Manifesto della Rivista

Aisthema, International Journal

 

English summary

Aisthema, International Journal has the aim to: 

  • publish high-quality, original research works by scholars of different fields of specialization, based on well established as on emerging lines of (but not only) aesthetically-based philosophical research; 
  • promote the study of Philosophy as an intrinsically interdisciplinary matters in their genesis;
  • broadly conceived, provide a publishing space for studies starting from genuinely interdisciplinary research perspectives; 
  • provide a regular forum for discussing issues related to the interdisciplinary approach that wants to characterize the Journal.

Aisthema will feature in its main sections substantive articles, shorter research notes, reviews and surveys. All contributions will be blind-refereed: all submissions (except reviews and news) will be refereed by two peers.

 

PRESENTAZIONE

Aisthema, International Journal è una rivista elettronica peer-reviewed. Fondata come espressione editoriale del progetto “Natura e bellezza. Aspetti filosofici e prospettive teologiche in dialogo con le scienze” finanziato dal Servizio Nazionale per gli Studi Superiori di Teologia e di Scienze Religiose della CEI (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana), è divenuta autonoma, assumendo l’attuale denominazione, nel mese di settembre 2019.  

Aisthema, International Journal è una Rivista di Filosofia indirizzata a studiosi con formazione di livello universitario o similare il cui campo di interesse e ricerca predilige il carattere estetologico (M-FIL/04), ma non esclude gli altri settori scientifico-disciplinari attualmente presenti nell’ordinamento universitario italiano e afferenti le Aree 10 (Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche) e 11 (Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche). Inserendosi saldamente nel suo tempo, sostiene risolutamente quello spirito di apertura senza il quale non sono possibili incontri e condivisioni. Per questo, si propone come uno spazio di confronto critico a partire dall’Estetica, favorendo un approccio interdisciplinare e privilegiando il dialogo con tutti i campi del sapere, in particolare quelli che l’Estetica, nelle sue diverse accezioni, incontra e comprende nelle sue riflessioni.

Oltre a traduzioni di testi classici, la Rivista pubblica contributi inediti che dovranno rispondere a criteri di scientificità e originalità ed è diffusa, sotto forma di numeri a-periodici raccolti in volumi annuali, gratuitamente e senza restrizioni su Internet (accesso aperto - open access), in accordo con i principi della Dichiarazione di Berlino. 

In ogni fascicolo saranno presenti una sezione tematica, dedicata a saggi e note critiche sottomessi a seguito di call-for-papers, una sezione miscellanea, aperta a proposte libere, una sezione Classici e inediti e una sezione Recensioni e note bibliografiche.

I contributi proposti per la pubblicazione saranno sottoposti alla valutazione di due referees indipendenti e anonimi, interni e/o esterni agli organi della Rivista (double blind review). Faranno eccezione a questa regola i contributi di specialisti di chiara fama pubblicati su diretto invito della Redazione.

Aisthema, International Journal accetta contributi nelle seguenti lingue: Italiano, Inglese, Francese, Spagnolo e Tedesco.   

Per ulteriori informazioni: Imma De Pascale (Managing Editor)  depascale@aisthema.eu

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INFORMAZIONI TECNICHE

Aisthema adotta il software Open Source OJS, che gestisce tutto il processo editoriale, peer review compresa, e supporta testi, immagini, video.

Il diritto d'autore è garantito dalle Licenze Creative Commons, appositamente studiate per la tutela del materiale digitale.

Il numero di registrazione ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) della rivista è 2284-3515. La Redazione valuterà poi l’opportunità di richiedere sia la registrazione DOI, per la tracciabilità del contenuto, sia la registrazione in Tribunale e l’eventuale deposito legale.

La Rivista fin dal suo esordio è indicizzata in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, http://www.doaj.org/), in Cineca-ANVUR, Google Scholar, Thomson-Reuters, Scopus, Web of Science e altre banche dati/motori di ricerca similari.

La rivista garantisce agli autori la conservazione del materiale digitale.

La Redazione sta valutando la possibilità di attivare, a richiesta degli autori e/o dei lettori, dei sistemi di Print On Demand (Stampa su Richiesta) dei fascicoli con editori convenzionati.

Le sezioni tematiche in cui essa si articola sono:

Saggi (orientativamente 75.000 battute, spazi inclusi);

Note e studi critici (orientativamente 35000 batture, spazi inclusi);

Classici e inediti;

Recensioni e note bibliografiche (rispettivamente 20000 e 10000 battute, sp. inclusi).

 

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PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

 

(composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with Scopus recommendations)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication 

(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies). 

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Aisthema, International Journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society. 
The publisher of Aisthema, International Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. 
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Publisher and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary. 

Duties of authors (Guidelines based on existing Scopus policies). 

Reporting standards 

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. 

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such. 

Data access and retention 

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. 

Originality and plagiarism 

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. 

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. 

Acknowledgement of sources 

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services. 

Authorship of the paper 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 

Hazards and human or animal subjects 

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible. 

Fundamental errors in published works 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authorís obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper. 

Duties of the Editorial Board 

These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. 

Publication decisions 

The editor of Aisthema, International Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. 

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 

Confidentiality 

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. 

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. 

Involvement and cooperation in investigations 

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. 

Duties of reviewers (Guidelines based on existing Scopus policies and COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors). 

Contribution to editorial decisions 

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Elsevier shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing. 

Promptness 

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. 

Confidentiality 

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor. 

Standards of objectivity 

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

Acknowledgement of sources 

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. 

Disclosure and conflict of interest 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewerís own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.