This database provides listings for university philosophy departments, research centers, professional organizations, journals, and publishers world-wide. Outlines of complete listings for each are provided below. Please note that certain terms (e.g. "department", "institute", "faculty") can have different meanings in different countries.

College or University philosophy department

A complete department listing includes:

  • College or University Name
  • Affiliation: state, private, religious (e.g. Roman Catholic)
  • Total university enrollment
  • Highest degree offered in philosophy
  • Department name
  • Assistantship info (US and Canada only)
  • Program emphasis
  • Complete address (with postal code)
  • Telephone and fax numbers (with country / city code as appropriate)
  • E-mail (general)
  • E-mail (individual - department administrator)
  • Web Site
  • Wikipedia URL
  • A complete listing for EACH philosopher in each department includes:

  • Last name, First name
  • Highest degree earned
  • Current academic position
  • Office phone number
  • Email address
  • Personal website (if available)
  • Personal photograph
  • LinkedIn URL
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Social media link
  • Up to 3 philosophical specialties (list of specialties)

    We also include such information for independent scholars not currently affiliated with a college or university.
  • Research Centers, Institutes, Societies, Professional Organizations

  • Organization Name
  • Complete Address (with postal code)
  • Telephone and fax numbers (with country / city code)
  • E-mail address
  • Web site
  • Wikipedia listing (URL)
  • Purpose
  • Activities
  • Meetings
  • Officers (names of Director, Secretary, Treasurer, Administrator, etc)
  • Publications (if any)
  • Membership requirement (if any)
  • Dues (if any)
  • Other Info
  • Scholarly Journals

  • Journal Title
  • Editors
  • Editorial address (with postal code)
  • Editorial E-mail address
  • Journal URL
  • Format (print, electronic, print + electronic)
  • ISSN and e-ISSN
  • Purpose
  • Sponsor (society or philosophy dept)
  • Manuscript Info (type of material published? blind-review? evaluation time?)
  • Book Reviews (if yes, are they invited, unsolicited, both?)
  • Frequency of publication (annual, quarterly, etc)
  • Publisher
  • Copyright information (who holds copyright)
  • Current subscription rates
  • Number of articles submitted per year
  • Acceptance rate
  • Advertising (does the journal accept ads? Paid, Exchange?)
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Philosophy Publishers

  • Company name
  • Complete address (with postal code)
  • Telephone and fax numbers (with country / city code as appropriate)
  • E-mail (general)
  • Web Site
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Founding date
  • Journals (current philosophy titles only)
  • Series (current philosophy series only)
  • Philosophy acquisitions editor (name and contact info)
  • E-mail (philosophy editor)
  • Particular specialtizations in philosophy
  • Update Listings Online

    Listings can be updated online by authorized editors. There is ONE authorized editor for each listing. To set up an editorial account:

  • 1) Go to
  • 2) Enter your name, title, and e-mail address as indicated. Enter the name of your philosophy department, center, society, journal, or publishing company in the text box so we can identify your listing. Then click “Next”.
  • 3) Review your request before submitting it to us. If it’s correct click “Yes”.
  • 4) We will check our database for your listing and send you an authorization code by email.
    This may take some time so please be patient.
  • 5) Click on the authorization link in the email to complete the registration process.
  • 6) You will then be asked to choose a username and password. You're done!
  • NOTE: Usernames cannot be changed. Please select a username that is appropriate for the entry.

    The system needs about 15 minutes to copy your access information to all servers.
    You can then log in at and edit your listing as needed.

    Need help with this procedure? A step by step guide is available here.

    Editorial Office

    All questions relating to submissions should be addressed to the research editor:

    Elizabeth Stombock
    Directories Research Editor
    Philosophy Documentation Center
    P. O. Box 7147, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906-7147 - USA

    Phone: 434-220-3300
    Toll Free (US & Canada): 800-444-2419
    Fax: 434-220-3301
    E-mail: data [@]

    We welcome all assistance in any language to help us improve this resource.