Krisis aims to be completely accessible to everyone who is interested. All contributions are freely available. Although we are commited to low-budget publication, we still need money to keep this journal running. In particular, we appreciate working with a fairly-paid editorial assistant and a professional copy editor in order to guarantee the quality of Krisis. The board of editors does not get compensated.

In order to keep the reading of this journal free of charge, we would appreciate your support, either by donation or by advertisement.

Krisis is financially supported by the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Department of Philosophy, Maastricht University. Our digital environment was supported by Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds.


Submit an article to Krisis

Articles and all other relevant information are to be submitted through the electronic Open Journal Systems submission form, accessible via the button on the left of this page.

Other submissions, such as essays and book reviews, ought to be submitted as an attachment to an email sent to info[at]krisis[.]eu.

Krisis accepts articles in Dutch and in English. Articles that are considered suitable for the journal by the editorial board are double-blind peer reviewed. Other contributions submitted for publication are reviewed by the editors.

Krisis accepts only original, unpublished material that has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors intending to submit already published articles, or to use previously published material as part of an article, must indicate this intention at the time they accept the invitation to publish or, in the case of unsolicited articles, at the time of submission.

Krisis reserves the right to edit contributions. Authors have the opportunity to review corrections before publication, provided the articles are submitted to the editors in good time.

If an article, following acceptance, is not in substantial conformity with these guidelines, the editors reserve the right to return the article for revision by the author. Authors acknowledge that they may be waiving their right to review proofs prior to publication if the article is returned to them for revision to bring it into conformity with the guidelines. If an article is revised and resubmitted in time to allow the editors to meet their publication deadline, it will appear in the agreed-upon issue of Krisis. In other cases, the editors may reserve the article for publication in a later issue.


Author instructions

Citations must be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (author-date). Please follow the instructions and choose the ‘author-date’ tab.

Text must be saved in a simple format in one font size i.e. without automatic hyphenation, automatic indexing of section headings, with a consistent script and NO activated hyperlinks or other macros. Please use endnotes only. Preferred file formats are .docx, .rtf or .odt (for alternative formats, contact info@krisis.eu).

Maximum size of contributions, including notes and bibliographic references:

  • 8000 words for articles
  • 5000 words for essays
  • 2000 words for book reviews (4000 words for reviews of more than one book)

Separately, authors should supply:

  • An abstract not exceeding 100 words. For Dutch articles, a second abstract in English should be provided.
  • A short biography (affiliation, recent publications, e-mail address).
  • Relevant keywords (max. 6). These will be used for ‘tagging’ the published PDF.



Creative Commons License

Krisis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Netherlands License.

Over Krisis

Krisis is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal for contemporary philosophy.

Krisis is a platform for original articles, essays and book reviews with regards to social, cultural and political thought. Krisis is particularly interested in contributions that employ philosophy in understanding current societal, cultural and political developments. Over the last 35 years, Krisis has always published original contributions in political and social philosophy, cultural theory, philosophies of media, science and technology, and empirical philosophy, which was partly created in the Netherlands. Krisis has, from its early beginnings, played an important part in introducing new, upcoming thinkers in the Netherlands. Theorists such as Etienne Balibar, Seyla Benhabib, Jodi Dean, Sally Haslanger, Axel Honneth and Bruno Latour published with Krisis.

On the basis of its open-access platform Krisis offers a space for philosophers working in the Netherlands but also for a widening, international public. Krisis publishes in Dutch and in English. Krisis want to enable serious, theoretical reflection in view of increasing academic internationalisation. This reflection does not detach itself from societal and political contexts.

Apart from being a peer-reviewed journal that maintains high academic standards, Krisis is a forum current and critical engagement with public issues. Meaning: Krisis stands in a European philosophical tradition that takes its public task seriously. It won’t forget her naïve ambition to create clarity in public debate. Krisis will therefore uphold an active role in a range of public debates, in the Netherlands and elsewhere.