Submitting an Article
Are you researching or working on a particular topic in philosophy or have you been wrestling with a philosophical topic for a longer period and would like to share your findings with other academic philosophers, as well as those interested in philosophy?
You are invited to publish your own article on our portal.
Who we are
The portal Philosophie.ch gives the public a way to be informed about academic philosophy and research, as well as other philosophical activities, in Switzerland. Since its re-launch in 2017, Philosophie.ch has made itself into a hub for philosophy in Switzerland, which is unique in its mission, breadth, and success within not just Switzerland but Europe. More than seventy philosophical organizations in Switzerland use Philosophie.ch to disseminate information about their events and offerings. In addition, the portal include over a thousand philosophical blog posts, produced on a volunteer basis by professional philosophers and are available to the philosophically interested public free of charge.
We are open to a wide variety of different formats for articles.
For instance, you can:
- write an academic article about a philosophical topic or submit an article that has already been published.
- write an article for high school students, your colleagues, or the broad public that gives an introduction to a particular topic. A few examples: "How to begin learning about Chinese philosophy?", "100 Ancient Greek words one should recognize" or "A List of philosophical publications about covid 19."
- excerpt a previously written text and make an article out of it.
- publish something humorous.
- publish something useful such as a short introduction to working with bibliographical tools, LaTeX, or a guide with tips and tricks for starting to study at the University of Bern.
- write an article criticizing or supplementing an article previously published on Philosophie.ch or write a book review or argumentative, philosophical text with your opinion on current events.
- introduce and enact other creative suggestions.
You may choose your own topic. Ideally, your topic would be of interest to a broad audience or would touch upon contemporary events, debates, or developments, in line with Philosophie.ch's mission to facilitate engagement between academic philosophy and the broader public.
Articles will be reviewed by us in consultation with you in preparation for publication. Articles that don't meet our standards for publication can be rejected. For particularly valuable articles, there is also the possibility of translating your article to a Swiss national language (German, French, or Italian). Your writing would thereby reach a greater audience, and everyone in Switzerland would be able to engage with your text. This increases the connections among philosophers working in Switzerland.
Guidelines for Contributions
These guidelines are intended as suggestions and are not mandatory requirements.
Length: A typical article on Philosophie.ch is between 8,000 and 20,000 characters including blank spaces.
Title: Short and forceful.
For example: "Democracy--A Crisis of Truth?" or "Does Climate Change Justify Civil Disobedience?"
Subtitle: 1-2 short sentences, not longer than 200 characters.
For example: "On the use of artificial intelligence in medical diagnostics" or "The role of intuitions and psychological research for theories of retributive justice."
Author's Information: In the margin of the page, you can add information about yourself, your projects, and your books.
"Franziska Martinsen is a senior lecturer at the Leibniz University, Hanover, and currently researches and teaches as a visiting professor for political theory at the University of Duisberg-Essen.
Her research areas include, among others, international political theory and the history of ideas, in particular, human rights and its criticism, the theory of radical democracy, and gender studies.
Radical Theories of Democracy: A Handbook. Eds. D. Comtesse, O. Flügel-Martinsen, F. Martinsen, N. Nonhoff, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2019."
If we've excited your interest, you can find the email addresses of the people responsible for the four sections in the right-hand margin of our portal. You're warmly invited to write them with articles, ideas, or questions.