About the Journal

Aims and scope

Philosophy and the Mind Sciences (PhiMiSci) focuses on the intersection between philosophy and the empirical mind sciences.  PhiMiSci is a peer-reviewed, not-for-profit open-access journal that is free for authors and readers.

PhiMiSci is an independent publication, but builds on the success of the Open MIND project (2015; Metzinger & Windt, eds.; also published by MIT Press) and the PPP project (2017; Metzinger & Wiese, eds.). Both were peer-reviewed, open-access edited collections published independently of commercial publishers.

Editorial policy

PhiMiSci is open for submission of stand-alone articles. If you would like to propose a special issue for PhiMiSci, please take a look at our guidelines for special issues. A description of our editorial procedure be found here.

Open access policy and copyright

We are dedicated to publishing high-quality articles with maximum accessibility and visibility. We believe that the results of academic research should be made available to the public for free, with no costs for readers or authors, especially as in most cases, the research is already supported by public funding. By default, PhiMiSci publishes all papers under a CC-BY license, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided appropriate credit is given to the original author(s), and the original source and a link to the Creative Commons license are provided. If a different Creative Commons license is preferred by an author, they must indicate this during the submission of their manuscript. Other suitable Creative Commons license additions include that any repurpose must be non-commercial (NC) or that it must not be cut or altered (ND). PhiMiSci does not publish under anything but a Creative Commons license. All authors retain the copyright of their papers and full publishing rights without restrictions.

Archiving and long-term availability

All papers published in PhiMiSci are stored on servers in Germany. Long-term availability is guaranteed through additional archiving at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library), which also has the task of collecting, cataloguing, indexing and archiving online publications.

Registering as a reader, reviewer or author

We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. To register, use the Register link at the top of the journal home page. You will then receive notifications when stand-alone articles or special issues have been published. See the journal's Privacy Statement, which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.

If you are interested in submitting to this journal, please review the journal's selection policies on the About the Journal page as  as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.


We thank Thomas Metzinger and the Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung for financial support from 2018 to 2021. We are grateful to the university library of the Ruhr University Bochum for hosting us and thank Albert Newen for continuing support. Furthermore, we are grateful to John MacFarlane for developing Pandoc – which we use in the production processes at PhiMiSci. We gratefully acknowledge support for the period 2023-2026 through a project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – project number 514161146.