Editorial & Publishing Policies

Aim and Scope

Ethics & Global Politicsis a peer reviewed international Open Access journal whose aim is to foster theoretical contributions to the study of global politics. It does not favour any theoretical perspective or political problem but emphasizes the importance of closing the gap between moral and democratic theory, on the one hand, and contemporary empirical problems on the global arena, on the other.

The journal provides a forum for original research articles, reviews and research notes that integrate normative issues within philosophy and political theory with political problems related to processes and phenomena that transgress traditional distinctions between regional, national, international and global levels of politics. In particular it encourages contributions that provide novel ways of understanding and conceptualizing the political challenges the world faces today, for instance in relation to global institutional arrangements, environmental protection, policy development, poverty, technology and knowledge, future generations, and migration.

Section Policies - Thematic Issues
Ethics & Global Politics aims to publish at least one thematic issue a year. The theme will be announced on the journal's website well ahead of publication date. Thematic issues will be intensely promoted to target audiences and to international media.

We constantly work to improve the journal’s ranking and impact factor.

The 2013 ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking Impact Factor: 0.231

SJR: 0.027, ranked in Q2 in category Political Science & International Relations, with an H-index of 2

 

Section Policies

Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Invited Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Invited Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Invited Original Article

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Critical Debate Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Essays

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Ethics & Global Politicsare subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Papers are sent to at least two independent referees. Ethics & Global Politics adhers to a 'double blind' review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper, unless the reviewer decides to waive anonymity, and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article:

1. Accept manuscript (i.e. no need for any revision)
2. Accept after revision (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
3. Revise and resubmit (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
4. Submit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
5. Reject manuscript (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
6. See comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or formally sub-standard.

When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or style is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 4 months for revision. After 4 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.

 

Publication Frequency

Ethics & Global Politics is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December. Issues are published online.

All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay (i.e. until they are collected in an issue).

 

Archiving

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.

In addition, all files will be archived with CLOCKSS and Portico.

 

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post items submitted to this journal on personal or institutional websites, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication)

 

Open Access Policy

Open Access

Ethics & Global Politics is published under the Open Access model and is therefore free for anybody to read and download, and to copy and disseminate for educational purposes. Articles will be published immediately the final corrections of the master proof have been made. When posted online, articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby it becomes possible to search and cite them without delay. Upon registration, interested scholars and others can sign up to be alerted each time a new article is published on the journal’s website site. Select this option: 'Reader: Notified by email when an issue of the journal is made open access.'

Ethics & Global Politics is accessible via the journal’s website at www.ethicsandglobalpolitics.net/egp as well as via international search engines such as Google Scholar. See also the copyright section.