Journal of Didactics of Philosophy - For Authors



Note: It is understood that your article contains only original, unpublished work and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

A. Research Articles
1. Please send your article in English as well as an abstract in an electronic document (word, pdf) by email to one of the editors.
2. Articles should be between 4000 - 8000 words, including references. Shorter articles are welcome and longer articles may be considered.
3. Please prepare your article for blind review; do not include any reference to the author.
4. Please send us in the email your name, affiliation and email adress for further correspondence.
5. Once your article is accepted you will be asked to send the final version using our template. You may use the template already for submitting your article. DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE

B. Book Reviews
Note: Book reviews are not peer-reviewed. However, they are subject to the editors' comments.
1. If you would like to write a book review please contact the editors beforehand.

2. The review can be of a book, a textbook or any other educational material, including videos and internet resources of international interest. The review should offer an accurate description of the contents of the material as well as an assessment of its relative value with reference to similar works in the same field and in particular its value for an international readership.
3. Please use the template: DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE
4. Book reviews should be between 1000 - 3000 words.

C. Country Reports
Note: Book reviews are not peer-reviewed. However, they are subject to the editors' comments.
1. If you would like to write a country report please contact the editors beforehand.
2. The country report should follow a given structure, offer general information about the educational system or other conditions relevant to teaching philosophy in the country discussed, and describe the current situation of philosophy in schools and of teacher training. Please use the template: DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE
3. Country reports should be between 500 - 1500 words.



1. First Stage: All submitted articles will be considered for publication. The articles are first screened by the editors. Those papers judged by the editors as a) not the meet the standards of scientific method, b) not to link to any topic related to philosophy and its didactics, c) to be of insufficient general interest or d) to be otherwise inappropriate are rejected directly. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to the stage of formal peer review.
2. Second Stage: The article is sent for double-blind review to two reviewers. The reviewers are typically members of the Editorial Board but may be external. The article is assessed according to the following criteria: structure, argumentation, originality and clarity. The whole process will usually take about 6 - 8 weeks.
3. Third Stage: The editors make a decision based on the reviewers' advice. Typically, the decision will take one of the following forms:
- The paper ist accepted for publication without any revisions.
- The paper is accepted for publication once the authors have made some revisions in response to the referees’ comments.
- The paper is rejected but it is indicated to the authors that major revisions might justify a resubmission.
- The paper is rejected with no offer to consider a resubmission.



Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal
2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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