The Quarterly Journal of Philosophical Investigations  (Title of this journal in other Indexing databases: Philosophical Investigations /Pizhūhish/hā-yi falsafī/2251-7960 (Print); 2423-4419 (Online) )at department of Philosophy of University of Tabriz- Iran was published in Persian date Farvardin 1327 (April 3, 1948) as the Journal of Faculty of Literature (Tabriz University) by Dr. Manocher Mortazavi, Dr. Rasoul Khayampour, Dr. Khanbaba Bayani, professor Hassan Gazi Tabatabaee. This journal was published until 1999 under the name of journal of Faculty of Literature but in 2007 it has been divided into four journals, which one of them was Journal of Philosophical Investigations. PI is published in both print and online versions. Since May 1, 2018, the journal has decided to publish four issues each year and become a quarterly journal, due to the receipt of many philosophical articles. This journal will be published at the end of each season and the fall issue will be published in English each year. 

This journal is published quarterly since the beginning of 1397 (May 2018). It was previously biannual journal.

The Philosophical Journal is a quarterly journal and is published four times a year. That is, one in the spring, one in the summer, one in the fall and one in the winter. Autumn issue of this journal is published in English.

Now, open Quarterly Journal of Philosophical Investigations is an journal dedicated to the latest advancements in philosophy . This journal is published four times a year. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of philosophy.

 All manuscripts to be prepared in English or Persian and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online. The journal publishes papers including the following fields:

  • · Analytic Philosophy
  • · Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
  • · Art Aesthetics
  •  · Comparative Philosophy West and Chinese
  • · Eastern Philosophy
  • . Islamic philosophy
  • · Epistemology
  • · Ethics
  • · Hermeneutics
  • · History of Religious Thought
  • · History of Western Philosophy
  • · Language Logic



 Authorship/Publication Ethics

Journal of Philosophical Investigations expects all published articles to contain clear and accurate attribution of authorship. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that all authors that contributed to the work are fairly acknowledged and that the published author list accurately reflects individual contributions. Where authorship disputes arise, Philosophical Investigations encourages journal editorial teams to follow the COPE guidelines detailed .

Anti-Plagiarism Policy

The Quarterly Journal of Philosophical Investigations at department of Philosophy of University of Tabriz- Iran regards plagiarism as a very serious offence. It is an illegal form of copying. 

Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were your own original work.

Examples of plagiarism: 

  • Copying and pasting from the Internet and posting somewhere else without proper citation
  • Putting your name on another person’s essay or project
  • Copying exact wording from another person’s text
  • Using another person’s photo, diagram, tables, sounds, or ideas without proper citation
  • Presenting research in your own words without providing references
  • Purchasing another person’s text and using it as your own
  • Presenting ideas in the same format and order as your research source

By submitting paper for publication to the journal, Author(s) certify that: 

  • I/We are fully aware that plagiarism is wrong
  • I/We know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and to pretend that it is one’s own.
  • I/ We declare that each contribution to your project from the work(s) of other peoples published works or unpublished sources have been acknowledged and source of information have been referenced.
  • I/We certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in my/our work.

Anti-plagiarism declaration:

         I have read and understood the PI rules on plagiarism. I hereby declare that this piece of written work is the result of my own independent scholarly work, and that in all cases material   from the work of others (in books, articles, essays, dissertations, and on the internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated. No material other than that listed has been used. This written work has not previously or not yet been published.

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Learn the citation expectations for each course.
  • When you take notes for a paper, be sure to cite sources so you don’t get mixed up later.
  • When you research online, be sure to find the original source of the information (Many Websites Plagiarize).
  • If you are really worried, ask your prof if you can submit a rough draft so she /he can check your citations.
  • When in doubt, cite! It is better to have too many citations than few

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This journal allows reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY license

 Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 Open Access



Journal archiving

Philosophical Investigations deposits the articles that it publishes in multiple digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

These archives include:






journal of Philosophical Investigations is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the journal articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges prior to publication, and no charge for readers to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. To facilitate this, journal of Philosophical Investigations depend on the financial underwriting provided by the University of tabriz, Iran  and the goodwill of its editorial team and the continuing support of its network of peer reviewers.

Open Access articles are free for anyone to submit, read and download, all over the world