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Open Journal of Humanities (OJH)

Open Journal of Humanities (OJH) - Universitas Studiorum

OJH is a peer-reviewed international Scientific Journal, devoted to the field of Humanities, which is distributed online for free with a full Gold Open Access policy.

ISSN 2612-6966  

1. The Journal - OJH's Publishing Ethics

2. International Scientific Committee

3. Published Volumes in Open Access

4. Current Call for Papers



            The Journal - OJH's Publishing Ethics

Journal scope and full Open Access distribution 

Open Journal of Humanities (OJH), ISSN 2612-6966, is a peer-reviewed Electronic Scientific Journal, which is devoted to the field of Humanities. The first three issues of the Journal, namely no. 1 (2019), no. 2 (2019), and no. 3 (2019), nave been already published and are now available in full Gold Open Access (see below). OJH is published three times a year, and is distributed online with a full Gold Open Access policy, without any embargo period, through a Creative Commons License (CC-by 4.0), according to scientific best practices.    

Peer-review process, publication ethics, malpractice statements and Authors' responsability  

Peer-reviewing process for OJH is operated on a "double blind" basis, for each proposed article; it is conducted by at least two external referees, and is monitored by members of OJH's Scientific Committee and by the Publisher's Editor. Both the reviewers and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Received articles are made anonymous by our Editors, before Peer-reviewing process begins. Selection is based only on intellectual and scientific value and content, with no regards to authors' identity, origins, political or religious orientations. Proposed papers must be unpublished and fully original, and OJH Editorial Board will condemn and report any plagiarism or semi-plagiarism case. Every single Author accepts his own full responsability for the originality and paternity of the published text.  

Article processing charges (APC) and opportunities for young scholars  

Not being expression of an University Department, but rather a fully independent Journal, and as a consequence of its full Gold Open Access and non-profit policy and distribution, OJH is published thanks to single article processing charges (APC). We also consider, for each single issue, a limited number or completely or partially charge-free articles, such as single "invited articles" by distinguished Scholars, and a limited number of single articles proposed by young PhD Students, Post-Doc Scholars and independent Researchers who have no access to University grants, according to a prior quality evaluation by OJH's Scientific Committee.

Accepted Topics 

Accepted topics of OJH include the whole field of Humanities, and namely: Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts (Visual Arts, Architecture), Classics, Philology, Philosophy, Law and Politics, Linguistics, Literature, Sociology, Economics. Corrispondent scientific classification in Italy covers the following fields (cf. D.M. 855/2015): Area 10 "Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche"; Area 11 "Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche, psicologiche"; Area 12 "Scienze giuridiche"; Area 13 "Scienze economiche e statistiche"; Area 14 "Scienze politiche e sociali".  

Open Access distribution, Creative Commons copyright, and DOI - Databases currently indexing OJH 

Every single paper is published with its own DOI and stable link. Both published Volumes and single papers are available online for free for reading and for download, and after different evaluation periods they will be fully indexed on major Open Access Scientific Databases, such as HAL, OSF, ROAD-ISSN, Scopus, WOS, DOAJ and on major Broad and General Databases as well, such as Google Books, and Internet Archive. We also encourage single Authors to upload their own full published OJH's Articles, without restrictions, on major Free-Access Online Repositories, such as Academia.edu, Google Scholar, ResearchGate and their own University Repository.

Selected databases which are already indexing OJH, or are still evaluating it, are listed below:
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) = accepted, fully indexed at: https://www.doaj.org/toc/2612-6966 
- OSF (Open Science Framework) = accepted, fully indexed, at: https://osf.io/yzhbm/   
- ROAD - ISSN = accepted, at: https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2612-6966  
- HAL - Archives ouvertes = accepted, data charging in progress, at: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/search/index/?q=2612-6966&submit=&submitType_s=file  
- CINECA = accepted, registered under code E251927 
- ISSN = accepted, registered under code 2612-6966 
- ANVUR = currently under evaluation after publication of 2nd issue and after one-year publishing period (allow ca. 2/3 months more)
- Scopus = currently under evaluation after two-years publishing period (allow ca. 10 months more) 
- WOS (World of Science, ex ISI) 
= currently under evaluation (allow ca. 6/12 months more) 

Universitas Studiorum allows the Author(s) to hold the copyright of their text and its publishing rights without restrictions.

Licenza Creative Commons
This work is distributed with license / Quest'opera è distribuita con licenza  Creative Commons Attribuzione 4.0 Internazionale.

