About the Journal

De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works in philosophical, theological and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics. Societas Ethica was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1964; today it has more than 200 members from more than 20 countries, representing a variety of theological and philosophical traditions. The annual conferences of Societas Ethica draw speakers from across the globe and provide a lively forum for intellectual exchange. Like Societas Ethica, De Ethica aims to create dialogue across national, political, and religious boundaries.

We welcome contributions from all philosophical and theological traditions. While we do welcome historically and empirically oriented work, our focus is on normative ethical questions. We have a special interest in papers that contribute to ongoing public debates, e.g., about global justice and environmental ethics, the secular state and the role of religion, or international migration and human rights.

It is our aim to facilitate intellectual exchange across disciplinary and geographical boundaries and across the gaps between different philosophical and theological traditions. Thus we seek to publish papers that advance a clear and concise argument, avoid jargon, and are accessible to a non-specialized academic audience.

De Ethica is an Open Access publication with no publication fee. This means that the contents of the journal are published free of charge for authors, and can be accessed free of charge by readers. Since volume 7, De Ethica uses Creative Commons BY licencing (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), meaning that anyone may make full use of an article as long as a full reference (including DOI) is given to the original publication. Earlier the CC BY-NC licence was used. Additionally authors are free to archive the last submitted (post-print) version on a institutional repository, or the published copy-edited version of the article at any web page. The authors retain the copyright of their work.

De Ethica is archived at the National Library of Sweden. All Swedish governmenal agencies are obliged to deposit journal materials according to the law for legal deposit of electronic materials. 

By publishing exclusively online, De Ethica is not only more accessible than most traditional journals, but its production is also considerably more environmentally friendly.