About the Journal
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.
Authorship 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
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.
The journal is published twice a year. The first issue has no specific subject; the second one can be special issue, 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.
The University of Milan has an archival arrangement with the National Central Libraries of Florence and Rome within the national project Magazzini Digitali.
The journal has enabled the PKP PN (Preservation Network) plugin, in order to preserve digital contents through LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) project
Editors have a duty to act promptly in case of errors and misconducts, both proven and alleged. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. In case such as errors in articles or in the publication process, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, appropriate steps will be taken, following the recommendations, guidelines and flowcharts from di COPE. Corrections will happen with due prominence, including the publication of an erratum (errors from the publication process), corrigendum (errors from the Author(s)) or, in the most severe cases, the retraction of the affected work. Retracted papers will be retained online, and they will be prominently marked as a retraction in all online versions, including the PDF, for the benefit of future readers.
- SIFA - Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica
- Riviste UNIMI
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
The project was born in 2010, when Ettore Brocca and Leonardo Caffo conceived of common and open philosophical research homebase for students.
The editorial and publishing processes of the journal involve three distinct functional organs:
- Editorial Board (exclusively composed by students and dynamically renewed at the end of each student's career)
- Scientific Board (exclusively composed by professors and researchers)
- Authors (Undergraduate, BA/MA and Ph.D. students)
The scope of each one of these organs is thoroughly explained in the appropriate section, concerning the areas of interest, the focus and the policies of the journal.
The journal is supported by the DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org) and is officially sponsored by the Italian society for analytic philosophy SIFA - Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica (http://www.sifa.unige.it), since 2011.
Past members of the editorial board: (in alphabetical order)
- Matilde Aliffi
- Flavio Basso
- Leda Berio
- Martina Botti
- Ettore Brocca
- Gianmarco Brunialti Masera
- Leonardo Caffo
- Mariaflavia Cascelli
- Daniele Mario Cassaghi
- Bianca Cepollaro
- Fabio Ceravolo
- Giovanni Cinà
- Mattia Cozzi
- Michele Herbstritt
- Giacomo Lini
- Giulia Lorenzi
- Carlo Monti
- Marco Nicolini
- Alessandro Rizzo
- Martina Rosola
- Martina Rovelli
- Giorgio Sbardolini
- Maria Scarpati
- Mattia Sorgon
- Andrea Togni