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Chiasmi International


Chiasmi International is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research on or inspired by the thought of the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It welcomes submissions in English, French, or Italian. All submissions are subject to anonymous review.

General Guidelines


In preparing your manuscript for submission, please:

  • Include author’s name and institutional affiliation with the title on a separate cover page to facilitate blind review.

  • Include as a separate file an abstract of 100-250 words in the language of the submission. The abstract will be translated into the journal's other two official languages.

  • Include references to the original French editions of Merleau-Ponty's works, rather than only to English or Italian translations.

  • Double-space and use Times New Roman, 12 point font.

  • Use endnotes rather than footnotes.

Manuscripts should be submitted by email in Word format (.docx, .doc, .rtf) to one of the following editors:

Mauro Carbone
Email: [email protected]

Galen A. Johnson
Email: [email protected]

Book Reviews

Chiasmi International publishes both invited and submitted reviews. Publishers are invited to submit print copies of books for review. Suggestions for books to be reviewed should be sent to one of the following editors:

Federico Leoni
Via Piero della Francesca 38
20154 Milano – Italia
Email: [email protected]

Mauro Carbone
Faculté de Philosophie
Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3
1, rue de l'Université BP 0638
69239 Lyon Cedex 02 – France
Email: [email protected]

Galen A. Johnson
95 Spring Hill Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881 – USA
Email: [email protected]

Publication Ethics Statement

The editorial team of Chiasmi International is committed to ensuring the integrity of the publication process by upholding the Code of Conduct of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE). Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to confirm a chain of reasoning or experimental result. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper

The Publisher will respond to alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism in close collaboration with the editors. The publisher will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question if necessary. This may include the publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.