The Journal of Social Ontology (JSO) is an Open Access interdisciplinary journal devoted to social ontology and collective intentionality. JSO features scholarly work pertaining to the nature and basic structure of the social world from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – including moral, social, and political philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology. The topics that JSO covers range from small-scale everyday interactions to encompassing societal institutions, from expert teams to hierarchical organizations, and from unintended consequences to institutional design. The journal provides a forum for exchanges between scholars of diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds. In addition to contributed papers, JSO publishes review essays, discussion articles, and book reviews.
The first issue is now online on
The next issue is scheduled for July 2015.
The editors invite submissions for the upcoming issues.
Acceptance is subject to blind refereeing. Accepted articles will appear online first.
Further information on the Journal is available here:
Editor-in-Chief: Schmid, Hans Bernhard; Ed. by Hindriks, Frank / Ikäheimo, Heikki / Laitinen, Arto / Salice, Alessandro / Schweikard, David P.
Editorial Board Members: Baker, Lynne / Betzler, Monika / Bovens, Luc / Brandom, Robert / Bratman, Michael / Butler, Judith / Copp, David / Descombes, Vincent / Gilbert, Margaret / Gold, Natalie / Haslanger, Sally / Honneth, Axel / Kusch, Martin / Lagerspetz, Eerik / Lawson, Tony / Mäki, Uskali / May, Larry / Miller, Seumas / Pacherie, Élisabeth / Pettit, Philip / Quante, Michael / Rovane, Carol / Searle, John / Smith, Barry / Sugden, Robert / Tollefsen, Deborah P. / Tomasello, Michael / Tuomela, Raimo