Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Our interests include the theoretical and historical, practical and speculative, aesthetic, political, and methodological borders, among others. "Konturen" is a German word that derives from the French tour, tourner, terms that bespeak a turning, such as the turning of a French word into a German one (or the reverse). We publish innovative work that takes into account the contributions of recent philosophy and theory to an understanding of problematic discursive places of meeting, overlap, or disjunction. Konturen currently publishes one Special Issue annually, constituted through invited submissions and calls for papers.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Essays

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article will be peer-reviewed by one anonymous reader not aware of the author’s identity, as well as the Editor. Once any necessary revisions are made, articles will be copy-edited by the Editorial staff, and authors will have the opportunity to review copy-editing decisions prior to final publication.


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.


Copyright Policy

Authors who publish with Konturen agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant Konturen right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Konturen.

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of Konturen’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Konturen.