British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
|Discipline||Philosophy of science|
|Edited by||Prof. Wendy Parker and Prof. Robert Rupert|
University of Chicago Press
|ISO 4||Br. J. Philos. Sci.|
|MathSciNet||British J. Philos. Sci.|
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (BJPS) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal of philosophy, owned by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) and published by University of Chicago Press. The journal publishes work that uses philosophical methods in addressing issues raised in the natural and human sciences.
The leading international journal in the field, BJPS publishes outstanding new work on a variety of traditional and 'cutting edge' topics, from issues of explanation and realism to the applicability of mathematics, from the metaphysics of science to the nature of models and simulations, as well as foundational issues in the physical, life, and social sciences. Recent topics covered in the journal include the epistemology of measurement, mathematical non-causal explanations, signalling games, the nature of biochemical kinds, and approaches to human cognitive development, among many others. The journal seeks to advance the field by publishing innovative and thought-provoking papers, discussion notes and book reviews that open up new directions or shed new light on well-known issues.
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science operates a triple-anonymized peer review process and receives over 600 submissions a year. It is fully compliant with the RCUK open access policy, and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
In 2016, book reviews were moved to online-only publication in the BJPS Review of Books.
The journal also runs a blog, Auxiliary Hypotheses.
Dr Elizabeth Hannon (LSE)
- Jonathan Birch (London School of Economics)
- Cameron Buckner (University of Houston)
- Shane N. Glackin (University of Exeter)
- Elizabeth Irvine (Cardiff University)
- Mary Leng (University of York)
- Peter Lewis (Dartmouth College)
- Alyssa Ney (University of California, Davis)
- Anya Plutynski (Washington University in St. Louis)
- Juha Saatsi (University of Leeds)
- H. Orri Stefánsson (Stockholm University)
- Daniel Steel (University of British Columbia)
- Paul Weirich (University of Missouri-Columbia)
- Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva)
|Alexander Bird & James Ladyman||2005-2011|
|G M K Hunt||1986-1993|
|Donald A. Gillies||1983-1985|
|John W. N. Watkins & John Worrall||1974-1979|
|David Hugh Mellor||1969-1971|
|Mary Hesse & David Hugh Mellor||1969|
|John Oulton Wisdom||1956-1964|
|Alistair Cameron Crombie||1950-1955|
The BJPS Popper Prize
The prize is awarded to the best paper appearing in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science as determined by the Editors-in-Chief and the BSPS Committee. The prize includes a £500 award to the winner(s).
History of the prize
The Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize was originally established at the wish of the late Dr Laurence B. Briskman, formerly of the Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, who died on 8 May 2002, having endowed an essay prize fund to encourage work in any area falling under the general description of the critical rationalist philosophy of Karl Popper. Briskman was greatly influenced by Popper, who remained the dominant intellectual influence on his philosophical outlook throughout his career. While originally open for submissions, since 2011 the prize is only awarded to papers having appeared in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. The endowment ended in 2017, at which point the BSPS took over funding the prize. The decision was also taken to widen the prize's remit, to include all papers published in the BJPS and not just those concerned with Popper's work. At the same time, the prize's name was changed to the BJPS Popper Prize.
|2021||Eddy Keming Chen||‘Quantum Mechanics in a Time-Asymmetric Universe: On the Nature of the Initial Quantum State’|
|2020||Jessica Laimann||'Capricious Kinds'|
|2019||Carlos Santana||'Waiting for the Anthropocene'|
|2018||Jonah N. Schupbach||'Robustness Analysis as Explanatory Reasoning'|
|2017||Grant Ramsey and Andreas de Block||'Is Cultural Fitness Hopelessly Confused?'|
|2016||Co-winner: Elizabeth Irvine||‘Model-Based Theorizing in Cognitive Neuroscience’|
|2016||Co-winner: Eran Tal||‘Making Time: A Study in the Epistemology of Measurement’|
|2015||Matthew Slater||'Natural Kindness'|
|2014||Rachael L. Brown||'What Evolvability Really Is'|
|2013||Charles Pence and Grant Ramsey||'A New Foundation for the Propensity Interpretation of Fitness'|
|2012||Elliott Wagner||'Deterministic Chaos and the Evolution of Meaning'|
|2011||No award made||N/A|
|2010||Daniel Greco||'Significance Testing in Theory and Practice'|
|2009||Sebastian Lutz||'Criteria of Empirical Significance: a Success Story'|
|2008||Antoni Diller||'On Critical and Pancritical Rationalism'|
|2007||No award made||N/A|
|2006||Maria Kronfeldner||'Darwinian Hypothesis Formation Revisited'|
|2005||No award made||N/A|
|2004||Benjamin Elliott||'Falsifiable Statements in Theology: Karl Popper and Christian Thought'|
The 2019 impact factor for BJPS was 2.605, while its five-year impact factor was 2.510, making it the leading philosophy of science journal, 3rd in the Science Citation Index, and 4th in the Social Sciences Citation Index.
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John Oulton Wisdom, philosopher, born Dublin 29 December 1908.. editor British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 1952-63 transforming it from a newcomer into a world-class journal..
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