Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

"Scientia et Fides" (SetF) is an open access online journal published twice a year. It is promoted by the Faculty of Theology of Nicolaus Copernicus University, in Torun, in collaboration with the Group of Research “Science, Reason and Faith” (CRYF), at the University of Navarra.

The journal is characterised by the interdisciplinary approach, multiplicity of research perspectives and broad reflection on methodology as well as analysis of the latest publications on the relationship between science and faith. The tasks of the journal are perfectly expressed by the motto "Veritas in omnibus quaerenda est"  ("to seek the truth in all things") from "De revolutionibus" by Nicolaus Copernicus.

SetF aims to present rigorous research works regarding different aspects of the relationship between science and religion. For this reason, SetF articles are not confined to the methodology of a single discipline and may cover a wide range of topics, provided that the interdisciplinary dialogue between science and religion is undertaken. The journal accepts articles written in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian and German which will be evaluated by a peer-review process.


 

Section Policies

Articles

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Essay reviews

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Guidelines for authors

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Articles: Mariano Artigas en el tiempo

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Articles: Reflexión sobre aportaciones de Mariano Artigas

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Articles: Mariano Artigas vs. otros autores

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Articles: Temas relacionados con los intereses de Mariano Artigas

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Annex

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Peer Review Process

Two-stage Peer Review Process: an internal review by "Scientia et Fides" and the process of double blind review, that is two experts independent of the Editorial Office.

Reviewers’ responsibilities:

To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner.

To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.

To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.

To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.

 

 

 

Open Access Policy

The journal provides an Open Access to its content based on the non-exclusive licence Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 3.0).

 

Scientific Council

Włodzisław Duch, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

José Manuel Giménez-Amaya, CRYF, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Paweł Kawalec, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Dariusz Kotecki, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Manuel Lázaro Pulido, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto

Alfredo Marcos, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Janusz Mączka, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Crakow, Poland

Jan Perszon, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Ignacio Silva, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 

Fernando Sols, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

 

 

Reviewers

María Ángeles Victoria, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy (philosophy of nature)

Javier Bernacer, Universidad de Navarra en Pamplona, Spain (neuroscience)

John Anthony Berry, University of Malta (fundamental theology)

David Torrijos Castrillejo, Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso en Madrid, Spain (philosophy)

Roberto Di Ceglie, Pontificia Università Lateranense, Rome, Italy (analytical thomism, philosophy)

José Manuel Chillon, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (philosophy, logic)

José Antúnez Cid, Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso, Madrid, Spain

Cyril Chilson, University of Oxford (theology, patristics)

Pablo Cobreros, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (philosophical logic)

Santiago Collado, CRYF, Spain (evolution)

Richard Conrad OP, Aquinas Institute in Oxford (philosophy)

Luis Echarte, ICS, Spain (neuroscience)

Martin Echavarria, Universidad Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain (psychology)

Francisco Gallardo, ISCR, Spain (philosophy)

Vdovina Galina (philosophy)

José Ángel García-Cuadrado, CRYF, Spain (philosophy)

Georg Gasser, Universität Innsbruck, Austria (philosophy of religion)

José Manuel Giménez Amaya, Universidad de Navarra, Medicine (philosophy)

Carlos Augusto Casanova Guerra, Universidad Santo Tomás, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Juan Jose Herrera, Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino (Argentina)

Mateusz Hohol, IFiS PAN, Warsaw, Poland (logic and cognitive science)

Piotr Jaroszyński, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Philosophy, Poland (philosophy of religion)

Grzegorz Karwasz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Physics, Torun, Poland (physics, physics teaching)

Tomasz Komendziński, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Institute of Philosophy, Toruń, Poland (cognitive science, semiotics)

Anne Kull, University of Tartu, Estonia (science-faith)

Manuel Lázaro Pulido, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto, Portugal (theology, philosophy)

Juan Luis Lorda, CRYF, Spain (theology)

Marcin Leźnicki, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Bioethics, Torun, Poland (moral philosophy, bioethics)

Dariusz Łukasiewicz, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, Bydgoszcz, Poland (philosophy of religion, natural theology, analytic philosophy)

Adam Machowski, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (theology, philosophy)

Aleksander Manterys, Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN, Warsaw, Poland

Flavia Marcacci, Pontfical Lateran University, Rome, Italy (philosophy of science, history of science)

Alfredo Marcos, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain (philosophy)

Enrique Martinez, niversidad Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain (philosophy)

Jorge Martín Montoya Camacho, Universidad de Navarra (philosophy)

Enrique Moros, CRYF, Spain (philosophy)

Ildefonso Murillo, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain (philosophy of science)

José Ignacio Murillo, ICS, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (philosophy)

Javier Novo, CRYF, Spain (biology)

