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The open access journal "Physics and Philosophy" aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue and to establish an international platform for publication of original research at the borderline between physics and philosophy. The Editors encourage original research papers, review articles and discussion notes in the philosophy of physics and on philosophical problems of experimental as well as theoretical physics. Manuscripts for "Physics and Philosophy" might deal with any epistemological, metaphysical, foundational, and interpretative issues concerning physics or specific physical disciplines such as quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, cosmology, or statistical physics, for instance. The Editors particularly wish to motivate contributions that address experimental physics. Reviews of books at the borderline between physics and philosophy are also welcome.
The form of an open access journal was chosen in order to allow for easy access and for fast publication of up-to-date contributions. The foundation of "Physics and Philosophy" was inspired by the principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative. Special emphasis is laid upon the requirement that papers are understandable to both physicists and philosophers. For this reason each manuscript will be reviewed by a physicist and a philosopher. There are no regular issues of "Physics and Philosophy" instead papers are immediately published once they are accepted. Every paper will be identifiable in terms of an persistent identifier.
The Editors have established close connections to the Working Group Physics and Philosophy (Arbeitskreis Philosophie der Physik, AKPhil) of the German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG). "Physics and Philosophy" is in principle available for publication of selected papers from workshops (Arbeitskreis Philosophie meetings etc.), as long as the papers meet the criteria for publication in this journal. Papers from workshops will be subject to the same review process as any other manuscript submitted to "Physics and Philosophy". They can be arranged in special issues.
The Editors have established close connections to the working group philosophy ("Arbeitskreis Philosophie", AKPHIL) of the German Physics Society ("Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft", DPG). "Physics and Philosophy" is in principle available for publication of selected papers from workshops (Arbeitskreis Philosophie meetings etc.), as long as the papers meet the regular criteria of publication in this journal. Papers from workshops will be subject to the same review process as any other manuscript sent to "Physics and Philosophy". They can be grouped together for a special issue.

Editors

Brigitte Falkenburg
Wolfgang Rhode

Editorial Assistants

Johannes Mierau

Address & Contact

Physics and Philosophy
Editorial Office
M. C. Brosig
University of Dortmund
Institute for Philosophy
Faculty 14
D - 44221 Dortmund
Germany
FAX: ++49 231 755 5896
physphil@physik.uni-dortmund.de

ISSN 1863-7388

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