Call for Proposals

PSA 2024 - New Orleans

November 14, 2024 - November 17, 2024

New Orleans, Louisiana

Call for Contributed Papers

Submissions open on December 18, 2023, for contributed papers to be presented at the PSA2024 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 14-17, 2022. The deadline for submitting a paper is 11:59 pm Anywhere on Earth (UTC -12) on March 15, 2024. 

A call for poster submissions for the poster forum will be issued separately. Symposium organizers will be informed of the program committee’s decision prior to the deadline for submitting contributed papers. A call for session chairs will be sent out in summer 2024. The conference will begin at 8:30 am on November 14 and last through 3:00 pm on November 17. 

Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. The PSA2024 Program Committee is committed to assembling a program with high-quality papers on a variety of topics and diverse presenters that reflects the full range of current work in the philosophy of science.

Members of the PSA2024 Program Committee

The maximum manuscript length is 4,500 words including abstract, footnotes, but not the list of references. If the manuscript includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a word count. Format and citation style should match those of Philosophy of Science (see for details). Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review, with no information identifying the author in the body of the paper or abstract. Reviewing will be “triple-masked,” with neither reviewers nor the program chair having access to the author’s identity during the review process.

For co-authored papers, the presenting author should provide the abstract and upload the paper.

Some papers will be accepted both for presentation at the PSA2024 biennial meeting and for publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science; other papers will be accepted for presentation only. All authors are encouraged to post their accepted papers as PSA2024 Conference Papers at (a publicly accessible digital archive) prior to the meeting. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers at the conference; the paper presentation should take no more than twenty minutes. 

The Program Committee expects to announce its decision on papers accepted for presentation by the end of May 2024 and on papers accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science in June. Final versions of all papers accepted for publication must be resubmitted in January 2025; submission instructions will be provided closer to that date.

Please note that in accordance with current PSA policy:

  1. Papers submitted to PSA2024 may not be published, accepted for publication, or under review at the time of submission, and they may not be submitted elsewhere for publication while they are under consideration for publication in the PSA2024 supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science.

  2. At most one contributed paper on which you are the presenting author can be submitted.

  3. No one is permitted to present more than once at each PSA meeting. Thus, if a symposium proposal in which you are a presenting author is accepted, then you cannot also be the presenting author for a contributed paper. (Note that a scholar may appear as co-author on more than one paper or symposium talk but may present at PSA2024 only once.) A poster in the poster forum does not count as being a presenting author.


General questions about contributed papers should be directed to the Chair of the PSA2024 Program Committee, David Danks, at maintain anonymity in the review process, questions about specific submissions should be sent to, as this address will be monitored by someone not involved in the review process.

Please complete all proposals in a single sitting - the Pheedloop system does NOT allow for the completion of incomplete proposals.