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.

 

editors' responsibilities

the editors are committed to performing their duties in a balanced, objective and fair manner, and to eschew discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, or the ethnic or geographical origin of the authors. they are committed to processing papers submitted for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same manner as regular issues, without influence from sponsors, whether academic or commercial. they shall respond to all complaints related to ethics or conflict of interest, and they shall give authors the opportunity to respond to those complaints. all documentation concerning such cases shall be preserved.

in no case shall the editors of childhood and philosophy encourage or knowingly allow the publication of articles where research misconduct has occurred. the journal editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent such misconduct. preventative measures shall include conducting literature reviews in areas directly related to submissions; utilizing google scholar search engines in order to identify possible plagiarism; and requiring a statement from the author or authors verifying that any research with human subjects specifically reported in their article submission was conducted according to the guidelines of the institutional review board (irb) of the author’s home institution. this verification process may involve direct communication between the editors and the relevant irb. in the event that the editors or reviewers of the journal are made aware of any allegation of research or scholarship misconduct from any source, they shall deal with such allegations appropriately. in cases in which evidence of malpractice emerges after an article’s publication, the journal’s editors shall reserve the right to publish appropriate retractions, corrections, clarifications or apologies. in all cases of suspected or alleged ethical misconduct, possible inappropriate behavior or dealing with complaints, the editors shall follow the guidelines for recommended action developed by the committee on publication ethics (cope), (http://publicationethics.org/resources/discussiondocuments).

 

Section Policies

researches / experiences

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

dossier

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

articles

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.

 

editorial board and peer review process

childhood and philosophy has assembled an editorial board whose members are recognized experts in the field, and who implement an anonymous peer review process for all submissions, which is understood as a process whereby authors’ "obtain advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field of publication." reviewers’ full names and affiliations are provided on the journal’s web site, along with contact information for the editorial office. submissions are sent to reviewers with all indications of authorship removed, and remain confidential while under review. the editors ensure that the peer review process does not exceed 90 days. the journal’s electronic submission and peer review process are described in detail on its web site, and include standard communications to authors, reviewers and other editors. instructions to reviewers are clearly stated, and include the following guidelines:

  • reviews should be conducted objectively
  • personal criticism of the author is inappropriate
  • reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments and references as necessary and not be defamatory or libelous
  • reviewers should declare any competing interests
  • reviewers should decline to review manuscripts in which they have a competing interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers
  • reviewers are expected to alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review
  • reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited
  • reviewers should respect the confidentiality of material submitted to them and may not discuss unpublished manuscripts with colleagues or use the information in their own work
  • any reviewer who wishes to pass a review request onto a colleague must get the editor’s permission beforehand.
  • reviewers are asked, should they suspect any ethical breach, to request information pertinent to any of the following issues: has the author published this research before? has the author plagiarized another publication? is the research ethical and have the appropriate approvals/consent been obtained? is there any indication that the data have been fabricated or inappropriately manipulated? have the authors declared all relevant competing interests?

 

the journal has developed a protocol for assessing the performance of reviewers and terminating the service those whose performance is not acceptable, as well as to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected. should the editor(s) seek to publish papers (excluding introductions to current issues) in the journal, the peer review process is delegated to a member of the review board, who then sends the paper to two other reviewers for anonymous review. should the three reviewers recommend publication, a note is appended to the paper on publication that describes the process through which it was approved.

 

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.

beginning in 2018, childhood & philosophy will publish in a streaming format. each article will be published immediately upon approval by our peer review system. however, its DOI assignment - the unique alphanumeric string that identifies it on the Internet - will only take effect when the journal number is completed, at which point the whole issue will be published.

