PhilSci Archive

About the Archive

Administration and Support

Archive Board

Jeffrey A. Barrett (Editor-in-Chief, Philosophy of Science, ex officio; Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine) June 2013 -
William Bechtel (Dept. of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego) November, 2014 - November 2017
Zvi Biener (Dept. of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati) June 2013 - April, 2017
John Earman (Dept. of HPS, University of Pittsburgh) June 2013 -
Sara Green (Dept. of Science Education, University of Copenhagen) December 2015 - Novermber 2018
Sabina Leonelli (Dept. of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter) December 2015 - November 2018
Edouard Machery (Dept. of HPS, University of Pittsburgh) September 1, 2016 -
John D. Norton (Dept. of HPS, University of Pittsburgh) June 2013 -
Cailin O'Connor (Dept. of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine) December 2015 - November 2018
Thomas Pashby (School of Philosophy, University of Southern California) September 2014 - August, 2017
Bryan W. Roberts (Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics) June 2013 - August 2018
Justin Sytsma (Philosophy Programme, Victoria University of Wellington) June 2013 - August 2018
C. Kenneth Waters (Dept. of Philosophy, University of Calgary) November 2014 - November 2017
Michael Weisberg (Governing Board, Philosophy of Science Association, ex officio; Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania) January 2016 –

Officers of the Board

Coordinator: John D. Norton
Alternate Coordinator: John Earman
Conferences and Volumes: Bryan Roberts
Editorial Chairs: Zvi Biener and Cailin O’Connor
Promotions and Outreach: Bill Bechtel and Sara Green
Website Quality: Justin Sytsma
Open Access Journal Support: Thomas Pashby

Archive Manager

Michael Miller

Consultant to the Archive

Nora Boyd

Constitution of the Archive Board

  1. The Board is comprised of philosophers of science with recognized standing in the profession.

  2. The number of members on the Board is determined by the need to:

    • provide sufficient members for the Officer positions listed above and to discharge other Board duties, including the moderation of submissions to the archive.
    • provide good representation of the profession.

  3. Board members are appointed for three year, renewable terms. Membership of the Board and extension of membership term is by invitation from a consensus of current Board members.

  4. Three Board members are:

    • a member of the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association, appointed ex officio.
    • the editor-in-chief or an associate editor of the journal Philosophy of Science, appointed ex officio.
    • the Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, appointed ex officio.

Duties of Officers and Staff

Coordinator: Responsible for the good functioning and coordination of all archive activities.

Alternate Coordinator: Serves as Coordinator when the primary Coordinator is unavailable.

Conferences and Volumes: Responsible for the soliciting and maintenance of the conferences and volumes section and the preparation of combined volumes as PDF files.

Editorial Chair: Chairs the discussion concerning moderation of submissions to the archive.

Promotions and Outreach: Responsible for maintaining visibility of the archive and encouraging wider usage in the philosophy of science profession.

Website Quality: Responsible for oversight of the academic and editorial content of the PhilSci-Archive and the user experience.

Open Access Journal Support: Responsible for maintaining relationships with open access journals currently echoed by the Archive and exploring additional journals for inclusion in the Archive.

Archive Manager: Responsible for daily editorial activities, including initial phases of moderation, responding to user queries, keeping records of posting activities and implementing routine maintenance. The manager holds the only remunerated position.

PhilSci-Archive Consultant: Provides technical assistance to the Archive Manager.

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