The peer-reviewed, open-access journal Le foucaldien publishes interdisciplinary research along the lines of the philosopher and historian Michel Foucault (1926–1984) in English, German, and French. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy credits Foucault with being "the author most frequently cited in the humanities" at the beginning of the 21st century, but his concepts are challenged in emerging fields such as media studies, digital humanities, postcolonialism, new materialism, and science and technology studies. Hence the main focus of Le foucaldien lies on updating, operationalizing, and criticizing Foucauldian approaches in preferably plain language.
The journal's publisher, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), is a nonprofit organization financed by an international consortium of academic institutions. Due to its noncommercial orientation, the OLH does not charge any author fees. Le foucaldien's articles are peer-reviewed, published open-access under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0, indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (among other databases) and many other databases, and archived long-term in HTML, PDF, and XML. For details on the submission process, please check the author guidelines. On average one third of the submitted articles are accepted for publication (usually after several revisions).
The journal is published as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles go online as soon as they are ready to avoid unnecessary delays in getting knowledge publicly available. Special Collections are published as part of the normal issue, but also within separate web pages. Le foucaldien is edited by Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, and Sergej Seitz, who are assisted by Stephanie Marx and Anna Wieder and supported by an editorial board of highly renowned scholars. For news around the activities of the journal, please visit our blog, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.