Ethics and Good Practices Declaration

The Ethics and Good Practices Manual of Kalagatos journal regulates its own editorial policy, the authors' and editors' conduct, as well as the collaborators'. Thus, we declare:

1) Kalagatos is a scientific journal, of philosophical content, edited and maintained by the Master's Degree in Philosophy (CMAF) of the State University of Ceará. The Kalagatos main objective is to create a channel for the dissemination of high-level philosophical research, as well as to establish an exchange among researchers from various institutions around the world.
2) Kalagatos receives original articles, fruits of philosophical research, books reviews published up to two years prior to submission date and texts translations, with the author's or the responsible publisher's written permission.
1) The Kalagatos main target audience composed of researchers from any area of philosophy. The journal free access policy, however, broadens its public to interested students from diverse areas and curious, in general.
1) The Kalagatos journal main administration is composed of the collegiate board of the Master's Degree in Philosophy (CMAF) of the State University of Ceará-UECE. It is the collegiate board's responsibility to deal with editors, counselors.
2) The Editorial Board, composed of the collegiate board, is responsible for the Kalagatos editorial policy. The Editorial Board is composed of up to 5 professors, from any other institution, appointed by the CMAF board, in addition to the Scientific Editor and the Executive Editor.
3) The Scientific Editor is responsible for any extraordinary decisions on editorial policy, in such cases omitted by the Editorial Board. The Scientific Editor is responsible for allocating the articles received to the reviewers.
4) The Executive Editor is the technical responsibility for the Kalagatos maintenance, periodicity and daily administration, as well as for the editorial policy execution decided by the Council and the Scientific Editor. The Scientific Editor is responsible for distributing the articles received to the reviewers.
5) The Editorial Assistant is responsible for the technical support provided to the Executive Editor.
6) The Scientific Council is composed of professors with a doctorate, with notorious knowledge in specific areas of philosophy, invited by the Editorial Board. The Scientific Council is responsible for giving consultation, when requested, on articles, reviews, translations and dossier projects. The Scientific Council is responsible also for establishing the Kalagatos philosophical-methodological guidelines.
7) The Standing Review Committee is composed of professors with a doctorate, with notorious knowledge in specific areas of philosophy, invited by the Editorial Board. It is the Permanent Reviewer's duty to give consultation, when requested, to articles, reviews, translations and dossier projects. The Review Committee is also responsible for continuously monitoring the progress of Kalagatos by conducting critical reviews when it deems necessary.
8) Ad hoc advisor is a professor with a doctorate who holds outstanding knowledge in specific areas of philosophy, who is also invited to evaluate articles, reviews, translations and dossier projects in two specific cases: a) when there is none, among the members of the Scientific Council, specialist in the manuscript area; B) when no member of the Scientific Council is available.
1) Since 2017, Kalagatos starts being published quarterly in the months of January, May and September, respectively, referring to the numbers of January-April, May-August and September-December. Thus, Kalagatos periodicity is recorded as follows: a) each volume corresponds to one year of uninterrupted periodicity. b) each issue corresponds, ordinarily, to the sequence of editions published that year.

1) Kalagatos is composed of 7 sections: a) Articles; B) Translations; C) Reviews; D) Errata; E) Dossier; F) Presentation; G) Editorial; H) Interviews.
2) In the articles section will be published unedited articles, fruits of scientific research. The articles will first pass through an editing filter that verifies if fits the formal requirements established for all the publications. After this proceeding, if there is no problems, the work will be peer reviewed, using the double-blind method. In the case of contrasting opinions, a third appraiser will be mobilized, without previous knowledge of the opinions, to produce a tie-breaker opinion. The referees will evaluate the article taking into account the following criteria: a) relevance to the discussion regarding the state of art; b) argumentative coherence with regards to the presented reference; c) relevance of the presented referential to a proposed theme; d) if the article is unprecedented; e) clarity and argumentative coherence; And (f) textual cohesion and coherence. Articles can have up to 20 pages (exceptions are decided by the Scientific Editor).
3) In the translations section, texts translated from any language are welcome, an authorization letter from the author or the editor of the original text should be presented. In these cases, the original text editing should be indicated. Translations from translations will not be accepted, except in cases resolved by the Scientific Editor. The evaluating process of translations is peer-reviewed, with the blind method (single blind). The evaluating criteria for translation are a) translation quality; b) unprecedented translation; c) relevance of the explanatory notes; And d) textual cohesion and coherence. Translations of less than 5 pages will not be accepted (exceptions are decided by the Scientific Editor).
4) In the reviews section, book reviews published in the last two years in any language are welcome. The examination process for reviews goes through peer-review, using blind method (single blind). The evaluating criteria for reviews are : a) argument coherence with respect to the work reviewed; b) a clear presentation of the book's ideas; And c) textual cohesion and coherence. Reviews must be at least 5 pages and a maximum of 10 pages (exceptions are decided by the Scientific Editor).
5) The Errata section publishes rectification of information, texts amendments, language corrections, necessary explanations and information that have been omitted. Any author or Editorial Board member of Kalagatos may request errata. Readers who wish to indicate corrections should contact the Executive Editor. The analysis of what should be published is peer-reviewed, with the blind method (no-blind). The criteria for receiving an erratum is the need to correct the original text. No controversy will be published in this section.
6) The Dossier Section has the same policy as the Article Section. Additionally, however, it is a thematic issue of Kalagatos, provided by some editorial staff member, at least one year in advance. The dossier project is submitted to a specialist consultant who should assess the feasibility, relevance and pertinence of the thematic dossier.
7) The presentation is the Executive Editor responsibility, with the purpose of introducing readers to events of editorial importance and also to the published issue texts.
8) The editorial is the Editorial Board responsibility and presents this Council opinion on diverse and relevant matters.
9) Interviews can be submitted by any interested party and will be evaluated exclusively by the Editorial Board, being analyzed according to the journal editorial interest and its pertinence.

