About the Journal

Konturen ("contours" or "outlines") is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the analysis of borders, framing determinations, and related figures of delimitation of all kinds. These include 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.

Peer Review Policy

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. Rights to published material remains with the authors. We ask that the re-publication of any material elsewhere acknowledge initial publication in Konturen.


Journal Sponsorship



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