OJH's Publisher is identified af follows:
Universitas Studiorum S.r.l. - Casa Editrice Scientifica
via Sottoriva, 9 - 46100 Mantova (MN), Italy
P. IVA IT02346110204
tel. (+39) 0376 1810639


            International Scientific Committee

Carla Carotenuto, Università degli Studi di Macerata (Director)

Giannella Biddau, Università degli Studi di Sassari 
Gabriella Cambosu, Università degli Studi di Cagliari 
Clementica Casula, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Matteo De Beni, Università degli Studi di Verona 
Federica De Iuliis, Università degli Studi di Parma 
Francesca Dell'Oro, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Sonia Gambino, Università degli Studi di Messina 
Carmela Giordano, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" 
Alberto Jori, Università degli Studi di Ferrara 
Valetina Laviola, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" 
Giovanni Lupinu, Università degli Studi di Sassari  
Chiara Melloni, Università degli Studi di Verona 
Michela Meschini, Università degli Studi di Macerata   
Mario Negri, Università IULM   
Erika Notti, Università IULM  
Isotta Piazza, Università degli Studi di Parma   
Paola Pontani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Daniela Privitera, Middlebury College at Mills, San Francisco (USA) 
Riccardo Roni, Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Marco Sabbatini, Università degli Studi di Pisa
Sonia Saporiti, Università degli Studi del Molise
Domenico Scalzo, Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" 
Edoardo Scarpanti, Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana  
Marco Stoffella, Università degli Studi di Verona   

Editorial and Publishing Committee

Ilari Anderlini 
Giannella Biddau  
Luigi Diego Di Donna  
Edoardo Scarpanti 


            Published Volumes in Open Access

Volume No. 1 (2019) - Full articles in Open Access  

Volume No. 1 - Full text
https://osf.io/s7nvq/   (via OSF)   
https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2612-6966   (via ROAD)
https://books.google.it/books?id=W1ykDwAAQBAJ   (via Google Books) 
DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/P7Z4V

Volume No. 1 - Front cover and Colophon

Serianni, L. 2019. “La lingua poetica del Leopardi, la tradizione lirica e la lettura dei classici italiani”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 3-21.

Chando, D. 2019. “The current political discourse with regards to migrants and the impact that this has on social work”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 23-68.

Pellegrino, R., Vaccaro, V.A. 2019. “E-learning: ses enjeux dans le domaine du FLE”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 69-85.

Privitera, D. 2019. “La coscienza della crisi e la sintomatologia onomastica ne La Coscienza di Zeno”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 87-96.

Biddau, G. 2019. “Etica animale nelle scuole e funzionalità dell’approccio costruttivista per la crescita dell’empatia”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 97-137.

Cotrufo, P., Bellone, L. 2019. “Soggetto A/D”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 139-148.

Abad Espinoza, L.G. 2019. “The moral philosophy of nature: Spiritual Amazonian conceptualizations of the environment”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 149-190.

Passaseo, A.M. 2019. “La tolleranza. Riflessioni su un valore educativo”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 191-201.

Passaseo, A.M. 2019. “Il personalismo educativo di Luigi Stefanini”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 203-212.

Laviola, V. 2019. “Artistic syncretism between East and West in the roundels on the right door leaf of Bohemond I’s mausoleum in Canosa (early 12th century)”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 213-239.

Bono, F. 2019. “Wer hat Angst vor dem Feind? Bemerkungen zur Darstellung des Ersten Weltkrieges im italienischen Film der 1930er Jahre”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 241-257.

Gambino, S. 2019. “Il grande valore culturale delle civiltà precolombiane del Messico”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 285-338.


Scalzo, D. 2019. “Per un’idea di Europa che mai è stata”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 339-368.

Barone, C. 2019. “Profili di Clitennestra tra odio e amore”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 369-383.

Florio, E., Maierù, L. 2019. “The scientific knowledge of book XVI De subtilitate by G. Cardano used in the Trattato sulla divinatione naturale cosmologica by P.A. Foscarini”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 385-422.

Russi, V. 2019. “La sinonimia tra proposizioni coordinate: expolitio e interpretatio nella Commedia di Dante”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 423-449.

Parente, L. 2019. “La visione filosofica di María Zambrano ‘dentro e fuori’ l’immagine pittorica”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 451-474.

Tocci, G. 2019. “Territori, turismo e lentezza: percorsi slow di sviluppo sostenibile”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 475-498.

Diodati, C. 2019. “Non luoghi e centri commerciali: donne consumatrici critiche (?)”. Open Journal of Humanities 1: 499-544.


Volume No. 2 (2019) - Full articles in Open Access 

DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/QVME4

Volume No. 2 - Front cover and Colophon

Gallotta, G.M. 2019. “Clash of civilizations and interregionalism: rise and fall (and a new dawn?) of two theoretical approaches”. Open Journal of Humanities 2: 3-25.

Bono, F. 2019. "The Most Austrian Film Director. Notes on the Cinema of Willi Forst". Open Journal of Humanities 2: 27-40.

Marmora, G. 2019. "Ofer hronrade: al di là del mare, la via delle balene. Questioni sulla traduzione del Beowulf in prosa italiana". Open Journal of Humanities 2: 41-74.  

