Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) 22 Call for Contributed Papers

PSA2022: Call for Contributed Papers

Twenty-Eighth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
November 10 – November 13, 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Submissions open on March 9, 2022 for contributed papers to be presented at the PSA2022 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 10-13, 2022. The deadline for submitting a paper is 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on April 6, 2022. 

Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. The PSA2022 Program Committee is committed to assembling a program with high-quality papers on a variety of topics and diverse presenters that reflects the full range of current work in the philosophy of science.

See the Members of the PSA2022 Program Committee.

The maximum manuscript length is 5,000 words, including abstract, footnotes, and references. If the manuscript includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a word count. Format and citation style should match those of Philosophy of Science (see for details). Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review, with no information identifying the author in the body of the paper or abstract. Reviewing will be “triple-masked,” with neither reviewers nor the program chair having access to the author’s identity during the review process.

See the meeting website here for more information and to submit a paper after submissions open on March 9. To submit a paper, you will need to first create an account. (Click on “Create Account” on the top menu.) For co-authored papers, the presenting author should provide the abstract and upload the paper. 

Some papers will be accepted both for presentation at the PSA2022 biennial meeting and for publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science; other papers will be accepted for presentation only. All authors are encouraged to post their accepted papers as PSA2022 Conference Papers at (a publicly accessible digital archive) prior to the meeting. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers at the conference; the paper presentation should take no more than twenty minutes. 

The Program Committee expects to announce its decision on papers accepted for presentation by the end of May 2022 and on papers accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science in June. Final versions of all papers accepted for publication must be resubmitted by January 8, 2023; submission instructions will be provided closer to that date.

Please note that in accordance with current PSA policy:

  1. Papers submitted to PSA2022 may not be published, accepted for publication, or under review at the time of submission, and they may not be submitted elsewhere for publication while they are under consideration for publication in the PSA2022 supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science.
  2. At most one contributed paper on which you are the presenting author can be submitted.
  3. No one is permitted to present more than once at each PSA meeting. Thus, if a symposium proposal in which you are a presenting author is accepted, you cannot submit a contributed paper for which you are the presenting author. Commentators that are part of symposia are considered to be presenting authors. A scholar may appear as co-author on more than one paper or symposium talk but may present at PSA2022 only once. This policy does not apply to the poster forum; a presenting author on a contributed paper or symposium paper may also present a poster in the poster forum or as part of a Cognate Society session.

General questions about contributed papers should be directed to the Chair of the PSA2022 Program Committee, Holly Andersen, at To maintain anonymity in the review process, questions about specific submissions should be sent to, as this address will be monitored by someone not involved in the review process.

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