The Reasoner’s primary goal is to serve the multidisciplinary community of reasoning-related research. It is a highly collaborative effort and we warmly welcome contributions of the kind described below.

Please send us your submissions in plain text or preferably LaTeX, which becomes mandatory if your submission contains mathematical symbols. References should be in the text and of the form “Author (Year: Title, url, Journal or Publisher, Pages)”; subsequent references to the same work should be of the form “Author (Year: Pages)”. Footnotes should not be used The deadline for text for each issue is the 15th of the month before. All publication decisions will be taken by the editorial team. The editorial team reserves the right to edit submissions before publication. The copyright of each submission belongs to its authors.


Submitted Features should concern some exciting new reasoning-related research or argument, or a new perspective on a topic or historical figure connected with reasoning. Features should be 100-1000 words and self-contained. We primarily publish features that are comprehensible and of interest to a broad audience. More specialised pieces are also welcome but should have an introductory paragraph that can be generally understood. Send features to Please specify in your email whether your feature is intended to be generalist or specialised. Features are peer reviewed through a double-blind process.

The Reasoner Speculates

This is section is dedicated to what statistician I.J. Good called  partly-baked ideas, which he collected in a 1962 volume titled “The Scientist Speculates”.  Good’s explanation of the key idea behind the project is simple: “It is often better to be stimulating and wrong than boring and right“. As I.J. Good pointed out, the optimal length of a speculation depends on its coefficient of bakedness and the importance of the topic, and on your judgment.

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Dissemination Corner

Are you leading a major individual grant? Are you coordinating a large collaborative project? The Dissemination Corner allows you to tell us all about it: the scientific results, the open positions and the events related to the project. By doing this you will also help creating awareness of what’s currently going on (and what’s been funded) in the wider field of reasoning.  You should first submit  a 1000 word description of your project. Depending on the size of your project/group you will then submit a bi-monthly or a semesterly update.

In addition  The Dissemination Corner is  ideal a (ahead of print) book precis, which can be either a one-off 1000 words piece, or a series of pieces of similar lengths.

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The Reasoner Reviews introduce a research topic from the point of view of the reasoner who reviews it. It is less comprehensive, more personal, and less history-oriented than an encyclopaedia entry. It is future-oriented to the extent it puts open problems under the spotlight, especially those which will benefit from a multi-disciplinary take. It should be no longer than 2000 words. Multiple Reviews are encouraged for the very same topic. Ideally, but not necessarily,  Reviews provide the background for regular columns on What’s hot in … the topic. Reviews from recent PhD graduates are particularly welcome, and will be labelled as such. Do not hesitate to present your view of the field, because that’s what we are interested in, along with your results (of course!).

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What’s Hot in …

We are soliciting regular columns of 100-1000 words for a section “What’s hot in …” which alerts readers to interesting discussion in blogs, workshops etc. on reasoning-related topics. Send a sample column to

News and Letters

We welcome Letters which should be 100 words or less, need not be self-contained, and may concern, e.g., previously published articles, questions to put to the community, or announcements of reasoning-related books or papers. Send to

Submitted items of news can be of any length, though shorter pieces are more likely to be published. Send to

Conference announcements should be kept brief, and should include a title, dates, location and url. Send to

Job announcements should be brief, including a job title, the name of the hiring institution or company, and url. Send to