“Athena: Philosophical Studies” is an annual philosophical journal issued by the Department of Contemporary Philosophy of the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute (former Culture, Philosophy and Arts Research Institute) in Vilnius. The journal was founded in 2006 as a response to the widely felt discontent with academic philosophical publications. The purpose of the journal is to provide a non-formal platform for high quality research in contemporary philosophy. “Athena: Philosophical Studies” publishes original scholarly articles and research papers devoted to all kinds of problems in contemporary philosophy, be it ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, history of philosophy, and so on. Every volume of the journal is dedicated to a different philosophical theme which is announced for potential contributors in advance. The journal also publishes translations of the original texts, book reviews, and the chronicle of academic life. The submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review by two scholars but the final decision to publish rests with the editors. The publishing languages are Lithuanian and English.

Athena: Philosophical Studies is included in the following databases:

  • Central and Eastern European Online Library, (http://www.ceeol.com) (2006),
  • EBSCO Publishing, Humanities International Index (http://www.ebscohost.com) (2006),
  • The Philosopher’s Index (http://www.philinfo.org) (2006)