Aims and scope

Argumentation is an international and interdisciplinary journal. Its aim is to gather academic contributions from a wide range of scholarly backgrounds and approaches to reasoning, natural inference and persuasion: communication, rhetoric (classical and modern), linguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, psychology, philosophy, logic (formal and informal), critical thinking, history and law. Its scope includes a diversity of interests, varying 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