Focus and scope
The magazine COMPRENDRE has as one of its identity features to be a place of philosophical debate of high academic quality, aimed at an international university public, around the intellectual axes and thematic areas that have characterized it since its inception. born in 1999. Epistemology, metaphysics, logic, anthropology, history of philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science, hermeneutics or aesthetics, among others, are the territories in the study of which our journal opens its pages. It also welcomes from now on transdisciplinary studies between philosophy and science: bioethics, artificial intelligence, and neuroscience, among others.
Expert evaluation process
The originals received will be submitted, without the name of the author, to the consideration of two external specialists appointed by the Editorial Board, who will have a maximum period of four weeks to issue their report. In the event of disagreement between the two evaluators, a third report will be requested. The evaluators are chosen according to the thematic area and the language used in the collaborations between state or international university professors. When writing their report, the evaluators must take into account the originality, clarity of presentation, academic rigor, methodology and relevance of the bibliography. They may recommend the publication of the work without or with modifications, as well as the rejection.
Authors will be reasonably informed of the acceptance or rejection of their work within a maximum period of six months on the basis of the reports received. The date of acceptance will be the date of final approval by the Editorial Board, which reserves the right to publish.
Frequency of publication
The magazine is published in paper and online twice a year, at the end of each calendar semester. Online content is seized for six months from publication.
Monographs and Dossiers
The Editorial Board accepts to consider proposals that may reach it regarding monographs (5-8 articles) or dossiers (3 articles). If accepted, the editors undertake to accept the Code of Good Practices of the journal that will apply to all articles received (blind review by external peers, unpublished nature of manuscripts, final approval, etc. ). The publication date will be determined by mutual agreement. The Editorial Board reserves the right to announce in advance the opening of deadlines.
History of the magazine
COMPRENDRE was founded in 1999 by the Faculty of Philosophy of Ramon Llull University. In 2011, it began a second stage that culminated in September 2022 by being integrated, as part of the Faculty itself, into La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull. It is its wish to continue deepening one of its identity traits: to be a place for philosophical debate of high academic quality around the intellectual axes and the usual thematic areas, now opening up to the scientific and technological fields raised by the new intellectual challenges of our time. In addition to classic works on epistemology, metaphysics, logic, anthropology, history of philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science, hermeneutics or aesthetics, the journal will from now on welcome studies on artificial intelligence, bioethics, neuroscience and philosophy... Its directors so far have been Josep Monserrat (1999-2006), Ignasi Roviró (2006-2010) and Armando Pego (2010-).
The main objectives of COMPRENDRE are, on the one hand, to promote research and disseminate the study of philosophy in Catalonia, and on the other hand, to present the international panorama of contemporary philosophical studies. We believe that Understanding can thus contribute to the structuring of a space of philosophical communication.
Comprendre is indexed in Erih Plus, CIRC, IBR, IBZ, IBZ Online ISOC, Latindex, Dialnet, Philosopher's Index and Répertoire bibliographique de la philosophie (Université de Louvain). The FECYT Quality Seal is up to date. Their ICDS is included in MIAR.
It is also part of REDIB (Iberoamerican Network of Innovation and Scientific Knowledge).
Comprendre has been selected by Elsevier in order to be indexed to SCOPUS since December 2015. It is part of the SJR (Scimago Journal & Country Rank).