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In Medias Res no. 17

inmediasres no. 17

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 17

In Medias Res no. 16

inmediasres no. 16

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 16

In Medias Res no. 15

inmediasres no. 15

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 15

In Medias Res no. 14

inmediasres no. 14

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 14

In Medias Res no. 13

inmediasres2018no13

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 13

In Medias Res no. 12

inmediasres2018no12

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 12

In Medias Res no. 11

inmediasres2017no11

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 11

In Medias Res no. 10

inmediasres2017no10

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 10

In Medias Res no. 9

inmediasres2016no9

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 9

In Medias Res no. 8

inmediasres2016no8

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 8

In Medias Res no. 7

inmediasres2015no7

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 7

In Medias Res no. 6

inmediasres2015no6

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 6

In Medias Res no. 5

inmediasres2015no5

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 5

In Medias Res no. 4

inmediasres2014no4

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 4

In Medias Res no. 3

inmediasres2013no3

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 3

In Medias Res no. 2

inmediasres2013no2

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 2

In Medias Res no. 1

inmediasres2012no1

IN MEDIAS RES
International Scientific Journal for the Philosophy of Media
No. 1

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Instructions

PUBLICATION ETHICS OF THE IN MEDIAS RES JOURNAL

The In medias res journal is the only journal of today dealing with the particularly current issue of philosophical enquiries into media and self-inquiries of philosophy within the media framework. In this sense it analyses in an interdisciplinary fashion all the phenomena of media mediation, analysing media and mediation through media within the social sciences, but it also incorporates these areas in a philosophical analysis with its humanistic approach. In this way the fundamental problem of all modern societies – media and media mediation – is provided with a journal for analysing this problem at several levels.

This fundamental problem can be seen not only in terms of the relation between media and human experience or the impact of new and increasingly powerful technical devices on humanity, sociability and the specifically human dimension – it is also evident as a constant self-examination of the media dimension in thinking itself, i.e. in the impact of dominant communication techniques, literacy and the transfer of information onto the dominant way of thinking and acting in particular epochs.

Since we are living in copy-paste culture and an era of simple dissemination techniques which also entail the easy availability of scientific texts, we are aware of our responsibility for every text we publish, i.e. each individual sentence of each text published. This means we put great emphasis on analysing texts and checking all available resources on possible attempts at plagiarism and auto-plagiarism.

We would therefore like to stress the following: Texts containing plagiarized parts of other people’s work will not be published.

In sending their texts to this journal, the authors guarantee that the text is to be published for the first time and will not be sent to other journals during the period of peer review, that the editorial board has the right to unlimited reprints and re-issues, and that no part of the text has been plagiarized.

The journal In medias res has no income of its own. Technical and administrative maintenance of the journal is provided by the publisher (who is also the owner of the journal). The journal does not charge authors any cost regarding submitting, reviewing and publishing their articles.
All manuscripts that pass the initial editorial control are subject to the so-called double-blind review which does not reveal the identity of the author or the reviewer.

The texts sent for review do not contain data on the author/authors, and two reviewers and the editorial board provide certainty that no text, author or topic may be discriminated against in any regard. Contributors to the journal always have instructions at their disposal which clearly state the rules for writing and publishing scientific texts in our journal.

Since this is an electronic journal, the editorial board receives both visual and audio contributions in formats that can be published online. Audio and video contributions may be part of the text, but can also be appended at the end of it. For technical reasons shorter audio and video forms are suggested. Photographs and graphics are also welcome. PDF format may include only text written according to the rules on writing texts for the In medias res journal.

 


 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REVIEWERS OF THE IN MEDIAS RES JOURNAL

The In medias res journal publishes previously unpublished scientific works only. The first in a series of tasks for the reviewer of the In medias res journal is to check whether this is really a new, original, previously unpublished work.

