Papers’ Publication of W|PE

Publication of selected papers from this workshop will be done into the Special Issue “Ethics and Communicative Action. A Transdisciplinary Approach”

A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2016

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor

Prof. Antonio Sandu
LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, 700712, Romania
Interests: sociology; social work; ethics; bioethics; applied philosophy; philosophical practice; philosophy; research ethics
Guest Editor

Dr. Ana Frunza
Scientific Researcher III – LUMEN Association/ LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, 700712, Romania
Interests: ethics; bioethics; social work and social work ethics; applied philosophy; research ethics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Focusing on the interaction between new theoretical approaches and social and educational practice, taking into account the need for an ethical resizing of social action and particularly on communicative action, we invite you to contribute to the development of a Special Issue dedicated to ethics and communicative action, hosted by the journal Publications.


Publications (ISSN 2304-6775) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to all aspects of academic, scholarly, and professional publishing.


The Special Issue will incorporate papers which relate to the topic: Ethics and Communicative Action. A Transdisciplinary Approach. We are starting this Special Issue from the point of view that ethics are essential in current knowledge-based society. We accede to Hans Jonas’ opinions, according to which contemporary science offers humanity a unique force of nature in terms of improving human welfare. However, this force has the capacity to generate both the Good, as well as destruction, in the form of the implicit total annihilation of the biosphere and of humanity. The need for a new ethics in facing the future is acknowledged. We consider this responsibility as the responsibility for the non-presence. The new ethics is part of both philosophy and science, both from epistemological and methodological points of view. Therefore, the papers will aim to incorporate both theoretical and applied ethics.

  • Philosophical ethics;
  • Applied ethics (organizational ethics; code of ethics; research ethics; ethics audit; ethics policy);
  • Bioethics;
  • Medical ethics;
  • Business ethics;
  • Professional ethics

and any other topics related to ethics.

We expect to receive papers in the social sciences and humanities fields, although without setting a precise disciplinary border. We expect and encourage transdisciplinary approaches that overcome the existing gap between theory and empiricism.

Prof. Antonio Sandu
Dr. Ana Frunza
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.