(Updated: 2022/07/13)

About the Journal

 

Basic Information

 

The Unisinos Journal of Philosophy is a publication of the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, with a continuous periodicity of three issues per year, and its main objective is to publish original articles by Brazilian and foreign researchers. Texts can be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Qualis/Capes A2.

O título abreviado do periódico é Filos. Unisinos, que deve ser usado em bibliografias, notas de rodapé, referências e legendas bibliográficas.

 

 

Indexed in

 
  • Scopus (Elsevier) – (SJR) SCImago Journal Rank
  • ISI Arts & Humanities Citation Index – Web of Science
  • Latindex – Sistema Regional de Información em Línea para Revistas Científicas de américa Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • Sherpa/Romeo
  • MIAR – Matriz de Información para el Análisis de Revistas
  • Ulrichsweb – Ulrich’s Serial Analysis System
 

 

Intellectual Property

 
  • All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
 

 

Sponsors

 

A publicação recebe financiamento de:

  • Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Filosofia Unisinos 
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq
  • FAPERGS – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

 

 


Editorial Board

 

Editor

   

 

Associated Editors

   

 

Editorial Comission

   

 

Editorial Production

 

Revision

  • Luís Sander

Composition

  • Douglas Carvalho

Final Art

  • Douglas Carvalho
 

 


Instructions to authors

 

Scope and Policy

 

The Unisinos Journal of Philosophy is a publication of the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, with a continuous periodicity of three issues per year, and its main objective is to publish original articles by Brazilian and foreign researchers. Texts can be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Qualis/Capes A2.

Articles must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication anywhere else and can be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The journal also reprints papers that are considered fundamental to the area when authorized written permission is given by the original publisher.

Mission

Publish original research that can help qualify the national and international philosophical debate.

Open Access Policy

This journal offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public provides greater global democratization of knowledge.

 

 

Form and preparation of manuscripts

 

The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Unisinos Journal of Philosophy (UJP) has no article processing charges or article submission charges.

Articles must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication anywhere else and can be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

The journal prints articles and critical book reviews. It also reprints papers that are considered fundamental to the area when authorized written permission is given by the original publisher.

The submissions must be sent electronically in Microsoft Word or RTF format, following the steps of a system that aims to give assistance in each phase of the editorial process.

The publication is subjected to the previous approval of the journal's Editorial Board, as well as to peer review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the double-blind review process. The identification of authorship of the work must be removed from the file, ensuring UJP’s confidentiality criteria. 

Important

  • The concepts and opinions expressed are the full responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.
  • Authors of articles published by Filosofia Unisinos - Unisinos Journal of Philosophy retain copyright of their work licensing under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows articles to be re-used and re-distributed without restriction, as long as the original work is correctly cited

Guidelines for submissions 

  • Extension: Submissions to the sections ‘Articles’ or ‘Book Reviews’ must have maximum 8.000 words, including references. Spacing must be 1,5.
  • The titles (in English and Portuguese) must have a maximum of 240 characters including spaces.


Guidelines for submitting a proposal for a UJP Dossier:

Each proposal must contain the following information:

  1. Title of the dossier;
  2. Curriculum vitae of guest editor;
  3. Goal and relevance to current research of the proposed dossier;
  4. Expect date of completion;
  5. Name and affiliations of participants.

In order to assess the merit of each proposal the Editorial Board asks to observe the general recommendations below:

  • Minimum three, maximum five articles plus a presentation text;
  • Articles written preferably in English;
  • The presence of authors of different nationalities is encouraged.

