Focus and Scope

"Ethics in Progress" is focused on advancements in research on ethics and morality, understood in terms of the cognitive competence necessary to make practical judgments and decisions, and to act.  

It encourages the submission of manuscripts related to the following topics: advancements in moral cognition and moral competence research; moral-cognitive development; the moral self and identity; sociomoral relationships and discourse; democratic competence research; decision-making and conflict solving research; developments in practical philosophy and praxiology; ethical and legal normativism (progress); advancements in legal philosophy; theory of action; developments in biomedical and environmental ethics; public healthcare; advancements in techno-ethics including AI. Articles addressing the classics and traditions are allowed on condition that they propose novel interpretations and methodologies.

Proposals for special issues related to EiP's aims are also encouraged.

Translations in Polish are allowed as a "Bonus" for Polish speaking readers.

Peer Review Process

The journal strives for the highest possible scientific standards. In the interests of these standards, the reviewing procedure is thorough. The preference is for: original and innovative research-based manuscripts (or investigations) with clear methodologies, innovative research findings, cross-disciplinary relevance, and accelerating developments, which fit with the thematic priorities of Ethics in Progress. Submitted manuscripts are firstly assessed by Editorial Board to see whether they are originally authored and match the journal's scope and core topics. Once the formal revision has been conducted, manuscripts are evaluated by independent peer reviewers (double-blind reviews) within 8 weeks. Please take the time to read the review forms, revise the manuscript, and resubmit. Final approval or rejection of a manuscript is made by the Editorial Board. Authors have the right to appeal from the received reviews, providing a written explanation and justification. The appeal instance is in this case the Editor-in-Chief, who can direct the contribution to an additional expert review process. The Editorial Board makes the final decision.

Once the approval has been made, the Author receives the following to read, sign and send back:

1) "Agreement for granting a royalty-free license to works with a commitment to grant a CC sub-license"

2) The authorship form

Each Author and Co-author receives their contract signed by both parties via their postal address.

In ethically relevant cases, we recommend our peer reviewers following COPE Ethical Standards for Peer Reviewers:

Code of Ethics

"Ethics in Progress" possesses its own publication ethics & malpractice statement which clearly refers to the COPE Standards. The acceptance of articles depends on a number of good practices. Authors, editors, reviewers and publishers are obliged to avoid such malpractices as ghostwriting; plagiarism (manuscripts are submitted to the anti-plagiarism check in the system of AMU University); fraudulent commitment; drawing data from illegal sources; conducting experiments which harm human and animal participants; and causing environment pollution, etc.

The submitted paper must be your original work, it cannot replicate any of your previous publications, except if you submit a translation to a foreign language. Any measuring instruments employed by researchers must be licensed and valid (and should be mentioned in the section of the paper usually entitled 'research methodology / experiment design'). Intellectual property rights must be rigorously respected. Recommended good practices are objectivity, respect for the state of art in corresponding disciplines, reporting on original research findings, and providing necessary approvals issued by the academic Committees of Ethics.

Conflict of interest is managed in the following way: each author certifies that they have NO affiliations with, or involvement in, any organization that would constitute a financial interest (such as, for example, honoraria, educational grants, membership, employment, stock ownership, etc.), expert testimony, or patent-licensing arrangements, or other such interest, for example, personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge, beliefs etc. in the subject matter and topics discussed in their manuscript).

If the authors declare a conflict of interest, then people who are in conflict with them are excluded from editorial decision process concerning the publication of submitted manuscript.

In the event of the Editorial Board being informed of pre/post-publication misconduct, including allegations, complaints or disputes between authors, editors and third parties (e.g. other contributors, authors or institutions whose intellectual property rights were offended), the "Ethics in Progress" policies provide mechanisms for correcting, revising and retracting a paper (in accordance with COPE Standards). We also provide ethical and legal solutions according to the mandatory provisions of the Press Law and Intellectual Property Rights. The complaint document is available on our web site. 

In ethically relevant cases we implement the core practices and standards of COPE:

Te journal's Open Access statement is based on the standards of COPE.



