Topical Collections

The European Journal for Philosophy of Science is excited to announce a new Topical Collections series. A topical collection is a special journal issues that collect papers on a specific philosophical problem, theme, or author. Collecting such an issue may be triggered by the organization of a specialized conference, a symposium, or a project. The first topical collection was the Selected Papers from EPSA17, the 6th biennial conference of the EPSA.

Latest collections

A list of all our Topical Collections and their current status is given below: 

Title Guest Editor(s) Submission period*  Status 
EPSA23: Selected PapersHanne Andersen, Michiru Nagatsu & Frank Zenker1 Apr - 1 Aug 2024Open
Developing a Political Philosophy of Science: issues and prospectsVincenzo Politi & Roger Deulofeu Batllori 1 Mar - 30 Sep 2024Open
EPSA21: Selected Papers
Alan Love, Caterina Marchionni, Miklos Redei, Jon Williamson  1 Nov 2021 - 1 Feb 2022  Online
Teaching philosophy of science to students from other disciplines
Joeri Witteveen & Sara Green  1 Oct - 15 Jan 2021  Online
Reactivity in the Human Sciences  Marion Godman, Caterina Marchionni, Julie Zahle  1 Oct 2020 - 1 Dec 2021  Online
Dimensions of Applied Mathematics  Matthew W. Parker, Davide Rizza 1 May - 31 July 2020  Online
EPSA19: Selected Papers  Anouk Barberousse, Richard Dawid and Marcel Weber 1 Apr - 29 June 2020 Online 
Philosophical Perspectives on the Replicability Crisis Mattia Andreoletti and Jan Sprenger  1 Oct – 31 Dec 2019 Online
Powers in the world of science  Andrea Roselli and Anna Marmodoro  1 Oct – 30 Nov 2019  Online

Creativity in Art, Science, and Mind

Adrian Currie and Anton Killin

1 Aug – 30 Nov 2019

Scientific Perspectivism Michela Massimi 1 Jun – 21 Oct 2019 Online
Selected papers from EPSA17

Thomas Reydon, David Teira, and Adam Toon


* The online submissions portal will be open during the designated submission period only.

New Topical Collections?

We are currently accepting proposals for special issues/topical collections. All the information on the submission procedure is available here.

Instructions for Authors

Papers should be submitted through the EJPS Editorial Manager under the dedicated heading for each collection. Please select this heading when submitting the manuscript.

Submitted papers are peer-reviewed as per usual journal practice. Typically, two reviewers will be assigned to each paper and final decisions will be taken by EJPS Editors in Chief, following the recommendation of the Guest Editor(s), which is based on the reviewers’ reports. Please prepare papers for masked review.

For more information about how Topical Collections are assembled or to submit a proposal yourself, please visit the EJPS page on Springer.


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