 

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

- dialnet [dr]

- doaj - directory of open access journals [dr]

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

- 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]

periódicos livre [dr]

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

- redalyc - red de revistas científicas de américa latina y el caribe, españa y portugal [bd]

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

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

sis - scientific indexing services [db]

sumários.org - sumários de revistas brasileiras [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

 

ethical guidelines

publication ethics and malpractice statement

editors' responsibilities

the editors are committed to performing their duties in a balanced, objective and fair manner, and to eschew discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, or the ethnic or geographical origin of the authors. they are committed to processing papers submitted for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same manner as regular issues, without influence from sponsors, whether academic or commercial. they shall respond to all complaints related to ethics or conflict of interest, and they shall give authors the opportunity to respond to those complaints. all documentation concerning such cases shall be preserved.

in no case shall the editors of childhood and philosophy encourage or knowingly allow the publication of articles where research misconduct has occurred. the journal editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent such misconduct. preventative measures shall include conducting literature reviews in areas directly related to submissions; utilizing google scholar search engines in order to identify possible plagiarism; and requiring a statement from the author or authors verifying that any research with human subjects specifically reported in their article submission was conducted according to the guidelines of the institutional review board (irb) of the author’s home institution. this verification process may involve direct communication between the editors and the relevant irb. in the event that the editors or reviewers of the journal are made aware of any allegation of research or scholarship misconduct from any source, they shall deal with such allegations appropriately. in cases in which evidence of malpractice emerges after an article’s publication, the journal’s editors shall reserve the right to publish appropriate retractions, corrections, clarifications or apologies. in all cases of suspected or alleged ethical misconduct, possible inappropriate behavior or dealing with complaints, the editors shall follow the guidelines for recommended action developed by the committee on publication ethics (cope), (http://publicationethics.org/resources/discussiondocuments).

 

editorial board and peer review process

childhood and philosophy has assembled an editorial board whose members are recognized experts in the field, and who implement an anonymous peer review process for all submissions, which is understood as a process whereby authors’ "obtain advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field of publication." reviewers’ full names and affiliations are provided on the journal’s web site, along with contact information for the editorial office. submissions are sent to reviewers with all indications of authorship removed, and remain confidential while under review. the editors ensure that the peer review process does not exceed 90 days. the journal’s electronic submission and peer review process are described in detail on its web site, and include standard communications to authors, reviewers and other editors. instructions to reviewers are clearly stated, and include the following guidelines:

  • reviews should be conducted objectively
  • personal criticism of the author is inappropriate
  • reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments and references as necessary and not be defamatory or libelous
  • reviewers should declare any competing interests
  • reviewers should decline to review manuscripts in which they have a competing interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers
  • reviewers are expected to alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review
  • reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited
  • reviewers should respect the confidentiality of material submitted to them and may not discuss unpublished manuscripts with colleagues or use the information in their own work
  • any reviewer who wishes to pass a review request onto a colleague must get the editor’s permission beforehand.
  • reviewers are asked, should they suspect any ethical breach, to request information pertinent to any of the following issues: has the author published this research before? has the author plagiarized another publication? is the research ethical and have the appropriate approvals/consent been obtained? is there any indication that the data have been fabricated or inappropriately manipulated? have the authors declared all relevant competing interests?

 

the journal has developed a protocol for assessing the performance of reviewers and terminating the service those whose performance is not acceptable, as well as to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected. should the editor(s) seek to publish papers (excluding introductions to current issues) in the journal, the peer review process is delegated to a member of the review board, who then sends the paper to two other reviewers for anonymous review. should the three reviewers recommend publication, a note is appended to the paper on publication that describes the process through which it was approved.

 

authors’ rights and responsibilities

authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process, and to assure the editors that all authors have contributed to the research involved in their submission. they are also responsible for and are obliged to provide a list of references as well as acknowledgements of financial support or potential conflicts of interest. authors are forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal. they are expected to confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and is not currently under consideration elsewhere. they are also expected to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. where appropriate, they are expected to obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources that overlaps with published or submitted content, and to acknowledge and cite those sources. they may be asked to provide the editors with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content. finally, authors are expected to notify the editors if a significant error in their publication is discovered, to provide retractions or corrections where mistakes have been identified, and to cooperate with the editors in publishing an erratum, addendum, or corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper where this is considered appropriate.

 

authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. wma declaration of helsinki, nih policy on use of laboratory animals, eu directive on use of animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.

 

copyright, access, and archiving

copyright and licensing information is clearly described on the journal’s web site. a description of the way in which the journal and individual articles are available to readers, and whether there are any costs associated subscriptions is clearly stated. the journal’s periodic publication schedule is clearly indicated, and the system through which the journal is archived is described in detail, along with explicit instructions for accessing past issues.

 



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