About Humanities


Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly, open access journal focused on the meaning of cultural expression and perceptions of human existence as seen through different interpretative lenses. It publishes articles and reviews as well as Special Issues on particular subjects. The journal’s core focus surrounds the question of human cultures and their narratives as expressed  in writing, speech acts, art, architecture, music, dance, and other ways of exploring human experience that involve telling a human story. Humanities provides an advanced forum for studies related to humanities, and a variety of perspectives are welcome—including interdisciplinary approaches—as long as they focus on narrative modes of human experience as outlined above.

Humanities publishes research in a variety of narrative sources: archival, documentary, oral, material, visual, and objective. Our aim is to encourage researchers to publish their innovative ideas and results in as much detail as possible; therefore, there are no restrictions on the maximum length of the papers. Each paper must critically engage with the relevant and most recent secondary literature on the addressed topic. We do not pursue any political or religious ideology and aim for the highest level of objectivity. As Humanities is a platform for scholarly contributions, it is expected that the authors have made their best efforts to reflect on all of the relevant research and that they thus represent the state of the art in their field in both theoretical and practical terms. Humanities as an academic field is not easy to define, but we embrace the (literary) narrative as a core element.

Subject Areas

Narrative approaches, including the expression and interpretation of humanistic fields, such as:

  • Human Behavior
  • Cultural Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • Gender, Race and Diversity
  • Human History
  • Literature
  • Music and the Arts
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • Transdisciplinary Humanities

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI 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.

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:

© 2024 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/).


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