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Philosophia Scientiæ is a journal of peer-reviewed research in analytic philosophy, epistemology, and history and philosophy of science. It is particularly concerned with topics arising in mathematics, physics, and logic, but is open to contributions from all scientific fields. Founded by Gerhard Heinzmann in 1996, Philosophia Scientiæ has a tradition of publishing studies in the history of German and French philosophy of science.

The journal has 3 thematic issues per year, which include a “Varia section” (papers not related to the main topic of the issue).

Potential authors or editors are invited to submit their articles or topical issue projects to the managing editor of the journal, according to the Guide for Authors and to the Technical Informations.

Contributions to Philosophia Scientiæ are indexed and analyzed in the following databases: Philosopher's Index, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH & MathSciNet; the journal is also referenced in the Répertoire International de la Philosophie (Revue philosophique de Louvain) and in the ERIH database.

Editorial Committee

Editor in chief: Gerhard Heinzmann

Managing Editor: Manuel Rebuschi

Editorial assistant: Sandrine Avril

Editorial board

Thomas Bénatouïl, Yamina Bettahar, Étienne Bolmont, Christophe Bouriau, Olivier Bruneau, Marie-Jeanne Choffel-Mailfert, Lorenzo Corti, Christophe Eckes, Dominique Flament, Cyrille Imbert, Caroline Jullien, Ralf Krömer, Philippe Lombard, Simone Mazauric, Baptiste Mélès, Alexandre Métraux, Christian Molaro, Philippe Nabonnand, André Pichot, Roger Pouivet, Laurent Rollet, Martina Schiavon, Oliver Schlaudt, Anne-Françoise Schmid, Léna Soler, Joseph Vidal-Rosset, Klaus Volkert, Scott Walter, Frédéric Wieber

Scientific board

Catherine Allamel-Raffin, Strasbourg; June Barrow Green, Milton Keynes; Denis Bonnay, Paris-Nanterre; Jacques Bouveresse, Paris; Leo Corry, Tel Aviv; Gabrielle Crocco, Aix-en-Provence; Olivier Darrigol, Paris; Claude Debru, Paris; Élie During, Paris; Michael Friedman, Stanford; Sébastien Gandon, Clermont-Ferrand; Jean Gayon, Paris; Mathias Girel, Paris; Hélène Gispert, Paris; Dominique Lambert, Namur; Kuno Lorenz, Saarbrücken; Benedikt Löwe, Amsterdam; Dariusz Łukasiewicz, Bydgoszcz; Jean Mawhin, Louvain-la-Neuve; Jésus Mostérin, Barcelona; Marco Panza, Paris; Volker Peckhaus, Paderborn; Jeanne Peiffer, Paris; Jaroslav Peregrin, Praha; Joëlle Proust, Paris; Shahid Rahman, Lille; Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz, Paris; Gregor Schiemann, Wuppertal; Tomoyuki Yamada, Hokkaido; Berislav Zarnic, Split

Guide for Authors

Paper submission

Please submit your manuscript:

- in French, German, or English;

- without exceeding 50.000 characters (including spaces and footnotes);

- with abstracts in French and English (10-20 lines);

- in a form amenable to anonymous peer reviewing;

- via e-mail to: phscientiae-redac (at)

Once your article has been accepted for publication, you will be asked to conform to the following Guide for Authors [Technical Guide]. You may prepare your manuscript in LaTeX, but we also accept MS-Word or OpenOffice formats.

For questions concerning the form of your submission, please contact the secretariat (Sandrine Avril: Sandrine.avril (at)

Peer-review process

Each submission is handled in tandem by the managing editor and a subject-specific editor, who monitor the entire peer-review process.

The anonymized manuscript is sent for review to two referees, selected among the members of the editorial board, the associate editors, external experts. The referees’ reports are reviewed by the subject-specific editor, who recommends acceptance, acceptance with minor changes, revision and resubmission, or rejection. Based on these reports, the editor-in-chief, the managing editor, and the subject-specific editor jointly decide what action to take.

Usually within 3 months of submission, the managing editor sends the final decision to the author, in most cases together with the referees’ reports. In case of acceptance with minor changes, the managing editor and the subject-specific editor verify that the revised version incorporates the changes requested by the referees prior to final acceptance.

Manuscripts submitted by members of the editorial board or by the associate editors are treated like any other submission.

Submission guidelines for thematic issues

Thematic issues may be published in relation to a conference or ad hoc. They are published under the responsibility of one or more editors.

The Editorial Board of the journal has decided that all thematic issues must be based on calls for papers. Manuscripts are preselected by the editor(s), and then processed according to the procedure for individual papers.

The peer-review process may in some cases be adapted, when the manuscripts have already been preselected for a conference. Editors of Philosophia Scientiæ perform a global evaluation of the issue to determine its suitability for publication.

Please feel free to contact the managing editor to discuss your publishing project:


Mailing address:

Philosophia Scientiæ

Laboratoire d'Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie

Archives Henri Poincaré

UMR 7117 CNRS – Université de Lorraine

91 avenue de la Libération - BP 454

F-54001 Nancy Cedex

Phone: 00 33 (0)3 54 50 42 84

Fax: 00 33 (0)3 54 50 42 81

Email address:

Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Philosophia Scientiæ, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1281-2463
Online ISSN : 1775-4283
Publisher : Editions Kimé

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