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.
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.
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.
Authors who publish with Storia delle donne 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 Storia delle donne.
- 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).
- Mónica Bolufer (Universidad de Valencia)
- Rita Calabrese (Università di Salerno)
- Nuria Calduch-Benages (Pontificia Università Gregoriana-Roma)
- Marina Caffiero (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
- María Teresa Clavo Sebastián (Universidad de Barcelona)
- Giovanna Fiume (Università di Palermo)
- Laura Guidi (Università “Federico II”, Napoli)
- Hildegard Elisabeth Keller (Universität Zürich)
- Simona Marino (Università “Federico II”, Napoli)
- Marina Montesano (Università di Messina)
- Silvia Montiglio (John Hopkins University)
- Isabel Morant (Universidad de Valencia)
- Laurence Moulinier (Université Lyon 2)
- Ángela Muñoz Fernández (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
- Maura Palazzi (Università di Ferrara)
- Gianna Pomata (John Hopkins University, Baltimore)
- Maria Grazia Profeti (Università di Firenze)
- Camilla Russel (Università di Newcastle, Australia)
- Olga Ruiz Morell (Universidad de Granada)
- Loraine Slomp Giron (Universidade de Caxias do Sul-RS, Brasil)
- Elvira Valleri (Liceo Scientifico Statale “N. Rodolico”, Firenze)
- Perry Willson (University of Dundee)