Jaime Nubiola, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (philosophy)

Michał Oleksowicz, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy (theology, philosophy)

Luis Oviedo, Pontificia Universita Antonianum, Rome, Italy (anthropology)

Michał Paluch OP (theology, philosophy)

Antonio Pardo, CRYF, Spain (medicine)

Marek Pepliński, Uniwersytet Gdański, Gdańsk, Poland (analytic philosophy)

Rubén Pereda, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Diego Antonio Pineda Rivera, Universidad Javierana, Bogota, Colombia (ethics, philosophy, anthropology)

Bogdan Piotrowski, Universidad La Sabana, Colombia (philosophy, ethics)

Andrzej Radzimiński, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of History, Torun, Poland (history of the Middle Ages, Church history)

Massimo Reichlin, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy (medical ethics)

Eduardo Riaza, CRYF, Spain (history of science)

Paweł Rochman, University of Oxford,  United Kingdom (mathematics, philosophy of science)

Sergio Sánchez-Migallón, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (philosophy)

Víctor Sanz Santacruz, Universidad de Navarra (philosophy)

Tadeusz Sierotowicz, ISR Bolzano, Italy (philosophy drama [Fr. J. Tischner], science-faith)

Ignacio Silva, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Agnieszka Słowikowska, Uniwersytet Zielonogórski (astronomy)

Francisco Soler

Ignacio Sols, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, (mathematics)

Grzegorz Strzelczyk, Uniwersytet Śląski (sistematic theology)

Tadeusz Szubka, Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Szczecin, Poland (analytic philosophy)

Marek Szulakiewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Philosophy, Torun, Poland (philosophy)

Mariusz Tabaczek, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, USA (science-religion)

Kevin Timpe, Northwest Nazarene University (analythic philosophy)

David Torrijos, Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso, Madrid, Spain (philosophy)

Jörgen Vijgen, Philosophical-Theological Institute St. Willibrord, Netherlands (philosophy)

Michał Wierzchoń, Uniwerstet Jagielloński, Cracow, Poland (psychology)

Robert Woźniak, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow, Poland (theology)

Michał Zembrzuski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Warsaw, Poland (history of medieval philosophy, epistemology)

 

List of reviewers in 2016

Enrique Moros

Antonio Pardo

Paco Gallardo

Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Luis Echarte

Ignacio Sols

María Ángeles Victoria

Javier Novo

José Manuel Giménez

Martín Montoya

Javier Bernacer

Francisco Galera

Sergio Sánchez Migallón

José Angel García Cuadrado

Pablo Cobreros

Enrique Moros

Rubén Pereda

Jaume Navarro

José Ignacio Murillo

Paco Soler

Ignacio Silva

Jaime Nubiola

Michał Paluch

Roberto di Ceglie

John Berry

Adam Machowski

Jörgen Vijgen

Massimo Reichlin

José Manuel Chillon

Martin Echavarria

Marek Szulakiewicz

Enrique Martinez

Juan Jose Herrera

Kevin Timpe

José Antúnez Cid

Carlos Augusto Casanova Guerra

Manuel Pulido

Antonio Malo

David Torrijos

Alfredo Marcos

Piotr Jaroszyński

Robert Wozniak

Grzegorz Strzelczyk

Anne Kull

Marek Pepliński

Paweł Rochman

 

 

Ethical Standards

The act of publishing involves many parties, each of which plays an important role in achieving these aims. It therefore follows that the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer, the publisher and the owner of journal have responsibilities to meet expected ethical standards at all stages in their involvement from submission to publication of an article.

“Scientia et Fides” is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. Below is a summary of our key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers and authors.

 

ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS

1. Editors’ responsibilities

To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

To handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.

To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Society where appropriate. To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. When errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction.

The journal “Scientia et Fides” implements anti-ghostwriting  procedure and strict plagiarism detection policy. In the case of "Scientia et Fides" it is used CrossCheck powered by iThenticate. No plagiarism, no fraudulent data.

Anti-ghostwriting  procedure: the editors consider the “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” as a sign of very serious scientific misconduct. All the detected cases of the “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”  will be exposed, including notification of relevant institutions. As a result, the publisher of the journal “Scientia et Fides” has introduced procedures to address the phenomena of “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”. All the authors must fulfill and sign the declaration concerning “ghost-writing” and “guest authorship”. Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

 2. Reviewers’ responsibilities

To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner. Judgments should be objective.

To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.

To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.

To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.

Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

3. Authors’ responsibilities

All authors obliged to participate in peer review process.

To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.

The author signs a Licence Contract and Authors Declaration Form, which is the statement that all data in article are real and authentic.

To confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.

To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.

Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.

To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).

To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of
mistakes.



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