Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

childhood and philosophy is a journal which 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. on the other hand,  “professional” or “real” philosophers typically scoff at the suggestion that children are capable of philosophizing, much less doing anything else remotely “serious.” 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 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.

childhood and philosophy is designed to be 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 childhood and philosophy. SUBMISSIONS ARE FREE COST.


Section Policies


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researches / experiences

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Peer Review Process

childhood & philosophy is a blind peer-reviewed  journal, and does not accept previously published contributions. we DO NOT CHARGE FOR SUBMISSIONS and all submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least two members of our board of editorial consultants. if there is disagreement among the reviewers, the cotribution will be sent to a third evaluator. at the end of the process, the 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.


Publication Frequency

from 2005 to 2015, childhood & philosophy was biannual. now is a three-time-a-year journal. at least one of these three electronic volumes is printed.


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.



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



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]
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)


Content License

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

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e-issn 1984-5987 | p-issn 2525-5061