About the Journal

Focus and Scope

“Philosophy and Canon Law” is an international scientific journal published since 2015 (as annual and since 2021 as a semiannual) by University of Silesia Press. This periodical constitutes an open interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of philosophers and lawyers’ (canonists’) reflections, including representatives of different fields of study. Coping with the issues undertaken in thematic annuals is – from its very assumption – an attempt of providing an answer to complex problems of the dynamically changing world: social, religious, cultural and civilizational. The confines of the subject matter reflection are delineated by a marked, by the means of the title of the first volume of the periodical triad: human being (person) – family – society, the source of inspiration of which is the most important document of the Second Vatican Council: Gaudium et Spes constitution. The initiative garners support from the institutional cooperation of scientists, chiefly from Europe and the United States of America.

The general tenor of the journal should be described as interdisciplinary. Articles are published here presenting a wide range of perspectives, determined each time by the title of the semi-annual volume. We provide a forum for both established experts and new young scientific talents.

The Readership

Recipients of the journal are representatives of international university thought: academics, doctoral students, students, in particular specialists and anyone interested in philosophy, canon law and legal sciences, theology, anthropology, sociology, cultural sciences and a wide group of researchers involved in interdisciplinary studies.


The sections of the journal are: Philosophy” (in volume 1 of the semi-annual) and “Canon Law” (in volume 2 of the semi-annual), collecting texts referring to research areas related to the title of the volume. Reviews are published in the second part of each volume.

All articles are available in full-text in PDF format in scientific journal databases:

  • Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
  • BazHum

The journal is listed in the following databases:

  • ERIH+
  • Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
  • ICI Journals Master – Index Copernicus
  • Worldcat
  • BazHum

 The journal received 40 parametric points as a result of the 2021 evaluation and is included in the list of scored journals of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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