Call for papers, reviewers & guest editors for 2020 Issues of Postmodern Openings Journal

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Call for papers, reviewers & guest editors for 2020 Issues of Postmodern Openings Journal
(a Web of Science/Clarivate Analytics indexed journal)

Submit a paper for evaluation

The editorial team of PO journal/ Postmodern Openings Journal and LUMEN Publishing House has the privilege to invite scholars around the world to publish their research papers on postmodern studies, in our journal, in 2020.
The journal addresses the academic community across the world, especially expressing its openness for promoting young researchers.

Postmodern Openings journal aims to promote academic excellence in social sciences and humanities in reference to postmodernism and postmodernity in the context of globalization.

The journal has a disciplinary orientation being privileged positions from areas of:

  • postmodern society (hypermodernity; metamodernism; posthumanism; postmaterialism; post-postmodernism; post-structuralism; postmodern feminism; the postmodern condition)
  • semiotics (sign; relation; relational complex; code; confabulation; connotation / denotation; encoding / decoding; lexical modality; representation; salience; semiosis; semiosphere; semiotic theory of Peirce; biosemiotics; cognitive semiotics; computational semiotics; literary semiotics; semiotics of culture; social semiotics)
  • postmodern analytical methods (commutation test; paradigmatic analysis; syntagmatic analysis)
  • postmodern philosophy (postmodern philosophers; philosophical counselling, ontology; epistemology; ethics; aesthetics; hermeneutics; philosophy of language; feminist school of thought)
  • deconstruction (deconstruction and dialectics; deconstruction approaches – Jean-François Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, and Fredric Jameson)
  • information society / knowledge society (information and communication technologies; computer users or digital citizens; post-industrial society (post-fordism); computer society; telematic society; society of the spectacle; information revolution; information age; network society; liquid modernity; Information and communication technology)
  • posthumanism (transhumanism; human enhancement; longevity studies)
  • social movements and postmodern society (deprivation theory; mass society theory; structural strain theory; resource mobilization theory; political process theory; social movement and social networking; civil resistance; counterculture of the 1960s; countermovement; moral shock; new social movements; nonviolent resistance; political movement; reform movement; revolutionary movement; social defense; social equality; teaching for social justice; online social movements)
  • postmodern literature (metafiction; unreliable narration; self-reflexivity; intertextuality; postmodern themes and techniques in literature)
  • postmodern art & film (radical movements in modern art; abstract expressionism; pop art; fluxus; minimalism; postminimalism; movements in postmodern art: conceptual art, installation art, lowbrow art, performance art, digital art, intermedia and multi-media, telematic art, appropriation art and neo-conceptual art, neo-expressionism and painting) (postmodern film; postmodernist filmmakers; postmodernist television)
  • applied ethics, bioethics, public health, research ethics
  • postmodern architecture (high-tech architecture; modern classicism and deconstructivism; postmodern buildings and architects; theories of postmodern architecture; architectural postmodernism in Europe; architectural postmodernism in Japan)
  • postmodern religion (postmodern interpretations of religion; post-Christianity, neopaganism; postmodern spirituality)
  • social constructionism (social constructionism roots; influential thinkers of social constructionism; social construction of nature; social construction of reality; personal construct psychology; systemic therapy)
  • knowledge economy (post-industrial economy; knowledge worker; knowledge market; knowledge management; cognitive-cultural economy; Endogenous growth theory)
  • post-secular society (desecularization; new religious movements; Habermas’ religious dialogue, Church renewal, Post-Christianity)
  • posthistory (representations of history)
  • postmodern education (E-Learning and Software in Education; Distance learning; e-Learning technologies; Projects and e-Learning experiences; e-Tutoring & Mentoring; e-Learning for sustainable development)

All these areas are intertwined around specific educational openings of the research areas presented. An article may be philosophical, social, culturally referential paper, etc.,

The 2020 issues themes for the journal are:

  • Postmodernity as Civilizational era. Postmodern approaches in social sciences
  • Rethinking Social Action. Deconstruction Core Values of Western Civilization
  • Postmodern Approaches in Humanities
  • Postmodern Approaches on Ethical Values.

