Editorial & Publishing Policies

Aim and Scope

Ethics & Global Politics is a peer reviewed international Open Access journal whose aim is to foster theoretical contributions to the study of ethics and global politics. It does not favour any philosophical perspective or political problem but emphasizes the importance of closing the gap between normative ethics and political theory, on the one hand, and contemporary political problems in the global domain, on the other.

The journal provides a forum for original research articles, reviews and research notes that integrate normative issues within philosophy and political theory with political problems related to processes and phenomena that transgress traditional distinctions between regional, national, international and global levels of politics. In particular it encourages contributions that provide novel ways of approaching and conceptualizing the political challenges the world faces today, for instance in relation to global institutional arrangements, environmental protection, policy development, poverty, technology and knowledge, future generations, and migration.

Section Policies - Thematic Issues
Ethics & Global Politics also publishes special issues if they are well-researched and on timely, cutting-edge and novel themes.

We constantly work to improve the journal’s ranking and impact factor.

The 2014 ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking Impact Factor: 0.455

SJR: 0.331, ranking: 148/380 in category Political Science & International Relations


Section Policies


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Invited Editorials

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Review Articles

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Invited Review Articles

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Original Articles

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Invited Original Article

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Research Notes

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Critical Debate Articles

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Review Essays

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Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Ethics & Global Politicsare subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Papers are sent to at least two independent referees. Ethics & Global Politics adhers to a 'double blind' review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper, unless the reviewer decides to waive anonymity, and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article:

1. Accept manuscript (i.e. no need for any revision)
2. Accept after revision (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
3. Revise and resubmit (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
4. Submit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
5. Reject manuscript (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
6. See comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or formally sub-standard.

When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or style is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 4 months for revision. After 4 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.


Publication Frequency

All articles published in Ethics & Global Politics are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication, i.e. after final proofreading. The journal does not collate numbered issues published regularly but all articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay.



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.

In addition, all files will be archived with CLOCKSS and Portico.


Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).


Open Access Policy

Open Access

Ethics & Global Politicsis published Open Access under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. For more information see the copyright section.

Articles are published immediately upon the final corrections of the master proof having been made. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). 

Ethics & Global Politics is accessible via the journal’s website at www.ethicsandglobalpolitics.net/egp as well as via international search engines such as Google Scholar.