SATS – Northern European Journal of Philosophy publishes accessible, high-quality academic articles in all traditions and fields of philosophy. As a broad and inclusive philosophy journal, it is our mission to promote philosophical dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, within philosophy and with neighbouring fields. We welcome submissions from junior as well as senior scholars who in their work are aiming to promote philosophical dialogue. To achieve this, articles submitted to SATS should
be jargon-free and written in clear accessible prose
address a broad audience of philosophers and philosophically oriented academics
seek to contextualise the philosophical questions addressed
SATS publishes two issues per year: A special issue in the spring and a regular issue in the autumn.
Our special issue addresses a topic which has relevance for promoting philosophical dialogue and cross-disciplinary thinking. Please watch for calls for papers to special issues on our homepage.
Our regular issue includes regular submissions from all fields of philosophy, one or two invited papers from leading philosophical scholars working with interdisciplinary themes, and a book review section. The book review section is especially dedicated to highlighting reviews with interdisciplinary relevance.
Contemporary academic philosophy is characterised by increased specialisation and small technical and scholarly debates. Although such discussions are crucial for the development and growth of knowledge, they require a counterbalance in the form of texts and contexts of broader scope. We believe that original research in philosophy can be written in a non-technical, lucid style and that philosophical discussions have much to gain from such work. To support a fruitful exchange of ideas, we encourage authors to explicate technical issues, and to clarify the relevance of their work to non-specialists.
Our goal is to be a favourite publication venue for interdisciplinary philosophical debates. We welcome and support submissions that contextualise philosophy by bringing it into dialogue with other fields, for instance literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, economics, mathematics or the natural sciences. We also believe that philosophy benefits from dealing with the immediate concerns of modern societies, and that modern societies benefit from more engaged forms of philosophy. In other words, SATS is happy to provide a venue for articles that put philosophy to work beyond specialised philosophical discussions.
Your article can be published open access if your institution sponsors such an arrangement or if it has an agreement with De Gruyter – please see the sections about publishing in hybrid open access journals here: https://www.degruyter.com/cms/pages/oa-articles