Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The yearbook publishes papers devoted to investigations of mind and other topical issues in philosophy and humanities. The thematic scope of the yearbook is rather broad, representing the diversity of the modern philosophical thought in Ukraine and worldwide.

 

Section Policies

Journal Sections

The journal is devided into sections according to the thematic scope of papers. The section names can be combined as appropriate. They include, but are not limited to the following.

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HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

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CLASSICS OF PHILOSOPHY

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PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

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PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

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SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

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PHILOSOPHY OF HYSTORY

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LOGIC AND METHODOLOGY OF SCIENCE

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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Philosophical aspects of mind

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THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE

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Peer Review Process

The manuscripts, submitteed to the journal are subject to a peer review process. The reviewing of the submissions are carried out by the members of Editorial board, as well as by independent researchers among the leading specialists in the field.

The peer review process can be summarized as follows:

1. Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief checks that the paper lies within the journal's scope and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected at this stage without being reviewed any further.

2. The procedure of review. The Editor-in-Chief assigns anonymous referees, who are specialists in a chosen subject area (as a rule, two reviewers for each paper). The reviewing time is four weeks.

The referees pay attention to the following:

- novelty, originality and scientific value of the paper;

- correct citation, absence of plagiarism;

- adequacy and actuality of references;

- adequacy of the methodological base of the paper, consistency in the presentation of the material;

- correctness and reasonableness of the author’s statements and conclusions.

The referee's report should contain a recommendation concerning the paper: accept, revise or reject. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to add some further comments concerning the paper. The papers, which require revision, are send to the author together with the referees' reports. After revision, the paper is sent to the original referee for a reevaluation.

The papers, which got negative recommendations from the reviewers, are rejected. The author is informed about the rejection of the paper by the Editor-in-Chief in a letter with motivated rejection.

The author is informed about the results of the reviewing by the Editor-in-Chief. The paper, which has been successfully reviewed, is accepted for publication.

Any interaction between the author and the reviewers is provided only through the Editor-in-Chief or the members of the Editorial board. The Editor-in-Chief never discloses the identity of reviewers.

3. Editing of the paper and layout. The papers accepted for publication undergo editing, including if necessary certain stylistic correction and proofreading. The managing editor of the issue organizes editing of the paper. After that, the paper is sent to the layout, which is completed by the typographer of the issue.

4. Author’s proofreading. The author receives galley proofs of the paper in pdf format. The author confirms via email his or her consent for the publication of the paper in the given form or suggests some technical improvements. No significant changes of the text are possible at this stage.

5. The publication of the paper. After receiving author’s the volume goes to press. It is then accessible in a paper form and online with full text access to all papers.

 

Publication Frequency

Actual Problems of Mind. Philosophy Journal is a yearbook published annually.

Submissions for the next issue are gathered till the May 1 of each year.

The reviewing process is carried out in March-July.

The issue is published in October-November.  

 

Open Access Policy

Actual Problems of Mind is an Open Access Journal, being committed to openness in scientific research data and the spread of information to speed up the progress of scientific discovery and social development. Publications are accessible and open immediately. All publications shall be available immediately upon their publication, without any restriction.

 

Archiving

Open Journal Systems supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure secure and permanent preservation of the journal.