All papers will be submitted on the journal’s platform, at: (create an account and submit your paper).
The papers that will not be submitted on the platform will not be taken into consideration. Waiting time until the first answer from the reviewers: between 30 – 90 days, depending on the topics.

All the papers should comply with the author’s guideline and the guideline for publication ethics.
The PO journal appears in Golden Open Access system, so the authors and/or their affiliation institutions are kindly required to pay open access fees (only for finally accepted for publication articles). The open-access fee allows to any interested person to have access to the papers.
There are no other publication fees for publishing in the journal. However, particular editorial services such as: subscribing to a LUMEN conference, copy-editing of References, supplementary evaluations of similarities after review – can be offered under author’s request, but their costs are not covered in the open access fee.

The authors who cannot afford the open access fee have the possibility to apply to the LUMEN bursary system that can totally or partially cover the open access fee. Granting this bursary is at the discretion of LUMEN Editorial Committee who will take into consideration the scientific value of the paper, the geographical belongingness of the authors, the scientific value of the authors (H factor of previous published papers of the author) and, of course, the availability of the LUMEN Publishing House’s budget.
The PO journal is covered in Web of Sciences (WOS) – Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters); EBSCO; Index Copernicus; CEEOL; Ulrich ProQuest; Cabell, Journalseek; Scipio; Philpapers; SHERPA/RoMEO repositories; KVK; WorldCat; CrossRef; J-GATE; Ideas RePeC; Econpapers; Socionet; Google Scholar;


Become a reviewer for Postmodern Openings Journal

The scholars interested in serving as reviewer or in the Scientific Committee of the PO journal are kindly asked to subscribe to the journal and select the option to be reviewer on our platform, at: and send an email to that contains an Intention Letter and a CV of the potential reviewer / scientific committee member.

In order to be accepted as reviewer, the applicant must have a PhD in Education, Social Sciences or at least to be a PhD candidate in these fields.

For being listed in the Scientific Committee of the journal, a reviewer should have a PhD in the above-mentioned fields and have previously published at least two articles in indexed in WoS journals, including PO or other LUMEN journals, and have a WoS H factor at least 2.

The reviewers or the Scientific Committee members will act voluntarily for the journal (no retribution will be paid from the part of LUMEN Publishing House), but they will receive LUMEN credits that could further be used for obtaining a discount in publication in all LUMEN journals

Call for Guest Editors

The scholars who want to serve as Guest Editors for a special or normal issue of the RREM Journal are invited to send us a proposal of an issue topic (that should match the general topic of the journal) and a description of the issue (the estimated topics of the articles and the number of articles that are estimated to be published in the issue).

If the issue is the result of a conference, then the proposal should include the organizer of the conference, the location, date and the estimated number of participants at the conference, the estimated number of the papers that intend to be published (no more than 25 and no less than 15 per issue).

The guest editor will manage the process of acceptance of the papers for the special issue and the peer review process, assisted by a designated LUMEN editor. The acceptance process as well as the peer review process will take place on the LUMEN platform, if the editorial contract will not mention otherwise.

The LUMEN editor reserves the right to refuse one or more articles that don‘t fully respect the editorial or ethical guidelines of our journal, including avoiding plagiarism, clear statements concerning ethics on human subjects research and so on.

The special issue containing at least 15 papers could benefit of a discount of open access fee for the guest editor and/or for some or all the papers, according to the negotiations between the LUMEN committee and the guest editor.
The guest editor will receive credits for his/her activity.
In order to be qualified as guest editor, a scholar should have PhD in the field of the special issue and at least 4 H factor in WoS for educational/social sciences field or at least 2 H factor for other fields.
If the issue is the result of a conference, the PO journal and LUMEN Publishing House should be included in the partnership of the conference.

For supplementary information about publishing in RREM journal please contact us at: or see our journal at:

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