Editorial Policies

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. 
The journal is intended as an observatory on innovation practices and a place of theoretical reflection on them, providing infor-mation, 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.



Section Policies


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.

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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.

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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).

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Science in action

Science 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.

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The Territorial Project: reflections and experiences

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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.

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

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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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Peer Review Process

Visions, In the background, Work in progress, Dialogue on Territorial Sciences, Readings and Reviews are refereed by the Journal’s Scientific Advisory Board, whilst Science in action, hosting papers coming from each thematic CFP, undergoes an external peer review process in double blind.

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards within four weeks. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers.

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.


Open Access Policy

Scienze del Territorio provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC-BY).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.


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


Information for Authors

Before publication, after the acceptance of the manuscript, authors have to sign a Publication Agreement with Scienze del Territorio

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines


Information for Libraries

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY- 4.0)

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