• Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico

    Going Virtual – But How? Mapping Virtualities in Contemporary Technoculture

    In recent years, Virtual Reality (a term coined by Jaron Lanier in the late Eighties of the last century) has become widely employed in different fields: from education to healthcare, from the military to professional training, from architecture to urban design, art production and display. First, the spread of this technology has promoted a revival of the notion of “virtuality”

    The deadline for application has been extended to 31 March 2023. Click here for more info!

    Founded in 2008 by Fabrizio Desideri and Giovanni Matteucci, «Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico» is a peer-reviewed Open Access Journal whose focal aim is to promote interdisciplinary and transcultural research and debate in Aesthetics and the arts. Transcending traditional subject boundaries and understanding the notion of "aesthetic" as a pervasive component of human cultures and life forms, Aisthesis innovatively integrates a major focus on the intersection between aesthetics and the contemporary sciences (biology, psychology, neurosciences) with an in-depth interest in the history of the discipline, its leading classics and great metaphysical questions.

    Fabrizio Desideri, Università di Firenze, Italy

    ISSN 2035-8466 (online) Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico is indexed in:

  • Annali di Storia di Firenze

    Annali di Storia di Firenze is the first journal ever entirely dedicated to offering a multidisciplinary perspective of the history of Florence publishing essays, articles and bibliographical documents trying to represent the complex interweaving of its millenary events. From 2011 the journal is available online and in printed version on request.



    Aurora Savelli, Università di Firenze, Italy


    ISSN 1827-6946 (online)

  • Comparative Cultural Studies - European and Latin American Perspectives

    Call for Papers for 17/2023

    Issue 17 | 2023:

    "Theories, political praxis and poetics of decolonial and feminist projects from Abya Yala and the Global South" |  n. 17/2023

    Coordinated by: Castriela Hernández-Reyes, María Candelaria May Novelo, Davide Riccardi, José Manuel Romero Tenorio

    Submissions Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Download the PDF of the Call (CASTELLANO) or visit the Call Website

    Call for Papers for 16/2023

    Issue 16 | 2023:

    "Italian Mafias and Media in Latin America" |  n. 16/2023

    Coordinated by: María Soledad Balsas  (CONICET-UNLaM, Argentina) and Marcello Ravveduto (Università di Salerno, Italia)

    Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2022

    Download the PDF of the Call (ITA | ENG | CASTELLANO) or visit the Call Website


    ISSN: 2531-9884 (online) 

    "Comparative Cultural Studies-European and Latin American Perspectives" is an international peer-reviewed journal for research and interpretation concerning issues of cultural diversity, migrations, gender, ethnicity and social class in European and Latin American societies. The journal publishes articles from around the world, providing a distinctive link between scholars living and working in Europe and Latin America, reinforced by the double coordination assured by the University of Florence, Italy, and the University of Coahuila, Mexico. The interdisciplinary dimension includes cultural and social anthropology, history, European and Latin American literature, sociology, psycho-pedagogical studies, economic and political sciences, communication, geography and international relations. The Journal is a biannual electronic publication of free access.
    Giovanna Campani, Università di Firenze, Italy
    Francesco Gervasi, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Mexico

  • Contesti. Città, territori, progetti

    Call for papers CONTESTI 1 | 2023

    WASTELANDS. Recycling urban spaces for the shrinking city

    Edited by Francesco Gastaldi, Federico Camerin

    EXTENDED DEADLINE 15 Aprile 2023

    This issue of CONTESTI aims to stimulate an international debate on decommissioning and shrinkage processes through: 1) outlining similarities and differences in the management of public real estate assets in a specific case study, but also in comparison – and in relation – with other types of voids (e.g. private properties). 2) Interpreting, in term of policy methodologies and tools, the effects of the decommissioning and redevelopment processes affecting abandoned assets and territories in terms of public-private relations, partnerships between public bodies at different administrative levels, institutional learning processes, and socio-economic repercussions at urban and territorial scales. 3) Highlighting urban issues tied to wastelands in relation to processes, approaches, and models of urban planning, strategic planning, and urban design. 4) Understanding the reasons and pivotal points underlying unsuccessful and successful re-cycling, as well as the opportunities and inertia of ongoing regeneration processes in connection with emerging issues and new experiments in territorial governance.

