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Quaderni dell'Osservatorio elettorale (QOE) – Italian Journal of Electoral Studies (IJES) - is an international scientific journal dedicated to all different dimensions of elections and voting. Founded in 1977 by Mario Caciagli (University of Florence), QOE-IJES is a reference for electoral studies in Italy. Almost half a century later, QOE-IJES is now the official journal of the Italian Society for Electoral Studies (SISE), thanks to an agreement between SISE and the Regione Toscana. The Journal aims at continuing publishing high-quality original papers from both Italian and international scholars, with the aim to further becoming a major outlet of elections and voting, public opinion, political behavior, and party studies in Italy and beyond.

November 2022: QOE-IJES has been evaluated as Class A-Journal for Political Science (14/A2) in the latest 2022 official ranking of academic journals set up by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and its evaluation agency ANVUR. This status has been granted retroactively since 2020.

!!!NEWS!!! November 2023: QOE - IJES has been accepted for Scopus indexing, underscoring its academic excellence and international relevance. The Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) conducted a thorough review of QOE - IJES journal and recognised several key strengths: a) Consistent publication of academically sound and relevant articles for an international academic and professional audience; b) Alignment of journal content with the journal's scope and aims; c) Addressing a subject area that is not adequately covered by existing journals.

ISSN 2724-4679 (ONLINE) ISSN 0392-6753 (PRINT)
Editors in Chief
Paolo Bellucci, University of Siena, Italy
Silvia Bolgherini, University of Perugia, Italy

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QOE-IJES is now making articles available online after the acceptance.


Current IssueVol 86, No 2 (2023): The Quality of Elections in Italy

Published December 31, 2023

Issue Description

In this special issue, dedicated to "The Quality of Elections in Italy", the articles explore various aspects of the phenomenon.

As explained in the introduction, by Rombi and Venturino, the study of the quality of elections is spreading very rapidly. Integrity is defined by Pippa Norris as “to agreed-upon international conventions and universal standards about elections reflecting global norms applying to all countries worldwide throughout the electoral cycle, including during the pre-electoral period, the campaign, on polling day, and its aftermath”.

The measurement tools are based on the experts’ perceptions and on the objective data.

Regalia and Rombi focus on the quality of elections deepening the basic concept of “free and fair elections”, suggesting... More


Table of Contents

Introduction Special Issue

Special Issue on "The Quality of Elections in Italy"

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