Email your dossier proposal to periodicos@unisinos.br

Stylesheet

The original text must contain in the following order:

  • Title: in English and Portuguese. The titles (English and Portuguese) must have a maximum of 240 characters including spaces.
  • Abstract: in English and in Portuguese with no more than 200 words, followed by at least three key-words.
  • Full text: typed in Times New Roman format, font 12, and with spacing of 1,5.
  • Images: In case the article contains photographic images and/or graphic drawings, those must be submitted in original format (.jpeg, .png, .tiff, .xls, .xlsx) and in separated files (not inserted in the text). Images (.jpeg, .png, .tiff) must have a with minimal resolution of 300 dpi. Authors must indicate by the insertion of captions where approximately the pictures should be inserted.
  • Citing authors: in-text citation must follow the examples below:
    1. One author: (Leipnitz, 1987);
    2. Two authors: (Turner and Verhoogen, 1960);
    3. Three or more authors: (Amaral et al., 1966);
    4. Works by the same author(s) and same date should be differentiated by letters (a,b,c) after the date. E.g. (Amaral, 2008a) (Amaral, 2008b).
  • Do not use op. cit; ibid; ibidem; id; idem.
  • Do not use apud. Use the term in rather than apud.

Quotations

(a) Short quotations (containing less than three lines) must be incorporated into the text in quotation marks.

(b) Long quotations (longer than three lines) must be presented in an isolated paragraph, with simple spacing, font size 11 and the left margin larger than the surrounding text (4cm).

Footnotes

  • Footnotes must be used only when strictly necessary for information that is complementary to the text. Footnotes containing only references are not allowed. These must be listed in the end of article, in the 'References' item.
  • Book Reviews should contain no footnotes.

References

The references must be listed at the end of the text, in alphabetical order, font 12, and with simple spacing, follow the APA Style. References must follow the rules below:

Journal articles:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Article title. Journal Titlevolume(issue): initial page-final page.

E.g.: MALDONADO, C.E. 2001. Ideas para uma fundamentación filosófica de la sociedad civil. Filosofia Unisinos2(3):75-106.

Articles from publications related to events:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Title of work. In: name of conference (meeting, symposium, etc.), number of the event, city, year. Proceedings ...City, Symbol. volume: initial page-final page.

E.g.: BIONDI, J.C. 1982. Kimberlitos. In: CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE GEOLOGIA, 32, Salvador, 1982. Proceedings ... Salvador, SBG. 2:452-464.

Books:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Book title. Edition, city, publisher, the total number of pages.

E.g.: TURNER, F.J.; WERHOOGEN, J. 1960. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. 2ª ed., New York, Mc Graw-Hill, 694 p.

Book chapters:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Chapter title. In: Initial(s) Name. SURNAME (ed.), Book title. City, publisher, initial page-final page.

E.g.: GADAMER, H.G. 1991. Problemas de la razón práctica. In: H.G. GADAMER (ed.), Verdad y metodo II. Salamanca, Sígueme, p. 293-308

Thesis and dissertations:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Title of the thesis. City, state. Type of thesis (MA, PhD). University, the total number of pages.

E.g.: AGLIANI, C.R.A. 1997. Proposta para o Manejo Integrado da Exploração de Areia no Município Costeiro de Rio Grande – RS. Um Enfoque Sistêmico. São Leopoldo, RS. Dissertação de Mestrado. Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, 158 p.

Sites and electronic texts:

  • In case it is possible to identify the authors of the electronic texts, the reference must be indicated as follows:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Title of work. Available at: http://. Accessed on: month day, year.

E.g.: LENKER, A.; RHODES, N. 2007. Foreign Language Immersion Programs: Features and Trends Over 35 Years. Available at: http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/flimmersion.html. Accessed on: April 28th, 2007.

* In this case, when in the body of the text, the reference is identified by (Lenker and Rhodes, 2007).

  • If it is not possible to identify the authors of the electronic texts, the reference should be indicated as follows:

SOURCE/SITE. Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Title of work. Available at: http://. Accessed on: month day, year.

E.g.: GLOBO ONLINE, O. 2006. Brasil será o país com mais sedes do Instituto Cervantes. Available at: http://oglobo.globo.com/ cultura/mat/2006/10/25/286393283.asp. Accessed on: April 5th, 2008.

* In the body of the text, the quote will be: (O Globo Online, 2006).

Newspapers and magazines, organs and institutions:

  • All the texts from newspapers and magazines must be included in the references. In case there is an explicit author, the reference is indicated by the surname:

SURNAME, Initial(s) name. Year of publication. Title of work. Source (newspaper, organs, institutions, etc.). Session (Column, etc.). City, day month.

