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International Journal of Philosophy

Disputatio is an international journal of philosophy in the analytic tradition. It is currently owned by the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon and managed by the LanCog research group. The journal is a non-profit publishing venture. Since 2013, it has been published exclusively online as a fully open access journal.

Disputatio was founded in 1996 by a group of philosophers led by João Branquinho, including António Branco, Fernando Ferreira, Frederico Marques and João Sàágua. It was published by the Portuguese Philosophical Society until 2002. Former editors include M.S. Lourenço, Fernando Ferreira, João Branquinho, Teresa Marques and Célia Teixeira. Since 2017, the journal has been jointly edited by Ricardo Santos and Elia Zardini.

Rejection Rate:

  • 80%

Why subscribe and read

Disputatio aims at publishing high-quality articles on any aspects of analytic philosophy (broadly construed), written in either English or Portuguese.

Why submit

A submission accepted for publication in Disputatio should make at least one original (possibly negative) point with sufficient plausbility and rigour. Disputatio is one of the leading philosophy journal in the Portuguese-speaking world. It has been classified in category Q2 of the SCImago Journal Rank for the third consecutive year and in category A2 of Qualis. It was also classified in category INT2 (previously B) of the 2011 ERIH ranking of the European Science Foundation and in category B in the 2010 Australian Association of Philosophy and the Australian Research Council ranking. Disputatio practices triple-blind refereeing. On average, the reviewing process takes around four months.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Disputatio is currently sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (UIDP/00310/2020).

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

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Please submit your article via Editorial Manager.

Ricardo Santos (University of Lisbon)
Elia Zardini (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

Managing Editors
José Mestre (University of Lisbon)
Diogo Santos (University of Lisbon)

Advisory Board
Daniel Dennett (Tufts University)
Michael Devitt (City University of New York)
Kit Fine (New York University)
Manuel García-Carpintero (University of Barcelona)
Paul Horwich (New York University)
Christopher Peacocke (University of Columbia)
Pieter Seuren (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Charles Travis (King’s College London)
Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)

Editorial Board
Helen Beebee (University of Manchester)
João Branquinho (University of Lisbon)
Pablo Cobreros (University of Navarra)
Annalisa Coliva (University of Irvine)
Josep Corbí (University of Valencia)
Esa Díaz-León (University of Barcelona)
Paul Égré (Institut Jean Nicod)
Fernando Ferreira (University of Lisbon)
Roman Frigg (London School of Economics)
Pedro Galvão (University of Lisbon)
Manuel García-Carpintero (University of Barcelona)
Kathrin Glüer-Pagin (University of Stockholm)
Adriana Silva Graça (University of Lisbon)
Sally Haslanger (MIT)
Guido Imaguire (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
António Lopes (University of Lisbon)
Ofra Magidor (University of Oxford)
Teresa Marques (University of Barcelona)
José Martínez (University of Barcelona)
Manuel Pérez-Otero (University of Barcelona)
Josep Prades (University of Girona)
Duncan Pritchard (University of Irvine)
Wlodek Rabinowicz (University of Lund)
Sònia Roca (University of Stirling)
Sven Rosenkranz (University of Barcelona)
Marco Ruffino (UNICAMP)
Pablo Rychter (University of Valencia)
Pedro Santos (University of Algarve)
Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield)
Célia Teixeira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
David Yates (University of Lisbon)

Technical Editor
José Mestre (University of Lisbon)

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