The history of “Christian Philosophy”

The first number of the magazine was published in 2004 as a magazine of the Christian Philosophy Department of the Faculty of Theology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). The founder of the magazine and the chief editor was rev. prof. Marek Jędraszewski. Since 2008 the chief editor has been prof. Krzysztof Stachewicz. Each article published in the magazine receives 20 points according to the list of the Polish Ministry of Education and Science.

“Christian Philosophy” is dedicated to the philosophical research but it does not exclude other related scientific fields of research, theology included. Until now, the journal had a national scope. The magazine presents articles dedicated to the problems present in contemporary culture from a philosophical perspective. Hence, in the area of research so far there have been such issues as: person, freedom, guilt, will, values or body, and the philosophy of mysticism. As mentioned, "Christian Philosophy" is an annual. The next issues appear at the end of the calendar year.

Review process

  1. Articles are reviewed by two external reviewers specializing in the subject of the article.
  2. The publisher is obliged to keep both parties anonymous (double blind review process).
  3. Reviews are formulated in writing with an unambiguous statement whether the article is accepted for publication.
  4. Conclusions from the review and possible comments are sent to the author of the article. If the text is approved for publication, the author should refer to the reviewers' comments and make required adjustments.
  5. Names of reviewers who cooperate with the editorial staff (listed on the website of "Christian Philosophy") may overlap with Editorial Board.

CODE OF ETHICS

Ghostwriting and guest authorship

Ghostwriting and guest authorship are scientific misconduct and all detected cases will be disclosed and reported to appropriate institutions: institutions employing the authors, scientific societies and publishers of academic texts.

Ghostwriting occurs when someone largely contributed to a text but they hid their participation as co-authors and their role was not mentioned in acknowledgments in the text.

Guest authorship (honorary authorship) occurs when someone is mentioned as a co-author of the publication but their participation is low or none.

  1. We kindly ask authors to indicate:
  2. contribution of all those who are engaged in creation of the text proposed to our editorial (with their affiliations and clarification of their participation)
  3. information on sources of funding for research carried out.

In order to inform about co-authors and sources of financing please make a declaration. The statement can be sent through traditional means (post) or mail (no later than the date of dispatch of a final version of the text for printing). In case of an electronic version, please scan the declaration with your hand signature sent in formats: *.pdf or  *.jpg on the address: zsfch@amu.edu.p

In the traditional version the statement should be sent to:

Editors of "Christian Philosophy", ul. Wieżowa 2/4, 61-111 Poznań

Editorial requirements

 General requirements

  1. Length of articles: up to 20 typewritten pages; standard page – 1800 characters with spaces (1 publishing sheet - 40,000 characters with spaces). The text should be in Word or RTF format.
  2. Review and report - 5 typewritten pages of 1800 characters with spaces (0.5 publishing sheet - 20,000 characters with spaces).

Detailed requirements

  1. Uniform font Times New Roman 12 pt. for the main text, 10 pt. for footnotes. Line spacing - 1.5 line. Indentation - 1.25 points. Standard margins - 2.5 points. Continuous pagination at the bottom right.
  2. Quoted texts – regular font + quotation mark indicating abandoned passages of a quoted text (use [  ]); in cited passages of a text, we use quotation marks " ".
  3. Foreign words and quotes in Latin - italics. To highlight a word – use sparse print (do not use boldface, italic, or underlining). No double spacing.
  4. Titles of chapters – regular font (without italics, capital letters)