Published with the support of UNESCO, Diogenes provides a forum for discussion in all areas of philosophy and humanistic studies. The journal was established in the belief that the exchange of ideas among a wide variety of disciplines would not only enrich the separate fields of study but also reveal new perspectives and possibilities for cross-fertilization. It fulfils an international mandate, with editions in English, French, Chinese and Arabic.
As well as being of interest to specialists wishing to keep abreast of developments in other areas of study, Diogenes is also a valuable resource for members of the general public with an interest in the contemporary cultural climate.
Former Editors: Roger Caillois, Jean d'Ormesson, Paola Costa Giovangigli
Diogenes is available on SAGE Journals Online.
Founded by Roger Caillois in 1952, Diogenes is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published under the auspices of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences. From the outset it was conceived of as a widely international and transdisciplinary journal. It represents a reference publication for scholars working in the humanities at large. Diogenes publishes work from all fields of philosophical, humanistic and social studies, from archaeology to education and from economics to sociology.
Diogenes is published four times a year, initially in French, with the English-language edition appearing the following year. For more details on how to publish in Diogenes, please contact the Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the homepage of the journal.
|Maurice Aymard||Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France|
|Luca Maria Scarantino||ICPHS, Paris, France|
|Jean d'Ormesson||Member of the Académie Française, France|
|Paola Costa Giovangigli||Unesco, Paris, France|
|Chris Carey||University College London, UK|
|Madeline H. Caviness||Tufts University, USA|
|In-Suk Cha||Seoul National University, South Korea, Korea|
|Paulin J Hountonji||National University of Benin, Benin|
|Catherine Jami||CNRS/EHESS, Paris, France|
|Franco Montanari||University of Genoa, Italy|
|Dermot Moran||University College Dublin, Ireland|
|Giovanni Puglisi||IULM University, Italy|
|Adama Samassekou||Académie des Langues, Bamako, Mali|
|David A. Wells||Birkbeck College London, UK|
|Jean-Godefroy Bidima||Tulane University, USA|
|Tanella Boni||University of Abidjian, Ivory Coast|
|Anne Cheng||College de France, Paris, France|
|Yves Coppens||Collège de France, France|
|Paolo Del Debbio||IULM University, Italy|
|Souleymane B. Diagne||Columbia University, USA|
|Masako Keta||University of Kyoto, Japan|
|Heisook Kim||Ewha Womans University, Korea|
|Janusz K. Kozlowski||Jagiellonian University, Poland|
|Julio Labastida||UNAM, Mexico|
|Ivana Markova||University of Stirling, UK|
|Fatma Oussedik||University of Alger, Algeria|
|Ornella Pompeo Faracovi||Centro Studi Enriques, Italy|
|Paolo Proietti||IULM University, Italy|
|Suwanna Satha-Annand||Chulalongkorn University, Thailand|
|Jean Starobinski||University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|Romila Thapar||Delhi, India|
|Tu Weiming||Peking University, China|
Please read the guidelines below prior to submitting your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Diogenes will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
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- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
2.7 Clinical trials
2.8 Reporting guidelines
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to Diogenes, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Diogenes publishes original scholarly articles, review essays and book reviews papers which match the journal’s Aims and Scope.
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
Diogenes is a 100% double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Typically, a single manuscript is submitted to two reviewers. In case of substantial disagreement between the reviews, or for any other relevant reasons, a third or more double-blind reviews are requested. Responses are usually given within 90 days under normal circumstances.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
(i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
(iii) Approved the version to be published,
(iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
• Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
• Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
• Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
2.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Diogenes requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Diogenes encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Diogenes and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.
Diogenes offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal does not currently accept supplementary files.
Diogenes adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Please send your contributions to the following address: email@example.com
You can also send your manuscripts to the postal address of Diogenes:
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15
Receipt will be acknowledged by e-mail (please include your email address).
Please remember that Diogenes is published in French ahead of the English-language version.
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Diogenes editorial office as follows:
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris Cedex 15