Lampejo – Electronic Journal of Philosophy and Culture (ISSN 2238-5274) is a biannual academic journal that provides open and unrestricted online access to a series of texts, images and complete issues. Edited by a group of philosophy and humanities researchers from Ceará, Apoena – Schopenhauer-Nietzsche Study Group, Lampejo was launched in 2012, in the context of the third Nietzsche-Schopenhauer Colloquium, cultural event that has been organized by the same group since 2009.

In order to promote independence of thought and freedom of expression, neither the group nor the journal are linked to any research funding agency, educational institution, scientific association or private company. The aim of Lampejo is to reinforce the research in philosophy, humanities, applied social sciences, arts and related fields by encouraging the publication of works developed by authors situated outside the axis of scientific and intellectual production, especially when rooted or from the Brazil’s Northeast. The journal is based in Fortaleza, Ceará.

Lampejo is now recognized as local reference for research in the humanities. The journal seeks to apply the guidelines set by the foremost Brazilian and international technical and scientific associations and indexers critically, that is, adapting them to the conditions of cultural capital shortage experienced in a latitude where the production of knowledge has to face more difficulties than in the major centers. Contribute to the reversal of this situation is the scope of this journal.

Editorial Body

The journal’s editorial body is formed, on the one hand, by an editorial board composed of Apoena members and, on the other, by an advisory board constituted by professors and external researchers notorious in their fields, which participate in the review process of the papers, along with other peer guests.


Contribute to the development and diffusion of the production, critique, and experimentation of thought, knowledge, and culture from and in a peripheral region of a  country in the periphery of the contemporary world. (We believe that the new can only come from off-axis).


Publish original works resulting from studies, researches, or experiences in different areas of philosophy, humanities, and arts. (By “works” we mean: articles, essays, literary texts, photo essays, dossiers, reviews, translations, interviews, abstracts of theses and dissertations etc.).

Open Access Policy

The journal provides online open and unrestricted access to all its contents, making available full texts in PDF format. Lampejo does not charge for any kind of registration or subscription and all its issues are distributed for free. There is not any kind of rate for submission, processing, editing, publishing or filing of papers. All users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or create links to texts and images published.


All received and published papers are filed in online and offline databases as well as in social network accounts owned by Lampejo and Apoena, which have been created for this specific purpose. Complete issues are filed in the following digital publishing platforms and keep open access:


  • Diadorim – Policies Directory Editorials of Brazilian Scientific Journals
  • ERIH – European Reference Index for the Humanities
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
  • Latindex – Regional System of Información en Línea for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal
  • LivRe – Free Magazines access
  • Sumários.org – Summaries of Brazilian Journals


In sum, since 2012, Lampejo published 8 issues, plus 1 special issue. Last year, the journal published 33 original papers, divided in 2 issues.



Instructions for Authors

Authors interested in publishing their works in Lampejo – Electronic Journal of Philosophy (ISSN 2238-5274) can send them to:

The work must be saved, without any indication of authorship, in one of the following formats DOC, DOCX, RTF or ODT and sent as an email attachment. The body of the message should contain the following data of the authors: full name, title, professional or academic bond and email contact.

All papers must be preceded by an abstract in Portuguese and a second abstract written in any of the other languages mentioned. Below each summary, keywords should be indicated (three to six). The topic should be relevant to the development of field of research of the submitted work. The aims have to be exposed clearly and the final considerations should be consistent with the stated purposes. The bibliography must be updated and representative of the current state of research in the field of the work. The work must be unpublished, that is, it may not have been previously published neither in print nor in digital media, which has ISSN or ISBN. Authors must follow all the guidelines contained in ABNT rules in force at the time of the work submission, adapted to texts in philosophy and humanities.

The journal welcomes contributions in continuous flow and has biannual frequency, publishing a volume divided into two issues per year (plus eventual special issues). The average estimated time between submission and publication is 180 days, being the author informed by the editors about the outcome of the refereeing process until the closing of the issue.

Technical Specifications

  • Lampejo publishes: papers, essays, literary texts, photo essays, reviews, traductions, and interviews.
  • Articles may not exceed 90,000 characters with spaces.
  • Reviews should address recent publication and have a maximum of 30,000 characters with spaces.
  • Translations must be accompanied by the copy of the text in the original language, with its bibliographic reference.
  • Photo essays must be accompanied by a text about the photos.
  • Essays, literary texts and interviews, composed by invited authors, integrate separate dossiers, which have its own technical specifications.
  • Lampejo publishes texts in Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Quotes and References

Short quotes should appear in double quotation marks in the text; long quotes, in separate paragraph, with larger retreat, smaller font size, and without quotation marks. References to the used bibliography should be made preferably in footnotes, numbered with Arabic numerals. (Do not use terms such as idem and op. Cit.). References should be complete and succeeded by the page number(s) of the quoted passage, as shown below:

  • Nietzsche, Friedrich. Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen. Berlin / New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1988, pp. 16-17.

Full references to the consulted texts should be listed alphabetically by author’s last name at the end of the article, according to the following models:

  • Books: AUTHOR. Title. edition. Location: Publisher, year.
  • Articles: AUTHOR. Article Title. Journal. Local, volume, number, year, pages.
  • Chapters: AUTHOR. Chapter Title. In: AUTHOR. Title. edition. Location: Publisher, year, pages.
  • Dissertation: AUTHOR. Title. Year. Dissertation (Doctorate in area). University Place.
  • Electronic Periodicals: AUTHOR. Article title. Journal. Local, volume, issue, year, pages. Available at: <http //journal.address>. Access: date.

Copyright Policy

Authors who publish in this journal agree with the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal with right of first publication, while allows to share the work as long as the authorship thereof is recognized.
  • Authors have the right to reuse the published material, in whole or in part, may take additional contracts separately for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the paper published in this journal.


The submission of imitation or copy of someone else’s intellectual or artistic work as if they have been written by oneself is considered to be plagiarism. Works that contain plagiarism are not accepted. If plagiarism is detected after the publication of the work, it will be immediately removed.

Intructions for Referees

Lampejo adopts double-blind peer review as follows. Initially, the works are distributed by the issue editor among the members of the editorial board, which proceed a preliminary formal examination. Then the pre-approved papers are submitted to two external referees, which may be members of the journal’s editorial board or recognized specialists who act as invited reviewers. In order to ensure transparency of the process, the evaluation is done anonymously, remaining both the names of the referees and authors confidential until the publication.

Privacy Policy

All data reported to this journal will be used for editorial and publication purposes only and is not available for other finalities or to third parties.