Philica gives researchers a whole new way to get their ideas and findings to the world. Here, work is published instantly and the peer-review process begins immediately afterwards. This way, the reviews help readers to interpret publications, rather than decide whether they ever see the light of day or not. Publishing on Philica, like reading the entries, is completely free.
Philica accepts two types of submissions: full-length Articles and short Observations. Please choose which type of submission you are making below.
Full-length articles correspond to a paper in a traditional journal and are entered using a simple on-line word-processor. This also allows articles to be pasted from popular stand-alone word processors such as MS Word, and can take equations in standard TeX format. For full details of how to submit a paper, please visit our technical page.
Formating Articles for Philica is very simple, and pictures and tables — and even music, sounds, and animations — can be included as part of the text. Please see our short simple style manual for instructions on how to format your article for Philica.
Articles must be complete, and not summaries or abstracts for material published elsewhere
Click here to submit an Article
Philica Observations allow you up to 2000 characters to describe interesting or curious discoveries that you have made. Philica Observations is intended as a place where these ideas can be shared — perhaps somebody else will have the time or the inclination to take your observation and carry out a research project to delve further into the question. As such, an Observation is not expected to be fully worked through or proven, as an Article should be. You can use TeX-format equations, just like in the full Articles
Philica Observations is an ideal outlet for individual case studies, and also acts as a trusted place where discoveries and ideas can be registered immediately so that future ownership cannot be contested.
Observations are simply submitted to Philica using an on-line form, which can take standard TeX codes to add formulae.
Observations should stand alone; they must not simply be abstracts for material published elsewhere
Click here to submit an Observation