Annali di studi religiosi

ISSN: Online (dal nr. 14/2013) 2284-3892
Reg. trib.: Trento, n. 5/2014, 20.03.2014
Publication frequency: Yearly
Publisher: FBK Press

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“Annali di studi religiosi” is the journal of the Centro per le Scienze Religiose (ISR) of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler. It appears once a year and publishes articles both by the Center's researchers as well as outside academics on topics related to religious transformations with special emphasis on the contemporary context.
The publication was launched in 2000 and is published only electronically as an open-access journal since 2013. It boasts an internationally renowned editorial board and uses double-blind peer review. The Annali are a multilingual journal.
“Annali di studi religiosi” has been awarded “Class A” by ANVUR (area 11 | settore A5 Discipline demoetnoantropologiche).

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"Annali di studi religiosi" is indexed in the following repositories and data bases:
-  ACNP – Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek of the Universitz of Regensburg
-  Scopus

Director: Marco Ventura

Drafting Commitee: Paolo Costa, Lucia Galvagni, Debora Tonelli

Editorial Staff: Lorenzo Cortesi

Consulting Editors: Olivier Abel (Paris), Laura Boella (Milano), José Casanova (Washington D.C.), Adela Cortina (Valencia), Jean-Dominique Durand (Lyon), Jean-Marc Ferry (Nancy), Pierre Gisel (Lausanne), Jeffrey Haynes (London), Otfried Höffe (Tübingen), Vittorio Hösle (Notre Dame), Hans Joas (Freiburg i.Br.), Ghislain Lafont (Roma / Pierre-qui-vire), Daniel Marguerat (Lausanne), David Martin (London), Virgilio Melchiorre (Milano), Pier Paolo Portinaro (Torino), Adriano Prosperi (Pisa), Warren T. Reich (Washington D.C.), Myriam Revault D’Allonnes (Paris), Gilles Routhier (Québec), Elmar Salmann (Roma), Kurt Seelmann (Basel), Stefano Semplici (Roma), Debora Spini (Firenze), Charles Taylor (Montréal), Paul Valadier (Paris), Marciano Vidal (Madrid)

Peer reviewers: Emanuele Castelli (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Tyson Chatagnier (Vanderbilt University), Gianluca De Candia (Universitaet Münster), Andrea Favaro (Fondazione Marcianum), Francesco Ghia (Università di Trento), Alessandro Ghisalberti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Giovanni Girardi (Studio Teologico San Zeno, Verona), Andrea Grillo (Pontificio Ateneo S. Anselmo, Roma), Marcello Neri (Europa-Universität Flensburg), Andrea Oppo (Pontificia Facoltà Teologica della Sardegna), Gian Luigi Prato (Università di Napoli Federico II), Alessandra Vitullo (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Vincenzo Viva (Pontificia Università Urbaniana e Accademia Alfonsiana a Roma), Irene Giuseppina Zavattero (Università di Trento)

The code of ethics of «Annali di Studi Religiosi» is based upon COPE’s (Committee of Publication Ethics) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
It lays out the ethical standards of behaviour that all parties involved – the editors-in-chief, the editorial board and staff, the scientific committee, the editorial staff, the author, the peer reviewer and the publisher – are required to acknowledge.


Publication decisions
The editors-in-chief and the editorial committee of the journal are jointly responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal are to be published. In order to reach publication decisions, meetings of the editors and the editorial committee are held on a regular basis. Except in particular cases, publication decisions are based on double-blind peer reviews. Moreover, the editors are constrained by the legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Fair play
The editors-in-chief and the editorial committee evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political opinions of the authors.

The editors-in-chief, the editorial committee and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors and the individuated reviewers. The identity of authors must not be disclosed to the reviewers before the respective articles have been published. The identities of the reviewers of a given article remain undisclosed even after the article has been published or a rejection has been communicated to the author. The list of reviewers is consultable on the journal’s website and is constantly updated.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Editors-in-chief and members of the editorial committee must not use unpublished contents disclosed in a submitted manuscript in their own research without the express written consent of the author.


Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editors-in-chief and the editorial board in taking decisions concerning the publication or rejection of submitted articles. Editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible for her/him should notify the editors in a timely manner and excuse herself/ himself from the review process.

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 editors-in-chief.

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. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under review and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for purposes other than the ones strictly appertaining to the review process.


Responsibility for Contents
The author is uniquely responsible for the contents of his/her publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. Whenever they use the work and/or words of others, this has to be explicitly acknowledged by means of appropriate citations or quotations.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one place. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publication (print or digital) concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors are held to provide correct and complete indications of the sources of images and documents mentioned, depicted, quoted or cited in the publication. Moreover, they are held to acquire written reproduction authorisations where necessary and to provide the editors with copies of the authorisations. Upon request by the editors-in-chief authors are held to provide the sources and/or the data on which their research is based.

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. This is to enable the editors to explicitly ask every co-author to approve the final version of the paper and to give permission for its publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project have to be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editors and cooperate with the editors-in-chief and the editorial committee to prepare, where deemed necessary by the editors, a corrigendum.