Ars Disputandi Supplement Series
The editors of Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion are proud to announce a new extension to the
journal: the Ars Disputandi Supplement Series (ADSS, for short). Briefly described, the ADSS is a book series associated with
the journal. In this series, both monographs and collections of articles can be published. Books accepted for publication
will be made available online (PDF format only). Online access will be free. Moreover, Paper copies will be available at cost
prize through our website. The paper copies will be produced through a printing on demand facilities.
Why do we think this initiative adds something to existing book series in the philosophy of religion? The philosophy of religion
is a relatively small area of academic research, with many highly specialised issues of debate and many interdisciplinary
points of contact with other academic disciplines. In some cases, this makes publication of high quality volumes commercially
unattractive, because the readership is too small. In these cases, ADSS can offer professional publication services at cost
prize, advertised through the online community of the journal.
Collections of essays
Additionally, we think an ADSS has particular added value in the area of collections of articles--published conference proceedings
for example. Often, readers are only interested in one or two of the essays published in a collection of essays or conference
proceedings. Therefore, they do not purchase the entire collection, especially when it is expensive. If a collection of essays
is published online and available for free, readers can download individual essays at wish, while at the same time being able
to order the entire collection on paper--for example when they have been visting the conference upon which the collection
is based. Using ?printing on demand? technology, printing a small number of copies of the collection is no more expensive
than printing huge amounts of copies. One can also look at the publication of collections of essays in the ADSS from another
angle. In the article and discussion note sections, we do not organise contributions ?by theme? as other journa
ls do. Collections of essays in the ADSS, however, can be alternatively viewed as ?themed? collections of articles, where
the editors of the collection - specialised scholars on the topic of the collection - co-operate with the editors of the journal
to achieve a quality as high as possible.
We chose to publish ADSS contributions in PDF only because this format enables one to use real typesetting techniques rather
than simple text rendering mechanisms typical of the World Wide Web (web browser formats). The use of PDF guarantees that
there will be normal page divisions and numbers, and that the markup of the printed editions will look 100% identical to the
How to submit
Authors or editors of collections of essays can begin to submit their manuscripts to email@example.com immediately. Submissions
will be subject to review in the same way as the contributions to our article and discussion note sections. When a book has
been accepted for publication, it will be marked up for publication at our website, much in the same way as ordinary publishers
do. Using high end typesetting technology, we guarantee a publishing quality that equals that of commercial established publishers.
Whether one will need to pay for the markup stage of the publication is still an issue of debate, depending on our financial
For more information: http://adss.library.uu.nl