There are two reviewers, unknown to each other. By the same token the author of the text does not know who is reviewing the text, and the reviewers do not know whose text they are reviewing since this is a double-blind review, i.e. a process in which two reviewers independently reach their conclusions on the text without being aware of the identity of the author.

The reviewers are given forms in which they state their views on important segments of the text, and evaluate in which segments the work is satisfactory and what can, should or must be elaborated on and whether the text can and should go through further revision or whether it can be published or rejected in its existing form.

The journal does not pay for the reviews of texts. The editorial board trusts the scientific integrity of its contributing scientists and their will and wish to contribute with their work to the scientific excellence and scientific integrity of the Croatian academic community.

With the aim of simplifying the task of reviewing, the editorial board has prepared a form in which the reviewer first decides whether the text is in compliance with each of the individual dimensions of a scientific work. Of course, there is also space for commenting on the stated evaluation. In the final comment the reviewer points to the specificities of the text, particular reasons for its acceptance, rejection or request for additional work and particular information on the text which perhaps had not been requested in the reviewing form with questions, and which are relevant for evaluating the text.

The reviewer suggests the following options:

1. Original Article

(This is an original work introducing advances in the scientific area within which it operates, i.e. introduces scientifically verifiable, exhaustive, textually complete and stylistically perfected views structured in an original scientific article).

2. Preliminary Communication

(This is a well-planned work which however does not introduce complete research results but rather suggests and points to them. A preliminary communication as a rule lacks the final dimension of originality which keeps the text within the scope of the preliminary.

3. Review Article

This text provides a scientific analysis and presents results of its analysis but it also halts at this level of presenting and analysing theses, views and results. However, a review article also needs to include its original scientific dimension and share the author’s contribution.

4. Not eligible for publication

The reviewer may suggest that the work does not possess any qualities needed for a scientific work and should therefore not be published.

 


 

CITING SOURCES IN THE IN MEDIAS RES JOURNAL

The editorial board suggests instructions on citing as listed by the Croatian Philosophical Society.

The way of quoting

The editor s office recommends referencing by footnotes in a way that has been standard. The first reference to a work in a footnote should have the following form:

  1. [for books]  John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (MA) 1971, p. 43.
  2. [for anthologies] Julie K. Ward (ed), Feminism and Ancient Philosophy, Routledge, New York – London 1996.
  3. [for journal articles] Hubert L. Dreyfus, „The Current Relevance of Merleau-Ponty s Phenomenology of Embodiment. Synthesis philosophica  19-20  (1-2/1995), pp. 35-50.
  4. [for a paper from an anthology or a chapter from a book] James  Rachels, „Ethical Theory and Bioethics“, in: Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (eds.), A Companion to Bioethics, Blackwell, Malden (MA) – Oxford – Carlton (VI) 2004, pp. 15 – 23.
  5. [for e-literature] Arne Naess, „Is It a Plus to Have a Definite Metaphysics in Common“, http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/content/v.22.1special/9definite_metaphysics.pdf
    Accessed on July 27, 2007.

 

If the title and subtitle of a cited paper or book are not already separated by a punctuation mark, in citing them the two must be separated by a full stop and the first letter of the subtitle must be written in a capital letter. For example:

  1. Hans  Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life. Toward a Philosophical Biology.
  2. Yi Jungquing, „The Laborious and Painful Process of Emancipation. A Survey of the Last Ten Years  of Chinese Philosophy“.

 

The footnote of an already and previously cited work should only contain the initial of the first name and the full surname of the author, the title of the work (book or article) cited and the relevant page numbers. For example:

  1. J. Rawls, A Theory of Justice, p. 120.
  2. H. L. Dreyfus, „The Current Relevance of Merleau-Ponty s Phenomenology of Embodiment“, p. 38.

 

In consecutive referring to the same work, the footnotes are only to contain the word „Ibid“ and the relevant page numbers, as in the example below:

  1. Ibid., p. 112.

 

The editor s office, naturally, accepts other standards of referencing provided that they are consistent throughout a text.