Rocìo Aguilar-Nuevo, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Liudmila Arcimaviciene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Tristan Bauder, Universität Frankfurt/Main-Siegburg, Germany
Marco Bernardo, Scuola di Scienze, Tecnologie e Filosofia dell’Informazione, Italy
Lia Bruna, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Jean Brunelli, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
Sylvain Camilleri, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
Andrea Cavaletto, Ministère de l’Education Nationale, Enseignement Secondaire, Grenoble, France
Natalia Danilkina, Nijmegen University, Nederlands
Małgorzata Dereniowska, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Lewis Coyne, University of Exeter, Exeter, Great Britain
João Batista Farias Jr., Universidade Federal do Piauí, Teresina/Piauí, Brazil
Fabio Fossa, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Paolo Furia, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska, AMU of Poznań, Poland
Simone Guidi, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Elisabeth Kapferer, Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Eka Kaznina, University of St. Petersburg, Russia
Yuliya Khvastik, BGU, Minsk, Belarus
Julija Korostenskiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Małgorzata Kulik, University of Szczecin, Poland
Regina Celia Linhares Hostins, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Brazil
Ilya Manasiev, University of Skopje, Macedonia
Agata Mergler, York University, Toronto, Canada
Francesco Migliaccio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Fabio Milazzo, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Leon Miodoński, Wrocław University, Poland
Lucas Misseri, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Brazil
Paolo Monti, Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
Jelson L. de Oliveira, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil
Giacomo Pezzano, Università di Torino, Italy
Alessandro Poli, University of Macerata, Italy
Gabriele Proglio, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Svetozar Postic, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Piotr Przybysz, AMU, Poznań, Poland
Federico Rovea, Università degli Studi di Padova FISPPA, Italy
Italo Testa, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
Daniel Tello, University of Conception, Santiago, Chile
Deborah Torquato Schimidt, Université de Montréal, Canada
Johannes Twardella, Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Nicolò Valenzano, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Marek Woszczek, AMU, Poznań, Poland
Michał Zabdyr-Jamróz, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland
Magdalena Zamroczyńska, WSB, Poznań, Poland
Jing Zhang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China


Rocìo Aguilar-Nuevo, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jean Brunelli, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Sylvain Camilleri, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Lewis Coyne, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Małgorzata Dereniowska, Aix-Marseille Université, France
João Batista Farias Jr., Universidade Federal do Piauí, Brazil
Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszynska, University of Poznan, Poland
Andrzej Maciej Kaniowski, University of Lodz, Poland
Anna Malitowska, University of Poznan, Poland
Mario Marino, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Senftenberg, Germany
Eva Marsal, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
Agata Mergler, York University, Canada
Francesco Migliaccio, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Lucas Misseri, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Paolo Monti, Università cattolica di Milano, Italy
Giacomo Pezzano, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Piotr Przybysz, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań, Poland
Francisco Quesada, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Federico Rovea, Università di Padova, Italy
Davide Sisto, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Vishnu Claude Spaak, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Claudio Tarditi, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Nicolò Valenzano, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Adriana Warmbier, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Marek Woszczek, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań, Poland
Magdalena Zamroczyńska, WSB of Poznań, Poland
Boris Zizek, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Rainer Adolphi, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Sylvain Camilleri, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuvem, Belgium
Patricia Unger Raphael Bataglia, Univ. Saõ Paulo, Brazil
Joanna Bednarek, AMU, Poland
Seweryn Blandzi, IFiP PAN, Poland
Małgorzata Bogaczyk-Vormayr, AMU, Poland
Christian Budnik, Universität Bern, Switzerland
Alessandro de Cesaris, Univ. Torino, Italia
Małgorzata Dereniowska, Grequam, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France
Dominika Dzwonkowska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Poland
Katarzyna Gan-Krzywoszyńska, AMU, Poland 
Jean-Sebastien Gharbi, Greqam, Université d'Aix-Marseille, France
Gerald Gilmore Taylor, Tempe School, Arizona, USA
Anna Kalisz, WSH Sosnowiec, Poland
Lei Kang, Univ. of Guahnzhou, China
Jakub Kloc-Konkołowicz, UW, Poland
Regina Celia Linhares Hostins, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Brazil
Ilya Manasiev, University of Skopje, Macedonia
Christina Moreno, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
Mariusz Moryń, UAM, Poland
Andrzej Paczkowski, UMCS, Poland
Ranjan Panda, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Jacinto Rivera de Rosales, UNED Madrid, Spain
Joseph M. Romero, University of Mary Washington, USA
Vishnu Claude Spaak, UCL-KUL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Małgorzata Steć, Academia Ignatianum, Poland
Włodzimierz Tyburski, Mikołaj Kopernik University, Poland
Adriana Warmbier, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Klaus Wunder, Univ. ZH, Switzerland
Monika Zalewska, University of Łódź, Poland
Anna Ziółkowska, AMU, Poland

Open Access Policy

This is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose. Authors retain copyright and publishing rights to their articles, granting the journal the right to distribute them under the terms of the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.