E.g.: MICELLI, S. 1987. Um intelectual do sentido. Folha de S. Paulo. Caderno Mais! São Paulo, February 7.

* In the body of the text it is indicated as (Micelli, 1987).

  • In case there is no author and the text is under the responsibility of an organ, the reference is indicated as follows:

SOURCE (newspaper, organs, institutions, etc.). Year of publication. Title of work. City, day month, number page.

E.g.: CORREIO DO POVO. 1945. Os métodos objetivos de verificação que empregamos no RS. Porto Alegre, October 5, p. 14.

* In the body of the text, it shall be indicated as (Correio do Povo, 1945).

Contribution Registration Information

Authors must inform at the end of the articles about the registration of the contribution, using two minimum authorship criteria: a. Actively participate in the discussion of results; B. Review and approval of the final version of the work.

Copyright Notice

I grant the Unisinos Journal of Philosophy the first publication of my article, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license (which allows sharing of work, recognition of authorship and initial publication in this journal).

I confirm that my article is not being submitted to another publication and has not been published in its entirely on another journal. I take full responsibility for its originality and I will also claim responsibility for charges from claims by third parties concerning the authorship of the article.

I also agree that the manuscript will be submitted according to the UJP’s publication rules described above.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses registered in this journal will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication and will not be available for other purposes or to third parties.

 

 

Send of the manuscripts

 

As part of the submission process, authors are required to verify the submission's compliance with all of the items listed below. Submissions that do not comply with the rules will be returned to the authors. 

  • The work is original and unpublished and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. 
  • The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word or RTF format. 
  • The original text must contain in the following order: Title, Abstract, Full text, Images, References.
  • The identification of authorship of the work has been removed from the file, ensuring the journal's confidentiality criteria, if the manuscript is subjected to peer review (e.g. articles).
  • The manuscript is in accordance to the style and bibliographic requirements described in the Author's Guideline section. 
  • The list of references must include only works that are cited in the text. Reference list entries must be in alphabetical order at the end of the text. 
 

 

Manuscript evaluation policy

 

Double-blind Peer Review Process

The publication of the article is subjected to the previous approval of the journal's Editorial Board, as well as to peer review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the double-blind review process. Aiming at greater transparency in the evaluation process, we disclose the names of the reviewers at the end of the publication of the three issues.

The final acceptance of the article depends on:

  • The recommendation of the reviewers;
  • That the authors carry out the necessary corrections;
  • And final approval by the Editorial Board, which decision will recommend one of the following options:
    1. Accept submission;
    2. Revisions required;
    3. Resubmit for review;
    4. Resubmit elsewhere;
    5. Decline submission;
    6. See comments.

We adopted the double-blind peer review. Emphasizing that we disclose the list of reviewers at the end of the three issues. We are reflecting on open peer review and adoption of Preprints, following alignment with Open Science.

 

 

Ethics Statement

 

Researches related to humans and animals must be accompanied by a copy of the approval of the ethics committee.

Below we list the main guidelines of international and national organizations that serve as references for principles and good practices on ethics observed by the Unisinos Journal of Philosophy:

