About the Journal

About the Journal

Edukacja Filozoficzna (in English: Philosophical Education, ISSN 0860-3839) is a scholarly, biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Warsaw since 1986.

It is addressed to philosophers of various orientations who are who are interested in sharing knowledge. Our aim is to develop an international and pluralistic community in which we educate and inspire each other on a professional level.

Our Authors come from different universities and research institutions in Poland and abroad. We publish scholarly articles, translations of foreign authors (both historical and contemporary) as well as book reviews and announcements (such as reports from important scientific events). So far, we have published 71 issues of our journal.

The journal:

  • is published in print, but all papers are also available online on the journal’s website free of charge (open access);
  • implements principles of best practice in academic publishing to ensure that the journal’s content is of the highest quality;
  • is featured on the list of scholarly journals (2021) of the Polish Ministry of Education and Science (40 points);
  • is indexed in:
    • The Central European Journal in Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH) database,
    • Google Scholar,
    • Polska Bibliografia Naukowa (PBN) database,
    • ERIH Plus;
  • publishes original, peer-reviewed articles in Polish and English, which feature DOI and ORCID identifiers;
  • has adopted the standards and ethical principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE);
  • encourages Authors to upload their papers to platforms such ResearchGate and Academia.edu following publication.

The journal plans to store all the materials published in electronic version in the Open Access repository of the Polish National Library and possibly other repositories in the event the journal is no longer published.

We encourage our Authors to publish their articles under Creative Commons licences. These provide an industry-standard framework to support easy re-use of open access material. Under Creative Commons licences, authors retain copyright of their articles. Such articles are published open access under a CC BY licence (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence). The CC BY licence is the most open licence available; it is also preferred by many funders. This licence allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.

In other cases, only the Authors and the journal are allowed to make a published text available on the internet (including repositories and platforms for scholars). However, everybody can use such a text within “permitted use” (according to the article 35 of the Polish Act of 4 February 1994 on Copyrights and Related Rights). The main condition of the “permitted use” is attribution (indication of the author’s full name and the source, if possible). The “permitted use” includes: 1) permitted personal use (for personal purposes, excluding commercial use); 2) quotation; 3) parody, pastiche or caricature; 4) temporary reproduction, 5) uses of the works by educational institutions, libraries, museums and archives for educational or scientific purposes etc.

The publisher and owner of the journal is the University of Warsaw. The journal is financed mainly from the subsidy of the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw. Where possible, editorial activities can be funded by additional sources, such as funding from public bodies, non-governmental organisations or private entities. The journal does not charge the authors (there are no publication fees nor author fees), does not charge for online access to articles (the articles are fully open), and does not publish advertisements (consequently: does not charge for them). A small part of the revenue comes from the sale of printed copies (however, this revenue does not cover printing costs).

The journal is open to publishing cooperation with other (including foreign) partners, as well as to constantly raising publishing standards, including cooperation with leading publishers to improve the quality of editorial work and the substantive level, as well as the journal’s presence in leading databases (indexation).

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