Focus and Scope
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 accordingly.
The journal is intended as an observatory on innovation practices and a place of theoretical reflection on them, providing information, 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.
Peer Review Process
All published articles undergo an external double-blind peer review process, except for those to be published in Visions and Reviews, readings and announcements, directly assessed by the journal’s Editorial committee. Submissions are first pre-evaluated by the Editors and the members of the Editorial Committee within three weeks. If a manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two referees. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous.
Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript within three weeks. If reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and/or resubmitted, the author is expected to submit a revised version in three weeks. Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.
Firenze University Press is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service
Open Access Policy
Scienze del Territorio provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, Firenze University Press at the University of Florence, complies with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: By “open access”, we mean the free availability on the public internet, the permission for all users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain is to guarantee the original authors with control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in our journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
(APC) Article Processing Charges
Scienze del Territorio does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges (APC).
Scienze del Territorio is currently published 2 times per year.