About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Storia delle donne [Women’s History] is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually. Each issue is devoted to a theme that is particularly relevant to contemporary women and is re-examined within different cultures and societies often far removed in time and space.

The aim of each monographic issue is to trace back women’s individual and collective itineraries analysing their material and symbolic worlds against the backdrop of various geographic, socio-political, cultural and religious contexts. Storia delle donne is set out in two sections – Presente [Present] and Passato [Past] – in order to achieve continuity and discontinuity within a political perspective that takes gender studies into account, and is always sensitive to collective values. An additional section called Oltre il tema [Beyond the Theme] may host articles outside the theme of each issue, but still within the field of women’s history. Storia delle donne is specially interested in the work of young scholars, and is open to submissions of parts or remakes of PhD dissertations as well as articles produced through independent research.

Storia delle donne is long-term digital preserved into Italian National legal deposit and long-term digital preservation service.

Peer review

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

Storia delle donne 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.

Publication Frequency

Storia delle Donne is published one time per year.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

Storia delle donne does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with Storia delle donne agree to the following terms:

Editors in Chief

Dinora Corsi, Università di Firenze

Isabella Gagliardi, Università di Firenze


Marta Baiardi, Università di Basilea, Svizzera  [ baiardi.marta at gmail.com]

Anna Beltrametti, Università di Pavia, Italia   (annabelt at unipv.it)

Sara Cabibbo, Università di Roma Tre, Italia  [sara.cabibbo at fastwebnet.it]

Elisa Giunchi, Università di Milano, Italia  [elisa.giunchi at unimi.it}

Ida Gilda Mastrorosa, Università di Firenze, Italia  [idagilda.mastrorosa at unifi.it]

Aurora Savelli, Università di Napoli L’Orientale, Italia  [aurora.savelli at unifi.it]

Chiara Vangelista, Università di Genova, Italia  [chvangelista at gmail.com]

Itala Vivan, Università di Milano, Italia   (itala.vivan at unimi.it]

Scientific Committee