About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Archai: The Origins of Western Thought is published by Archai: The Origins of Western Thought 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.

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.

Competing Interests

The reviewer must decline when there are competing interests. Competing interests may be personal, commercial, political, academic, or financial. Competing interests may occur when authors, reviewers of editors have interests that could influence the elaboration or the evaluation of manuscripts.

Publication Frequency

From number 25 onwards, Archai is published continously.

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.


Archai: The Origins of Western Thought is published by Archai: The Origins of Western Thought UNESCO Chair. It is published in Brazil (University of Brasília/Annablume) and in Portugal (Coimbra University Press, IUC) in print and with free online access to the electronic version. All manuscripts will undergo blind-review by peers. It is indexed by Web of Science (Clarivate), Scopus (Elsevier), SciELO, L’Année Philologique, Philosopher‘s Index, Phil Papers, European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH Plus), DOAJ, Phil Brasil, Latindex, Cengage Learning, Google Schoolar, BASE, Diadorim, PKP Index and in the Portal de Periódicos - CAPES, Brazil. Archai is classified as A2, the second best grade of its field (Philosophy) in the latest Qualis CAPES evaluation.

Anti-plagiarism Policy

The manuscripts submitted to this journal will undergo investigation procedures for possible plagiarisms, before sending them to the blind evaluation. Archai Journal repudiates any form of plagiarism and acknowledge that it is the responsibility of the author to guarantee the originality of his work, including the proper citation of sources. In the event of plagiarism verification, the paper will be immediately rejected.