Nordic Wittgenstein Review

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Nordic Wittgenstein Review publishes original contributions on all aspects of Wittgenstein's thought and work - exegetical studies as well as papers drawing on Wittgensteinian themes and ideas in contemporary discussions of philosophical problems. It is interdisciplinary in character, and welcomes contributions in the subject areas of philosophy and other human and social studies including philology, linguistics, cognitive science, and others.

Nordic Wittgenstein Review includes a book review section, and a section in which seminal works are re-published or where previously unpublished archive materials are made available for the first time.

Print, Open Access, Indexing, Interlinking

Nordic Wittgenstein Review is published by the Nordic Wittgenstein Society.

It is published as a printed journal at Ontos Verlag 2013 and at De Gruyter 2013.

It is published online as an Open Access publication with a delay after print of 3 months.

Nordic Wittgenstein Review employs a comprehensive dissemination strategy with regard to both its print and online versions. The journal articles will be interlinked with other online Wittgenstein resources (such as Wittgenstein Source,, containing 5000 pages of Wittgenstein Nachlass material). By state of the art indexing, the journal will provide its contributors with academic relevance and wide visibility.

Review process

The journal implements a double-blind peer review process. The editorial procedures will be designed to follow best practice concerning excellence, impartiality, transparency, purposefulness, efficiency, confidentiality and integrity (cf European Peer Review Guide.).

1. Papers will first undergo a general eligibility and quality check by the editors.

2. They will then be submitted to double-blind review, in which the identities of the reviewers and the authors are kept confidential from each other.

Each article will be read and commented on by the editors as well as by two or more anonymous reviewers. The journal has an international advisory editorial board which assists its editorial board and editors in finding appropriate reviewers.

3. For issues 1 and 2 at least, accepted papers will undergo an additional open review, during which registered users of this feature in the electronic journal platform will be able to comment on and to discuss the peer reviewed papers online for one month. The web space is administered by the journal editors. The results of this process will be made available to both the peer reviewers and the authors. The open review is part of an experiment conducted by the EU project Agora.

Research has shown that the quality of publications increases with the number of pre-publication reviewers and therefore, Nordic Wittgenstein Review is delighted to offer this additional review option to its authors and its readers.

The journal will follow the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Editors & editorial board

In 2012 and 2013, the journal is edited by Alois Pichler and Simo Säätelä from the University of Bergen with one issue per year. From 2014 onwards, the journal will be edited by the member departments of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society in turn, with two issues annually.

The editorial board is responsible for decisions on organizational matters. It consists of the members of the board of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society ( > About the NWS). The editorial board appoints the editors and the editor-in-chief of the journal. The editorial board also appoints the advisory board.

The advisory board serves as a scientific advisory body. Its members assist in the peer review process as well as in selecting reviewers. The advisory board is appointed for a period of two years, while the editorial board is elected by the members of the Nordic Wittgenstein Society annually. The criteria for the composition of the advisory board are range and depth of expertise, reliability and international coverage.

The editors together with the editor-in-chief are in charge of the journal work flow and the integrity of the editorial process. While the editors may vary from issue to issue, the editor-in-chief represents the continuity of the journal and is its overall coordinator and contact person.

Editor-in-chief (2011-) Yrsa Neuman (Åbo Akademi University)

Martin Gustafsson (Åbo Akademi University)
Lars Hertzberg (Åbo Akademi University)
Alois Pichler (Wittgenstein Archives & Philosophy Department at the University of Bergen, Norway)
Simo Säätelä (Philosophy Department at the University of Bergen, Norway)

Editorial board (2011-13)
Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Martin Gustafsson (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Niklas Forsberg (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Lars Hertzberg (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Thomas Wallgren (Helsinki University, Finland)
Cato Wittusen (University of Stavanger, Norway)

Advisory board (2011-13)
Avner Baz
Anat Biletzki
David Cockburn
Alice Crary
João Vergílio Cuter
Anniken Greve
Juliet Floyd
Gottfried Gabriel
Hans-Johann Glock
PMS Hacker
Ian Hacking
Gary Hagberg
Christian Kanzian
Stefan Majetschak
Marie McGinn
Mathieu Marion
Ray Monk
Daniele Moyal-Sharrock
Volker Munz
Klaus Puhl
Sören Stenlund
David Stern
Peter Sullivan
David Wellbury

A note to the 2012 and 2013 issues

The Nordic Wittgenstein Review is established within the frame of the European Agora project (2011-13). The aim of Agora is to improve the dissemination of research results in the field of European philosophy and to advance new paradigms of Open Access publishing, peer review and interlinking of philosophy data. For more information about Agora visit

The Agora project will build the technical platform for the journal work flow based on Open Journal System, spanning from submission to peer review and editing to publication on paper and the Web. The journal platform is expected to be in use by December 2011. Papers can be submitted through this platform only. The submission deadlines will be announced in the calls for papers.

The Agora Project will assist in managing the open review process, handling peer review quality issues, integrating the journal content with the Semantic Web, as well as organizing indexing and metadata tasks.

Further information


Contact information
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Postal address
Nordic Wittgenstein Review
c/o Yrsa Neuman, Philosophy Dept
Arken, Åbo Akademi
Fabriksgatan 2
FI-20500 Turku, Finland


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