Focus and Scope

RiCognizioni is an open access, peer review journal hosting research on modern languages, literature and culture from both a disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. Its aim is to stimulate a dialogue between related scientific fields and encourage contact between different approaches.

The journal welcomes contributions from scholars and young researchers on:

  1. writers, movements, world cultures
  1. new and still unexplored areas of language, literature and culture

CrOCEVIA features papers dealing with different linguistic and cultural domains, converging around a common thematic core

InCONTRI hosts debates on current issues related to the social and cultural scene in the form of a round table forum

ItINERARI is a miscellaneous section with contribution from different areas of language, literature and culture

PaSSAGGI features unpublished translations and provides a critical forum on the role of translators

SeGNALI offers readers conference reports, book reviews and information about ongoing research projects 

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«QuadRi» – Quaderni di RiCOGNIZIONI is the open access series edited by the scientific committee and editorial board of RiCOGNIZIONI. The series is devoted to the dissemination of results stemming from research projects and the publication of conference and seminar proceedings in book form. QuadRi's website is available here.

Peer Review Process

Reviewer selection for each article submitted is up to the editors and takes into account reviewers' experience, competence, suggestions by authors or different editors, and a previous experience in reviewing papers for RiCOGNIZIONI.

Every proposal submitted for publication is read at least by an editor, for an initial review. If the paper agrees with editorial policies and with a minimum quality level, is sent to two reviewers for evaluation. RiCOGNIZIONI uses a double blind peer review.

The review process aims to provide authors with a competent opinion on their paper. A review should give authors suggestions, if needed, on how to improve their papers.

Publication timeline

RiCOGNIZIONI respects the publication timeline shown below in managing editorial workflow:

  • First editorial review, by an editor at least, with consequent rejection or peer reviiew assignment (within 4 weeks after submission);
  • First round of peer review (within 8 weeks after the assignment to the reviewers);
  • Communication to the author (within 12 weeks after the submission);
  • Author's modifications of the paper (within 6 weeks after editor's request);
  • Last editorial decision (within 2 weeks after modifications received).

The peer-review process is managed with the OJS platform.

Publication Frequency

RiCognizioni publishes one volume in two biannual issues, in June and December.

Open Access Policy

Ri-Cognizioni is an Open Access journal.

Ri-Cognizioni is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author or journal board.

This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

Archiving

RiCOGNIZIONI utilizes the LOCKSS system - via PKP network - to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Publication ethics and publication malpractice

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential model for RiCognizioni.
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.

DUTIES OF EDITORS

Publication decisions
The editor of the RiCognizioni is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
If applicable, authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

This Code of Ethics draws heavily from the following on-line source, which is recommended reading on ethical guidelines:

Article Processing Charges (APC)

RiCognizioni does not ask for articles processing (APC) or submissions charges.

Indexing & Abstracting

RiCognizioni is indexed in:

Online submission

If you want to submit your article to RiCognizioni, go to the online submission form.