Focus and Scope

Performance Philosophy is an emerging interdisciplinary field of thought, creative practice and scholarship, supported by an international network of over 2000 scholars and artists. As an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal, Performance Philosophy publishes articles that interrogate what this field might be, and that test the relationship between performance and philosophy in all its possible configurations, including the philosophy of performance as well as performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance.

We are interested in scholarship that draws on a broad range of philosophical traditions, concerned with any aspect of philosophy, whether from Continental or Analytic traditions or beyond, and with any discipline or definition of performance, including but not limited to drama, theatre, dance, performance art, live art, and music.

Peer Review Process

Performance Philosophy operates a system of double-blind peer review, except in the case of submissions such as interviews and non-traditional formats where authors cannot be anonymised. In this case, pieces will be reviewed but not blind. To every submissions that is accepted for consideration the Editors attach two external reviewers whose areas of expertise align with the subject matter of the proposed article. The Editors will make the final decision about publication or assess the need for further revision. We endeavour to get a decision back to authors within 12 weeks of submission.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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. We do not charge fees for accessing articles, nor for publishing or processing submissions.

Performance Philosophy has earned the Seal of Approval for Open Access Journals from the Directory of Open Access Journals, awarded by DOAJ to journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhere to best practice, and maintain high publishing standards.

See https://doaj.org/toc/2057-7176


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