BSPS Open is an international book series for monographs in the philosophy of science produced in collaboration by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science and the University of Calgary Press.

We believe that scholarly ideas should be freely accessible to everyone, and that scholars should not have to pay to spread these ideas. That is why BSPS Open has adopted a ground-breaking “Open Access Platinum” model that sets a new standard for equality and access. All BSPS Open books are published under a BY-NC-ND Creative Commons license that allows free publication of the PDF anywhere online, in addition to for-purchase print and digital formats. And, this service is absolutely free to our authors: selections are made only on the basis of scholarly merit, and not the ability to pay Open Access fees, which at other publishers cost at least $15,000 CAN.


Editorial Chair
Helen Beebee, Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy, University of Manchester

Editors in Chief
Bryan W. Roberts, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science, London School of Economics and Political Science
David Teira, Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Meet the Editorial Team

Submit to BSPS Open

BSPS Open accepts submissions of cutting edge research monographs from all areas of the philosophy of science. To submit a manuscript, please send the following in an email with the subject SUBMISSION to

• A Completed BSPS Prospectus Form, Including
• Author Attachment (See Prospectus Section 3)
• Manuscript Attachment (See Prospectus Section 4)

Please note that BSPS Open does not publish textbooks, handbooks, or collected volumes.

The Editorial Process

All submissions should receive confirmation within 5 business days. If you have not received a response by then, please send a follow-up message so we may confirm your submission has been safely received.

BSPS Open maintains the highest standards of scholarly peer review from a world-class Editorial Board. The Editorial Process is expected to take four months; we are grateful for your patience.

The Editorial Team

Editorial Chair
Helen Beebee, University of Manchester

Editors in Chief
Bryan W. Roberts, London School of Economics and Political Science
David Teira, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

BSPS Representatives
Adrian Currie, University of Exeter
Kirsten Walsh, University of Exeter

Press Liaison
C. Kenneth Waters, University of Calgary

Editorial Board
Alexander Bird, University of Cambridge
Anjan Chakravartty, University of Miami
Hasok Chang, University of Cambridge
Mazviita Chirimuuta, University of Edinburgh
Doreen Fraser, University of Waterloo
Dana Jalobeanu, University of Bucharest
Harold Kincaid, University of Capetown
Martin Kusch, University of Vienna
Elaine Landry, University of California, Davis
Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter
Christian List, London School of Economics and Political Science
Michela Massimi, University of Edinburgh
Samir Okasha, University of Bristol
Richard Pettigrew, University of Bristol
Miriam Solomon, Temple University
C Kenneth Waters, University of Calgary
Alison Wylie, University of British Columbia