1) The Editoral Board of Kalagatos journal considers a conflict of interest anything that may interfere with the results presented in the articles, in the peer reviews or in any editorial decisions. The source of the conflict of interest may be personal, financial, professional or institutional. Therefore, Kalagatos requires from its collaborators, authors, evaluators, advisors and editors an expressed declaration of conflict of interest.
2) The non-declaration of conflict of interests results in the rejection of the proposals for publication and the exclusion of the director or editor of the Kalagatos staff. In the event of a conflict of interest only known after publication, Kalagatos shall publish a notice informing readers of the conflict of interest identified in the following edition.
3) The Kalagatos Journal requires that all conflicts of interest should be declared in a note to the Editor at the time of the manuscript submission.
4) Financial conflicts are: a) research funding sources; b) paid consulting; c) financial gains from the manuscript publication; d) corporate participation of business or organizations that may be privileged with the manuscript publication; e) research grants; f) accommodation rates, subsidies or fees regarding to the research process that generated the manuscript; g) benefits arising from the research and article publication.
5) Non-financial conflicts are: a) Political, partisan or electoral interests; b) participation in advisory councils that will be favored by the manuscript publication; c) relationship, of any kind, with funding organizations, governmental or non-governmental; d) personal relationships (friend, spouse, family member, advisor, student) of a Scientific Council member or the editorial board member of Kalagatos;
6) The Authors, accordingly on what has been said, must declare: a) Name of the development and financing institution; b) role description of the funder in the research process; c) any personal or professional relationship Editorial Board member of Kalagatos; d) if have participated in any organization or entity that favors the article publication; e) if have belonged to the Editorial board or to the Scientific Council of Kalagatos.
7) The editors, counselors and reviewers of Kalagatos must declare their interests, should benefit from the manuscript acceptance and publication. In this case, they must abstain from any relationship with the work evaluation process. The publisher will only participate in the technical process, without any involvement with the editorial decision to publish the work.
8) Cases of judging impediment are: a) work or have worked in the last 5 years at the same institution of the author; b) have collaborated or worked as a consultant for the author; c) have published with the author in the last 5 years; d) have personal relationship with the author; E) have been the author’s advisor or student.
1) Authors maintain the copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution which allows the sharing of the work with the acknowledgment of authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2) Authors are authorized to take additional contracts separately, for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g. publishing in an institutional repository or as a book chapter), authorship recognition and initial publication in this journal.
3) Authors are allowed and encouraged to publish and distribute their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their personal page) at any point before or during the editorial process, as can generate productive changes, as well as increase the impact and reference of the published work (See The Effect of Free Access).
1) The names and addresses informed in this journal will be used exclusively for services provided by this publication and are not available for other purposes or to third parties.
2) The author's e-mail will be disclosed together with the manuscript publication, except in cases where the author expresses his / her contrary intention.
3) The result of the opinion given to the work submitted is confidential. Only the author and publishers will have access to it.
1) This journal offers immediate free access to its whole content, following the principle that providing public free access to scientific information provides greater global democratization of knowledge.


1) Plagiarism is an aggravation of good practices and research ethics, additionally is qualified as a crime in legislation worldwide.

2) Kalagatos does not tolerate any kind of plagiarism: a) integral or exact plagiarism, when the entire text is copied, as it appears in the original (even if translated) source; b) partial plagiarism, with or without mosaic plagiarism, when copying only part of a text, either adding or not with other copied texts; c) self plagiarism, when copying author’s own text, that have been already published, presenting them as original; d) Conceptual Plagiarism, characterized by explicitly copying an authorial idea without proper reference.

3) Kalagatos uses plagiarism screening instruments in a systematic way. We currently have the Plagiarism Checker X system.

4) Texts with plagiarism must be summarily rejected from Kalagatos the editorial line. If plagiarism should be detected after publication, the text will be removed from Kalagatos web page and the case will be sent to the legal sector of the State University of Ceará.

5) Reports of plagiarism in Kalagatos articles can be sent to the


1) Kalagatos does not publish researchers with humans participants.

2) No article published in Kalagatos can, frontally, violate the Brazilian legislation and Human Rights. Polemics, however, are researcher's inalienable right.

3) Opinions expressed in the articles published in Kalagatos do not necessarily agree with the editor’s opinions. So, we do not take responsibility for any opinions expressed, but we unreservedly support freedom of expression and thought.

4) Kalagatos has an Editorial Board with its own opinions, expressed in the editorials, which do not necessarily reflect the journal collaborators opinion.