From Philipp Blum (see comments on his related post on Daily Nous):
Dialectica, funded in 1947 by Gaston Bachelard, Paul Bernays and Ferdinand Gonseth, is a general philosophy journal published by Blackwell-Wiley. It is edited in Switzerland, publishes predominantly systematic and theoretical philosophy and aims to become the best journal on the European Continent. Since 2000, it practices double-blind refereeing and blind editing. We have recently updated our submission statistics (since 2000) and would like to share the following information, of possible interest to the feminist community:
- In 2013, we published 28 articles and a total of 611 pages (549 excluding commissioned book reviews),
– Of 298 articles submitted in 2013, 34 were accepted, which gives an acceptance rate of 11.41 %.
– Our turn-around time is reasonably quick (median of 3 months) and our backlog is small (currently accepted papers are published in 4/2014).
– Currently, about 12% of our submissions are authored by women. This has been constant over the last 14 years and is surprising and worrying. What could explain this fact? What should be done about it?
(The acceptance rate of female submissions in 2013 (16%), however, is higher than the one of male submissions (14%). This has also been constant over the last 14 years.)
According to Sally Haslanger, in 2013 31.4% of philosophy PhDs in the US were earned by women. According to Kathryn Norlock, as many as 21% of employed philosophers in the US are women. The BPA-SWIPUK report for 2008-2011 says that in the UK 29% of philosophy PhDs were completed by women and that they are 24% of permanent staff.
The full statistics are available here: