Philosophy of the Social Sciences focuses on the central issues of the social sciences, including general methodology (explaining, theorizing, testing), the application of philosophy (especially individualism versus holism), the nature of rationality, and the history of theories and concepts. Among the topics you'll explore are:
- Scientific Methods
- Textual Interpretations
Philosophy of the Social Sciences' open editorial policy ensures that you'll enjoy rigorous scholarship on topics viewed from many different - and often conflicting - schools of thought. No school, party or style of philosophy of the social sciences is favored. Debate between schools is encouraged. Each issue presents submissions by distinguished scholars from a variety of fields including: anthropology, communications, economics, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology
Each issue brings you in-depth discussions, symposia, literature surveys, translations, and review symposia of interest both to philosophers concerned with the social sciences and to social scientists concerned with the philosophical foundations of their subjects.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Since its foundation Philosophy of the Social Sciences has served as the international, interdisciplinary forum for current research, theory, and debate on the philosophical foundations of the social services. Philosophy of the Social Sciences focuses on the central issues of the social sciences, including general methodology (explaining, theorizing, testing) the application of philosophy (especially individualism versus holism), the nature of rationality and the history of theories and concepts. Among the topics you'll explore are: ethnomethodology, evolution, Marxism, phenomenology, postmodernism, rationality, relativism, scientific methods, and textual interpretations. Philosophy of the Social Sciences' open editorial policy ensures that you'll enjoy rigorous scholarship on topics viewed from many different-- and often conflicting-- schools of thought. No school, party or style of philosophy of the social sciences is favoured. Debate between schools is encouraged. Each issue presents submissions by distinguished scholars from a variety of fields, including: anthropology, communications, economics, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Each issue brings you in-depth discussions, symposia, literature surveys, translations, and review symposia of interest both to philosophyers concerned with the social sciences and to social scientists concerned with the philosophical foundations of their subjects.
|Ian C. Jarvie†||York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Steve Fuller||University of Warwick, UK|
|J.N. Hattiangadi||York University, Canada|
|John O'Neill||York University, Ontario, Canada|
|Joseph Agassi||Tel Aviv University, Herzliyah, Israel|
|Hans Albert||University of Mannheim, Germany|
|Caroline Arruda||University of Texas at El Paso, USA|
|Jack Birner||University of Trento, Italy|
|L. A. Boland||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Jesus Zamora Bonilla||UNED. Humanidades, Spain|
|Alban Bouvier||Aix-Marseille Université, France|
|Augustine Brannigan||University of Calgary, Canada|
|James M. Buchanan†||George Mason University, United States, USA|
|Natalie Bulle||Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France|
|K.O.L. Burridge||University of British Colombia, Canada|
|Kevin M. Cahill||University of Bergen, Norway|
|Bruce Caldwell||Duke University, USA|
|Noam Chomsky||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA|
|Avi J. Cohen||York University, Canada|
|Kurt Danziger||York University, Toronto, Canada|
|Francesco Di Iorio||Nankai University, China|
|W. H. Dray†||University of Ottawa, Canada|
|Morris N. Eagle||Adelphi University, USA|
|Dave Elder-Vass||Loughborough University, UK|
|Jon Elster||Columbia University, United States, USA|
|Brian Epstein||Tufts University, USA|
|Manuela Fernandez||Universidad De Los Andes, Colombia|
|Stefano Gattei||California Institute of Technology, USA|
|J. W. Grove||Queens University, Canada|
|Francesco Guala||University of Milan, Italy|
|Irene Harvey||Pennsylvania State University, United States, USA|
|Catherine Herfeld||University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Byron Kaldis||National Technical University of Athens, Greece|
|Tadashi Kobayashi||Osaka University, Japan|
|Daniel M. Little||University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA|
|Steven Lukes||New York University, USA|
|William Lynch||Wayne State University, USA|
|Chris Mantzavinos||University of Athens, Greece|
|Eleanora Montuschi||University of Venice, Italy|
|Christopher Nichols†||York University, Canada|
|Martin Palecek||University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic|
|Mark Risjord||Emory University, USA|
|Alexander Rosenberg||Duke University, USA|
|Paul A Roth||University of California-Santa Cruz, USA|
|Joseph Rouse||Wesleyan University, USA|
|Marshall Sahlins||University of Chicago, United States, USA|
|Raphael Sassower||University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA|
|Theodore Schatzky||University of Kentucky, USA|
|Evelyn Gröbl-Steinbach Schuster||Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria|
|Jeremy Shearmur||Australian National University, Australia|
|Renan Springer de Freitas||Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil|
|Karsten Stueber||College of the Holy Cross, USA|
|Enrique Suarez-Iniguez||Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico|
|Charles Taylor||McGill University, Canada|
|Sari Thomas||Temple University, Philadelphia, United States, USA|
|Lars Udehn||University of Stockholm, Sweden|
|H. T. Wilson||McLaughlin College, York University, Canada|
|Alison Wylie||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Petri Ylikoski||University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Julie Zahle||University of Bergen, Norway|
PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Guide for Authors
PART I: SUBMISSIONS
MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/poss.
BOOKS FOR REVIEW should be sent to Kei Yoshida, Managing Editor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050, Japan.
S2. All submissions are refereed. This usually takes from 2 to 4 months.
S3. REVIEW ESSAYS and REVIEWS are normally commissioned. Those interested in reviewing should contact the Managing Editor at email@example.com.
PART II: ACCEPTED MSS
A1. Final copy delivered to Manuscript Central (web address above) must be double-spaced throughout (including the Abstract, indented quotations, notes, and reference list), on 8 1/2"x11" pages, left justified only. From March 2005 Philosophy of the Social Sciences will print true footnotes. Authors using footnotes would be well advised to submit in MS Word. Queries regarding guidelines to Kei Yoshida, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A2. The order of the manuscript should be abstract, text, followed by references, and, in the case of articles, followed by biography (see A7 below).
A3. An indicator for the position of tables or figures should be placed in the text thus:
Table 1 (or Figure 1) about here
Separate electronic files for tables and figures should be submitted with manuscript.
A4. Philosophy of the Social Sciences uses Chicago B reference style (chapter 16 of The Chicago Manual of Style, 13th and later editions). American spelling shall prevail. Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary will be the authority for spelling, hyphenation, etc. Dates should be fully spelled out (viz. 11 November, 1998; eighteenth century) and elision (can't, don't, I've, it's, we've and the like) eschewed. For purposes of historical accuracy, use original date of publication of the edition of works cited, not date of reprint. Thus not Winch 1977, but Winch 1958 with (1977) in parenthesis in the list of references.
A5. All authors should provide, at the time of submitting final copy updated postal address, telephone, and fax numbers at home and work, and email address, if available.
A6. An abstract of 100 words or less should be supplied with articles.
A7. Authors of articles should provide in addition a short biographical note indicating areas of research, recent publications, etc., modeled on those that have appeared in the journal.
A8. For indexing, authors should also supply four or five keywords.
A9. NB: copyright. Quotations within an article or discussion note that aggregate to 300 words or more from a single work require the permission of the copyright holder, which should be sought and obtained by the author and enclosed with the final revised copy. Some newspapers and periodicals do not acknowledge "fair use" - if in doubt, check with Sage. Review essays and book reviews do not normally require such permission.
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Philosophy of the Social Sciences may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.
If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
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