About the Journal


LEA is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scholarly journal that publishes original research papers in all areas of literature and linguistics, with special emphasis on cross-cultural encounters and interdisciplinary exchanges. Authors are invited to contribute to one of the following sections:

1) “Scritture” is devoted to the specific theme illustrated in the yearly Call for Papers (see below).

2) “Studi e saggi” welcomes essays that are not related to the topic proposed in the Call for Papers.

3) “Condizioni di possibilità” illustrates ongoing research at the Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and Psychology of the University of Florence.

4) “Osservatorio” contains reviews, conference reports, and discussion of research projects.

Proposals must be submitted online before the following deadlines:

- Essays for the first three sections of the journal: May 8 of every year.

- Contributions for “Osservatorio”: June 30 of every year.

LEA is published once a year in December. LEA invites submissions addressing the themes or topics outlined in the Call for Papers, which is issued every year in January.


General editors
Ilaria Natali, University of Florence, Italy
Ayşe Saraçgil, University of Florence, Italy

Open Access Policy

LEA provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC BY 4.0). This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s).

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers, to include the DOI code of the issue or essay and to specify that it is the first edition.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights. Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)

Publication Frequency

LEA is published one time per year

Legal Deposit

Firenze University Press is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service

(APC) Article Processing Charges

LEA does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC.

Indexing and abstracting

LEA - Lingue e Letterature d'Oriente e d'Occidente (LEA) is indexed in:

  • BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals SEAL
  • EZB - Electronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (Eletronic Journals Library)
  • ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences 
  • Google SCHOLAR
  • JournalTOCs
  • JURN
  • MIAR - Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals
  • MLA - International Directory of Periodicals Bibliography
  • OAIster [OCLC – Digital Collection Services] – WorldCat
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • WOS - WEB OF SCIENCE Thomson Reuters - Emerging Sources Citation Index

Online First

LEA publishes OnlineFirst Articles. This feature allows final revision articles to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. 

The only difference between Online First and issue publication will be the citation details and the addition of the Online First publication date to the second version.

Each OnlineFirst article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This should be included in all citations. DOIs provide a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment, even after they are assigned to the issue. Information such as volume, issue, and page numbers are not allocated to OnlineFirst articles (as that information is not known until the issue is completed), therefore these manuscripts should be cited as follows:
Rossi, A. Prepublished Month, Year, Article title, LEA - Lingue E Letterature D'Oriente E D'Occidente. DOI: 10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-012345

After the article is assigned to a specific issue, new citations can be made using volume and page number information, while still using the DOI:

Rossi, A. 2014. Article title. LEA - Lingue E Letterature D'Oriente E D'Occidente, 5, 37-47. DOI: 10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-012345