Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The choice of the name of the journal represents a farewell from the identification of aesthetics with hermeneutics and speculative philosophy of art. It also shows our strong commitment to the irreducibility of aesthetics to a mere psychological fact.
The subtitle of the journal “practices, languages and knowledge concerning aesthetics” indicates the present, fertile pluralism of aesthetics. This is a pluralism of views and methods, often connected with the different ways in which contemporary arts and aesthetic abilities present and structure themselves. Also, it is a pluralism of thoughts and formulas, which induces to relativize the western tradition within which the discipline of aesthetics was born. Finally, it is a pluralism of epistemic landscapes, which also trespasses into the sphere of sensibility and art. These various, epistemic landscapes have recently experienced a revolutionary enlargement through the rise of some new or radically renewed disciplines (from neurosciences to anthropology, from cognitive sciences to psychobiology). Indeed, we conceive Aisthesis as a public space where those different approaches and disciplines can interact.

Contributions in Aisthesis are welcome. We secure:

  • open access to contribution (authors retain copyright)
  • peer-review by internationl experts
  • wide dissemination of published contributions both in the national and international area, with the help of specific tools.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards. 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. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version

Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.


Open Access Policy

Aisthesis 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 3.0 (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.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)


Legal Deposit

Firenze University Press is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service


Article Processing Charges

Aisthesis does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC


Publication Frequency

Aisthesis is semiannual


Indexing and abstracting

Aisthesis is indexed in:

  • BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • DOAJ
  • ESCI Thomson Reuters
  • EZB–Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • Google Scholar
  • JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs)
  • JURN
  • Journalseek
  • New Jour
  • Philpapers – Online research in philosophy
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • Scirus ELSEVIER
  • Searchteam
  • The Philosopher’s Index
  • WorldCat


Information for Authors

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

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 Librarians

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).


Creative Commons License

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

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