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Disputatio is an international journal of philosophy in the analytic tradition. It is owned by the Centre of Philosophy of the University of Lisbon and managed by the LanCog research group. The journal is a non-profit publishing venture. It is currently published by De Gruyter/Sciendo, exclusively online, as a fully open-access journal. Disputatio aims at publishing original, high-quality research articles on any aspects of analytic philosophy (broadly construed), written in either English or Portuguese.

Disputatio was founded in 1996 by João Branquinho, Fernando Ferreira, M.S. Lourenço and João Sàágua. It was published by the Portuguese Philosophical Society until 2004. Former editors include M.S. Lourenço, João Branquinho, Teresa Marques and Célia Teixeira. Since 2017, the journal has been jointly edited by Ricardo Santos and Elia Zardini.

Rejection Rate:

  • 80%

Why subscribe and read

Disputatio aims at publishing high-quality articles on any aspects of analytic philosophy (broadly construed), written in either English or Portuguese.

Why submit

A submission accepted for publication in Disputatio should make at least one original (possibly negative) point with sufficient plausbility and rigour. Disputatio is one of the leading philosophy journals in the Romance-speaking world. It has been classified in category Q2 of the SCImago Journal Rank in 2021 and 2022 and Q1 in 2020 and 2023.

All unsolicited submissions to Disputatio are triple-blind refereed: the identity of the authors is not revealed to the referees, the identity of the referees is not revealed to the authors and the identity of the authors is not revealed to the editors.

The evaluation process has up to four stages, as follows:

  1. Preliminary vetting by the editors.
  2. Refereeing.
  3. Scrutiny of submission and referees’ reports by the editors.
  4. Decision by the editors.

The editors’ decision classifies the submission into one of the four categories: accepted, conditionally accepted, invited for resubmission after major revisions and rejected. Positive referees’ reports are not a sufficient condition for acceptance and each decision is the editors’ sole responsibility.

On average, each evaluation process as detailed above takes around four months.

Disputatio Fees and Charges

Authors who choose to submit and publish with Disputatio are not required to pay any submission or publication fees or charges


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.


Disputatio is currently sponsored by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (UIDP/00310/2020.

English, Portuguese
Publication timeframe:
4 times per year
Journal Subjects:
Philosophy, Selected Philosophical Movements, Analytical Philosophy