Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Studia Philosophica Estonica is an academic peer-reviewed journal open to contributions from any country and in all areas of philosophy. The journal publishes scholarly articles in English, German, and Estonian. Two thematic issues are published each year. The journal appears both online and in print. Accepted papers that do not fit the themes of current issues are published in Online First until being included in suitable issues.

The purpose of Studia Philosophica Estonica is to publish scholarly papers and notes embodying original research in all areas of philosophy. We encourage interdisciplinary contributions and submissions that use new approaches to elucidate their topic, provided they confirm to the contemporary standards of scientific rigor. We also publish book notices and reviews.

Be sure to check the guidelines for contributors before submitting your article, if your submission answers to a specific call for papers, check the relevant call for a specification of submission guidelines.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

Studia Philosophica Estonica provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Studia Philosophica Estonica does not impose any fees for submitting material for review and, if accepted, there is no fees for publishing.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


History of the Journal

The history of this journal can be traced back to the Acta et Commentationes Universitatis Tartuensis which were founded in 1893; after WWII it was continued during the Soviet period as Papers on Philosophy which, as a series of Tartu University Transactions was published almost entirely in Russian. Since 1993 the journal was published primarily in Estonian and called Studia Philosophica.

In 2008 the journal was given its current form with the new title Studia Philosophica Estonica.