Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Within the theoretical-empirical reference macro-framework, represented by family education and parenting support, since its establishment, RIEF dedicates ample room to the following, key topics:

the  multicultural, and intercultural, dimension of the family; Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services, and school, as places of family education, and parenting support; the role of educators and teachers in promoting family education, and in listening to parents; teenagers within the family; families, today: new configurations, and new needs; homogenitorial families; vulnerable families; adoptive families; extended/blended/reconstituted families; the different kinds of traumas that can affect families; the family facing disability, and Special Educational Needs; the family facing bullying; the family facing sexuality issues; the role of grandparents in family dynamics; the role of the father, and of the mother, today; the management and role of emotions, and affections, between parents and children.


The Italian Journal of Family Education (Rivista Italiana di Educazione Familiare – RIEF) aims to promote rigorous thinking on educational and pedagogical matters, linked to family as an institution. RIEF intends to be a place of critical reflection on the forces and the contextual changes that shape family, and all its subjects, investigating and reflecting on family education, family pedagogical and relational models, parenting practices, and parenting support. These issues are addressed from a multidisciplinary point of view, essentially in a pedagogical perspective, but also taking into account the historical, psychological, philosophical, political, and epistemological dimensions. All this with the main purpose of promoting inquiry and critical reflection on the family, with the aim to identifying and accepting its multiple configurations; to understand their dynamics in depth, without reducing their physiological complexity; to respond to parents’ and children’s need, today; to nourish the pedagogical debate on parenting support and family education with ever new and stimulating food for thought, through the publication of scientifically rigorous papers, coming from academic scholars, but also from experts every day working on the field, in various capacities, with families.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Dossier. La nuova figura del padre: cambiamenti intergenerazionali e trasformazioni culturali

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

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Books and journals received

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

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.

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



Publication Frequency

The journal will be published two times per year.


Article Processing Charges (APC)

RIEF does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC


Indexing and abstracting

RIEF has been indexed in the following databases::

  • ACNP – Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs) 
  • JURN
  • NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • Searchteam
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory


Information for Authors

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).



Legal Deposit

This Journal is experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service

Creative Commons License

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

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