Racial Inequality in Psychological Research: Trends of the Past and Recommendations for the FutureSteven O. Roberts , Carmelle Bareket-Shavit ,Forrest A. Dollins, Peter D. Goldie, and Elizabeth MortensonDepartment of Psychology, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford UniversityAbstractRace plays an important role in how people think, develop, and behave. In the current article, we queried more than26,000 empirical articles published between 1974 and 2018 in top-tier cognitive, developmental, and social psychologyjournals to document how often psychological research acknowledges this reality and to examine whether peoplewho edit, write, and participate in the research are systematically connected. We note several findings. First, across thepast five decades, psychological publications that highlight race have been rare, and although they have increased indevelopmental and social psychology, they have remained virtually nonexistent in cognitive psychology. Second, mostpublications have been edited by White editors, under which there have been significantly fewer publications thathighlight race. Third, many of the publications that highlight race have been written by White authors who employedsignificantly fewer participants of color. In many cases, we document variation as a function of area and decade. Weargue that systemic inequality exists within psychological research and that systemic changes are needed to ensure thatpsychological research benefits from diversity in editing, writing, and participation. To this end, and in the spirit of thefield’s recent emphasis on metascience, we offer recommendations for journals and authors.