About Humanities


Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787) is an international, peer-reviewed, quick-refereeing scholarly open access journal (free for readers). The central concern of this journal pertains to the core values of the Humanities, i.e., focusing on the ideals of human existence, seen through many different lenses. What makes life valuable, livable, meaningful? How can we understand human existence in its historical, artistic, spiritual, linguistic, communicative, environmental, political, and social dimensions? Both historical and modern perspectives are welcome, as well as interdisciplinary approaches.

Our aim is to encourage researchers to publish their innovative ideas and results in as much detail as possible, therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Humanities aims to provide a rapid refereeing and editorial processes, following standard publication practices.

Humanities Open Access is a research journal and solicits papers that meet the highest level of scholarship. Hence our intensive peer-reviewing process. This entails that each paper must critically engage with the relevant, and most recent secondary literature on the topic addressed. Humanities is not a journal that publishes opinion pieces, essays, creative writing, or similar types of texts, as valuable as those genres might be. We do not pursue any political or religious perspective and aim for complete objectivity. It is expected that the authors have made their best efforts to reflect on all the relevant research, published in whatever language, and thus to be at the top of the state of art in their field, both in theoretical and practical terms.

We encourage the authors to submit full research articles as well as editorial comments to Humanities Open Access.

Subject Areas

  • History
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Others related areas

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Humanities is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Humanities will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Reprints may be ordered. Please contact for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. Angelia Wang
Managing Editor

For further MDPI contacts, see here.

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