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Diogenes is a world-class, widely recognized journal in the humanities. It was created in 1953 years ago by Roger Caillois and has been published since its origin under the auspices of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies and with the support of Unesco.

Diogenes is published in English, French, Arabic, and in a Chinese anthology. It combines high, internationally peer reviewed scholarly quality with an editorial policy of global cultural inclusion.

Its issues are mainly thematic. They would cover any subject, tradition, and cultural area in the humanities. Authors are invited and selected on a strongly international and transdisciplinary basis. Scholarly excellence is required to publish in Diogenes. Along with it, cultural and gender balance are taken into account in the preparation of each issue. Readership has covered, for the period 2009-2013, over 140 countries around the word.


All along its history, the journal has carried out a unique mission in the field of the humanities: bringing together scholars from different cultures, horizons, and disciplines, creating partnerships through the scholarly communities all around the world, and representing a prestigious space of expression for new ideas and emerging intellectual actors. By publishing mainly thematic issues, it not only contributes to enlighten the different subjects from multiple cultural and disciplinary points of view: it also establishes, develops, or enlarges scholarly networks all around the world. Through this action, Diogenes does not only function as a publication, it also serves as a tool for intellectual cooperation and networking of scholars on a global scale. Its contribution to the overall integration of scholarly and academic communities around the world is widely recognized.

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Editorial Policy

Issues are mainly thematic and, most, often, guest edit by a prominent scholar in a specific field. Authors are chosen together by the guest editor(s) and the editorial team of the journal, and invited to contribute to an issue. All papers, invited or spontaneously submitted, are sent to double-blind peer review, after a preliminary screening by the editorial team. Submitted papers are welcome: if accepted, they can either be included in a thematic issue, or be published in an issue of “varia” (approx., one every two years). Rate of acceptance for submitted papers is around 9%.

Proposal for thematic issues are also welcome. They shall include a short presentation of the theme, the name(s) of the proposed guest editor(s), a tentative list of possible contributors, and a reasonable timeline. All issue shall be strongly transdisciplinary, intercultural, and take into account international and gender balance.

Editorial Board

Publication Director: Prof. Maurice Aymard

Editorial Directors: Prof. Maurice Aymard and Dr Luca M. Scarantino

Associated Editor: Dr Nicole G. Albert

Editorial Secretary: Catherine Champniers

Editorial Committee

Prof. Jean Bingen†, Belgian Royal Academy, Belgium

Prof. Madeline H. Caviness, Tufts University, USA

Prof. InSuk Cha, Seoul National University, South Korea

Prof. Thierry Dufrêne, University Paris X – Nanterre, France

Prof. Paulin J. Hountondji, National University of Benin, Benin

Prof. Franco Montanari, University ofGenoa, Italy

Prof. Giovanni Puglisi, Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM di Milano, Italy

Dr Adama Samassékou, African Academyof Languages in Bamako, Mali

Prof. David A. Wells, Birkbeck College, London, United Kingdom

Scientific Committee

Prof. An Jiayao, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Prof. Jean-Godefroy Bidima, Tulane University, USA

Prof. Tanella Boni, University of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Prof. Yves Coppens, Collège de France, France

Prof. Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Northwestern University, USA

Prof. Jaakko Hintikka, Boston University, USA

Prof. Janusz Kozlowski, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

Prof. Julio Labastida, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de Mexico, Mexico

Prof. Abdallah Laroui, Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Morroco

Prof. Antonio Marazzi, University of Padua, Italy

Prof. Ivana Markova, Stirling University, United Kingdom

Prof. Fatma Oussedik Hadj Nacer, University of Algiers, Algeria

Prof. Ornella Pompeo Faracovi, Institute « Federigo Enriques », Livorno, Italy

Prof. Eduardo Portella, Academia Brasileira de Letras, Brazil

Prof. Stanley Rosen, Boston University, USA

Prof. Suwanna Satha-Anand, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thaïland

Prof. Jean Starobinski, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Romila Thapar, Nehru University, Delhi, India


Diogène, Revue internationale des sciences humaines


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75015 Paris, France

Code of ethics

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Other information

Print ISSN : 0419-1633
Online ISSN : 2077-5253
Publisher : P.U.F.

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