About the Journal
The Agonist is an Open Access journal dedicated to the investigation of Nietzsche’s works and his influences on contemporary culture in different fields such as arts, philosophy, religion, and science, to name only a few. In the spirit of his philosophical pursuit, the journal publishes essays within Nietzsche scholarship and beyond academia. The journal also examines Nietzsche’s relationship to figures from previous ages, as we have done in one of our issues entitled “Nietzsche in History.” Furthermore, Nietzsche continues to inspire many artistic, cultural, and intellectual movements. We explore his influences on such movements with authors who work in these areas, as we have done in the issue on Nietzsche and Trans- and Post-humanism. In addition to essays and book reviews, we also publish interviews and exegeses. We publish only previously unpublished materials. The Agonist is an international peer-reviewed journal, which is read all over the world.
The Agonist is an Open Access publication, allowing users to freely access, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles for any lawful purpose without requiring permission from the publisher or author.
ISSN 2752-4132 (Print) ISSN 2752-4140 (Online)
Peer Review Process
The Agonist follows an open-review policy. Articles submitted to the journal are screened by the editorial team and then, if appropriate, sent to two reviewers. Finally, in the light of reviewer comments, the editorial team reaches a decision about publication. This decision is final.
Articles, Letters, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Reports, Analysis, Reviews, and Viewpoints are open-reviewed. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors. Other contributions are not usually peer-reviewed.
All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent to reviewers. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are desk rejected without external review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to two or more reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice.
Reviewers are welcome to recommend a particular course of action, but they should bear in mind that the other reviewers of a particular paper may have different technical expertise and/or views, and the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice. The most useful reports, therefore, provide the editors with the information on which a decision should be based. Setting out the arguments for and against publication is often more helpful to the editors than a direct recommendation one way or the other.
Our editors evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by reviewers and by the authors, and may also consider other information not available to either party. Our primary responsibilities are to our readers and to the scientific community at large, and in deciding how best to serve them, we must weigh the claims of each paper against the many others also under consideration. Reviewers' criticisms are taken seriously, particularly the technical criticisms.
The Agonist follows the rules of publication ethics to ensure academic objectivity and rigour of the journal.
The Agonist is published twice a year in May and December.
Code of Conduct and Publishing EthicsTransnational Press London is committed to maintaining the highest publication ethics standards. We, therefore, ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to publishing ethics. Further guidance can be found through the COPE Core Practices and on the COPE website.
Code of Conduct and Publishing EthicsTransnational Press London is committed to maintaining the publication ethics standards. We, therefore, ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to publishing ethics. Further guidance can be found through Transnational Press London Publishing Ethics Policy which closely follows the COPE guidelines.
Open Access Policy
The Agonist is an open-access publication, allowing users to freely access, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles for any lawful purpose without requiring permission from the publisher or author.
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The works published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Authors of articles published in this journal retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.
This journal allows all versions to be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice without embargo.
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The Agonist was launched in 2008 by the Nietszche Circle Ltd. in New York, USA and currently published by Transnational Press London.