Home

Apollonian Logo copy copyThe Apollonian is a refereed open access journal published quarterly (March, June, September and December). Each issue carries a specific theme or is an open-themed issue, and depending upon the response, we may extend the theme for a further issue. We look forward to articles that cater to the themes in an interdisciplinary manner.

The Apollonian is archived in the US Library of Congress under their program to preserve “historically and culturally significant records.” The journal archive will be available in its entirety on the US LoC Internet Archive. It is indexed in Google Scholar, Directory of Research Journals Indexing and CIF. The journal is also indexed in the ROAD Directory of Open Access Journals, and catalogued in several university libraries and scholarly databases such as JURN and  Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek, Universität Regensburg. The Journal will not charge any submission, processing, publishing, subscription, or such fees. Neither will it pay any remuneration to the contributors. It is a non-profit and voluntary initiative aimed solely for presentation and circulation of academic research. The articles will go through peer-reviewing process. We aim to notify the decisions within three months. Should a writer intend to withdraw his/her article within the stipulated time, he/she must take permission from the editors signing a letter of declaration. We are strictly against plagiarism, and upon acceptance of articles, the authors have to sign a statement against plagiarism and such acts, and abide by the copyright policy of the Journal.


About the Journal


“The main  thrust  of  The  Apollonian … is paradoxically a Dionysian one that challenges the apparent abstractions of the human  phenomenon  into  separate  and  rigid  continents  of  disciplines.  Separations and differences could not be helped but certainly they can be thought and reoriented by  an  Apollonian  mindset,  basically  communicative,  and  at  that  now  stricken  and recharged by the postal politics of deterritorialization that can rethink existence from a philosophy of immanence that would not allow “experience to be enslaved by any single image that would elevate itself above others.”                                                                                                                                                                          –  Prof. G. N. Ray, Chief Editor’s Introduction, The Apollonian 1:1

“The quality of the writing, and of the research, is very good, and the material, besides being very interdisciplinary in nature, and very scholarly, is inviting, readable, and interesting. This is a worthwhile journal to recommend to researchers in literature, film studies, cultural studies, queer studies, philosophy, and across the humanities. An emerging gem.”                                                                                                                                                            – Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Harvard University  (Proquest Review

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is an extension of the philosophical and literary dichotomy between the concepts of the Apollonian and Dionysian in ancient Greek mythology. While the mythical dichotomy allots reason and rationality to Apollo and irrationality and chaos to Dionysius, true to the spirit of its source, we do not consider the two concepts/conceptual modes to be oppositional but rather as interlaced by nature. Nietzsche’s invocation of the concepts in Birth of Tragedy has a resounding impact on how we view the concepts today, however, we rely on Peter Sloterdijk’s interpretation that though the Dionysian and the Apollonian form a dialectic and are contrasting, one is not privileged over the other (Thinker on Stage). Or to cite from a popular platform, “truth being primordial pain, our existential being is determined by the Dionysian/Apollonian dialectic” (Wikipedia entry on “Apollonian and Dionysian”).

With this chaotic mission statement we intend to encourage writing that is interdisciplinary to the extent that the Dionysian and the Apollonian are interlaced, encouraging a dialogue between cultural and literary studies. The journal reflects the growing interest in interdisciplinary and cultural studies in the humanities and promotes rigorous scholarly research that will not only be relevant to the contemporary requirements of its addressing but also to future developments. Cultural studies cannot be practiced in a vacuum or in isolation by eliminating binaries, and The Apollonian intends to encourage not merely binary but rather a quantum interdisciplinary thought.


Peer Review Policy

The submissions will be sent for doubleblind peer review from experts in the field  – papers would be sent to the referees without author names or institutional affiliation on them. The decisions will be notified to the authors along with the reviewers’ comments. We ask authors not to submit their articles elsewhere during this time, and to notify us if they want to withdraw their work owing to inevitable delays on our part. The editors reserve the right not to publish any content submitted, and their decision is final. The responsibility for the content rests solely with the author. We will not entertain articles that infringe on professional standards of writing. The authors should make sure that the articles contain nothing defamatory, discriminatory or of such nature that may incur liability of any kind whatsoever. The editors also reserve the right to make editorial or stylistic changes where deemed necessary. All submissions are processed through plagiarism detection software for content review before the members of the Editorial Board assigns the submissions to specialists in the respective fields. Only papers that qualify all stages of review are selected for publication.

All published papers in The Apollonian have undergone stringent peer review, based on initial editor screening, double-blind refereeing by independent expert referees, and consequent revision by article authors if required. The published article constitutes the final, definitive, and citable Version of Scholarly Record.

 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. The journal follows the declaration at the Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002) which defines “open access” as:

“By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.”

Copyright Policy

Copyrights for articles published in the journal are retained by the respective authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author. In case of publication or anthologizing of the papers as book chapters, reference to first publication should be given appropriately to The Apollonian. In case of guest-edited issues where the issue may be slated for publication as a book, permission for reuse or resubmission is to be sought from the editors and the guest editor/s. the content of the journal is freely accessible and may be cited with proper reference in observance of the regulations of content in the Creative Commons.

Deposit Policy

The authors may deposit copies of their work in institutional repositories as well as the paper being published in the journal. We only allow post-prints to be archived on condition that the archived version acknowledges the prior online publication of the article in The Apollonian as well as linking to the journal website.


road-issn_0     | cosmos_logo_big | jurn-2013-logo | new_logoUBR_de