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Publication ethics

Conatus – Journal of Philosophy is strongly committed to publishing original, high-quality research content. To this purpose all editorial operations of the Journal abide by rigorous ethical standards that guarantee transparency and fairness of publication, in full accordance with the standards adopted by the National Documentation Center. In particular, the Journal’s core practices and policies are fully aligned with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) document, that is accessible at:


We expect that all authors, reviewers, editors and readers, as well as anybody else involved in the publication process, thoroughly understand and accept the Journal’s publication ethics.

Responsibilities of Authors

  • All manuscripts must be previously unpublished either in print or in electronic form, and not under consideration for publication in another journal.
  • All manuscripts must be original work of the authors. Plagiarized manuscripts will not be accepted. All manuscropts will be checked for plagiarism by the Editor prior to double blind peer review.
  • Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to only authors who have made a significant contribution to the work.
  • Authors shall disclose all financial or other conflict of interests that might influence the results of the manuscript and acknowledge individuals or organizations that have provided financial support for the research.
  • To the best of the author's knowledge the article does not defame any person, does not invade the privacy of any person, and does not in any other manner infringe upon the rights of any person.
  • To the best of the author's knowledge the article does not in any way violate intellectual property rights of third parties. Wherever permission is required, I have obtained it from the copyright holder.
  • By submitting an article the author declares that he/she has read and accepts the Copyright Policy and has prepared the manuscript according to the Author Guidelines of the Journal.
  • The author grants to the Conatus Philosophy Journal a royalty‐free, worldwide nonexclusive license to perform all necessary actions to publish first the article in an issue of the Journal.
  • By submitting and article the author declares that he/she is the lawful right-holder of all rights under copyright in the Article, and he/she reserves all right not expressly granted in this Agreement.

Responsibilities of Reviewers and Editorial Board Members

  • Reviewers shall keep all papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  • Reviewers shall inform the Editorial Board of any conflict of interest, or if the double blind nature of the peer-review has been compromised.
  • Reviewers shall complete their reviews within the allowed timeframe.
  • Reviewers should be professional and refrain from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments or unfounded accusations.
  • The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board members are responsible for making decisions on the content of the manuscripts submitted to the journal.
  • The journal uses a double blind peer review process. The Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Board shall not reveal either the identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers, or the identity of reviewers to authors.
  • Editorial Board members shall not use content disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without the author's prior written consent.
  • Editors shall conduct ethical and fair investigation into ethical complaints.
  • Editors shall check each submitted manuscript for plagiarism prior to double blind peer review.

Rights reserved by Conatus - Journal of Philosophy

  • The Journal reserves the right to further license the Article to any third party in order to be further used, distributed or communicated to the public by any means, including the Internet or other electronic communications.
  • In any case of re‐publication of the Article, Conatus Philosophy Journal should require permission by the Author.
  • The Journal will issue corrections or/and retraction statements or other post-publication updates, including erata, corrigenda, and addenda; in exceptional cases the Journal reserves the right to remove published content. Corrections and retractions observe the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Post-publication Corrections and Retraction Guidelines; see Corrections and Retractions section.