Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico


It is a pleasure to announce that AISTHESIS was recently accepted to be indexed in Scopus, one of the most internationally recognized databases in the academic and scientific community, Elsevier’s property.

This milestone represents international recognition of the journal's and its published articles' quality. Once the inclusion of articles in Scopus is completed, these will be widely disseminated, searched, accessed and cited.

Founded in 2008 by Fabrizio Desideri and Giovanni Matteucci, «Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico» is a peer-reviewed Open Access Journal whose focal aim is to promote interdisciplinary and transcultural research and debate in Aesthetics and the arts. Transcending traditional subject boundaries and understanding the notion of "aesthetic" as a pervasive component of human cultures and life forms, Aisthesis innovatively integrates a major focus on the intersection between aesthetics and the contemporary sciences (biology, psychology, neurosciences) with an in-depth interest in the history of the discipline, its leading classics and great metaphysical questions.

The journal appears biannually, in spring and autumn, and welcomes insightful academic articles and timely book reviews. Each issue includes a thematic cluster and a miscellany; call for papers are regularly announced on the journal website. "Aisthesis" is indexed, among others, in The Philosopher's Index, PhilPapers, Google Scholar, and ESCI.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Aisthesis has been included by Thomson & Reuters to ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) 

We are pleased to announce that Aisthesis has been accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a new edition of Web of Science™.

Content in this index is under consideration by Thomson Reuters to be accepted in the Science Citation Index Expanded™, the Social Sciences CitationIndex®, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index®. 

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Editor in Chief
Fabrizio Desideri (Università di Firenze)

Filippo Fimiani (Università di Salerno)
Andrea Mecacci (Università di Firenze)

Associate Editors
Lorenzo Bartalesi (EHESS, Paris) Managing Editor
Mariagrazia Portera (University of Zagreb) Book Reviews Editor

Editorial Assistant
Chiara Cantelli (Università di Firenze)

Direction Committee
Alessandro Arbo (Université de Strasbourg)
Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
Roberto Diodato (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Ubaldo Fadini (Università di Firenze)
Silvia Ferretti (Università Macerata)
Elio Franzini (Università di Milano)
Ricardo Ibarlucia (Universidad Nacional de San Martin)
Giovanni Matteucci (Università di Bologna) (Coordinator)
Maddalenza Mazzocut-Mis (Università di Milano)
Paolo Francesco Pieri (Università di Firenze)
Carole Talon-Hugon (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Salvatore Tedesco (Università di Palermo)

Editorial Board
Alice Barale (Università di Firenze)
Elisa Cardarola (Padova)
Gianluca Consoli (Università di Roma “Sapienza”) (Cognitive Sciences & Neurosciences)
Pietro Conte (University of Lisbon) (Coordinator)
Emanuele Crescimanno (Università di Palermo)
Fausto Fraisopi (Universität Freiburg)(Epistemology & Ontology)
Giacomo Fronzi (Lecce)
Filippo Focosi (Università di Macerata)
Michele Gardini (Bologna)
Valeria Maggiore (Università di Messina)
Marina Montanelli (Roma)
Thomas Vercruysse (Université du Luxembourg) (Poetics)
Vincenzo Zingaro (Firenze)

International Advisory Board
Andrew Benjamin (Monash University); Jean-Pierre Cometti† (Université de Provence-Aix-Marseille 1); Terrence W. Deacon (Department of Anthropology - University of California, Berkeley); Philippe Descola  (Collège de France, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (EHESS); Stephen Halliwell (University of St Andrews); José Jimenez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Ricardo Ibarlucia (Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional de San Martin (Argentina); Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland, College Park); Winfried Menninghaus (Max Planck Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt am Main); Jean-Michel Rey (Université de Paris VIII); Bertrand Rougé (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour); Jean-Marie Schaeffer (CNRS, Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (EHESS); Márcio Seligmann-Silva (Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brasil); Carlo Severi (CNRS, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (Collège de France - EHESS); Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University); Carole Talon-Hugon (Département de Philosophie - Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis); Wolfgang Welsch (Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena); Christoph Wulf (Freie Universität Berlin).

is indexed in:

  • BASE Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • DOAJ
  • 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

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