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Focus and Scope

Linguæ & is a peer-reviewed journal which provides a new outlet for interdisciplinary research on language and literature, giving voice to a cross-cultural and multi-genre koine. While the idea for the journal was developed in the ambit of the post-graduate programme in European Intercultural Studies at the University of Urbino, Italy, its scope goes far beyond that of exploring pre-established cultural paradigms. Indeed, its strongly experimental and dialogic approach to the ongoing debate should serve as encouragement for the submission of new work by young researchers. 

Studies from a wide range of disciplines are welcome and will, each in their own way, contribute to the exploration and definition of a particularly complex field characterised by over-lapping, interwoven contributions and at times even unresolved differences. Thus, the journal constitutes a unique arena for exchanges of opinion, and should foster the bringing together of ideas, laying the groundwork for a new cultural itinerary.

No one language will be privileged in the journal, nor will any single culture predominate. The studies published will themselves, from one issue to the next, define the character of the journal: not for the sake of obtaining an “eclectic” array of contributions, but rather to leave ample room for the many voices which are currently enlivening the scholarly debate on linguistic, cultural and literary topics.


Linguæ & è una rivista “peer-reviewed” che vuole aprire uno spazio di ricerca interdisciplinare a chi si interessa di lingue e letterature come espressioni di una koiné culturale che attraversa le frontiere e i generi. Nata dall’esperienza del Dottorato di ricerca in Studi interculturali europei attivato presso il Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione, Studi Umanistici e Internazionali: Storia, Culture, Lingue, Letterature, Arti, Media dell’Università di Urbino, la rivista non si pone l’obiettivo di muoversi su paradigmi culturali già consolidati, bensì di fornire un approccio interlocutorio quanto più ampio possibile, aperto anche alle ipotesi di ricerca di giovani studiosi.

Senza rinunciare alla propria specificità, ogni area disciplinare può contribuire a delineare le coordinate di un territorio segnato da intrecci, sovrapposizioni e conflitti non sempre risolti. Si disegna così la mappa culturale di un percorso che si fa luogo di confronto e di ricomposizione.

Nessuna lingua, perciò, sarà privilegiata, né alcuna cultura assumerà carattere dominante all’interno della rivista: saranno gli apporti che vi compariranno a definire – di volta in volta – il profilo di ogni fascicolo. Questo non per un acritico eclettismo, ma per lasciare spazio alle molteplici voci che vivacizzano l’attuale dibattito linguistico, culturale e letterario.



Section Policies


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Invited Articles

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Publication Frequency

Linguae & is published twice a year in June and December, and generally features miscellaneous contributions in the fields of language and culture. Special editorial topics will be advertised well in advance.


Peer Review Process

Works submitted to the Journal should be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

In submitting works to the Journal, authors agree that their works may be published (if accepted). Submission of a work does not guarantee acceptance.

All submitted works judged suitable for review undergo anonymous double-blind review process. Papers will be evaluated by at least 2 referees. The final decision is the responsibility of the Editor in Chief, and will be given within four months.

Invited papers will also be published. They, as well as book reviews, may not undergo an anonymous peer review process.

An inclusive list of all the referees contributing to the latest issues of the journal is published every three years. 


I contributi inviati alla Rivista devono essere originali e non in corso di contemporanea valutazione per essere pubblicati altrove. 

Inviando i propri contributi, gli autori acconsentono alla loro pubblicazione. L’invio non garantisce l’accettazione.

Tutte le proposte di pubblicazione giudicate idonee vengono sottoposte a revisione anonima in modalità “double-blind”. I contributi vengono valutati da almeno due revisori. La decisione definitiva relativa alla pubblicazione viene presa dalla Direzione e viene comunicata entro quattro mesi. 

Vengono pubblicati anche articoli su invito che, dichiarati tali, come le recensioni possono non essere sottoposti a peer-review.

Ogni tre anni viene pubblicato l'elenco dei revisori che hanno contribuito ad effettuare il referaggio per gli ultimi fascicoli


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

No subscription or registration needed to read the full-text of articles.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Linguae & expects all parties involved in the act of publishing commit to these publication ethics. Our Editorial Board will remove any work that does not meet these standards. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authors of Linguae & must undertake the following responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Reviewers of Linguae & must  undertake the following responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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: 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.

Editors of Linguae & must undertake the following responsibilities

  • Fair play: An editor at any time 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.



- Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index

- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

InfoBase Index 
The IBI Factor of Linguae & for the year 2015 is 3.96 

ANVUR - Classificazione delle riviste
- "Riviste di Fascia A" (Area 10 - Tutti i settori)

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Referee List - Vol. 13 (1 and 2, 2014), vol. 14 (1 and 2, 2015), vol. 15 (1 and 2, 2016)

Stefano Arduini, Università di Urbino – Daniela Baroncini, Università di Bologna – Mirella Billi, già Università della Tuscia – Alessandra Brezzi, Università di Roma La Sapienza – Luca Caddia, Keats-Shelley House (Roma) – Lisanna Calvi, Università di Verona – Rocio Caravedo, Università di Padova – Giovanna Carloni, Università di Urbino – Marco Cioppi, Università di Urbino – Gloria Cocchi, Università di Urbino – Luigi Contadini, Università di Bologna – Mauro Crocenzi, Università di Roma Roma Tre – Michael Dallapiazza, Università di Bologna – Giovanni Darconza, Università di Urbino – Roberta De Giorgi, Università di Udine – Cinzia De Lotto, Università di Verona – Claus Ehrhardt, Università di Urbino – Luis Enrique Flores, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes – Sergio Guerra, Università di Urbino – Giovanni Luciani, Università di Roma La Sapienza – Lorena Marchetti, Università di Urbino – Giovanna Mapelli, Università di Milano – Matteo Martelli, Università di Urbino – Giovanna Moracci, Università di Chieti-Pescara – Massimiliano Morini, Università di Urbino – Anna Teresa Ossani, già Università di Urbino – Donatella Possamai, Università di Padova – Elisabetta Savelli, Università di Urbino – Flora Sisti, Università di Urbino – Paola Spinozzi, Università di Ferrara – Romana Zacchi, già Università di Bologna.


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