zfwu is a scholarly journal. Through its interdisciplinary theoretical and practical orientation at the crossroads of economics and (practical) philosophy, it primarily provides the discipline as well as interested representatives of business, politics and other relevant institutions with a high level business and economic ethics discussion forum. The languages of publication are German and English.
zfwu is published three times a year. As a general rule, issues focus on a lead topic; however, they offer enough room for the publication of articles that do not specifically address the lead topic. Each issue opens with a "main article" by a renowned scholar followed by more "contributions". As a rule, the main article and other contributions are the subject of critical commentaries. The "Practice" rubric holds space in each issue for a practical article, or as the case may be, an article with a distinctive relation to practice and/or for the presentation of a practical project. Furthermore, a doctoral thesis project is presented in each issue.