Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Rivista Italiana (Italian Journal) Starting point of this publishing venture has been the consideration of the lack of interest for the analytic approach and studies, within the Italian philosophical panorama, particularly addressing towards the students' work.

Filosofia Analitica (Analytic Philosophy) The journal proposes different themes for those who are interested in the analytic philosophical approach, whose main focus is that of making use of a specific and precise form of argumentation for reasoning, explaining ideas, holding to a philosophical position. Such an approach is, thus, based on the accurate, clear development and justification of each brick of knowledge and intellectual proposal, under the principles of intellectual honesty and respect.

Junior The journal aims at being a publishing device for students only (undergraduate, BA/MA, Ph.D.). The peer-review process, supported by the scientific board which stands behind it, is the system which grants the value and reliability of the contents of the articles, along with the intellectual growth of the partecipants who will receive reviews and suggestions for their work. Our journal is to be intended as a starting point for the research activity, not as a final destination or as a point of arrival.

Consuetude In order to guarantee competence and absolute impartiality for the expression of every kind of contents, and, moreover, in order to avoid misunderstandings, the Editorial Board is in charge of both automatically forwarding all the articles received to the Scientific Board and, at the same time, not to be author of any articles whatsoever. The members of the Editorial Board will however enrich the contents of the issues with other kinds of contributions like interviews, reportages, editorials and philosophical puzzles proposals and book reviews.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Portraits

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Interviews

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Articles

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Reviews

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Reports

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Ex Cathedra

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Received papers, if in compliance with RIFAJ’s standards, are submitted to a double-blind peer review process. Papers are sent for formal review to three referees, chosen from the journal’s scientific committee in view of their area of expertise. The review follows a formal form, as shown here.

Papers that receive at least two positive opinions get published. A referee may require that the author makes some changes in order for her paper to be accepted. If this is the case, the referee's comments are sent to the author via the editorial team, leaving the referee anonymous.

Received reviews, if in compliance with the journal’s standards, are evaluated by RIFAJ’s internal reviews committee. Under exceptional circumstances, e.g. length or importance of the reviewed book, we may consider longer contributions. We strongly discourage naked summaries as opposed to reviews containing some critical insight, little as it may be. An updated list of publications that we consider suitable for reviewing is available here. Review proposals of further publications are nonetheless welcome.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year: a spring issue on the 7th of May and an autumn issue on the 7th of November. There are two deadlines for the submission of an article, on 07/03 and 07/09 respectively. For instance, if an article is submitted after the 7th of March, it is immediately considered for the autumn issue. If an article is submitted before the 7th of March, it is published in the spring issue, provided that it needs no major revision. Regarding the submission of a review, the deadlines are 07/04 and 07/10.

The spring issue has no specific subject, whereas the autumn issue has always a special subject, the choice of which is within the scope of the Editor. The subject will be notified through the specific Call for Papers/Call for Reviews for the autumn issue. The Editor strongly recommends the authors to submit contributions relevant to the subject.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal grants open and instant access to its contents, following the principle for which making them freely and publicly available will increase the level of the global exchange of knowledge.