Twenty-Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
November 6-9, 2014
Call for Papers for PSA 2014
Submission is now open for papers to be presented at the PSA 2014 meeting Chicago, IL on November 6-9, 2014. Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. The PSA 2014 Program Committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation and diversity on the program. Members of the PSA2014 Program Committee are listed at http://www.philsci.org/.
The deadline for paper submissions is March 1, 2014. Some papers will be accepted for both presentation at the PSA 2014 meeting and publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science; other papers will be accepted for presentation only. Both types of accepted paper may be posted as a PSA 2014 Conference Paper at philsci-archive.pitt.edu (a publicly accessible digital archive) prior to the meeting. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers at the conference (the paper presentation should take no more than twenty minutes). The Program Committee expects to announce its decision on papers for presentation by the end of May 2014 and on papers published in Philosophy of Science by mid June. Final versions of all papers accepted for publication must be re-submitted by January 10, 2015.
The maximum manuscript length is 5,000 words, including abstract, footnotes, and references. If the text includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a word count. Format and citation style should match those of Philosophy of Science (see http://journal.philsci.org/format.html for details). Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review, with no information identifying the author in the body of the paper or abstract. Please ensure that your paper does not contain information that communicates your identity to the reviewers. (See http://journal.philsci.org/submissions.html for instructions on how to prepare your paper for anonymous review.)
Submissions must be electronically submitted through the Philosophy of Science Editorial Manager at http://www.editorialmanager.com/phos/. First time users must register on Editorial Manager.
Please note that in accordance with current PSA policy, (1) No previously published paper may be presented at the PSA meeting, and (2) No one will be permitted to appear more than once in a substantive role on the program. (A “substantive role” is the presentation of a paper either in a symposium or in a contributed papers session. A scholar may appear as co-author on more than one paper or symposium talk, but may only present once.) Symposium participants are, therefore, encouraged to notify their symposium organizers if they submit a contributed paper or are involved in more than one symposium proposal. If an accepted symposium subsequently loses participants due to multiple submissions, acceptance of the symposium proposal will become contingent upon the symposium organizer developing satisfactory alternatives to maintain the quality and coherence of the session.
All questions about submissions should be directed to the chair of the program committee for PSA 2014, Chris Smeenk, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing address:
Department of Philosophy
Rotman Institute of Philosophy
1151 Richmond St.
London, ON N6A 5B8