The International Social Ontology Society is pleased to announce the first edition of its Essay Competition for junior scholars (who are either PhD-candidates or have received their PhD no longer than five years prior to the closing date of the competition). The author of the winning essay will receive € 500,- with their submission being published the Journal of Social Ontology (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jso
). Submissions may address any issue, problem or debate within the field of social ontology. They may deal with, e.g., social facts, social action, group agency, collective intentional states, or social kinds; and they may address their topic from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including moral, social and political philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, economics, history, law, political science, and psychology. Submissions will be subject to blind review, following the guidelines of the Journal of Social Ontology (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/social
). The essays should be submitted through the journal’s editorial management system and labelled as entries to the competition. In order to facilitate a fair review process, authors are asked to state their affiliation, (expected) date of receipt of their PhD and the names of their committee members in the information they provide with their submission. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 31st October 2016. The winning essay will be published in the Journal of Social Ontology as soon as possible thereafter. For further inquiries regarding the essay competition, please contact David P. Schweikard (david.schweikard-NcCp5pKTVmsHsMWijWmn8w@public.gmane.org).