THEORIA 77 has just been published, featuring the special issue of the I Raimundus Lullius Conferences: Kitcher’s Reconstruction in the Philosophy of Science (edited by María José Frápolli and Jesús Vega). The issue also includes three additional articles and several reviews.
The “EC3: Evaluación de la Ciencia y de la Comunicación Científica” research project of the University of Granada has estimated the h-index for several Spanish journals drawing on data collected from Google scholar between 2007 and 2011. According to this estimate, the h-index for THEORIA is 5. The median h is 10.
THEORIA 76 has just been published with a slight delay: we have now 176 pages per issue, since our backlog is growing. Plus the editorial changes we already announced in the blog. Hope you will enjoy this terrific collection of papers.
[A pre-publication from our January issue]
Three years have passed since Theoria joined, in 2010, the Open Journal System, the open access editorial platform, that allowed us to release, under a Creative Commons License, all our issues since January 2003. Google analytics reveals that nearly 50.000 visitors accessed our site between 2010 and 2012: only 23% of them came from Spain; the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom ranked 2nd to 4th in number of visits, followed by many other Latin-American and European countries.
In terms of authors and reviewers, Theoria looks international as well: less than one third of the papers published in the last three years were written by Spaniards; only a quarter of our reviewers were Spanish –the United States being at the top of this list. The OJS also provides public statistics of our editorial process: in the same period, we have processed around 60 papers per year, of which 75% were rejected; on average it took around 45 days to get the reports and make the decision. Our editorial practices were audited and approved by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and we retain our INT2 status at the European Reference Index for the Humanities.
All in all, we have made a successful transition to the Open Access regime and we believe our sponsor (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque government), authors and reviewers will be happy to know that they are sustaining a quality journal that reaches the biggest possible audience. Our most sincere thanks to all of them.
On behalf of our publisher, the University of the Basque Country, I should also thank our editorial board and I am sure they will share my gratitude to Dr. David Teira, deputy editor of Theoria during the last three years and the real driving force behind its transformation. David is stepping aside to a consulting role and two new editors will take over for the coming three years (2013-2015). Dr. Cristina Corredor (University of Valladolid) will take responsibility for the areas of logic, philosophy of mind and language. Dr. Valeriano Iranzo (University of Valencia) will be in charge of the areas of history, philosophy and social studies of science. We have great editorial projects for the coming years and I am sure we will all contribute to make Theoria an even better journal for our readers.
THEORIA 74 has just been published, featuring the special issue of the Causality in the Sciences 2011 conference (edited by Bert Leuridan and Erik Weber), plus a follow up of the exchange between Michael Devitt and Edouard Machery. And two fine reviews.
THEORIA’s editorial platform, the Open Journal System, now includes a plug-in to support authors’ compliance with the European open access policies, i.e. the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Open Access Pilot and the European Research Council (ERC) Scientific Council Guidelines for Open Access. While submitting their articles to an OJS-based journal authors can now easily acknowledge the related project funding. Send us feedback once you make your submission!
Special issue on the philosophy of Ruth Barcan Marcus (1921-2012)
Theoria. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, published in San Sebastian (Spain), announces a call for papers on any aspect of the philosophy of Ruth Barcan Marcus.
The special issue will be edited by Genoveva Martí and we expect to publish it in Spring 2013. The submission deadline is November 1st 2012.
Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words including abstract, references and footnotes and they should be prepared for anonymous refereeing. Send your paper as regular submission through our editorial platform, indicating that you wish it to be considered for the special issue.
Please consult the guidelines for authors in the Journal’s webpage:
(http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA) or contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that we have continuously updated statistics, there is no need to copypaste the 2011 data. 62 of the papers we received went under review, a few more than last year (48). As of January 2011, we accepted 12 (24%) in a process that took 44 days on average. These figures are similar to our statistics of 2010, and seem a reasonably good proxy for the quality of our editorial process. We have increased significantly the number of “revise and resubmit” verdicts, both because the quality of the submitted papers has risen and due to the quality of the reviews received, which often provide very constructive indications to develop the paper. Philosophy of science, language and mind are the fields which attract more submissions, but we remind our readers that we are open to receive papers from historians of science and STS scholars.
Google analytics reveals the following about our visitors in 2011:
8,711 Unique Visitors
47,411 Page views
As to their origin:
Country/Territory Visits % Visits
Spain 2,854 24.83%
United States 1,494 13.00%
Mexico 1,111 9.66%
United Kingdom 670 5.83%
Colombia 612 5.32%
Argentina 483 4.20%
Chile 290 2.52%
Canada 288 2.51%
Germany 274 2.38%
Brazil 221 1.92%
It is interesting to notice that most of our visitors come from outside Spain. You are always welcome!
THEORIA 73 has just been posted. In this issue, Michael Devitt and Edouard Machery provide a follow-up to their exchange in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Roberto Torretti commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Gaston Bachelard. There is also a paper on argumentation theory by Manuel Pérez Otero and Jan De Winter takes issue with the paper by P. Kitcher and J. Reiss published in THEORIA 66. Plus three fine book reviews
Our latest issue is freely available just clicking here. Featuring a review symposium on L. Bermejo-Luque’s Giving Reasons.