About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Educazione interculturale (Intercultural Education) is a scientific, open access and interdisciplinary Journal, which welcomes Italian and foreign contributions by scholars, researchers, academic and non-academic experts with the aim of bringing together critical essays, empirical and applied experiences.

Through a series of call for papers, thematic sections and/or a miscellany of essays the journal aims at encouraging the scientific debate, as well as at providing a space for a practice-oriented reflection on cultural differences, intercultural education, gender, migration, citizenship, discrimination and inclusion in multicultural contexts.

Peer Review Process

When the editorial board receives a new article, the double-blind peer-review process will proceed as follows:

  1. The editorial board communicates to the author that the article has been received.

  2. The editors make an initial assessment of the article according to the following criteria: relevance of the topic; overall quality of the contribution according to the standard of the magazine; compliance with the editorial standards. Editors may refuse the article and communicate their decision to the author.

  3. After successfully passing the first evaluation, the article will be sent to two anonymous reviewers, who will evaluate the article with the following possible outcomes:

    • Article accepted

    • Article accepted with minor revisions

    • Article accepted with high degree of revision

    • Article refused

  4. According to the referees' evaluation, the editors will communicate to the author the final decision on the article. In case of request for minor changes, the author will have two weeks to change the article in accordance with the demands of the referee and provide the final version. The management reserves the final decision on the acceptance of the article.

  5. Publication

The editorial board reserves the right to decide in which issue of EI the article that passed all the evaluation stages will be published.

List of referees for the year 2019:

Luca Agostinetto, Caterina Benelli, Raffaella Biagioli, Giuseppe Burgio, Rosanna Cima, Tiziana Chiappelli, Rosita Deluigi, