Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV)

Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV)


ISSN 2559-9798 (online)

ISSN 2559-9917 (print)

DOI: 10.22618/TP.PJCV 

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

Editor-in-Chief: Andreas Wilmes (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest),

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

Volume 4, Issue 2/2020

Volume 5, Issue 1/2021

Volume 5, Issue 2/2021

Indexed in: 


Philosopher’s Index


Index Copernicus

Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH)

Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)


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, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest (Hungary)


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 an article is submitted, it is initially received by the editor-in-chief. In order to make a decision, the editor-in-chief (together with the guest editor, in case of a special issue) will send the manuscript for parallel approval to two reviewers specialized in the subject of the manuscript. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests on any manuscripts we send to them. Reviewers then advise the editor, who makes the final decision on the acceptance of the article. After acceptance and the submission of the updated manuscript following the reviewers’ comments, the article is checked for review compliance, after which it goes into 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, acknowledgment of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, multiple or redundant publication, attention to errors in published works.

Author publishing agreement

Before we can publish a journal article, we need a signed licence to publish. PJCV is published in Gold Open Access with no article processing charges. 

In order that we have the necessary rights to publish your article, we ask you to grant us a non-exclusive licence to publish. We do not ask you to transfer your copyright to us. A non-exclusive licence means that the rights needed to publish the paper are granted to the publisher on a non-exclusive basis and the ownership of the copyright remains unchanged. 

In open access, there is a fundamental principle that content should not only be accessible but also be freely reusable for the good of research and humanity. We comply with this principle by asking you to select, within your form, a Creative Commons licence. The CC licence you choose will determine how readers can use your article.

Please download the form here.

Digital archiving policy

PJCV is a gold open access journal. Under Gold Open Access, the author of an article chooses under which Creative Commons license they wish to publish (see the author publishing agreement above). Publishing under a Creative Commons license enables anyone to access and redistribute the content and, depending upon the license, re-use the content in new or derivative works with attribution. The terms of re-use for Gold Open Access content are stated in the copyright line of the article.

Publishing fees

PJCV is published open access and has no publication charges.

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