    Download the CALL FOR PAPERS  (ITA | ENG | ESP)

    ISSN: 2035-5300

    More information about Contesti. Città, Territori, Progetti

  • Cromohs - Cyber Review of Modern Historiography



    ISSN 1123-7023 (online)

    CROMOHS is a peer-reviewed, open-access electronic history journal published in English, and over the last two decades has established a solid reputation for scholarly rigour. With a marked international outlook, it aims to encourage methodological debate arising from original and creative dialogue between scholarly traditions, and to promote innovative approaches to archival research. CROMOHS acts as a focal point and forum for challenging and fresh scholarship on fourteenth- to nineteenth-century intellectual, social and cultural history in a global perspective. It seeks to move beyond a strictly regional and Eurocentric approach, with a preferential view towards histories of transcultural contacts and connections. Articles relating to Muslim societies (fourteenth-nineteenth centuries) are most welcome. More generally, CROMOHS strongly encourages contributions engaging with extra-European cultures and societies. CROMOHS invites theoretically informed work from a range of historical, cultural and social domains that interrogate cross-cultural and connected histories, intersecting the history of knowledge, emotions, religious beliefs, ethnography, cartography, the environment, material culture and the arts.
    Daniel Barbu, CNRS Paris, France
    Caterina Bori, University of Bologna, Italy
    Giovanni Tarantino, University of Florence, Italy
    Paola von Wyss-Giacosa, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Cromohs is indexed in:
  • Diciottesimo Secolo

    «Diciottesimo Secolo» is the official international open access journal of the Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII (SISSD). It is committed to hosting critical debates covering a full range of eighteenth century subjects: from literature to history, from law to religion, from philosophy to science, from anthropology to the fine arts, from linguistics to ethics, from theatre to music. It is also intended as an instrument for providing updated information about current Italian research in eighteenth-century studies. Published annually and double blind peer reviewed, the journal is divided into three sections: “Essays”, “Critical Notes” and “Reviews”.
    Andrea Gatti, Università di Ferrara, Italy
    Rolando Minuti, Università di Firenze, Italy
    ISSN ONLINE 2531-4165

    Diciottesimo Secolo is indexed in:
    We are pleased to announce that our journal has been awarded the DOAJ Seal. The DOAJ Seal is a mark of certification for open access journals, awarded by DOAJ to journals that achieve a high level of openness and adhere to Best Practice and high publishing standards.

    - Dossier: Periodicals and Health in the 18th Century
    Edited by Yasmine Marcil (Paris, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Maria Conforti (Rome, Universiy “La Sapienza”). (This section is closed: no further essays will be considered)
    - Open sections
    Issue VIII/2023 of “Diciottesimo Secolo” includes three additional open sections: “Saggi” (Essays), “Note critiche” (Critical Notes), and “Recensioni”(Reviews). Submissions in the “Essays” section are subject to double blind peer review. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023.
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    Deep Condolences over the Passing of Prof. Alberto Postigliola (read the message from the President)

  • Drammaturgia

    Drammaturgia is a new series of the same title journal published by Salerno Editore until 2003. Issued once a year, it examines the intercultural dynamics of theatre and the differences between literary structures of the discipline and its specific contexts and processes of production and fruition.

    Directed by Siro Ferrone with Stefano Mazzoni (until 2022) and Renzo Guardenti (from 2023), the new series of the annual journal «Drammaturgia» is the continuation of the prestigious multidisciplinary publication of the same name founded in 1994 by Ferrone and published with rigorous punctuality until 2003 by Salerno Editrice: ten monographic issues and eight notebooks, for a total of more than 4500 pages. The new series is published by Firenze University Press, both in print and in electronic form. The contents of «Drammaturgia» (original essays, documents, texts, bibliographic repertories, ongoing research) are available in open access. The journal investigates a long-term diachronic arc – from the ancient world to today –  in a historical-philological perspective attentive to intercultural dynamics and to the differences between the literary crystallizations of the theatre and the specific contexts and processes of production, staging and consumption of live theatre. In addition to the annual issue of the journal, reviews and commentary on current topics are published quarterly since 2001 on the website «Drammaturgia» ( A close and fruitful scientific collaboration is established between «Drammaturgia» and AMAtI, Multimedia Archive of Italian Actors ( The editorial staff of the journal is based in the Department of History, Archeology, Geography, Fine and Performing Arts of the University of Florence (Head Office in via Gino Capponi, 9).

    Sara Mamone, Università di Firenze, Italy
    ISSN 2283-5644 (online)
    Drammaturgia is indexed in:
  • Firenze Architettura

    Firenze Architettura (FA) is a peer-reviewed academic international journal published in Italian and in English on a biannual basis by DiDa, Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze.

    It focuses on the key issues of contemporary architecture design practice confronting the theoretical researches of the Florentine architecture school with those pursued by others Italian and European academies and with the work of important protagonists of the architectural debate.

