SATS publishes accessible, high-quality academic articles in all traditions and fields of philosophy. As a broad philosophy journal, it is our mission to promote philosophical dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, within philosophy and with neighboring fields. 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
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.
We strongly support submissions that contextualise philosophy by bringing it into dialogue with other fields, for instance literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, 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. SATS is happy to provide a venue for articles that put philosophy to work beyond specialised philosophical discussions.