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| slogan = | areas = | offices = | traded to date = | commercial = | type = Online encyclopedia| registration = | language = | num_users = | content_license = | programming_language = | owner = | author = James Fieser| editor = James Fieser and Bradley DowdenInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) is a scholarly online encyclopedia, dealing with philosophy, philosophical topics, and philosophers.Oxford University ARCH Project,weblink accessed 11 September 2017. The IEP combines open access publication with peer reviewed publication of original papers. Contribution is generally by invitation, and contributors are recognized and leading international specialists within their field.Oxford University ARCH Project,weblink accessed 11 September 2017. See also Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No. 4, p. 12.

History

The IEP was founded by philosopher James Fieser in 1995, operating through a non-profit organization with the aim of providing accessible and scholarly information on philosophy.WEB, About the IEP,weblink Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The current general editors are philosophers James Fieser and Bradley Dowden, with the staff also including numerous area editors as well as volunteers.'Law in free internet encyclopedia of philosophy (SEP and IEP)', in University of Chicago Library News, 22 January 2011,weblink accessed 11 September 2017; see also Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29,No.4, p.12. The entire website was redesigned in the summer of 2009, moving from static HTML pages to the open-source publishing platform WordPress.WEB, IEP Staff,weblink Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy,

Organization

The intended audience for the IEP is philosophy students and faculty who are not specialists within the field, and thus articles are written in an accessible style.Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 12. Articles consist of a brief survey or overview, followed by the body of the article, and an annotated bibliography.Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p. 12. Articles are searchable either by an alphabetical index or through a Google-power search mechanism.Kooy, B. 2015. 'Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy', in Reference Review, Vol.29, No.4, p. 12.

Usage

Similarweb analytics suggest that the IEP website is accessed worldwide between two and three million times per month.Similarweb data on IEP, at www.similarweb.com, accessed 18 September 2017. Some 75% of this usage is through internet searches, 18% is through direct access, and 5% through referral, with the referring websites including other reference websites and university library guides.Similarweb data on IEP, at www.similarweb.com, accessed 18 September 2017.

Recognition

The IEP is included by the American Library Association in its listing of Best Free Reference Sites;American Library Association (Reference and User Services Association) website,weblink accessed 11 September 2017. listed as an online philosophy resource by the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations;Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations,weblink accessed 12 September 2017 listed by EpistemeLinks as one of the "outstanding resources" in philosophy on the internet;EpistemeLinks,weblink accessed 12 September 2017 and listed as a reliable resource in many university philosophy guides.See for instance, Cambridge University,weblink accessed 12 September 2017

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