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Edited By: Sven Ove Hansson

Online ISSN: 1755-2567

Author Guidelines

Since its foundation in 1935, Theoria publishes articles, debates, and reviews in all areas of philosophy. The journal is not affiliated with any particular school or faction. Instead, it promotes dialogues between different philosophical viewpoints. Theoria is committed to precision and clarity in philosophical discussions, and encourages cooperation between philosophy and other disciplines.

Theoria is peer-reviewed. It publishes articles, reviews, and shorter notes and discussions. Short discussion notes on recent articles in Theoria are welcome.

Books reviews are by invitation only. For information, contact the editor at

Conditions of submission
By submitting an article to Theoria, the author assures that the article is not previously published under consideration for publication
elsewhere and that (s)he will not submit it for publication elsewhere until (s)he has received Theoria’s editorial decision or has withdrawn the article.

For questions of an editorial nature, contact the editor at

Author Services
Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Blackwell’s Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Manuscript submission
Before submission please ensure that you have prepared your material according to the journal guidelines and that you have current and accurate e-mail addresses for each author. Manuscripts should be submitted to the following website: Full submission instructions can be found on this website. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Theoria office to discuss alternative means of submission. Please note that revisions to manuscripts that were not initially submitted to the website, should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the editorial assistant e-mail address.

A cover letter should be submitted with your manuscript and must include a statement that the data have not been published, and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It will be presumed that all listed authors of a manuscript have agreed to the listing and have seen and approved the manuscript.

Contributions should be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site (instructions above).  Authors of articles containing copyright material, such as photographic reproductions, must provide the General Editor with proof of the copyright holder’s permission to reproduce the material before the article can be published in the journal.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement:
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions:

For authors choosing OnlineOpen:
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

On book reviews
Information for publishers
Theoria publishes reviews of books in all areas of philosophy. Publishers are invited to send review copies to

Theoria, the Editor,
Department of Philosophy and the History of Technology,
Teknikringen 78,
S-100 44 Stockholm,