Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Labyrinth is a journal of the Institute for Axiological Research / Institut für Axiologische Forschungen, founded 1999 in Vienna. It was firstly published as an on-line review and later as printed volumes and special issues. It is actually both, a printed academic journal, available for purchase, and an electronic open access journal. We are working actually to make all past issues to be availble online in the archives.

As a nonpartisan philosophical and interdisciplinary journal Labyrinth is engaged in publication of high quality peer-reviewed academic articles, critical essays, interviews and book reviews. Althought it is focuced on philosophy and on axiology, i.e. on the philosophy and theory of values and their sociocultural contexts, it is also open to related topics and inquieries in all fields of the humanities and the social sciences with a special emphasis on critical thinking, social controversies and conflict resolution, interfaith dialogue, intercultural and cross-cultural communication, gender studies and managing diversity.


Section Policies


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Book Review

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In Memoriam

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Peer Review Process

Labyrinth utilises the policy of double blind peer-review. In a first step or first screening -- specially if the auhor is unknown or/and does not submit an invited paper -- the manuscript will be carefully considered by the editors in view of the journal's topics, style, and guidelines. If it fits the cfp, topics, style, the guidelines, and in some cases also the special requirements of the issue, the manuscript will be blind reviewed by two qualified specialists and the author will recieve a feedback within two months. 

NB: The Journal accepts only manuscripts which are unpublished and not currently under review for any other printed or electronic publication!


Open Access Policy

The Labyrinth 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.



This journal utilizes the longtime archiving service of the German National Library and also the PKP Private LOCKSS Network system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Authors cannot archive pre-print (pre-refereeing), nor post-print (final draft post-refereeing) papers. They are only allowed to archive the publisher's version/PDF and the published source must be acknowledged.


Anti-plagiarism Policy

Labyrinth is seeking for high quality academic contributions. It maintains strict anti-plagriarism policies, including originality screening.

By submitting a paper, authors agree that the text is original and conform to the European intellectual property and copyright law. Any copyright infringement will automatically lead to disqualification and in some cases made public to the academic community and/or the authorities. 

In order to avoid plagiarism, the journal publisher asks reviewers to use diverse tools and plagiarism checkers like Plagiarisma, Viper, Grammarly, PlagScan, Whitesmoke, WCopyfind etc.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Labyrinth publisher and editors are aware of their ethical responsibilities and follow in their praxis the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors are evaluated only for the academic content of their manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political beliefs.

By submitting a manuscript to Labyrinth, the author explicitly confirms that it is compliant with the highest ethical standards, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN HUman Rights Conventions, and does not infringe any EU copyrights law or EU law principles.



The journal publisher doesn't charge any fees for submission and/or processing of articles in Labyrinth. Accepted articles are published for free. However, the publisher doesn't offer free printed copies; authors who want to have a hardcopy may buy the journal at Amazon or an another bookstore.


License Terms

You are free to share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format under the following terms:

    1) Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

    2) NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

    3) NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.