ISSN 2084-1043 (online) reference version      ISSN 2083-6635 (print)

ARGUMENT: Biannual Philosophical Journal is an open access online periodical in philosophy published twice a year. All articles in the journal are double blind-refereed. We publish contributions of the Polish and international scholars presenting their original research in philosophy as well as interdisciplinary and comparative studies engaging other disciplines in humanities and social sciences. We publish papers in English, German and Polish in the following sections:

(1) Articles and Treatises; (2) Polemics, Debates and Interviews; (3) Translations into Polish; (4) Teaching Philosophy, Lecturing; (5) PhilosOFFer’s lens; (6) Reviews, Notes and Reports; (7) Obituaries and Memories; (8) Announcements and Invitations.

Academic Profile. The Editors of the journal invite scholarly studies in history of philosophy and papers reporting the on-going debates in contemporary philosophy, representing various currents in philosophical inquiry, including continental, analytic and non-western traditions and comparative perspectives. Moreover, in the scope of our interest there are interdisciplinary papers undertaking philosophical problems in terms of other scientific disciplines. We also publish polemical papers, responses and interviews, book reviews from professional philosophers and postgraduate students. Besides, we are open to critical and innovative suggestions concerning teaching methods and the purposes of up-to-date philosophical education.

Indexing. The Editors provide immediate open access to the content of the Journal on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The online form is considered as the reference version of the journal. We are searchable in the following  indexing databases and global catalogues (the list is being successively extended):

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History. The Journal emerged in 2010 when the present Editorial Board and the Advisory Board have been established. The Editors referred to the former philosophical journal Studia Philosophica also published by the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, within a series called Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. However, since 2010 the conception of the Journal has been essentially redefined and its structure reshaped. We decided to change the previous title to Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal, while separating it from the University annual series and converting to a biannual peer reviewed online periodical.

Citation. How to cite a paper published online? We recommend two ways of referring to the articles published in Argument: BPJ accessible online:

  • give the exact internet address of the journal following the regular bibliographic data, e.g. A. Nowak, The Key Philosophical Question, Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal, vol. 1, no 1 (2011). Retrived from http://www.argument-journal.eu
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