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 refereed by the journal’s Scientific Committee. Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors and the members of the Editorial Committee within four 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 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

Scienze del Territorio does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC.

Publication Frequency

Scienze del Territorio is published 1 time per year