About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Bachelard Studies is a peer-reviewed Open Access Journal whose purpose is to promote interdisciplinary research and debate in Gaston Bachelard’s philosophy and legacy. It aims at being an international forum for scholars interested in Bachelard’s thought but also in contemporary issues at the intersection between science and aesthetics. The journal encourages cross-cultural and many-sided approaches transcending boundaries between epistemology and aesthetics, but also cultural traditions.
Bachelard Studies seeks to continue Bachelard’s dialogue across different disciplines fostering discussions, in terms of present-day perspectives on the potential contributions of Bachelard’s thought in various fields of science (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, medicine, psychology, neurosciences, etc.) and the humanities (literature, arts, aesthetics, ethics, sociology, anthropology, geography, religion), including interdisciplinary fields in cultural, visual, political, and environmental studies.

The journal appears biannually, in Spring and Autumn. It welcomes insightful academic articles and timely book reviews. Each issue includes a thematic cluster, divided into a monographic section, The Letter, devoted to the analysis of subjects strictly connected to Bachelard’s work and a thematic section, Mind, devoted to the actualization of his thoughts, and a miscellany. The journal is also enriched with archive documents, discussions, interviews, creative works, reviews. Call for papers are regularly announced on the journal website.

Section Policies

*Open submission; *Indexed; Peer Reviewed

The Letter
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For further reading

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Critical Notes
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Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editor/s, the Board of Directors and by the Coordinator members of the Editorial Boards. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers chosen for their expertise related to the subject matter. In the event of conflicting judgements, the contributions are submitted to a third reviewer. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. The Editors will communicate the final decision (acceptance, invitation to revise, rejection) to the authors. In the case of papers that require revision, the authors are expected to submit the revised versions according to the indications of the reviewers properly communicated selected by the Editors. Publication decisions by the Editors and Board of Directors are final.

Open Access Policy

Bachelard Studies provides immediate open access to its contest in order to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 3.0 (CC-BY). This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s), with appropriate credit and link to the license. It is not necessary to ask further permissions both from to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers. The material cannot be remixed and transformed or used for commercial purposes. Authors who publish on this journal maintain all copyright privileges.

Publication Frequency

Bachelard Studies is biannual.

Legal Deposit

The journal is registered at the Court of Naples R.G. n 5571/19 with Authorization n. 34, 24/07/2019.

Article Processing Charges

No processing charges are required by Bachelard Studies for articles or submissions.

Copyright Notice

The authors retain all rights to the original work without any restrictions.

License for Published Contents

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and to adapt the work. However you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

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