PSA2020: Call For Posters

November 19-22, 2020, Baltimore, MD, USA

Submissions are open for posters to be presented at the PSA2020 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 19-22, 2020. The deadline for full consideration of poster abstracts is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time June 15, 2020.

The poster committee expects to announce its decisions on abstract proposals by July 30, 2020. The conference will begin at 8:30 am on November 19 and last through 3:00 pm on November 22. The poster forum will be on the evening of November 20. The PSA will once again be offering travel grants for early career scholars, onsite childcare services, and dependent care subsidies of up to $200.

Please note that the PSA policy regarding multiple submissions to PSA2020 and presenting no more than once on the main program does not apply to poster abstracts. Main program participation and poster forum presentation are not mutually exclusive. A presenting author on a contributed paper or participating in a symposium may also submit one poster abstract on a substantially different topic. If the abstract is accepted, then the author may present (or co-present) the poster at PSA2020.

Poster abstracts may be on any research topic in the philosophy of science, the teaching of philosophy of science, science communication, and philosophy/science outreach. The PSA2020 poster committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation, and diversity in accepted abstracts, and we are especially interested in work (such as that related to teaching, outreach, and science communication) not typically represented on the main program. Members of the PSA2020 Poster Committee are listed on the meeting website.

The maximum poster abstract length is 500 words, including any references. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review, with no information identifying the author in the abstract. (See instructions on how to prepare submissions for anonymous review.) Reviewing will be “triple-masked,” with neither reviewers nor the poster committee chair having access to the author’s identity during the review process.

See the meeting website for more information and to submit a poster after submissions have opened. To submit a poster, you will first need to create an account. (Click on “Create Account” on the top menu.) Then log into your account and click on “Submissions”. For co-authored posters, the presenting author should provide the abstract; non-presenting co-authors are asked either to create an account or to log into their account (if one is created for them by a co-author) to answer optional demographic questions.

Instructions and advice for creating posters can be found here.

General questions about poster abstracts should be directed to the chair of the PSA2020 Poster Committee, Cailin O’Connor, at To maintain anonymity in the review process, questions about specific submissions should be sent to, which will be monitored by someone not involved in the review process.

Call for papers

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Posted: May 07, 2020