About the Journal
Diametros – A Journal of Philosophy (ISSN 1733-5566) was founded in September 2004 and aims to publish original, scholarly, peer-reviewed works in all areas of philosophy on a quarterly basis. Contributions are welcomed in both English and Polish. In recent years, Diametros has also published several issues devoted to work at the intersections between medicine, healthcare, bioethics, and philosophy. The journal is published in open access by the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and it is free for readers & authors.
Aims and scope of the journal
Research articles submitted to our journal should not exceed 40,000 characters, including spaces. Unfortunately, we can only consider longer contributions in exceptional circumstamces. Aside from research articles, Diametros also publishes discussion notes (which are typically, but not exclusively, related to texts published in the journal), and in-depth reviews of recently published philosophical books (although we do not publish short reviews of books). It is recommended that in-depth reviews of books published in English should also be written in English, unless their intention is solely to discuss the Polish-language translations of the books.
The reviewing process is described in Submissions. The list of reviewers is published yearly in the December issues of the journal.
Publication ethics and publication malpractice
The publication process for Diametros follows the guidelines of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Details of the ethical standards adopted by Diametros are available here.
Diametros is included in the register of journals published by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In the most recent version, February 9th, 2021, contributions to Diametros are awarded 100 points, making it one of the highest-ranked philosophical journals in Poland.
The journal is also indexed in:
- Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection: ESCI (the Emerging Sources Citation Index), Journal Citation Indicator: JCI 2020 = 0,62,
- SCOPUS (CiteScore 2020 = 1; SJR 2020 = 0,195; SNIP 2020 = 0.424),
- CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities),
- CEEOL (The Central and Eastern European Online Library),
- EBSCO (Humanities International Complete, TOC Premier, Current Abstracts),
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals),
- ERIH PLUS (The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences),
- Philosopher's Index,
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
- Google Scholar
Copyright notice - open access policy
By submitting their work to the Editorial Board, authors accept, upon having their text recommended for publication, that Diametros applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY) to the papers we publish. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for any purpose. Anyone may read, download, copy, print, distribute or reuse these articles without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, as long as the author and original source are properly cited. The author holds the copyright without any other restrictions. Full information about CC-BY can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode
The journal is archived by the PKP Preservation Network (PN).
The publication of five special issues of the journal Diametros between 2016 and 2021 was funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (National Programme for the Development of the Humanities), 2016-2021, project no. 0177/NPRH4/H3b/83/2016, project title: Ethics, history, medicine: the publication of special issues of the journal Diametros in English, more information.
Two of the tasks undertaken by the editorial board of the Diametros journal between 2019-20 (1. Digitalization, 2. Raising the international profile of the journal) are financed within the framework of contract 626/P-DUN/2019 from the funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated for the promulgation of scientific research.
Three of the tasks undertaken by the editorial board of the Diametros journal between 2017-18 (1. Digitalization, 2. Raising the international profile of the journal, 3. Implementing procedures connected to the originality of academic work) were financed under the contract 789/P-DUN/2017 from the funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated for promoting scientific research.