About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The issues of the new series will present the usual structure: every issue features a monographic theme on which researchers and social scientists debate their views, without the exclusion of contributions from the other human sciences and, when called for, the so-called natural sciences. The journal's non-monographic sections also adopt this approach. 

Monographic Section

Each Issue presents a different Monographic Section dedicated to a specific theme. The section includes contributions related to active Call for Papers. You may vision the active Calls here.

Open Essays and Researches

Open Essays and Researches welcomes contributions on various topics, with a preference for those relying on innovative research designs and methods.

 Eliasian Themes

Eliasian Themes aims to cultivate the journal’s roots in Nobert Elias’ tradition, by hosting discussions of his works, but especially by favouring theoretical reflections and research works that explicitly refer to his theoretical architecture and analytical methods.

Points of view

Points of view hosts papers, comments or interviews on current themes

(Re)Reading the Classics

(Re)reading the Classics collects theoretical reviews of classic books, aiming to show the newness of the thought of classic authors.

Book Reviews – Debates

Debates aims to encourage discussion among several authors on recently published volumes.

Book Review – Standard

Book Review standard hosts reviews of recently published volumes.

Book Review – Profiles

The purpose of this section is to report recent publications of considerable scientific interest.


In the beginning of this new course, we wish to express our gratitude to the outgoing editor Paolo Giovannini who has decided to hand over the reins to us, entrusting us with the task of relaunching and widening the themes and horizons of the journal.

Thanks to the collaboration of the brilliant scholars who have joined the Scientific and Editorial Boards of CAMBIO, and to the hard work of the Editorial Office, we hope to be able to realize a new ground-breaking international academic journal.

Peer Review Process

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

Publication Frequency

Semiannual, published in June and December

Article and Submissions Processing Charges (APC)

There are no pre-publication author charges (commonly known as APCs) or article submission charges (ASC), and any reader can download articles and reviews free of charge, at any time and in perpetuity.

Open Access Policy

Cambio provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, Firenze University Press at the University of Florence, complies with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: By “open access”, we mean the free availability on the public internet, the permission for all users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain is to guarantee the original authors with control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in our journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with Cambio agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain the copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in Cambio.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Indexing and abstracting

Cambio is indexed in: 
  • ACNP Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
  • ApeJournal – Academic Publications eJournal
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • Co.Bi.ReI
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • JournalSeek – A Searchable Database of Online Scholarly Journals
  • JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs)
  • JURN
  • Natural Science Journals PQ
  • NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • Professional ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Central
  • SciTech Journals PQ
  • Searchteam
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • Urbadoc
  • WorldCat


Cambio and Firenze University Press are experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service.