About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Kadmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Ilia State University (ISU) (Tbilisi, Georgia) since 2009. It aims to challenge, provoke and excite thinking in the areas of the humanities including but not limited to linguistics, literature, Kartvelian studies, cultural anthropology (ethnography, ethnology and mythology), digital humanities, corpus linguistics, philosophy, history and theology.

The editors welcome contributions in the form of original research articles, review articles, opinion articles, book reviews, responses and debates. A special section is devoted to Georgian translations of important works in Kartvelian Studies published earlier in European languages. The journal appears annually and is sponsored by Ilia State University.

The journal seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote inter-disciplinary research in all areas of the humanities;
  • Assist researchers at the pre-and post-doctorate levels, with a wealth of new and original material;
  • Make ideas, topics, and processes in the humanities accessible to the interested public;
  • Facilitate a critical and constructive dialogue between local and international scholarly communities;
  • Contribute to the development of terminological and conceptual potentialities of the Georgian language by encouraging the publication of state-of-the-art findings in Georgian, along with international languages.

The Journal accepts publications in Georgian, English, German and French.

Indexing and Abstracting

Since 2012, the entire content of Kadmos has been available in EBSCO Publishing databases, based on the License Agreement of 28 June 2012 between EBSCO and Ilia State University.

In September 2023, Kadmos was approved for inclusion in ERIH PLUS.

Peer Review Process

All submissions for the Articles section undergo a double-blind peer review based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two international peers.

The manuscript should not have been published previously and should not be concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The peer review process can take two months on average.

Successful local contributions to the Articles section are published full-length in two languages, Georgian and English, together with a 100-200-word abstract in English.

Successful international contributions to the Articles section will appear together with an extended Georgian summary. If an article is in German or French, an additional extended English summary will be required. The 100-200-word abstract will appear in English. In case of international contributions, the journal may offer, at its discretion, to provide the Georgian translation of the English extended summary with its own resources.

Please note that the bi-/trilingual version of a double peer-reviewed research article is available on the journal’s website in one PDF file, with the text in English, German or French following the Georgian text.

Contributions to the Review Articles, Opinions, Book Reviews, Responses and Debates sections are published based on initial editorial screening and a local peer review in one language (Georgian, English, German or French) with an abstract (see Submissions).

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.

Privacy Statement

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