Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy



The “Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy” manifesto was published in 2021, aiming to address the structural inequality between native and non-native speakers in academic philosophy. The manifesto asks philosophers, in their work as scholars, editors, and members of departments, of hiring committees and scholarly societies, to endorse, promote and apply the following five principles:


  • To evaluate, as a rule, publications, presentations, proposals and submissions without giving undue weight to their authors’ linguistic style, fluency or accent;
  • To collect, to the extent that it is feasible, statistics about non-native speakers’ submissions (to journals, presses and conferences), and/or to implement self-identification of non-native speaker status;
  • To include, to the extent that it is feasible, non-native speakers within journal editorial boards, book series editorships, scientific committees etc.;
  • To invite, to the extent that it is feasible, non-native speakers to contribute to journal special issues, edited collections, conferences etc.;
  • To provide, to the extent that it is feasible, educational and hiring opportunities to non-native speakers.


As of December 2021, the original manifesto was signed by over 700 individual scholars in over 35 countries. Below we list the scholarly institutions, i.e. journals, societies etc. that have committed to implementing and abiding by the Barcelona Principles.




1 – British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (joined July 2022)

2 – Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (joined April 2022)

3 – Ergo (joined April 2022)

4 – Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (joined January 2022)

5 – European Journal for Philosophy of Science (joined December 2021)

6 – History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (joined February 2022)

7 – Journal of Applied Philosophy (joined May 2022)

8 – Philosophical Psychology (joined October 2021)

9 – The Journal of Ethics (joined January 2022)



10 – British Society for the Philosophy of Science (joined July 2022)

11 – European Philosophy of Science Association (joined December 2021)

12 – Minorities in Philosophy UK (joined February 2022)

13 – Philosophy of Science Association (joined May 2022)

14 – Sociedade Brasileira de Filosofia Analítica (joined January 2022)

15 – Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (joined February 2022)

16 – The Aristotelian Society (joined May 2022)



17 – Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy (joined December 2021)

18 – CLEA Research Group – Cognition, Language, Enactivism and Affectivity (joined February 2022)

19 – Egenis – Exeter Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (joined February 2022)



The Barcelona Principles institutional list is currently maintained by Felipe Carvalho (UFMG), Amandine Catala (UQAM), Çağla Çimendereli (Syracuse), Filippo Contesi (Barcelona) and Anna Klieber (Sheffield). Please email if your institution is considering signing up.