Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

PhaenEx is an electronic journal affiliated with the Canadian based international Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture / Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques (EPTC/TCEP).

Our intent is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for original research in theory or culture from existential or phenomenological perspectives, broadly construed. This includes but is not restricted to philosophical and critical inquiries related to art, literature, science, technology, popular culture, religion, gender and sexuality, applied moral issues and social relations, as well as the history of continental philosophy itself. Submissions in both French and English are encouraged and all submissions are subject to peer review.

PhaenEx is a bi-annual publication: there is a Spring/Summer Open Issue, and a Fall/Winter Special Topics Issue. For each Open Issue the Editorial Executive welcomes submissions from authors both in and outside EPTC/TCEP. Typically, the Special Topics Issue is derived from a recent EPTC/TCEP panel session. Submissions are not limited to panel participants.

PhaenEx is indexed regularly in the Philosopher's Index and is registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

 

Section Policies

Invited Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Encounters / Notes de lecture

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Notes on Contributors / Notices biographiques

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Poetry

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Translations

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Book Symposium / Autour d'un livre

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Drama

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews / Recensions

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

PhaenEx submissions go through a double, anonymous peer review process.

 

PhaenEx Review Guidelines (1) Authors have been asked to prepare their submissions for anonymous review. Where the comments of a reviewer are to be sent to an author, they will be sent without identifying the reviewer. (2) Submissions should deal with issues that would be of interest to readers of PhaenEx, i.e., issues having to do with existential or phenomenological theory or culture broadly construed. (3) Authors are asked to comply with the PhaenEx Style Requirements and to follow the generally accepted norms of academic writing, including the provision of complete and accurate references. (4) Reviewers are asked to read submissions carefully, and to prepare a report recommending why the paper should be: a) Accepted for publication in PhaenEx, being clearly relevant, very thoughtful, and very well-written. b) Possibly Suitable for publication in PhaenEx, being clearly relevant, thoughtful, and well-written. c) Not Suitable for publication in PhaenEx, not being relevant, not being thoughtful, or not being well-written. Reviewers are encouraged to indicate if a submission is either a strong or a weak a, b, or c.

 

Publication Frequency

PhaenEx is published bi-annually: there is a Spring/Summer Open Issue, and a Fall/Winter Special Topics Issue. For each Open Issue the Editorial Collective welcomes submissions from authors both in and outide EPTC/TCEP. Typically, the Special Topics Issue is derived from a recent EPTC/TCEP panel session. Submission are not limited to panel participants.

 

Open Access Policy

PhaenEx provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are neither subscription fees for readers nor submission/processing fees for authors. Such access is associated with increased readership and citation levels. PhaenEx uses open source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project, to help make open access economically viable, as well as to improve the scholarly and public quality of research.