About us

Disputatio is an open access international journal of philosophy. It is currently published by the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon, edited by the LanCog research group, and sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

Disputatio publishes first-rate articles and discussion notes on all aspects of analytical philosophy (broadly construed), written either in English or Portuguese. Articles of a purely exegetical or historical nature are not considered.

Founded in 1996 by João Branquinho, Disputatio was published by the Portuguese Philosophy Society until 2002. Since then, it has been published by the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon. The former editors of Disputatio were M.S. Lourenço, Fernando Ferreira and João Branquinho. Desidério Murcho was editorial assistant for the journal for approximately 10 years. As of 2015, it is jointly edited by Teresa Marques and Célia Teixeira.

Disputatio is a non-profit publishing venture. From 2013 on, Disputatio has been published exclusively online, as an open access journal.

Editors

Disputatio consists of the editors, the editorial board and the advisory board.
The editorial board undertakes the responsibility of refereeing submissions. Each member is committed to referee around two papers per year and to suggest other suitable referees when necessary, and to give advice to the editors when advice is solicited. ​The advisory board gives advice on matters concerning the general policy of the journal with a view to helping it attain its primary goal of publishing first-rate philosophical work. The editors are responsible for final decisions on submissions.

  • Editors

  • Teresa Marques (University of Barcelona)
  • Célia Teixeira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Book reviews editor

  • Célia Teixeira (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Editorial Assistant

  • José Manuel Mestre (University of Lisbon)

Editorial and advisory boards

Disputatio consists of the editors, the editorial board and the advisory board.
The editorial board undertakes the responsibility of refereeing submissions. Each member is committed to referee around two papers per year and to suggest other suitable referees when necessary, and to give advice to the editors when advice is solicited. ​The advisory board gives advice on matters concerning the general policy of the journal with a view to helping it attain its primary goal of publishing first-rate philosophical work. The editors are responsible for final decisions on submissions.

  • Editorial Board

  • Helen Beebee (University of Manchester)
  • João Branquinho (University of Lisbon)
  • Pablo Cobreros (Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona)
  • Annalisa Coliva (University of Modena)
  • Josep Corbí (University of Valencia)
  • Esa Díaz-León (University of Barcelona & University of Manitoba)
  • Paul Egré (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)
  • Fernando Ferreira (University of Lisbon)
  • Roman Frigg (London School of Economics)
  • Pedro Galvão (University of Lisbon)
  • Manuel García-Carpintero (University of Barcelona & University of Lisbon)
  • Kathrin Glüer-Pagin (University of Stockholm)
  • Adriana Silva Graça (University of Lisbon)
  • Bob Hale (University of Sheffield)
  • Sally Haslanger (MIT)
  • Guido Imaguire (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • António Lopes (University of Lisbon)
  • Ofra Magidor (University of Oxford)
  • José Martínez (University of Barcelona)
  • Manuel Pérez-Otero (University of Barcelona)
  • Josep Prades (University of Girona)
  • Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh)
  • Wlodek Rabinowicz (University of Lund)
  • Sonia Roca (University of Stirling)
  • Sven Rosenkranz (University of Barcelona & ICREA)
  • Marco Ruffino (UNICAMP)
  • Pablo Rychter (University of Valencia)
  • Pedro Santos (University of Algarve)
  • Ricardo Santos (University of Lisbon)
  • Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield)
  • David Yates (University of Lisbon)
  • Elia Zardini (University of Lisbon)
  • Advisory Board

  • Michael Devitt (City University of New York)
  • Daniel Dennett (Tufts University)
  • Kit Fine (New York University)
  • Manuel García-Carpintero (University of Barcelona)
  • Paul Horwich (New York University)
  • Christopher Peacocke (University of Columbia)
  • Pieter Seuren (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
  • Charles Travis (King’s College London)
  • Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)
Disputatio is the leading philosophy journal in the Portuguese-speaking world. It was classified in category INT2 (previously B) of the 2011 ERIH ranking of the European Science Foundation, and classified B in the 2010 Australian Association of Philosophy and the Australian Research Council ranking.

Disputatio practices triple blind refereeing. This means that the editors and reviewers cannot know the identity of the authors at any moment of the submission process until the eventual acceptance of an article. Authors do not know the identity of the reviewers. Please go here for submission guidelines.

Disputatio collaborates with the Portuguese Society for Analytic Philosophy (SPFA), sponsoring the Disputatio Lecture at the National Meeting in Analytic Philosophy (ENFA). The Disputatio Lecturer of 2012, at ENFA5 in Braga, was Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield). The Disputatio Lecturer of 2015 at ENFA6 at Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel/Azores, is Jason Stanley (University of Yale).

Disputatio is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services: