期刊简介(About the journal)
投稿须知(Instructions to Authors)
About the journal
Aims and Scope
Ratio publishes work of a high quality on a wide variety of topics. It encourages articles which meet the highest standards of philosophical expertise, while at the same time remaining accessible to readers from a broad range of philosophical disciplines. The journal's main emphasis is on analytic philosophy, but it also includes work from other traditions.
Ratio special issues, published each December, are devoted to themes of special philosophical importance and feature invited contributions from leading authorities in the field. The nucleus for each special issue consists of papers given at the one-day conference organised each year during the Easter vacation by the Philosophy Department at the University of Reading.
Instructions to Authors
1. Articles (two hard copies) should be sent to the editor:
Professor John Cottingham
Department of Philosophy
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6AA
2. The article should begin with an Abstract (maximum 200 words).
3. The recommended length for articles for RATIO is between 5000 and 6000 words, including all notes and references. Longer papers are only very rarely accepted, and the journal has very little space for short 'discussion' pieces.
4. A covering letter should give the author's name and address (and email address for correspondence), but to facilitate anonymous refereeing no identifying information should be included anywhere in the article itself.
5. Authors of papers accepted for publication will be asked to prepare a final version (electronic and hard copy) following house style guidelines.
6. RATIO aims at a general philosophical readership. The inclusion of highly technical material, or an exclusive reliance on arguments designed for a narrow specialist audience, will greatly reduce the chances of acceptance.
7. The philosophical importance of the issues discussed should always be made clear at the start and/or conclusion of a paper. (The fact that a topic has been discussed in recent literature is not, in itself, enough to show that it is interesting or important.)
8. We prefer 'free-standing' pieces that develop the author's own philosophical perspective on the topic discussed, rather than papers devoted exclusively or predominantly to expounding or criticizing the positions of others.
9. We aim to get decisions back to authors within two or three months, but depending on individual referees this can take considerably longer. Feedback is normally provided, but this cannot always be guaranteed.
10. Book reviewing for RATIO is by invitation only (unsolicited book reviews will not be considered for publication). Books for review should be sent to the Editor at the above address.
References in Articles
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Exclusive Licence Form.
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive Licence Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the ELF is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Exclusive Licence Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. (Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned). After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here.
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Professor John Cottingham, University of Reading, UK
Phone: + 44 0 118 931 8325
Fax: + 44 0 118 931 8295
Maximillian de Gaynesford
P. Bieri, Free University of Berlin, Germany
John M. Cooper, Princeton University, USA
D. Follesdal, University of Oslo, Norway, & Stanford University, USA
Hans-Johann Glock, University of Zurich, Germany
A. Kemmerling, University of Munich, Germany
W. Kunnne, University of Hamburg, Germany
Philip Pettit, Australian National University, Australia
Amelie Rorty, Brandeis University, USA
John Skorupski, University of St Andrews, U