane Glackin University of Exeter
75 Sophia Moreau University of Toronto
76 Desmond Jagmohan University of California Berkeley
77 Katrina Forrester Harvard University
78 Sean Ingham University of California San Diego
79 Niko Kolodny University of California Berkeley
80 Aidan McGlynn University of Edinburgh
81 Nathan Feldman Columbia University
82 Robert Talisse Vanderbilt University
83 Chris Armstrong University of Southampton
84 Avery Kolers University of Louisville
85 Jacob T. Levy McGill University
86 Kurt Sylvan University of Southampton
87 Joel Anderson Utrecht University
88 Neville Morley University of Exeter
89 Luca Ferrero University of California Riverside
90 Sam Director Florida Atlantic University
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92 Jean Cohen Columbia University
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95 Klara Andersson University of Pittsburgh
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194 Sara Hassani Providence College
195 John Rudisill College of Wooster
196 Pekka Vayrynen University of Leeds
197 Nancy Fraser The New School
198 Zach Hoskins University of Nottingham
199 Anthony Nguyen University of Southern California
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451 Alice Crary The New School
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486 Jeremy Letwin King’s College London
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492 Tae-Yeoun Keum University of California Santa Barbara
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495 Michael Caie University of Toronto
496 Khanh Vu University of Warwick
497 Avshalom Schwartz Stanford University
498 Dorothea Touwen Leiden University
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501 Svenja Ahlhaus University of Hamburg
502 Andy Lamey University of California San Diego
503 Ryoa Chung University of Montreal
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505 Michel Seymour University of Montreal
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581 Jennifer Morton University of Pennsylvania
582 Karen Jones University of Melbourne
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615 Justin Bernstein Free University Amsterdam
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638 Stijn Neuteleers Open University Netherlands
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Junior Academic
4 months ago

I share the petitioners’ anger towards Wiley and laud the goal of protecting the integrity of academic publishing. But I worry about the specifics of the boycott, especially the call to “refuse any request to review papers submitted for publication in the journal”. What of the junior or aspiring academics who have a paper currently under review there, perhaps awaiting additional reviews, who could not have known what was about to transpire, and who do not have the luxury of being able to be picky about where to submit, and who could not reasonably be asked to forgo a prestigious publishing opportunity? I wonder, non-rhetorically: is there a way of taking collective action that doesn’t directly cause additional misery for innocent bystanders of this sort? (Note that while I am a junior academic, my area of specialisation means that JPP was never a target journal for me anyway – so this isn’t about personal stakes)

Reply to  Junior Academic
4 months ago

Thanks for the question. As Justin mentions, since Prof. Goodin’s removal is not immediate, there will be time before the boycott prevents people from reviewing currently submitted or R&R papers. I would certainly not refuse a request to review a paper from any of the current editorial team. But I would not myself submit a wholly new paper to the journal until the situation is satisfactorily resolved.

Reply to  Junior Academic
4 months ago

JPP should not and will not remain a “prestigious publishing opportunity” under these conditions.

J Edeltrud Hackett
J Edeltrud Hackett
Reply to  Junior Academic
4 months ago

Junior colleagues should be warned about publishing in a journal whose integrity has been compromised already. They should pull their papers and go elsewhere.

Reply to  J Edeltrud Hackett
4 months ago

This seems like horrendous advice to junior colleagues. Not submitting to this journal in the future is one thing, but suggesting that our junior colleagues should pull papers currently in review and start the process again with their tenure clock running is highly problematic. I certainly hope no one reviewing tenure cases has such a kneejerk reaction to seeing JPP articles in tenure files!

Reply to  J Edeltrud Hackett
4 months ago

Like Tim, I do not believe anyone should take any precipitous action in pulling papers that are currently at some point in the review process at JPP. Nor should the boycott be interpreted as exhorting people to do that.

In addition to the interests of junior people coming up for tenure, there is also the work already done by reviewers and editors that should be taken into account. I think it should be enough to make clear to Wiley that there is no future to the journal without editorial independence without having to cause significant harm to anyone in the short term.

My hope is that a massive, immediate, and unambiguous show of support from the broader political philosophy community will demonstrate to Wiley the need for them to negotiate an appropriate resolution with the current editorial team very quickly, so that we can all get back to normal as soon as possible.

Last edited 4 months ago by SCM
Lev Anter
4 months ago

Shouldn’t we as a reaction to this unacceptable behavior, respond with a proportionate response? Wiley has decided to value profits over their reputation & integrity. We must show Wiley and others who wish to follow foot why, in the field of philosophy, this is unacceptable. I would create a separate more general petition which includes the following:

  • Beginning Immediately we will refrain from buying any Wiley product for teaching or personal use
  • Beginning Immediately we will refrain from sponsoring, advertising, or recommending any Wiley product.
  • ….

