Biology and Philosophy

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Biology and Philosophy  
Biol. Philos.
Discipline Philosophy of biology
Language English
Edited by Michael Weisberg
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0169-3867 (print)
1572-8404 (web)
LCCN 86642996
OCLC no. 13073787

Biology and Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles about philosophy of biology, broadly understood to span conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in the biological sciences.

The journal was founded by Michael Ruse in 1986[1][2], edited by him from 1986 to 2000, then edited by Kim Sterelny from 2000 to 2016 [3], and it is currently edited by Michael Weisberg.[4] It is published by Springer.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the following databases

Its 2011 impact factor was 1.203.


  1. ^ Griffiths, Paul (4 July 2008). "Philosophy of Biology". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ Ross, Gregg. "An interview with Michael Ruse". American Scientist. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ Sterelny, Kim (2017-01-01). "Farewell". Biology & Philosophy. 32 (1): 1–3. ISSN 0169-3867. doi:10.1007/s10539-016-9559-6. 
  4. ^ "Biology and Philosophy (Editorial Board)". Springer. Retrieved 2017-01-09.