PhilSci Archive

About the Archive

Administration and Support

Archive Board

Jeffrey A. Barrett (Editor-in-Chief, Philosophy of Science, ex officio)
William Bechtel
Zvi Biener
John Earman
Sara Green
Sabina Leonelli
John D. Norton
Cailin O'Connor
Thomas Pashby
Bryan W. Roberts
Justin Sytsma
C. Kenneth Waters
Michael Weisberg (Governing Board, Philosophy of Science Association, ex officio)

Officers of the Board

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

Archive Manager

Nora Boyd

Consultant to the Archive

Michael Miller

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. Two 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.

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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