Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

childhood & philosophy is a three issues per year journal, the result of a partnership between Nefi (Center For Philosophical And Childhood Studies) linked to the graduate program in education of the State University Of Rio De Janeiro (UERJ) and the international council for philosophical inquiry with children (ICPIC). Edited in Brazil since its inception in 2005, childhood & philosophy published 2 issues per year until 2015, and since 2016 has published three issues in electronic format each year, at least one of which is published in printed format.


mission
childhood and philosophy is a journal that has been waiting to be born at least since Socrates sat down in the unique (at least for us) shelter of the 5th century BC polis and founded a discipline. The journal’s conception lies much, much later, in the fateful historical meeting between childhood education and philosophy. The form of education spawned by disciplinary power has long been an enemy of childhood and philosophy. Correspondingly,  “professional” or “real” philosophers typically scoff at the suggestion that children are capable of philosophizing. We believe that a concern with children doing philosophy is inseparable from a preoccupation with childhood itself. This gets its basis from the observation that many adults — and especially both adults who teach children in schools and professional philosophers — seem in most cases either to overlook or to flatly deny children’s capacity to think philosophically. This is profoundly complicated by the fact that to think children doing philosophy is to redefine philosophy itself. Therefore it is not enough to say the obvious — that children cannot do philosophy as we do. To think children doing philosophy also asks for a redefinition of childhood itself. It is both of these redefinitions, caught in chiasmic relation, which this journal seeks to explore. And this exploration is at least one fundamental dimension of the group of philosophers and educators who make up the International Council For Philosophical Inquiry With Children. ICPIC already has a long history, which is a click away, at www.icpic.org, and childhood and philosophy is designed to act as one of its many voices. In keeping with the lively polyvocal character of the organization, we have decided to post/publish papers in at least six languages. We recognize that this is not a particularly efficient way to deliver the journal — translating everything into English would probably, on the average, gather more readers per article — but this practice signifies our commitment, not only to the integrity of each piece of work in its mother tongue, but to our hopes for an increasing multilingualism in general, which is a metaphor (or in fact an index) of an increase in that polyperspectivalism which we consider to be the hope of rethinking the relationship between childhood and philosophy. the option for lowercase letters in the title is just one endeavor to call the attention of the reader to the tiny, the smaller, that which seems less important yet, perhaps, is called to renew the world.

aims

childhood & philosophy has as its main purposes:

a) to strengthen the international field of conveersation and debate s centered on the  interfaces between education, philosophy and childhood;

b) to consolidate Brazil’s identity as a significant place of research and production in this field;

c) to foster the development of philosophical studies of childhood;

d) to present, for discussion and evaluation, various experiences of philosophical work in non-formal and formal education, in elementary, high school and adult education;

e) to nourish discussion of the educational possibilities and realities of philosophy with children and young people;

f) to identify, organize and promote the theoretical field of a philosophical approach of childhood, or “philosophy of childhood.”

 

 

audience:
childhood & philosophy is dedicated to researchers, teachers, professionals and students with an interest in philosophy, childhood and education (and related fields) who are interested in sharing their ideas and listening to other voices.
childhood & philosophy offers free access to its content. the submission of proposals for texts to be published is free and always open in any of the following sections of the journal:
a) articles: research papers or essays on childhood, the relationship between childhood and philosophy, philosophical practice with children or some other relation between childhood, education and philosophy;b) research papers / experiences: accounts of philosophies and childhood;c) special issues: these should be interinstitutional in nature and address issues in the interfaces between childhood, education and philosophy, in order to broaden academic dialogue, foster research exchanges and/or enhance research experiences or practices. Note: special issues must be composed of an introduction and a minimum of five and a maximum of ten articles, bringing together authors affiliated with at least five institutions and preferably involving at least two authors or coauthors affiliated with the host institution. Only a minimum set of five articles approved by the reviewers will be published as a special issue. if fewer texts are approved, they may be published in future issues. Send your proposals for collaboration through the journal’s website:http://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/childhood/Submissions are free of cost.


 

 

 

Section Policies

articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

researches / experiences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

dossier

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

childhood & philosophy is a blind peer-reviewed  journal, and does not accept previously published contributions. we do not charge for submissions, all of which will be anonymously reviewed by at least two members of our board of editorial consultants. If there is disagreement among the reviewers, the contribution will be sent to a third evaluator. At the end of the process, authors will receive information concerning the reviews, guaranteeing the confidentiality of the referees. Final decisions on submissions, including requests for revisions, are the responsibility of the editors.

guidelines for reviewers:

1) suitability of article to childhood & philosophy

2) relevance and timeliness of the topic

3) argument structure and coherency

3.1. does the abstract adequately summarize the main issues addressed in the article?

3.2. does the article fairly reflect current literature?

3.3. are the objectives of the article well-defined?

3.4. are the ideas clear and well-developed?

3.5. are the arguments well-founded?

3.6. are the conclusions expressed clearly?

4) other aspects

5) comments to the editor (will not be sent to the author)

6) final assessment (result of the evaluation process):

(  ) publishable in current form

(  ) publishable with revisions indicated in the review

(  ) needs overhaul

(  ) not publishable

collaborations that contain data acquisition or analysis and interpretation of data from other publications should refer to them explicitly; in articles that contain a critical review of the intellectual content of other authors, they should be duly cited.

estimated time for the completion of evaluation of the works received and their possible publication is from 3 to 6 months.

 

 

Publication Frequency

childhood & philosophy is a three issues per year journal, the result of a partnership between Nefi (Center For Philosophical And Childhood Studies) linked to the graduate program in education of the State University Of Rio De Janeiro (UERJ) and the international council for philosophical inquiry with children (ICPIC). Edited in Brazil since its inception in 2005, childhood & philosophy published 2 issues per year until 2015, and since 2016 has published three issues in electronic format each year, at least one of which is published in printed format.

 

Open Access Policy

childhood & philosophy 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.

 

Archiving

this journal utilizes the lockss system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. more...

 

ad hoc referees

alexandre filordi de carvalho; carlos skliar; cintya regina ribeiro; claire cassidy; cristina rossi; dagmar de mello e silva; danilo melo; david knowles kennedy; divino josé da silva; fabiana jardim; hannu juuso; julio groppa aquino; junot cornelio matos; karin murris; liliana guzmán; marcos lorieri; maughn gregory; maximiliano durán; óscar pulido cortes; paula ramos de oliveira; pedro pagni; phil cam; walter omar kohan

 

Indexing

database [db] and directories [dr]

- bnf - les signets de la bibliothèque nationale de france

- educ@ periódicos online de educação (scielo methodology) [db]

- periódicos livre [dr]

- sumários.org - sumários de revistas brasileiras [db]

- dialnet [dr]

- doaj - directory of open access journals [dr]

- iresie - índice de revistas de educação superior e investigação educativa [db]

- latindex - sistema regional de informação em linha para revistas científicas de américa latina, o caribe, espanha e portugal [dr]

- public knowledge project (pkp/oai) [dr]

- road - directory of open access scholarly resources [dr]

- sis - scientific indexing services [db]

- redib - red iberoamericana de innovación y conocimiento científico [db]

- other virtual libraries using oai system (open archives initiative)

contet license

childhood and philosophy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

 

 

content license

childhood and philosophy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

 


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