About

Eikon is an Open Access journal on Semiotics and Visual Culture edited with a continuous publishing flow, supporting both thematic and general calls for papers, that accepts articles written in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. A call for reviewers is permanently open.
Open to a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches, Eikon welcomes original research articles in the field of semiotics, understood as the systematic study of signifiers, meanings, and its effects. This study can take up many forms and objects: the significance constructions at the individual subject level; the outside world objects; and the inter-subjective relationship with others. In the first case it intersects with logic and theory of knowledge. In the second, taking care of physicalities, sensitive objects, touches both discourse analysis, and image scrutiny, in the various languages that the two comprise: literature, narrative, media text and framing, photography, film, advertising, art, and forms of expression emerging in these and other languages. Semiotics dealing with intersubjectivity is mainly concerned with the pragmatic dimensions of the production of meaning, and in this sense, it crosses paths with rhetoric and discourse ethics, advertising and political communication.
Eikon interprets the growht of globalized Western culture as a gradual transition from a logocentric world - focused on the rational use of the word as it emerged in Greece in centuries VI and V b.C - to an increasingly visual culture builded around image and its use, so well expressed today in the diversity and ubiquity of screens. This passage from a logocentric world to a visual universe represents also a movement from logos towards pathos, speech towards impulse and action. The transition from discourse (symbol) to imagery (icon), tends today to be perceived as a section, a real epistemological cut that would mark the shift between paradigms. Instead, Eikon chooses to emphasize the continuities and dependencies of the coexistence between the two regimes, and the intimate link on which both depend.
Eikon is interested in semiotics and its objects, starting with man’s most basic question about meaning: "What does all this mean?". Id est, it is interested in "how" and "why" things mean, and in "what do certain things mean", how do they bespeak those who used them to mean something. These issues are terribly old, and sparkingly new: they have been changing and evolving as new and different media are becoming available for man to signify.
All Eikon’s content is freely available without charge to the user or his institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Eikon, by Labcom.IFP, is licensed under a Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Unported License. By submitting your work to Eikon you confirm you are the author and own the copyright, that the content is original and previously unpublished, and that you agree to the licensing terms.
Eikon only publishes original content, and authors are responsible for verifying the inexistence of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism and previous publication.
By submitting your work, you also agree on the standards of expected ethical behavior, which follow the COPE's – Committee on Publication Ethics – Best Practice Guidelines, and the International Standard Guidelines for authors.

ISSN 2183-6426


Call for Papers

Eikon (www.eikon.ubi.pt) is peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal on Semiotics and Culture that accepts original research articles written in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. Open to a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches, Eikon welcomes original research articles in the field of semiotics, understood as the systematic study of signifiers, meanings, and its effects.

All scholars from diverse backrgounds ranging from communication, to philosophy, literature, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and others, are warmly invited to submit manuscripts until July 20.

Eikon only accepts submissions through the submission platform: OpenConf

Eikon is interested in articles dealing with meaning production in image and discourse, namely, but not restricted to, objects like:
  • - Media text and Framing,
  • - Photography,
  • - Cinema,
  • - Advertising,
  • - Discourse,
  • - Narrative,
  • - Literature,
  • - and Political Communication.

Eikon is an Open Acces Online journal curated by Labcom/Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal. All articles will be permanently published online, and a print version of the journal will be published twice a year.

Calendar and Submission

Eikon is a journal with a continuous publishing flow. Articles should be submitted through the application platform in: [LINK].
Published articles will be identified with date of submission, acceptance and author notification dates. Journals are archived according to publishing year.

Editors contact:

anabela.gradim@labcom.ubi.pt
catarina.moura@labcom.ubi.pt


Guidelines for Authors

Papers shoud contain the following information:

- Title words in english and in the article’s publishing language. Title should be concise and informative.
- Please remove the information of authors' names, emails, and affiliations for double-blind review process.
- Abstract of no more than 150 words (note: if your text is written in a language other than English, please submit both an original and an english version of your abstract, title, and keywords).
- Keywords - 3 to 6 keywords (note: if your text is written in a language other than English, please submit both an original and an english version of your abstract, title, and keywords).
- Font - single-space; 11-point Tahoma font; bold and italics rather than underlining (except URL addresses).
- Tables/Graphs - insert within the text at the appropriate places rather that at the end of your doc.
- Pictures/Videos/Audios - insert within the text at the appropriate places rather that at the end of your doc.
- Style and Bibliography Standards - please use the APA styleguide.
- URL - all URL addresses in the text and bibliography/references should be active and ready to click.
- Lenght of articles - 30 pages maximum.

Manuscripts should be submitted in final form in the journal submission platform. The works must not have been submitted to other journals. Authors are responsible for the content of their articles, and by submitting their text to Eikon they accept assigning copyright to the journal.

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Anabela Gradim
anabela.gradim@labcom.ubi.pt

Catarina Moura
catarina.moura@labcom.ubi.pt

International Scientific Board

Anastasia Christodoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Anabela Gradim - Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Ângela Nobre - Instituto Politécnico de ​Setúbal, Portugal
António Fidalgo - Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Arthur Asa Berger - San Francisco State University, USA
Bragança de Miranda - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Catarina Moura - Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Francisco Paiva - Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Göran Sonesson, Lund University, Sweden
Jaime Nubiola - Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Jean-Marie Klinkenberg, Université de Liège, Belgique
José Luis Caivano - Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
José Enrique Finol - Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
Kalevi Kull - Tartu University, Estonia
Lúcia Santaella Braga - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Machuco Rosa - Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Madalena Oliveira - Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Moisés Lemos Martins, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Morten Tønnessen, Stavanger University, Norway
Marcos Palácios Universidade Federal da Baía, Brazil
Maria Augusta Babo - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
María del Valle Ledesma - Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paolo Maria Fabbri - IULM Milano / LUISS Roma, Italy
Rocco Mangieri - Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Silvana Mota Ribeiro - Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Tito Cardoso e Cunha - Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Tiziana Maria Migliore - Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy
Vincent Colapietro, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Zara Pinto Coelho - Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Peer Review Process

Submissions are screened by editor to ensure minimum academic and professional standards. After this pre-screening, papers are attributed to two rewiewers from different institutional and geographic belongings.
Criteria for recruiting reviewers: Academic or business-related experts from a wide range of areas in the field Semiotics and Visual Culture; One of them being native-speaker of the language of the text in review; Who accept Eikon policy of double-blind peer review and criteria for publication.
Criteria of Reviewing: Double-blind Peer Review process (where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process); Timely Review accordingly to the Reviewer Guidelines, Criteria for Publication, and Review Confidentiality statement.

Contacts

Anabela Gradim
anabela.gradim@labcom.ubi.pt

Catarina Moura
catarina.moura@ubi.pt

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