About the Journal

History of the journal

Journal of Pragmatic Constructivism is a continuation of Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism (www.propracon.com). Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism (ProPraCon) was established to serve as a medium for publishing original research related to the conferences and workshops that takes a pragmatic-constructivist approach to social science. Since the establishment of Proceeding of Pragmatic Constructivism the research field of Pragmatic Constructivism has evolved significantly. Journal of Pragmatic Constructivism is established to support this evolvement of the research community by providing a periodical in the form of a journal.


Focus and scope of the Journal of Pragmatic Constructivism

Journal of Pragmatic Constructivism addresses the development of theories, methods and experiences around pragmatic constructivism (PC). The Journal fundamentally serves the community as a publication outlet and discussion forum for putting forward such development. This provides a clear, yet continuously evolving focus for the journal.

Journal of Pragmatic Constructivism continues the tradition and policies of the Proceedings of Pragmatics Constructivism. However, the editorial team seeks to further develop the quality of the publication outlet. The Journal of Pragmatic Constructivism aim for two types of publications:

  • Research papers, that require direct, explicit contribution to PC or substantial explicit employment of PC to be accepted to the journal.
  • Research notes and essays, that can be accepted if the topic is considered valuable and relevant to PC, although there is no wide/explicit PC contribution.

All the submissions to the journal will be given a full attention and consideration for publication in the journal. The submissions that pass the initial screening will be peer-reviewed according to scholarly journal standards. These means ensure the development of PC and eventually an increased understanding about functioning practices. Furthermore, the quality of the journal hopefully attracts more and more submissions and readers within the open international network around the journal.


Peer Review Process

The referee process is a double-blind peer review. Journal of Pagmatic Constructivism aims at turnaround times of 8 weeks maximum.

The editorial team reviews each initial submission and judges the general suitability for publication. Then the submission is sent to at least one reviewer for double-blind review. Based on the recommendation the editors decide whether the submission should be accepted, rejected, or revised (minor or major revisions).

Submissions must contain at least:

  • A separate title page identifying the author(s), including any acknowledgements
  • An anonymized manuscript.


Open access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.