The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

Dear Friends!

An International Agency for the Development of Culture, Education and Science(IADCES), incollaborationwiththeUniversity of Oxford (United Kingdom)invites you to publish in the scientific periodical journal

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

ISSN 0007-0882

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is firmly established as one of the world's leading journals in its field. With its distinctive combination of theoretical and practical approaches to the issues ofphilosophy of science, the journal offers readers a unique opportunity to stay in touch with the latest developments in this rapidly evolving area.

Publishing periodicity –4 issues/year.

Partofthe print run is dispatched to the libraries of major universities worldwide.

TheJournalisintendedforstudents, Master’sDegreestudents, post-graduate students, Ph.D. students, post-graduate degree seekers, recent graduates, instructors, and research workers in different countries.

The edition materials are posted in ScopusandWebofScience.

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.537

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.267

Impact factor: 1.738

5-Yr impact factor: 1.737

*2016 Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters

The deadline for submitting papers for the next journal issue is25 December 2017.

Issuedispatchdate – within 180 workdays following the Articles submission deadline

Main subjects areas of the Journal:


  • ArtsandHumanities
  • History
  • SocialSciences
  • PhilologyandLinguistics
  • InternationalRelations
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy




Professor Steven French

Department of Philosophy
University of Leeds, UK

Professor MichelaMassimi

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland


Dr Elizabeth Hannon

London School of Economics and Political Science, European Institute


Guido Bacciagaluppi

University of Aberdeen

Lara Buchak

UC Berkeley

Ellen Clarke

University of Oxford

Roman Frigg

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Alyssa Ney

University of Rochester

Anya Plutynski

Washington University, St. Louis

Robert Rupert

University of Colorado

Paul Weirich

University of Missouri

Daniel Weiskopf

Georgia State University

How to publish a paper

  1. Send the manuscript and information about the author to the Editorial Board address:
  1. Manuscripts are accepted only by e-mail.
  2. After a review, you will be sent a postal message in 30 days with a full cost estimate and payment options.
  3. Pay for processing the manuscript and publishing the paper by using the payment details sent to you.
  4. After the Journal has been published, we will send it to you immediately by mail.

Cost of services

Service / Cost
Article processing charge (APC - Submission and publication of one manuscript in the Journal, including figures and tables) / 99 Euro

Payment options:

  • Money transfer to a bank account in Euro to Australia, UK or the USA.
  • International payment system Skrill – payment from an organisation's business account in Skrill.
  • International payment system Neteller – payment from an organisation's business account in Neteller.
  • Payment shall be in Euro.

Contacts: International Agency for the Development of Culture, Education and Science

Level 7/ 30 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

Instructions for Authors


You can submit your manuscript as one file in Word format for review. Preferred fonts: Arial or Times New Roman. Font size 12. Line spacing - 1.5.

Articles are accepted in the English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Serbian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Greek, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Croatian, Indonesian, Philippine, Thai, Persian, Vietnamese, Swahili, Malay, Mongolian,Azerbaijani, Georgian, Armenian, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tamil, Tajik, Turkmen, Polish, Bulgarian, Albanian, Moldovan, Belarusian,Russian and Ukrainian languages.

Article size

The standard size of an article shall be no more than 5,000 words, though articles with more than 5,000 words will be accepted in separate cases if the subject demands such a size.

Shorter materials

Analytical notes and survey papers are also accepted.


All correspondence, including notifications on Editor’s decisions and requests for revisions, is done by email.


When submitting, there are no strict requirements to the format of references. Any references format style can be used, provided consistency is observed. If applicable, indicate the name/names of author(s), name of journals/books, titles of chapters /papers, year of publishing, number of volume /book, chapter and page. Using DOI is encouraged. The style of references accepted in the journal will be applied to the accepted article at the proofreading (layout) stage. Please pay attention that at the proofreading (layout) stage missing information may be indicted for the author to add.

Formatting requirements

We place no strict requirements to formatting, though all manuscripts shall contain essential elements needed for their processing, e.g., an abstract, keywords, introduction, means and methods, results, conclusions, graphical elements and tables with captions.

Page numbering

Place make sure that the pages of your paper are numbered sequentially because this is an essential requirement for your paper to be reviewed by your peers.

Electronic graphical presentation. General provisions

•Make sure that your original graphical presentation uses identical text styles of the same size.

•Number the illustrations according to their order in the text.

•Use a logical means of assigning names to your files with elements of graphics.

Figures and tables in the text

Please make sure that the figures and tables in one file are located opposite the respective text in the manuscript, and not in the beginning or end of the file.

Mathematical formulas

Please insert mathematical equations in an editable format rather than as an image. Insert simple formulas in line with the body text if possible and use a slash symbol (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractions, e.g., Х/Y. In principle, variables should be in italics. Exponents are best to be indicated as exp. Number sequentially all equations, which are inserted separately from the body text (if the text has an explicit reference to such equations).

Using software tools for processing the text

Please use as simple text formatting as possible. The majority of formatting codes will be replaced or deleted when the paper is processed. The electronic text should resemble a traditional manuscript as much as possible.

Essential information placed on the title page

•Name of Journal, to which the author's paper is being submitted.

•Papertitle. Brief and meaningful. Titles are often used in electronic search systems. If possible, avoid using formulas and abbreviations.

•Names of authors and place of employment. Please indicate clearly the name(s) and surname(s) of each author and check the names for correctness. Indicate the place of employment under the names, including the country of residence and, if available, the email of each author.

•The author responsible for correspondence. Indicate clearly who will maintain correspondence at all stages of reviewing and publication, and also after publication. Make sure that the email address is indicated and that detailed contact information is indicated and updated by the author responsible for correspondence.


A brief and factual abstract is required. It should contain a brief exposition of the objectives of research, the basic results and conclusions.


Please indicate maximum eight keywords. The key words will be used for indexing purposes.


If the Article is in Spanishor another language (except English), the text blocks are as follows: ‘Name of Journal– Papertitle – Names of authors and place of employment – The author responsible for correspondence –Abstract – Keywords– References’ translated into English.

If the Article is in English, there is no need to translate the blocks ‘Name of Journal– Papertitle – Names of authors and place of employment – The author responsible for correspondence –Abstract – Keywords– References’ into Spanish or another language and place them in the text.

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