About the Journal

Focus and Scope

A scientific journal: includes studies on the sources of photography, on its history, and on its social and theoretical uses. It assumes an authoritative position in both the national and international field for the excellence of its studies on Italian photography, but has also established a place within the contemporary debate concerning photography world-wide. Its cultural position is to favour a mix of the diversity of knowledge about photography, as documentation which records both the collective and individual past, but also, as a work of art, a specific artistic expression. 

Peer review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards within four weeks. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers.

The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous.

Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript within four weeks. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version in four weeks.

Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.


Legal Deposit

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

(APC) Article Processing Charges

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

Publication Frequency

RSF is published 2 times per year