Not only this but we should, likewise, put this on social media to protest such profit-seeking choices and urge anyone who wishes to sign and adhere to this more general petition to do so.

In this manner, we would be able to take a two-prong approach. One with a more general protest against profit-seeking in philosophy, and a more narrow approach from refusing to support such journals as we see here. Maybe even include an alternative version for grad students and the non-tenured so they can sign anonymously with verification.

This Wiley Mindset has harmed this field before, has harmed this field now, and will continue to harm this field. We cannot sit back and continue to be so accommodating.

Of course, I would recommend someone more personally involved in the controversy to actually spark this and involve that ethos here. Also they can likely, you know, draw my bite back as is needed.

Another consideration would be the lack of response making Wiley and others more brazen.

MMargaret Atherton
MMargaret Atherton
Reply to  Lev Anter
4 months ago

Wiley Blackwell publishes a lot of books in philosophy. A boycott of the extent you advise would disadvantage of people who are not otherwise engaged in this matter (including me.)

Reply to  Lev Anter
4 months ago

Let’s say academic publishing were accepted as integral to the purpose and functioning of universities, and that universities decided, collectively, that academic publishing should not be controlled by parasitic firms. In 2023, the combined endowments of US universities summed to US$700b. Assuming 0.06% annual growth, US endowments earn a combined annual income of US$42B. Universities could decide to direct 5% of this income to non-profit academic journals, i.e., US$2.1B. An intervention of this kind could rapidly undermine the business models of the big five commercial publishers as well-resourced non-profit journals rise to challenge the incumbent commercial journals. Universities could simultaneously stipulate that where their faculty provide services to for-profit journals, they would be required to charge the standard university-determined external consultancy fee, i.e., a minimum of US$200 per hour. Univerisities could return a share of this new revenue source to their endowments, although it would inevitably decline over time as the commercial publishers lost their market share and then eventually collapsed.

Reply to  Jensen
4 months ago

I would like to know how much universities around the world spend, in total, on academic journals via their library subscriptions and via publication fees. Then how much of that is for philosophy, insofar as that can be determined, more-or-less. And then how many journals could be run with all that money. Let the universities own the journals and pay for their operations, and stop spending money on receiving back the fruits of the labour of the people they already employ.

Last edited 4 months ago by SCM
Publishing and perishing
Reply to  Jensen
4 months ago

US universities already direct funds to their own non-profit presses. Despite this, university presses, OUP aside, don’t dominate in the way the for-profits tend to.

Reply to  Publishing and perishing
4 months ago

Sure, but not 5%. And let’s see how the for-profits fare without subsidies, i.e., free expert labor

Louis F. Cooper
Louis F. Cooper
4 months ago

I don’t really fit into the category of people invited to sign the petition, so I wasn’t planning to. However, I was curious to see the list of signatories so far. Unfortunately, there is no obvious way to see the list of signatories on the site. So I clicked “sign the petition” thinking that might be a way to see the list and that there would be a further step before actually signing. That was a wrong guess: I still couldn’t see the list of signatories but my name was added to the petition. (Oh, well.)

P.s. I would think the petition’s impact would be increased if it were possible to access the names of all the signatories. However, unless there’s some link or button on the site that I missed, it isn’t.

Last edited 4 months ago by Louis F. Cooper
Sergio Tenenbaum
Sergio Tenenbaum
Reply to  Louis F. Cooper
4 months ago

The petition owners can download the signatories when they eventually send the petition to Wiley or at any other time. But makes only comments visible, not a list of signatories.

Reply to  Louis F. Cooper
4 months ago

As Sergio mentions, this is apparently, and unfortunately, now standard practice at I have downloaded a list of the signatures so far and am currently checking for people’s institutional affiliations. I will send it to Justin to post here, with an updated list tomorrow, etc.

4 months ago

I have compiled the list from a spreadsheet downloaded from Not everyone who signed the petition seemed to me to be someone professionally involved in the discipline, so I have not included their names. If you signed the petition earlier than about 5:00pm EST Sunday 30 April, give or take, but don’t see your name in the list, please email me so I can rectify that. smay at fsu dot edu

Moreover, if the institutional affiliation next to your name is incorrect, please email me so I can correct that too. smay at fsu dot edu

David Wallace
4 months ago

Justin Weinberg and Brian Leiter as signatories to the same petition: surely a portent that the End Times are near.

Helen Lauer
4 months ago

 Robert Goodin for decades has been a wielder of the moral compass at the intersection of economics, political philosophy, decision theory, inductivist logic — as important a leader in these domains as Burton Dreben (Quine’s teacher) was in mathematical logic (and more prolific!)
Yet here we are.
It couldn’t get more distopian in academic publishing. The next stage will be where such outrage and epistemicide will no longer register as such.  

Reply to  Helen Lauer
4 months ago

Burt Dreben was Quine’s student, not his teacher. Dreben was born in 1927, Quine in 1908