  1. “Principles of Transparency and Good Practice in Academic Publications” recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): www.publicationethics.org
  2. CSE’s White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications [COUNCIL OF SCIENCE EDITORS]: https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/editorial-policies/white-paper-on-publication-ethics/ABEC BRASIL. Diretrizes do CSE para promover integridade em publicações de periódicos científicos, 2012: https://www.abecbrasil.org.br/arquivos/whitepaper_CSE.pdf
  3. INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF MEDICAL JOURNAL EDITORS (ICMJE). Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals: http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf.
  4. Equator Network: www.equator-network.org
  5. THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTEGRITY. Definition of research misconduct: https://ori.hhs.gov/definition-misconduct.
  6. Hong Kong Principles for assessing researchers - MOHER, D. et al. The Hong Kong Principles for assessing researchers: Fostering research integrity. Plos Biology., [s. l.], v. 18, n. 7, p. e3000737, July 16, 2020.
  7. DECLARATION ON RESEARCH ASSESSMENT (DORA). San Francisco: https://sfdora.org/read/.
  8. FAPESP. Code of good scientific practice: https://fapesp.br/boaspraticas/2014/FAPESP-Code_of_Good_Scientific_Practice.pdf]
  9. Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq). Relatório da Comissão de Integridade de Pesquisa do CNPq: http://www.cnpq.br/web/guest/diretrizes]
  10. SciELO. Guide to promoting the opening, transparency, and reproducibility of research published by SciELO journals: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia_TOP_en.pdf
  11. Guia de Boas Práticas para o Fortalecimento da Ética na Publicação Cientifica: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia-de-Boas-Praticas-para-o-Fortalecimento-da-Etica-na-Publicacao-Cientifica.pdf;
  12. Formulário de Conformidade com a Ciência Aberta: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Formulario-de-Conformidade-Ciencia-Aberta.docx
 

 

Conflict of interest

 

Public reliability in the peer revision process and the credibility of published articles depend partly on how conflicts of interests are managed during writing, peer revision, and decision-making by the editors.

Conflicts of interests may arise when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests, visible or not, that may affect manuscript elaboration or evaluation. The conflict of interests may be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial.

When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and revealing financial or other conflicts that may have influenced their work. The authors must indicate in the manuscript all financial support given to the work or other financial or personal connections in relation to the research. The reviewer must report to the editors any conflict of interests that may affect their opinion on the manuscript and, when applicable, must declare him/herself non-qualified to review it.

 

 

Plagiarism and Editorial Misconduct

 

Publishing Ethics and Publishing Malpractice Statement

This journal is committed to ethics and quality in publication. We support standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in publishing in our journal: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. We do not accept plagiarism or other unethical behavior.

Duties of Editors:

  • Publication decision: The journal’s editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor is guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may consult with editorial board or reviewers in decision making.
  • Fair play: The editor should 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: The editor must not use unpublished information in his/her own research without the express written consent of the author. The editor should recuse him/herself from considering manuscripts in which he/she has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.
  • Involvement and cooperation in investigations: The editor should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Duties of Reviewers:

  • Contribution to Editorial Decision: 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.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively and referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Source: Peer reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. The peer 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 Conflicts 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.

Duties of Authors:

  • 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.
  • 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. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • 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 and/or publish the same article in different journals constitute 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. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Duties of the Publisher

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Our articles are peer reviewed to ensure the quality of scientific publishing and we are also users of CrossCheck (CrossRef’s plagiarism software). 

* This statement is based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 

 

Preparing the manuscript Manuscript evaluation policy

 

Double-blind Peer Review Process

The publication of the article is subjected to the previous approval of the journal's Editorial Board, as well as to peer review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the double-blind review process. Aiming at greater transparency in the evaluation process, we disclose the names of the reviewers at the end of the publication of the three issues.

  • The final acceptance of the article depends on:
  • The recommendation of the reviewers;
  • That the authors carry out the necessary corrections;
  • And final approval by the Editorial Board, which decision will recommend one of the following options:
    • Accept submission;
    • Revisions required;
    • Resubmit for review;
    • Resubmit elsewhere;
    • Decline submission;
    • See comments.

We adopted the double-blind peer review. Emphasizing that we disclose the list of reviewers at the end of the three issues. We are reflecting on open peer review and adoption of Preprints, following alignment with Open Science.

 

 

Submission check list

 
  • The work is original and unpublished and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. 
  • The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word or RTF format. 
  • The original text must contain in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Full Text, References.
  • The identification of authorship of the work has been removed from the file, ensuring the journal's confidentiality criteria, if the manuscript is subjected to peer review (e.g. articles).
  • The manuscript is in accordance to the style and bibliographic requirements described in the Author's Guideline section. 
  • The list of references must include only works that are cited in the text. Reference list entries must be in alphabetical order at the end of the text. 
 
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