About the Journal

ARGUMENT: Biannual Philosophical Journal is an open access online journal published twice a year. All articles are double blind-refereed. We publish original research papers in philosophy as well as interdisciplinary and comparative studies engaging other disciplines in humanities and social sciences. We accept papers in English, Polish and German. Since its founding in 2010 the journal has been published by the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Pedagogical University of Krakow. Marzenna Jakubczak, the concept designer and the first editor-in-chief, has been chairing the board of executive editors till the present.

  • e-ISSN 2084-1043 (reference version); p-ISSN 20-83-6635; DOI 10.24917/20841043

Aimes and scope. The Editors of the journal invite international scholars to submit their studies in history of philosophy and research papers reporting the on-going debates in contemporary philosophy, representing various currents in philosophical inquiry, including continental, analytic and non-western traditions and comparative perspectives. Moreover, in the scope of our interest there are interdisciplinary papers undertaking philosophical problems in terms of other scientific disciplines. We also publish polemics and review papers, interviews, and book reviews. We are open to critical and innovative suggestions concerning teaching methods and the purposes of up-to-date philosophical education.

Indexing. The Editors provide immediate open access to the content of the Journal on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The online form is considered as the reference version of the journal. Argument has been highly evaluated by the Ministry of Science & Higher Education in Poland (last evaluation in 2019). Since 2015 the journal has been approved by the European Reference Index for the Humanities & the Social Sciences – ERIH PLUS, and since October 2021 has been covered by SCOPUS. The contents is searchable in the following  indexing databases, repositories and global catalogues: CEEOLCEJSHDOAJERIH PLUSThe Philosopher’s Index (coverage list by EBSCO)PhilPapers, etc.

Publishing ethics. The Editors strive to meet the high standards defined in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors promoted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal. More detailed ethical procedures are specified here

Copyright policy & self-archiving policy. The rights are reserved under Polish and International Copyright Regulations. The Editors of the journal prefer to publish the original and unpublished materials, both in the Internet and hard copy format.

  • Pre-print status: the authors can archive their pre-print papers on their personal web sites, however, the published source must be acknowledged.
  • Post-print status: the authors can archive their post-print articles acknowledging the publisher copyright and source, and linking to the published version or providing the exact bibliographic information. The published contents is accessible on a non-profit server, and the publisher’s version (PDF) may be used.

Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material published by the Argument: BPJ without acquiring permission from the rights holders only in private non-commercial use including commentary, criticism, research, teaching, library archiving or other educational purposes, either as prints or by downloading, with full respect to the current legal Copyright Regulations and accurate acknowledgement of the source of citation or paraphrasing. This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 International).

You are free to use the texts published on this website under the following conditions:

  • Attribution — You must attribute the work in appropriate manner (but not in any way that suggests that the licensor endorses you or your use of the work), specifying the author’s name, the title of the work, the journal name, and indicate if any changes were made. You must also provide a copyright and license notice, the journal URL or direct link to the article.
  • Non-commercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes without the permission of the author and the editors.
  • Share Alike — You may build upon the work, but you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Citation. How to cite a paper published online? We recommend two ways of referring to the articles published in Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal accessible online:

  • give the exact internet address of the journal following the regular bibliographic data, e.g. A. Nowak, The Key Philosophical Question, Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal, vol. 1, no 1 (2011). Retrieved from http://www.argument-journal.eu
  • or, traditionally, simply refer to the particular page(s) of the paper indicated in the PDF file, e.g. A. Smith, The Key Philosophical Question, Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal, vol. 1, no 1 (2011), pp. 13-25.