  • Il Colle di Galileo

    Il Colle di Galileo is the "display window" for the initiatives promoted by the agreement "Il Colle di Galileo – Galileo's Hill" among the University of Florence, CNR, INAF and INFN.
    It publishes articles, by invitation only, both in Italian and in English in order to describe the main activities in Physics research taking place in several Institutions in the Arcetri area. Namely: Department of Physics and Astronomy (UNIFI), Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (INFN and UNIFI), National Institute of Optics (CNR) and Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri. These include scientific reports of events like international conferences and workshops and highlights on the main results obtained by the research of "Galileo's Hill" institutes.

  • Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology

    The Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryologyfounded in 1901 by Giulio Chiarugi, Anatomist at Florence University, is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Italian Society of Anatomy and Embryology.

    The journal publishes original papers, invited review articles, historical article, commentaries, obituitary, and book reviews. Its main focus is to understand anatomy through an analysis of structure, function, development and evolution. Priority will be given to studies of that clearly articulate their relevance to the anatomical community. Focal areas include: experimental studies, contributions based on molecular and cell biology and on the application of modern imaging techniques; comparative functional morphology; developmental biology; functional human anatomy; methodological innovations in anatomical research; significant advances in anatomical education. Studies that are essentially descriptive anatomy are appropriate only if they communicate clearly a broader functional or evolutionary significance. All papers should be submitted in English and must be original works that are unpublished and not under consideration by another journal. An international Editorial Board and reviewers from the anatomical disciplines guarantee a rapid review of your paper within two to three weeks after submission.

    Key words: anatomy, evolution, function, developmental biology, anatomical approaches, bioinformatics, molecular biology, cell biology,form and function, morphogenesis, pattern formation, organogenesis, brain, neural development, neurogenesis, nervous system, cardiac, vasculature, muscle, skeleton, skin, tissue repair, tissue engineering, regeneration, stem cells, cell-cell signaling, extracellular matrix, genetics, epigenetics, gene expression.

    Editor in Chief: PROF. DOMENICO RIBATTI


  • Italian Review of Agricultural Economics

    The Italian Review of Agricultural Economics is issued with the collaboration between the CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics) and SIDEA (Italian Association of Agricultural Economics).

    REA is a scientific journal issued every four months and publishes articles of economics and policies relating to agriculture, forestry, environment, agro-food sector and rural sociology. The articles undergo a double-blind peer review.

  • Journal of Early Modern Studies

    Journal of Early Modern Studies (JEMS) is an open access peer-reviewed international journal that promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion on issues concerning all aspects of early modern European culture. It provides a platform for international scholarly debate through the publication of outstanding work over a wide disciplinary spectrum: literature, language, art, history, politics, sociology, religion and cultural studies. JEMS is open to a range of research perspectives and methodological orientations and encourages studies that develop understanding of the major problematic areas relating to the European Renaissance.


    Donatella Pallotti curriculum

    Paola Pugliatti curriculum

    Dept. of Education, Languages, Interculture, Literatures and Psychology
    University of Florence - Via Santa Reparata 93
    50129 Florence - ITALY


  • LEA - Lingue e Letterature d'Oriente e d'Occidente

    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.

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


  • Musica/Tecnologia

    Since the discovery of electricity music and technology became strictly related, but even before that something kept these two disciplines together. The journal examines the various links and relations between the two trying to comprehend and explain the productive mechanism of music. 

    Solo dopo l’avvento dell’elettricità e delle sue applicazioni strumentali il rapporto fra musica e tecnologia è divenuto del tutto presente a coloro che operano nell’ambito musicale. Eppure la musica ha sempre avuto una dimensione tecnologica. Musica/Tecnologia tenta di esplorare questa dimensione, nella consapevolezza che i rapporti tra mondo musicale e mondo tecnologico spesso non sono lineari, bensì caratterizzati da sfasamenti cronologici e ambientali. L’urgenza a cui la rivista tenta di rispondere è quella di comprendere i meccanismi produttivi in cui la musica si inserisce, e di intraprendere una riflessione che consenta di non esserne inconsapevolmente sopraffatti.

  • Opus Incertum

    Opus Incertum is the journal of history of architecture edited by Department of Architecture of the University of Florence. Founded in 2005, Opus Incertum aims to be a forum for the promotion and dissemination of research in the field of the history of architecture and the urban landscape. The aim is to offer new perspectives and new insights on general and specific topics related to the disciplinary field of the journal.

  • Phytopathologia Mediterranea

    Phytopathologia Mediterranea is an international open-access, peer-reviewed journal edited by the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union. The journal deals with the main areas of plant pathology as epidemiology, control, biochemical and physiological aspects, application of molecular biology techniques, applied to fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, viroids, nematodes, etc. Special attention is given to phytopathological problems of the Mediterranean area. The journal includes 3 issues per year in which a review paper, original research papers, short notes and new disease reports are published. It also includes Book reviews of interest for Mediterranean phytopathologists. Papers are published in English. Phytopathologia Mediterranea is covered by CAB, BIOSIS, AGRIS, Chemical Abstracts, CSA, JSTORE.

