Philosophy series

Philosophy series

1. Series Guidelines

The Philosophy Series aims to publish and publicise works of reflection and research in the different philosophical areas, from critical reviews of the classics to the most contemporary topics.

Works that delve into the history of philosophy, as well as those focused on the analysis of matters of philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics and theory of the arts, ontology, epistemology, philosophy of the mind, etc. will therefore be welcome. They may appear as both works of a single author or of collective volumes, provided that they can be proven to have outstanding analytical or reflective quality. In any case, in order to be accepted they must pass a double blind assessment.

The frequency of publications will depend on the receipt of the originals, but we hope to release one or two works a year.

2. Start date


3. Director

Belén Altuna Lizaso

PhD in Philosophy (UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country)) and associate professor of Moral Philosophy, in the Department of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology (UPV/EHU). Among her publications are the books Euskaldun fededun. Euskaldun ona izateko modu baten historia (also published in Spanish as El buen vasco. Génesis de la tradición ‘Euskaldun fededun') and Una historia moral del rostro, as well as several articles and book chapters on matters of moral and political philosophy. She is a member of the Institutional Ethics Commission at the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa.

Lines of research: ethical theory, moral psychology, narrative ethics, moral empathy and imagination, theories of justice, utopianism, bioethics.

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4. Scientific Committee

4.1. Members

Agustín Arrieta Urtizberea, Professor from the Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology (UPV-EHU)

Arantza Etxeberria, Professor from the Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology (UPV-EHU)

Sergio Sánchez, Professor of Metaphysics and Contemporary Philosophy, at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina)

Mar Cabezas, Researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, at the University of Salzburg (Austria)

Jorge Linares, Professor and Director from the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Julia Urabayen, Professor from the area of Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Navarre

4.2. Functions

The Scientific Committee of the Philosophy Series is made up of faculty and research staff from the philosophical field, both nationally and internationally. Its main function is to advise on improving the quality of the series, and advise the director in making decisions on the publications of works, as well as to propose external assessors thereof.

5. Instructions for authors submitting original manuscripts

  1. Submission of publication proposals. Any person, from both UPV/EHU and outside of it, may submit a publication proposal, observing the general and specific requirements of the series and collections, described in the section entitled How to publish on the Editorial Service Website.
  2. The applicant must complete the series and collections form, and send it to the Editorial Service through the Editorial Registry (, along with the original in an OpenOffice, Word or PDF format.
  3. The Editorial Service will acknowledge receipt of the proposal, stating whether the application is complete or lacks any document.
  4. Once the proposal has been approved, the technical management of the Editorial Service will require the authors of the necessary files to carry out the publication with, among other things, high quality images and graphs.

6. Information on the manuscript selection process

The submitted works are analysed by external assessors, in accordance with strict scientific quality criteria, and it will be the Editorial Service management that issues the final decision, keeping in mind the assessors' reports and on the recommendation of the management of the series or collection.

Stages of the process:

  1. The Editorial Service management will check that the proposed publication adheres to the Service's editorial policy, as covered in the Editorial Service Style Book. If this is the case, it will be sent to the series or collection management.
  2. The management of the series or collection, along with the corresponding scientific committee, will review the original and,if it is considered likely that it will be published, will then propose the persons to carry out the external assessment. In the event that the original is rejected, this will be communicated to the authors by the Editorial Service management.
  3. The Editorial Service management will contact the proposed assessors and, if they accept the assessment, they will be sent the originals once the author's name and affiliation have been removed, in order to ensure that it is double blind. The assessors will have two months to deliver their reports.
  4. Once the reports have been received, the Editorial Service management will send them to the the series or collection management who, in view of them and with the advice of the respective scientific committee, may decide to:
  • Recommend publication of the original as it was submitted or, in any case, with any minor amendments that may be suggested by the assessors. The Editorial Service management will convey this to the author and technical management, so that they can begin the technical editing process.
  • Require the authors to make the amendments requested or suggested by the assessors, indicating, where appropriate, the specific way of doing so and the deadline. The author may express their reasoned disagreement with those amendments in writing to the series or collection director. After the text has been received with the required amendments the series or collection management will verify that the author has applied the changes and, where appropriate, will send the document to the Editorial Service. Should it be considered that the text still does not contain the recommendations from the reports, a final request will be made to the author.
  • Request a new assessment. In the event that this is deemed appropriate, the management of the series or collection, with the advice of the scientific committee thereof, will request a report from a new assessor through the Editorial Service.
  • Recommend the non-publication of the proposal. In this case the Editorial Service will issue and convey an explanation of the decision to the author.

7. Titles of this series