The review process will admit manuscripts in the Czech and Slovak languages, and in the case of special issues, in the English, German, and French languages. Authors can most easily submit their texts to the editorial office via the OJS publishing application – see the section “Vstup do redakcniho systemu” on the Czech version of our main website. Texts delivered via e-mail or in person in an electronic version will also be admitted. Please note that manuscripts that will be going through the review process must also include (alongside the text itself) a summary with a maximum limit of 900 characters, as well as a list of keywords. The length of the texts, including notes, should not exceed 25 pages (40 000 characters). Bibliographical references in Filosofický casopis should conform with the national norm – authors should make sure to use this system in the first version of their manuscripts.
Mutual anonymity is maintained during the review process (double blind peer review), and it is subject to all the major articles, and discussion and review studies. Each text is evaluated by (at minimum) two expert reviewers. The results of the review process are relayed to the author by the editorial staff as soon as it is possible.
Proposals for the composition of regular issues, monothematic issues, and special issues are discussed by the editorial circle and approved by the editorial board. The final decision on the publication of all texts is made by the editor-in-chief and the publisher of the Philosophical Journal.
Authors of manuscripts cannot remain anonymous to the Philosophical Journal, and it is for this reason that they must inform the editorial staff not only of their name (under which they are publishing the text), but also their e-mail address and the postal address of their workplace (or their personal address, if that is where correspondences are to be sent). When the article is printed, the author’s name, affiliation, and contact e-mail will be published.
The authors pay no fees for the publication of their texts.
The Philosophical Journal adheres to Open Access principles and in publishing applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Authors̕ rights to their articles are not affected. The author signs a contract (regarding the publication of the reviewed text in the Philosophical Journal) with the publisher, which respects the principles of Open Access and the CC BY 4.0 license.
Apart from especially justified cases, the Philosophical Journal does not reprint already published texts (whether they were previously published in a printed or electronic form). Should the authors not inform the editorial staff that their text (or its substantial parts) has already been published elsewhere, the finding of this fact will lead to the termination of the review process, as well as a cessation of on-going publication negotiations. It is also considered unethical if the author is in publication negotiations (regarding the same text) with any other publisher (other than the Philosophical Journal), or even several publishers.
If the author that is entering into contact with the editorial staff (regarding the publication of a manuscript) is not the exclusive owner of the offered manuscript (for example, if illustrations form a part of the manuscript, which may belong to a third party), it is necessary that the author immediately informs the editorial staff of this and proves the third party’s consent to the use of its property. Authors should also inform the editorial staff about any grant support that they have been provided with, if their text is in any way tied to it.
Likewise, when foreign language texts are offered to the editorial staff of the Philosophical Journal, in order to be translated, their submitter is required to state who is the exclusive copyright holder. The original author (or other copyright holder) can then do so through a sworn statement, or a correspondence with the submitter, for example.