    Phytopathologia Mediterranea is printed with the financial support of the Ministero per i Beni Culturali, Roma, Italy.

  • Rivista di studi di fotografia. Journal of Studies in Photography

    The Rivista di Studi di Fotografia (RSF) is the six-monthly scientific peer-reviewed journal put out by the Società Italiana di Studi di Fotografia (SISF). It publishes articles on research and studies into photography, both historical and contemporary; articles on sources and the custodianship of photographs; reviews of books, events and exhibitions of particular importance to the development of study in this field. The scope of the journal is to gather together and promote the most up-to-date research on photography which is taking place both in Italy and abroad, with particular attention to the work of specialists in the field who introduce innovative approaches and share an interest in dialogue with other branches of knowledge.

  • Scienze del Territorio

    Scienze del Territorio is the official journal of the Territorialist Society. The journal hosts pioneering studies pointed at enhancing territorial heritage, bringing back together the diverse meanings of places, frequently divided by confined institutional sciences and practices, and proposing transformation projects based on these guidelines. 

    As an identity code of its scientific method and action, the journal promotes forms of meeting and mediation among theoretical thought, technical and local knowledge. It hosts scientific articles as well as contributions from local communities and institutional actors who share this approach and experiment innovation projects and practices. 

    The journal is intended as an observatory on innovation practices and a place of theoretical reflection on them, providing infor-mation, conceptual and practical tools for active citizenship and institutions engaged in various forms of attention to care and government of territories as common goods. The aim is to foster experience exchange and knowledge dissemination and, in a wider perspective, to trigger continuing education and empowerment, by encouraging and strengthening ways of learning and self-learning which can be catalysed by readings.

  • Scrineum Rivista

    Scrineum Rivista is an open access on-line journal founded in 2003 by a group of scholars of Diplomatics, Palaeography and Codicology belonging to several Italian Universities. Its scientific focus lies on the history of the written culture from the Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages and includes the history of the book, of documentation and of writing in the Greek East and the Latin West. An interdisciplinary approach to similar topics concerning Modern History and non-European cultures is promoted.

    Scrineum Rivista publishes double-blind peer-reviewed original articles in the main languages of international scientific communication. It is a “class A journal” (Italian ANVUR classification) encouraging submissions by both well-established and young researchers.

  • SocietàMutamentoPolitica

    SocietàMutamentoPolitica is a journal of sociology. It includes theoretical and empirical studies of social phenomena in the belief that the interweaving of society and politics is of crucial analytical importance. Sociology is a form of knowledge that works alongside other social sciences and offers a rational tool for a critique of society and for the development of good government. The main aim of SMP is to encourage an exchange of views among sociologists by promoting open debate and encouraging the young to undertake new research.

  • Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies

    Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies aims to promote and contribute to the interdisciplinary debate on themes and research issues pertaining to every aspect of Irish culture, in order to create a place for an international debate and high quality research on Irish literary studies, history, cultural perspectives and linguistic inquiry, from the Romantic Era to the present age. The aim of the publication is, therefore, to stimulate discussion on problematic aspects of Irish culture: history, politics, social environment, as well as literature and art. The journal will publish previously unpublished works, both in the original language and Italian translation, as well as interviews, reviews, reports and bibliographies of interest for Irish culture scholars. The journal will also publish research in progress focussing on recent developments rather than consolidated theories and hypotheses and openings rather than conclusions, and will encourage young scholars to publish the results of their - completed or partial - research, and take part in the international debate, both in traditional formats and digital media. 

    The journal is published in English and Italian.

  • Studi sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education

    Founded in 1998, Studi sulla Formazione aimed at those in the academic world who are dedicated to advancing the field of education through their research. Studi sulla Formazione provides a range of articles that speak to the major issues in education across all content areas and disciplines. The journal is published two times per year and edited through a rigorous double blind review process that utilizes a national and international editorial board and peer reviewers. SSF promotes to advance research in the field of education through a collection of quality, relevant, and advanced interdisciplinary articles.

    We are proud to announce that SSF has registered more than 1 milion of download in the last seven year. 

    In response to feedback from the research community, Studi sulla Formazione is now making articles available online after the acceptance. 

    As a free service, making the accepted manuscript available has a number of benefits for our authors, including;

    • Earlier opportunity for research to be read and cited
    • Authors can promote their work as soon as it is accepted by their peers - maintaining the momentum of the publication process
    • Improved opportunities for funding approval as researchers can list their work earlier.