Reasons and Rationality

Res Philosophica is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the Saint Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR) to produce a special issue of the journal on Reasons and Rationality. The special issue will include a paper by the keynote speaker, Mark van Roojen.

Deadline and Dates

• Conference Abstract Submissions: January 15, 2018
• SLACRR Conference: May 20-22, 2018
• Journal Submissions: August 31, 2018

Prize for Best Paper: $3,000


SLACRR is co-organized by philosophers from University of Missouri-St Louis, Washington University, and Saint Louis University. Conference and abstract-submission information can be found here.

Papers accepted for presentation at SLACRR will be eligible to be considered for publication in the special issue of the journal. Papers accepted by the journal will be eligible for the prize for best paper.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be triple anonymously reviewed. (First, authors do not know the identity of the referees, second, referees do not know the identity of the authors, and third, editors do not know the identity of the authors.) Please format your submission so that it is suitable for anonymous review. (Instructions are available here.)

We do not normally publish papers longer than 12,000 words long (including footnotes).

We prefer submissions in pdf format, though we will Microsoft Word documents. Papers may be submitted in any standard style, but authors of accepted papers will be required to edit their papers according to the journal’s style, which follows The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Style instructions are available here.

Please use the online submission form for submitting your essay, available here.