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Philosophia Scientiæ is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes original works in the fields of epistemology, the history and philosophy of sciences and in analytical philosophy. It is open to works from all scientific disciplines and notably publishes studies on logic, mathematics and physics. One of the journal's strong themes is German or Franco-German contributions to epistemology and the history of sciences.

The journal was founded in 1996 by Gerhard Heinzmann and is published by the Laboratoire d’Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie – Archives Henri-Poincaré with the support of the CNRS Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Lorraine and the CNL (French National Book Centre).

A print and online publication

Three issues per year of Philosophia Scientiæ are printed by the Kimé publishing house in Paris. It is also published online in its entirety by, Cairn and Numdam. Articles are available in open access after an embargo of two years.

Philosophia Scientiæ is referenced on several international databases such as Philosopher’s Index, Scopus, Zentralblatt Math, MathSciNet, the International Directory of Philosophy and the European Reference Index for the Humanities.

Abstracting and Indexing

Philosophia Scientiæ is indexed in several international databases: Philosopher's Index, ScopusZentralblatt MATH, MathSciNet, the Répertoire International de la Philosophie, ERIH Plus, Journal Base (CNRS), Base (Bielefield Academic Search Engine), EZB (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek), Google Scholar, Worldcat.

Thematic dossiers

Thematic dossiers make up the majority of the issues of Philosophia Scientiæ. Guest editors have the scientific responsibility for coordinating these dossiers which consist of articles selected using double-blind peer reviewing following a call for contributions.

If you wish to edit a thematic dossier, please contact the journal at this address to submit your project to the Editorial Board.

Submitting articles for Varia

Philosophia Scientiæ also publishes varied articles in its "Varia" section.

Original articles can be submitted in French, German or English. They should be no longer than 50,000 characters (including spaces, abstracts, notes and bibliography). The articles are evaluated using double-blind peer reviewing. The journal endeavours to keep the evaluation procedure to three months and information on how it works can be found at:

The Author

All authors receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing their contribution as well as a digital version of their article in PDF format.

Each author is asked to sign a copyright agreement.

Authors can self-archive the postprint version (but not the formatted publisher's version) of their contribution right after print publication on their own institutional repository or open archives or on their personal website.

Scientific Integrity

All new submissions to Philosophia Scientiæ are automatically checked for plagiarism using, a plagiarism checker.


Philosophia Scientiæ is published with the support of The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (CNRS), the Université de Lorraine and of the French National Book Centre (CNL).

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