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Author Guidelines

The journal is divided into several sections:
Visioni (Visions) and Sullo sfondo (In the background) with papers on invitation;
Scienza in azione (Science in action) with papers sent in reply to the thematic call for papers related to each issue;
‐ Riflessioni ed esperienze sul progetto territorialista (Reflection and practices on the territorialist project) with papers sent in reply to the permanent call for this section and related to the general topics covered by the journal;
Letture, Recensioni, segnalazioni (Readings, Reviews, Announcements) with editorial or invitation papers.

All published texts are refereed:
‐ papers belonging to the sections Visioni and Letture, Recensioni, Segnalazioni through direct assessment by the Editorial committee,
‐ all other papers through an external peer review process in double blind.

For further information on the thematic and methodological organisation of the journal and on editorial standards, please refer to:


Original Research Papers


Visions hosts large perspective visions on the core theme, with experts’ essays together with papers by - or interviews with - privileged observers from active citizenship and progressive in-stitutions.

In the background

In the background hosts short contributions by experts apt to define the addressed topic in a conceptual, temporal and quantitative reference framework.

Work in progress

Work in progress contains social and institutional innovative ex-periences not yet formalised in administration practices, por-trayed through short scientific papers describing projects and case studies in different forms (articles, interviews, direct ac-counts).

Science in action

cience in action hosts articles double-blind peer reviewed, from the call for papers related to the core theme of each issue, developed in order to advance ter-ritorial sciences in a multidisciplinary perspective. They may be theoretical contributions or case studies, describing how the sci-entific community approaches and systematises the selected theme and providing relevant practical tools for active citizen-ship and social or institutional actors.

Dialogue on Territorial Sciences

Dialogue on Territorial Sciences contains articles and essays double-blind peer reviewed, that provide reflections on the multidisciplinary state of the art and advancement in territorial sciences, starting from single dis-ciplines or “clusters” of them. The papers may either be theoreti-cal or describe the methodological advances enclosed in particular interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research programmes, and may be sent to the Editors at any time, regardless of their topic.


Readings contains reviews of texts directly relevant to the issue theme, either recently published or not.


Reviews contains reviews of books and papers, mostly recent, dealing with subjects related to territorial sciences. Texts can be sent for review to Journal's Editors.

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