Maiorano, T., Vagni, M. 2019. "Are Immediate and Delayed Suggestibility among children and adolescents linked to Socio Emotional Intelligence?". Open Journal of Humanities 2: 75-91. 

Tocci, G. 2019. "Responsabilità, sostenibilità ed etica del turismo nelle destinazioni turistiche dello Yucatan. Un caso controverso". Open Journal of Humanities 2: 93-116.

Colzi, F. 2019. "Gli utilizzi dei proventi del gioco del lotto pontificio nel XVIII secolo". Open Journal of Humanities 2: 117-138.

Fabbrini, S. 2019. "Architecture and National Identity in Meiji Japan: What’s the Matter with the White City?". Open Journal of Humanities 2: 139-173.


Volume no. 3 (2019) - Full articles in Open Access   

Brucini, A. & Berrocal Montiel, C. 2019. “Hikikomori: dal Giappone all’Occidente tra psicopatologia e manifestazione culturale”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 3-36.

Monceri, F. 2019. “Il ‘lato oscuro’ della Riforma: dalla ‘Riforma radicale’ al Castellio contro Calvino di Stefan Zweig”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 37-64.

Marconi, S. 2019. “Cellini, Serlio e la copia di un libro di Leonardo”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 65-80.

Larbi Youcef, A. 2019. “French Citizenship and the Algerian Jews: Disgracing the Protected 1870-1940”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 81-97.

Bevilacqua, M. 2019. “Il linguaggio francese dell’écoféminisme: un profondo intreccio lessicale tra due movimenti”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 99-114.

Gendolavigna, L. 2019. “Nuovi fenomeni linguistici in Svezia. Un percorso tra le definizioni degli stili multilingui”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 115-149.

Garunja, E. 2019. “Protection of economic rights of the child after a divorce process. Implementation of international standards from Albania as a guarantee for the protection of higher interest of the child”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 151-182.

D’Avanzo, W. 2019. “Democrazia elettronica. La partecipazione politica ai tempi dei social media”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 183-207.

Liverano, G. 2019. “Per una docenza significativa: la metafora come strumento educativo per la comprensione del disagio nel rapporto docenti-studenti”. Open Journal of Humanities 3: 209-222.




            Current Call for Papers

Call for Papers for Volume No. 4 (2020) - CURRENTLY OPEN

Deadline for submissions: March 22nd, 2020 
Notification of acceptance before: April 9th, 2020 
Publication of the last articles in Volume before: April 27th, 2020 
Theme for Volume: free

Information for submissions 

E-mail for submissions: info@universitas-studiorum.it

Accepted topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts (History of Visual Arts), Classics, Philology, Philosophy, Law and Politics, Linguistics, Literature, Sociology.

Accepted languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German; other languages can be considered on request.

Paper extension: min. 10.000 / max. 60.000 characters (including spaces), or different extension on request; pictures etc. will be reproduced in full colors.

Article processing charges (APC), to be paid after acceptance and before publication: 250,00 Euros / 275,00 USD.
A single free DOI code for each paper code is included.

Mandatory Paper characteristics:
document type = .doc or .docx
main text = Times New Roman, 12 pt., single spaced
secondary text = Times New Roman, 10 pt., single spaced
foot-notes (no end-notes) = Times New Roman, 10 pt., single spaced
to be included, at the beginning of the text, 5/10 keywords (in english); a 5/10 lines abstract (in english); author’s full contact information
bibliography style = as follows

Bibliography style (mainly based on APA’s) 

References inside the main text, or in the notes (examples):
Suzuki (1989: 56) refuses to agree with this idea.
Suzuki refuses to agree with this idea (1989: 56).
See Suzuki 1989: 56.
See Merriam-Webster's 1993: s.v.

Full Bibliography at the end of the Paper (examples):
Austin, N. 1994. Helen of Troy and her Shameless Phantom. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Calame, C. 1997. Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece: Their Morphology, Religious Role, and Social Functions. Trans. by D. Collins and J. Orion. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Ebbott, M. 1999. “The Wrath of Helen: Self-Blame and Nemesis in the Iliad.” In Carlisle, M. & Levaniouk, O. eds. Nine Essays on Homer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 3-20.
Ghali-Kahil, L. B. 1955. Les Enlèvements et le retour d’Hélène dans les textes et les documents figurés. 2 vols. Paris: De Boccard.
Groten, F. J. 1968. “Homer’s Helen.” G&R 15: 33-39.
Lloyd-Jones, H. & Wilson, N. G. 1990. Sophoclea: Studies on the Text of Sophocles. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (1993). Springfield: Merriam-Webster.
Vernant, J. P. & Vidal-Nacquet, V. eds. 1988. Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece. Trans. by J. Lloyd. New York: Zone Books.





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