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Biology & Philosophy aims to publish the best original work in philosophy of biology, broadly understood to span conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in the biological sciences. It is aimed at a broad readership across the sciences and humanities, and welcomes submissions from authors in these disciplines.

Most of the articles we publish are standard research articles of 10,000 words or fewer. Occasionally, Biology & Philosophy will publish target articles (along with commentaries), review essays, and area reviews. We will also consider publishing special issues. If you are interested in contributing any format beyond a standard research article, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Michael Weisberg
Impact factor
1.7 (2023)
5 year impact factor
1.8 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
30 days
Downloads
309,903 (2023)

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Journal information

Electronic ISSN
1572-8404
Print ISSN
0169-3867
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. ANVUR
  2. Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  3. BIOSIS
  4. Baidu
  5. Biological Abstracts
  6. CLOCKSS
  7. CNKI
  8. CNPIEC
  9. Current Contents/Arts and Humanities
  10. Dimensions
  11. EBSCO
  12. EMBiology
  13. ERIH PLUS
  14. Engineering Village – GEOBASE
  15. Gale
  16. Google Scholar
  17. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  18. Naver
  19. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  20. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  21. PhilPapers
  22. Philosopher’s Index
  23. Portico
  24. ProQuest
  25. SCImago
  26. SCOPUS
  27. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  28. Social Science Citation Index
  29. TD Net Discovery Service
  30. UGC-CARE List (India)
  31. Wanfang
  32. Zoological Record
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