Kοινὴ. The Almanac of Philosophical Essays

Kοινὴ. The Almanac of Philosophical Essays, is an open-access peer-reviewed philosophical journal published by the Koine.Community. The almanac description is also available по-русски and українською.

The almanac provides philosophers with an opportunity to publish their essays dedicated to any topic related to the contemporary or classical debate. Founded by the Koine.Community, the Kοινὴ Almanac encourages discussion of the ontological, metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical issues to contribute to both the advancement of philosophical research and the promotion of ethical norms of the Koine.Community: freedomsolidarity, and humanity.

ISSN 2710-3250

The articles of the almanac are displayed on the Koine platform as its integral part.

Terms of publications

We accept essays for review and publication on the following terms:

  1. The text of an essay is three thousand words or more.
  2. By offering a manuscript for publication, the author warrants that he or she is the author of the article and does not use pieces of previously published articles by other authors without clear reference to these sources.
  3. An essay can be written in any language. However, we will accept it for double blind peer-review only if the almanac editors would be able to find two trusted reviewers able to read a text in such a language. We will publish an essay in the case at least one of the reviewers recommends it for publication.
  4. The essay can be written in any form or style. However, if there are citations in the text, it should use the 17th edition (2017) of The Chicago Manual of Style (the notes-bibliography system).

We publish articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. All our authors hold copyright without restrictions.

The Archive of the Kοινὴ Almanac can be accessed here.

The Editorial Board of the almanac includes:

  • Christopher Donohue (National Human Genome Research Institute, Washington, DC)
  • Alexander Etkind (European University Institute, Florence)
  • Vladimir Fadeeev (Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, Kyiv)
  • Alessandro Ferrara (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome)
  • Dmitrii Gorin (Plekhanov Economic University, Moscow)
  • Denys Kiryukhin (Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, Kyiv)
  • Oleksandr Kulyk (Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro)
  • Pavlo Kutuev (Kyiv Politechnical Institute)
  • Peter McCormick (Institute international de philosophie, Paris)
  • Victor Malakhov(Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, Ukraine — Israel)
  • Vadym Menzhulin (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)
  • Mikhail (Mykhailo) Minakov (Kennan Institute, Wilson Center), editor-in-chief
  • Julie Reshé (School of Advanced Studies, SAS, University of Tyumen)
  • Yurii Senokosov (Schol of Civic Enlightenment, London)

Statement Of Publication Ethics

The Kοινὴ Almanac publishes all the essays only after at least one positive response of the two blind peer-reviewers. The Kοινὴ Almanac Editorial Board approves the following guidelines for editors, reviewers, and authors of the Kοινὴ Almanac.

1. Duties of Editors 

1.1. The Kοινὴ Almanac editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.  The Kοινὴ Almanac editor is guided by this code and constrained by such requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.  The editor’s decision should be based upon his/her best judgment and opinions of other editors or reviewers.

1.2. The Kοινὴ Almanac editor and any editorial staff evaluate all submitted manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors.

1.3. The Kοινὴ Almanac editors must not disclose any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and other editorial staff members.

1.4. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in the Kοινὴ Almanac editor’s or any other editorial staff member’s own research without the written consent of an author.

1.5. For more guidance in their work, the Kοινὴ Almanac editor and editorial staff members use advice from the COPE Code Of Conduct And Best Practice Guidelines For Journal Editors at http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf.

2. Duties of Peer-Reviewers

2.1. Peer review provides the Kοινὴ Almanac editors in making decisions in regard with the publication of a manuscript in the Kοινὴ Almanac .  In some cases, peer-reviewer may assist the author in improving the paper through editorial communications.

2.2. Selected peer-reviewer may be excused from evaluation of the submitted material if he/she feels 1) unqualified to review this research, or 2) that he/she cannot review the manuscript promptly.

2.3. Each and every manuscript received for review is to be treated as a confidential document. The manuscripts must not be disclosed to others except as authorized by the Kοινὴ Almanac editor-in-chief.

2.4. Reviews of the manuscripts should be conducted objectively.  Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, and avoid personal criticism.

2.5. Peer-reviewers should identify relevant publication that has not been cited by the author. It is also expected that a peer-reviewer calls to the Kοινὴ Almanac editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he/she knows.

2.6. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.  Peer-reviewers should excuse themselves from assessing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, or institutions connected to the texts.

2.7. For more guidance in their work, the Kοινὴ Almanac peer-reviewers use advice from the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers http://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_guidelines_for_peer_reviewers_0.pdf.

3. Duties of Authors

3.1. All authors of original essay should present an accurate account of the work performed. Underlying ideas and data should be represented accurately in the paper. Knowingly inaccurate statements manifest unethical author’s behavior and are unacceptable.

3.2. It is expected that all authors submit entirely original works to the Kοινὴ Almanac .  Usage of ideas, texts, and/or words of others must be properly cited. It is also expected that authors identify publications that have been influential for their research.

3.3. It is expected that authors do not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal.

3.4. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design and execution of the essay. All who have made contributions to the manuscript are to be listed as co-authors.

3.5. It is expected that authors disclose any substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the conclusions of their essay.  All sources of support for the author/essay should be disclosed in the submitted manuscript.


Editorial office address: Saksaganskogo Str. 59-b, 01033, Kyiv, Ukraine

E-mail: mikhailminakov1971 (a) gmail.com or koine (a) gmail.com

Our phone: +38 096 5215311 or +39 324 548 8286

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