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.
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.
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
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
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