Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ARCHAI: Journal on the Study of the Origins of Western Thought is a bi-annual publication organized by Archai UNESCO Chair, an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional reasearch group which gathers researchers in philosophy, history, language, law, art, social sciences and archeology from all over the world. Archai aims to publish original articles, translations, reviews and notes on ancient thought and its legacy in modern and contemporary philosophy and culture. Archai has published article in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Catalan, Italian and German.

ARCHAI has the goal of exploring a different outlook on the history and origins of western thought, a search of new interpretative paths which allow for an understanding of its origins as a process deeply rooted in ancient greco-roman culture, as opposed to the greater lectiones of rationalist philosophical historiography, which thinks of ancient philosophy as something apart, or contrary, to the complex and diverse realm of sophia and ancient culture in general.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This is a model of Dossier (Archai nº15):

Heraclitus and(in) Plato. Studies on heraclitism in Plato's dialogues




Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This is a model for this section (Archai nº15):

As Suplicantes de Eurípides (vv. 42-86)

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Reviews of recent publications (the reviewed book must have been published in the last two years before the publication of the review)

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Peer Review Process

Revision and approval of contributions will be done in pairs. The articles' evaluation process is documented in the Archai Journal archives. Submitted texts are sent to the Scientific Commission and to ad hoc evaluators by the Editorial Commission. Texts are evaluated with a blind-review process,  according to the following criteria: first, they must fit in with the editorial aims of the Journal; second, texts should follow the proposed editorial guidelines; and, finally, the quality of the manuscript will be evaluated, in relation to the originality and relevance of the themes which are presented in the text as well as the critical and/or informative impact that the submission might have on the advance of studies on the origins of western thought.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published every four months:: January-April, May-August and September-December.


Open Access Policy

This Journal offers free access to its content, following the principle that providing free access to scientific knowledge contributes to greater world-wide democratization of the knowledge.

Thus, no fee is to be applied either to readers or to authors.




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Indexation and Qualis

  • Indexation

Archai is indexed by Web of Science - ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), SciELO, European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH Plus), L’Année Philologique, Philosopher‘s Index, DOAJ, Phil Brasil, Latindex, Cengage Learning, Google Schoolar, BASE, Diadorim, PKP Index and Portal de Periódicos da CAPES. It has Impact Factor 5.171 in the Scientific Journal Impact Factor and it got the second best grade (A2) of its field (Philosophy) in the latest Qualis CAPES evaluation.


Forthcoming articles

O império persa e o pensamento político clássico: um panorama

Matheus Treuk Medeiros de Araujo


Scholarship Overview on Gnosticism and Early Jewish-Christian Writings: (re)mantling Categories about Ancient Religious Phenomena

Jean Felipe de Assis


Bene rotunda et globosa veritas. Epítetos de la verdad en Parmenides DK28 B1.29

Bernardo Berruecos Frank


Lingua e voce di Dio. Monadicità e diadicità nell' esegesi di Filone alessandrino

Francesca Calabi


Il y a, évidemment, un "Parménide phusikós", mais …

Nestor Cordero


A pré-história da significação de οὐσία: Uma análise da interpretação heideggeriana de οὐσία enquanto presentidade (Anwesenheit)

Estevão Lemos Cruz


Dissoì lógoi § 5: contextualización, traducción e interpretación

Mariana Gardella


Algunas consideraciones acerca de la relación ciencia y filosofía en los escritos ptolemaicos. Un análisis desde su modelo teleológico de explicación científica

María Teresa Gargiulo

Anaxarco de Abdera: Adiaphoria y criterio de verdad en el umbral de la época helenística

Ignacio Pajón Leyra

The operational concepts in the vitruvian system of design

Leandro Manenti

Classical Latin Literature in Early Modern Philosophy: The case of Ovid and Spinoza

Nastassja Pugliese


O modelo ocidental de guerra revisitado: méritos e problemas de uma teoria militar

Henrique Modanez de Sant Anna


Algunos testimonios indirectos sobre el carácter personal de Platón y su relación con pasajes de los diálogos escritos

Miguel Ángel Spinassi


Plato and Iris Murdoch: Good, Love, and the Recovering of Ancient Virtue’s Ethics by British Moral Philosophy

Flavio Williges



Diógenes Laércio, Vidas, Livro IV

Rodrigo de Brito

Contra os Gramáticos, de Sexto Empírico: tradução anotada, terceira parte (M 1. 169-242)

Joseane Prezotto


The Guardians in Action: Plato the Teacher and the Post-Republic Dialogues from Timaeus to Theaetetus (Lexington Books, 2016).

M. Reus Engler


Mársico, Claudia, Alcibíades, Miluno, Buenos Aires, 2017, 197 p.

Alejandro Mauro Gutiérrez

Resenha de "Filosofar com Gadamer e Platão", de Luiz Rohden

Leonardo Marques Kussler


Reseña de Gardella, M.; Vecchio A., coord. (2017). Amantes rivales. Sobre la filosofía. Diálogo pseudo-platónico. Buenos Aires, Teseo.

Milena Azul Lozano Nembrot

Review of Calenda's Un Universo Aperto

Lucio Angelo Privitello

Review of Galgano's I Precetti della Dea

Lucio Angelo Privitello


Recensão a Livio Rossetti, Un altro Parmenide I,II, Diogene, 2017, 184 p, 206 p.

José Gabriel Trindade Santos