Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV)

Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV)


ISSN 2559-9798

DOI: 10.22618/TP.PJCV 

Scope: Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Anthropology, Political Theory, Conflict, War, Crime, Aggression

Editor-in-Chief: Andreas Wilmes,

Institutional co-publishers:

Paul-Valéry University (Montpellier III)
West University of Timisoara, Centre for Research in Historiography of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Imaginary

Publication dates: bi-annually (May and December)

Responsible Publisher: Teodora C. Artimon


Volume 1, Issue 1/2017

Volume 1, Issue 2/2017

Volume 2, Issue 1/2018

Volume 2, Issue 2/2018

Volume 3, Issue 1/2019

Volume 3, Issue 2/2019

Volume 4, Issue 1/2020


The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) is devoted to fostering discussion at the interface of philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, anthropology and political theory. The journal welcomes original articles providing philosophical insights about topics such as conflict, war, crime, and aggression. The PJCV encompasses contributions from the history of philosophy to more interdisciplinary studies. Specifically, the main ambition of the journal is to form a database on the conceptual, metaphysical, ethical and epistemological issues related to past and contemporary phenomena of violence.

The PJCV is double-blind peer-reviewed and published bi-annually in May and December. In order to avoid thematic fuzziness, each issue will begin with a focus section featuring contributions addressing a specific topic. The subjects are announced in advance in each issue’s call for papers. Besides, the open section of the journal provides a place for general contributions to conflict and violence. The editors encourage critical discussions involving a wide range of disciplines. The requirements are clarity of expression and rigorous argumentation.

PJCV welcomes submissions throughout the year on subjects related to the scope of the journal (non-binding to special issues): philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, political theory, conflict, war, crime, aggression, etc.

Editorial Information 


Andreas Wilmes, Centre de Recherche sur les Liens Sociaux - University Paris-Descartes (France)


Joan-Antoine Mallet, University Paul-Valéry (Montpellier III)

Robert Manning, Quincy University 

Claudiu Mesaros, West University of Timisoara


Jeremiah Alberg, International Christian University, Tokyo (Japan)

Sandrine Baume, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Luc-Etienne de Boyer, Lycée Camille Claudel, Digoin (France)

Elisabetha Brighi, University of Westminster, London (United Kingdom)

Antonio Cerella, Kingston University, London (United Kingdom)

Virgil Ciomoș, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Emanuel Copilaș, West University of Timisoara (Romania)

Grégory Cormann, University of Liège (Belgium)

David Dawson, University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

Greg McCreery, University of South Florida (United States of America)

Paul Dumouchel, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan)

Denis Forest, University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I) (France)

Mihaela Frunză, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

David Goa, University of Alberta (Canada)

Bruno Godefroy, Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhuhai)

Pierre Guenancia, University of Bourgogne, Dijon (France)

Vicente de Haro Romo, Universidad Panamericana (México)

Cristian Iftode, University of Bucharest (Romania)

Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Institute for Strategic Research (France)

Samuel Lepine, University Jean-Moulin (Lyon III) (France)

Florin Lobont, West University of Timisoara (Romania)

Michela Marzano, University Paris-Descartes (Paris V) (France)

Julie Mazaleigue-Labaste, University Panthéon Sorbonne (CNRS, Paris I)

Basarab Nicolescu, University Pierre et Marie Curie (CNRS, Paris VI)

Wolfgang Palaver, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Jean-Luc Périllé, University Paul-Valéry (Montpellier III) (France)

Patrick Singy, New York Union College (United States of America)

Mihai Spariosu, University of Georgia (United States of America)

Laurenţiu Staicu, University of Bucharest (Romania)

Thomas Sturm, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)

Michel Terestchenko, University Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)

Raphaël Verchère, University Claude-Bernard (Lyon I) (France)

Reviewing process 

PJCV double-blind peer reviews all material it receives. Once a submission is received, it is initially received by the editor-in-chief. In order to make a decision, the editor-in-chief will send the manuscript for parallel approval to two external reviewers specialized in the subject of the manuscript. When the submission is accepted and the first version of the manuscript is received, it is checked for review compliance by either the editor-in-chief or the guest editor(s). Reviewers are asked to sign their reports and declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send to them. Reviewers then advise their editor, who makes the final decision on the form of the publication.

The review process is done through, our online portal for double-blind peer-reviewing.

Information for Authors 

The authors can find below the template for the PJCV and the information on formatting and content:

PJCV Template 

Formatting guidelines

Standards and Ethics 

In order to assure high-standard publications, publishing revenue has no influence on editorial decisions. The selection process is based on scientific value which is why the peer review process stands at the core of the PJCV publishing process.

The duties of the reviewers include the contribution to the editorial decision, objectivity, confidentiality, promptness, attention to and checking for plagiarism, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.

The duties of the editor-in-chief and guest editors include the final decision on publication, fair play, confidentiality, involvement and cooperation in investigations, disclosure and attention to conflicts of interest.

Author duties include meeting academic standards, seeking originality, acknowledgement of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, multiple or redundant publication, attention to errors in published works.

Publishing rights 

In order for PJCV (through Trivent Publishing) to be able to publish and disseminate the author’s work, PJCV (through Trivent Publishing) needs a publishing agreement with the author. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to Trivent while authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. In case of open access distribution, authors will have the right to:

* Share their article for personal and scholarly purposes (including scholarly rights to create certain derivative works), as long as they give proper attribution and credit to the published work

* Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data).

* Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

All articles published in open access are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence which allows users to copy and share the article, provided original work is properly cited and that this is not done for commercial purposes. Users may not remix, transform, or build upon the material and may not distribute the modified material. ( All open access articles are identified by the Creative Commons copyright statement which appears on the first page of the article.

Publishing fees

PJCV is published open access and has no publication charges.

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