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Northern European Journal of Philosophy

Editor-in-Chief: Addis, Mark / Hämäläinen, Nora / Pedersen, Esther Oluffa / Westphal, Kenneth R.

Managing Editor: Pedersen, Esther Oluffa

Together with Niknam, Arman Teymouri

2 Issues per year

CiteScore 2017: 0.07

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.107
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.274

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    • Mission statement

      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 adressed

      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 belive 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.

      Submit your research online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sats

    Aims and Scope

    Editorial Announcement

    SATS was founded in 2000 as SATS – Nordic Journal of Philosophy, by Anders Moe Rasmussen and Steen Brock, both at Aarhus, to address a diverse philosophical audience, publishing insightful contributions to philosophical debate and discussion, often by integrating methods, concerns or approaches too often divided by sub-specialization. The founding editors succeeded in attracting just such authors and readers: experts with interests and competence well beyond their specific expertise. So successfully did they develop SATS that in 2008 it enlarged its ambitions, changing its title to SATS – Northern European Journal of Philosophy and its publisher to Walter de Gruyter (Berlin).
    Having achieved so much in sixteen years, the founding editors have chosen to retire their editorship. Esther Oluffa Pedersen, who has been part of SATS’ editorial team the last 7 years, continues as a member of the new international group of Executive Editors:

    Mark Addis (London)
    Nora Hämäläinen (Helsinki)
    Esther Oluffa Pedersen (Roskilde)
    Kenneth R. Westphal (İstanbul)
    Managing Editorial Assistant: Arman Teymouri Niknam (Aarhus)

    We are deeply honoured and delighted by the confidence expressed in us, individually and as a team, by Anders Moe Rasmussen and Steen Brock, by inviting us to assume their editorial responsibilities. At our first face-to-face meeting in Berlin, by kind invitation of our publishers, Walter de Gruyter, we quickly recognized how well our interests and expertise complement one another’s, corroborating the founding editors’ decisions to invite our assuming care of and editorial responsibilities for their philosophical creation.
    We shall maintain and augment the commitment of SATS to publish leading research across the range of contemporary philosophical interests and endeavours, both systematic and historical. We welcome contributions in all fields of philosophy, and encourage research which integrates a variety of concerns, techniques or resources from across the range of philosophical traditions, in order to focus and make progress with the article’s central issues. To develop our position as a meeting place for different strands of philosophy, we seek to publish excellent research addressing a broad audience of philosophers and scholars in allied fields. Thus we encourage contributors to avoid jargon, explicate technical passages, and clarify the relevance of their work to non-specialists.
    We are committed to maintaining, indeed enhancing the integrity of peer review. Articles which pass an initial screening will be reviewed by a member of our Editorial Advisory Board and by another expert in the relevant field. A third report may be sought in response to sharply diverging assessments.
    We shall continue to feature a combination of special invited articles, peer-reviewed contributions and review articles. We shall revitalize our Editorial Board, and are developing a variety of plans by which SATS can further contribute to supporting and developing constructive philosophical reflection, research, exchange and communication across Europe and internationally. As our plans reach fruition, they shall be announced in these pages. As always, we invite and encourage you, our readers, to consider submitting your best research to SATS, and to recommend SATS to your colleagues and other scholars. The fundamental message of SATS is to make philosophy all it can and should be! We are very grateful for your support and interest.

    The Executive Editors


    Type of Publication:
    Philosophy/Current Debates

    Academics (Philosophy), Libraries, Institutes

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

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    SATS, Northern European Journal of Philosophy, was founded in 2000.

    Abstracting & Indexing

    SATS is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Elsevier - SCOPUS
    • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalGuide
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Microsoft Academic
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Philosopher's Index
    • PhilPapers
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ProQuest (relevant databases)
    • Publons
    • ReadCube
    • SCImago (SJR)
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Executive Editors
    Mark Addis
    , London
    Nora Hämäläinen, Pardubice
    Esther Oluffa Pedersen, Roskilde
    Kenneth R. Westphal, Istanbul

    Managing Editor
    Esther Oluffa Pedersen
    , Roskilde

    Managing Editorial Assistant
    Arman Teymouri Niknam
    , Aarhus

    Advisory Board
    Anne-Marie Christensen
    , Odense
    Antje Gimmler, Aalborg
    Anne Granberg, Bergen
    Lars Bo Gundersen, Aarhus
    Martin Gustafsson, Åbo
    Sara Heinämaa, Helsinki
    Daniel D. Hutto, Wollongong
    Mikael Janvid, Stockholm
    Klemens Kappel, Copenhagen
    Arto Laitinen, Tampere
    Øystein Linnebo, Oslo
    Jonas Nilsson, Umeå
    Søren Riis, Roskilde
    Sebastian Rödl, Leipzig
    Sigridur Thorgeirsdóttir, Reykjavik
    Sjoerd van Tuinen, Rotterdam
    Isabelle Wienand, Windisch
    Petri Ylikoski, Helsinki
    Dan Zahavi, Copenhagen

    Please submit papers online: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sats

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