Argumentation is an international and interdisciplinary journal that gathers academic contributions from a wide range of scholarly backgrounds and approaches to reasoning, natural inference and persuasion: communication, classical and modern rhetoric, linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, psychology, philosophy, formal and informal logic, critical thinking, history and law. Its scope includes a diversity of interests, from philosophical, theoretical and analytical to empirical and practical topics.

Argumentation publishes papers, book reviews, a yearly bibliography, and announcements of conferences and seminars.


To be considered for publication in the journal, a paper must satisfy all of these criteria
:

1. Report research that is within the journals’ scope: concentrating on argumentation
2. Pose a clear and relevant research question
3. Make a contribution to the literature that connects with the state of the art in the field of argumentation theory
4. Be sound in methodology and analysis
5. Provide appropriate evidence and argumentation for the conclusions
6. Be presented in a clear and intelligible fashion in standard English

  • International in coverage, and interdisciplinary in scope
  • Gathers academic contributions from a wide range of scholarly backgrounds and approaches to reasoning, natural inference and persuasion
  • Presents a diversity of interests, from philosophical, theoretical and analytical to empirical and practical topics
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Frans H. van Eemeren
Publishing model
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Journal metrics

0.904 (2019)
Impact factor
1.042 (2019)
Five year impact factor
32 days
Submission to first decision
187 days
Submission to acceptance
88,378 (2020)
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Electronic ISSN
1572-8374
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0920-427X
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