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Focus and Scope

Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism is a peer-refereed open access journal of trans-anthropocentric ethics and related inquires. The main aim of the journal is to create a professional interdisciplinary forum in Europe to discuss moral and scientific issues that concern the increasing need of going beyond narrow anthropocentric paradigms in all fields of knowledge. The journal accepts submissions on all topics which promote European research adopting a non-anthropocentric ethical perspective on both interspecific and intraspecific relationships between all life species – humans included – and between these and the abiotic environment. 

We welcome papers, comments, debates, interviews, book and movie reviews, as well as presentations, reports, and other news concerning relevant activities and events. We envision inter- and trans-disciplinary contributions and dialogue from a wide variety of approaches: humanities (e.g. philosophy, literature, arts, law, and religious studies), life sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, ethology, medicine), and social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology). We especially encourage collaborative submissions from different disciplinary approaches, from both senior and junior scholars (including graduate students). All suitable submissions should address both academic and lay audiences as well as relevant stakeholders. Since the journal refers to an international readership of people from different disciplines, both inside and outside the academic community, contributors should keep in mind this heterogeneity of provenances and areas of expertise when writing. 

The section «Comments, Debates & Interviews» includes scholarly comments as well as debates and interviews between two or more scholars. The section «Books & Movies Reviews» includes comments and reflections on important texts and movies. The section «News» includes reports and presentations of conferences and workshops, as well as information on activities, events, and other projects.

 

Section Policies

Studies and Research Contributions

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Comments, Debates, Reports and Interviews

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Reviews

Editors
  • Eleonora Adorni
  • Sofia Bonicalzi
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Publication Frequency

The journal is issued every 6 months.

 

Peer Review Process

In submitting works to the journal, authors agree that their works may be published (if accepted).
Submission does not guarantee acceptance.
The journal employs a two-tiered review system. That is, the Executive Editor first reviews each submission to determine whether or not it is suitable to be sent out to the peer reviewers.
If the submission is not suitable for review, the Executive Editor either rejects the submission or returns the submission to the author with (often substantive) revision suggestions.
All submitted works suitable for review undergo double-blind review process.
Works will be evaluated by at least 2 referees and, following their indications, will be either accepted, returned to the authors for corrections, or rejected.
Reviews are not normally sent out for review beyond the Review Editors.
The final decision is at the sole discretion of the Executive Editor, and will be given within 6 months of receipt.

 

Referee List - Last Update 2017/01/01

Cheryl Abbate; Ralph R. Acampora; Carol J. Adams; Iris Bergmann; Dau Lal Bohra; Keri J. Brandt; Matthew R. Calarco; Gabriele Cambiotti; Margarita Carretero González; Fabio Luiz Zanardi Coltro; Francesco De Giorgio; Piergiorgio Donatelli; Alexandro Escudero Nahón; Catia Faria; Arianna Ferrari; William Grove-Fanning; Serenella Iovino; Michiel Korthals; Joel Macclellan; Roberto Marchesini; Dario Martinelli; Garry Robert Marvin; Barbara Muraca; Serpil Oppermann; Eze Paez; Piergiacomo Pagano; Ana Paula Pedro; Jeanette Karen Rowley; John Simecek; Paola Sobbrio; Sabrina Tonutti; Corey Lee Wrenn.

 

 

Indexing / Archiving

- Indexed in ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Accepted for inclusion in Scopus 14-mar-2014. Indexing in process.

 - Indexed in InfoBase Index The IBI Factor of Relations for the year 2015 is 4.29 

- Led on Line works with www.portico.org to ensure secure and permanent preservation of its journals 

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Relations. Beyond Anthropocentrism expects all parties involved in the act of publishing commit to these publication ethics. Our Editorial Board does not tolerate plagiarism or other unethical behavior and will remove any manuscript that does not meet these standards. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Author Responsibilities

  • Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Hazards and Human or Non-Human Animal Subjects: If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Reviewer Responsibilities

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  • Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Editorial Board Responsibilities

  • Fair play: An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. 

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Disclaimer

The Publisher is not responsible and shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the works published in this website.