About the Journal

The AgonistThe 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 We publish only previously unpublished materials.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 published by Transnational Press London on behalf of the Nietzsche Circle. The journal is made available only through the modest subscription collections we receive from libraries and readers. If you believe in the mission of this journal, we kindly ask you to support us.

To submit your work for The Agonist, please follow the Submission Guidelines. If you have any questions with regard to our guidelines or submission policy, please contact us.

ISSN 2752-4132 (Print)   ISSN 2752-4140 (Online)

The Agonist is indexed by ERIH Plus and RePEc

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.

Publication Frequency

The Agonist is published twice a year in May and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides free access to its content subject to funding available. 

Code of Conduct and Publishing Ethics

Transnational 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.

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Transnational Press London follows the guidelines of publication ethics. We value the importance of academic rigour and peer-review process in ensuring the development of a coherent and respected knowledge. These evaluations ensure the quality of work and referred to by the institutions and interested public. This community of academic publishing involves the author(s), the journal editor, the peer reviewers, and the publishers.

Our editors have a duty to fair play, ensuring confidentiality, disclosing conflicts of interest where applicable and cooperation in investigations when needed regarding publication decisions in line with the editorial preferences and goals of the journals.

Reviewers are expected to contribute to editors’ decisions by promptly and objectively reviewing and commenting on the papers they are assigned to review while also maintaining the confidentiality and disclosing conflicts of interest where applicable and known.

Authors are required to abide to reporting standards, maintain the originality of submitted papers, avoid plagiarism as well as avoiding multiple submissions and concurrent publications. They are required to acknowledge the resources and authorship of papers submitted. They are required to disclose any conflict of interest. Authors are required to disclose any fundamental errors in published works so these can be publicised and rectified if possible.

The Publisher is committed to ensuring objectivity in academic review and publication process. Hence the Publisher avoids advertising, reprint or other commercial interest has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

Full Publishing Ethics Statement can be inspected here

Fees and charges

The Agonist DO NOT normally charge any fees for subscription or publication.

Journal History

The Agonist was launched in 2008 by the Nietszche Circle Ltd. in New York, USA and currently published by Transnational Press London.