Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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Philosophy of the Social Sciences

2014 Impact Factor: 0.442
2014 Ranking: 40/52 in Ethics
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Ian C Jarvie York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

eISSN: 15527441| ISSN: 00483931|Current volume: 46|Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly
For more than three decades 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 sciences.

Key Issues
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
  • Textual Interpretations
Interdisciplinary
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
 
Comprehensive
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.  

For more than four decades 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, psycnology, 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.

Editors
J.N. Hattiangadi York University, Canada
John O'Neill York University, Canada
Editorial Board
Joseph Agassi York University, Canada
Hans Albert University of Mannheim, Germany
L. A. Boland Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jesus Z. Bonilla UNED. Humanidades
Augustine Brannigan University of Calgary, Canada
James M. Buchanan George Mason University, United States
K.O.L. Burridge University of British Colombia, Canada
Bruce Caldwell Duke University
Noam Chomsky Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Avi J. Cohen York University, Canada
Kurt Danziger York University, Toronto
W. H. Dray University of Ottawa, Canada
Morris N. Eagle  
Jon Elster Columbia University, United States
Steve Fuller University of Warwick, UK
J. W. Grove Queens University, Canada
Irene Harvey Pennsylvania State University, United States
Karin Knorr-Cetina University of Konstanz
Noretta Koertge Indiana University, United States
Tadashi Koybayashi Osaka University, Japan
Steven Lukes New York University, USA
Christopher Nichols York University, Canada
Michael A. Overington St. Mary's University, Canada
Alexander Rosenberg University of Georgia, United States
Paul A Roth University of California-Santa Cruz, USA
Marshall Sahlins University of Chicago, United States
Raphael Sassower University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Renan Springer de Freitas Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Enrique Suarez-Iniguez Ciudad Universitaria
Charles Taylor McGill University, Canada
Sari Thomas Temple University, Philadelphia, United States
Stephen Turner University of South Florida, USA
Lars Udehn University of Stockholm, Sweden
H. T. Wilson McLaughlin College, York University, Canada
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    Guide for Authors 

     

    PART I: SUBMISSIONS

    S1.

    MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/poss. A guide for the preparation of manuscripts is available at http://www.yorku.ca/poss/MSSGuide.html.

    BOOKS FOR REVIEW should be sent to Ian C. Jarvie, Managing Editor, Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.

    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 jarvie@yorku.ca 

    PART II: ACCEPTED MSS 

     

    A1. Final copy delivered to Mauscript 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 Ian Jarvie, Editor, at jarvie@yorkcu.ca.

    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:

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    Table 1 (or Figure 1) about here

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    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.

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

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    Revised 1, December 2006

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