Principles of Transparency

Peer-review process
All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of Philosophical Thought. The matched articles will gone under a double-blinded peer-review process by at least 3 reviewers (expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff) who are selected by the Editorial Board members according to their field specialties. The Editorial Board members have the final responsibility to select the articles.
Governing body
Philosophical Thought is under the scientific control of Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.
Editorial team
Philosophical Thought is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.
Author fees/Access
There are No Fees or Charges at all for submission, reviewing and publishing processes in Philosophical Thought.
Philosophical Thought follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.
The content of Philosophical Thought is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.

Philosophical Thought allows the authors to hold the copyright and the material is freely presented to the readers and can be used according to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. The publishing right is assigned to the journal by submitting the manuscript and it is sent back to the authors if the manuscript is rejected. 

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of Philosophical Thought are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, Philosophical Thought follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Ownership and management
Philosophical Thought is owned by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and is managed and published by Afarand Scholarly Publishing Institute.
Conflicts of interests
All Philosophical Thought Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) Philosophical Thought will follow COPE’s guidelines.
Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
Philosophical Thought is financially supported completely by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. Philosophical Thought accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.
Publishing schedule
Philosophical Thought is published 4 issues per year.

Archiving/Repository Policies
All the content from the beginning to the end will be available forever on Philosophical Thought exclusive website. Also Philosophical Thought is included at ISC (National library) and has the plan to enter Scopus and Clarivate databases.
Philosophical Thought 
allows the authors to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or another repository of their choice.