The Journal of Social Ontology (JSO) is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to social ontology and collective intentionality. JSO features scholarly work pertaining to the basic structures of the social world from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including moral, social and political philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology. The topics that JSO covers range from small-scale everyday interactions to encompassing societal institutions, from expert teams to hierarchical organizations, and from unintended consequences to institutional design. The journal provides a forum for exchanges between scholars of diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds. In addition to major articles, JSO publishes review essays, discussion articles, and book reviews.
Social ontology and collective intentionality
Basic structures of the social world
Interdisciplinary perspective including moral, social and political philosophy, sociology, anthropology, cognitive science, human sciences, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology
Journal of Social Ontology Peer Review Policy
The Journal of Social Ontology practices double-blind peer review. This means that the identity of the author will remain unknown to the referees and the referees will remain anonymous to the author. All submissions receive an initial editorial review (i.e. desk review). Submissions that are rejected at this stage will not be accompanied by a report. Submissions that are not rejected at this stage will be send to at least two independent referees that are experts in the relevant subfield(s) selected by the Editors.
The Journal of Social Ontology is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarly rigor and requires two (2) positive reviews by independent reviewers as well as the Editorial Board’s approval for any decision to publish. Reviewers must be in no relevant relationship to the author, i.e. they cannot be affiliated with the same institutions or function(ed) as a supervisor. It is sometimes not possible to provide two reports for all manuscripts and the editorial staff will occasionally provide a decision with one report—though generally all submissions not rejected in the initial review will be returned along with two (2) reports.
The Journal of Social Ontology does not accept simultaneous submissions—discovery that a manuscript is under consideration for publication at another journal will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.
Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author’s copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
We kindly ask publishers to send books (to be reviewed) to:
Prof. Dr. David P. Schweikard Europa-University Flensburg Department of Philosophy Auf dem Campus 1a 24943 Flensburg Germany
Editors Frank Hindriks (University of Groningen) Heikki Ikäheimo (University of New South Wales, Sydney) Katharine Jenkins (University of Glasgow) Arto Laitinen (University of Tampere) Katherine Ritchie (University of California, Irvine) Alessandro Salice (University College Cork) David Schweikard (University of Flensburg) Gerhard Thonhauser (Technical University of Darmstadt) Former Editors: Mari Mikkola (Oxford University)
Advisory Board Lynne Baker (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Monika Betzler (University of Bern) Luc Bovens (London School of Economics and Political Science) Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh) Michael Bratman (Stanford University) Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley) David Copp (University of California, Davis) Vincent Descombes (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine) Natalie Gold (Kings College, London) Sally Haslanger (Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge) Axel Honneth (University of Frankfurt) Martin Kusch (University of Vienna) Eerik Lagerspetz (University of Turku) Tony Lawson (University of Cambridge) Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki) Larry May (Vanderbilt University, Nashville) Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University and Delft University of Technology) Élisabeth Pacherie (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) Philip Pettit (Princeton University) Michael Quante (University of Münster) Carol Rovane (Columbia University, New York) Barry Smith (University of Buffalo) Robert Sugden (University of East Anglia) Deborah P. Tollefsen (Memphis State University) Michael Tomasello (Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig) Raimo Tuomela (University of Helsinki)
20 Dec 2014
2 issues per year
Scholars and students from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including moral, social and political philosophy, sociology, anthropology, cognitive science, human sciences, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology
Social Ontology; Collective Intentionality; Social and Institutional Facts; Cooperation; Social Cognition, Norms and Conventions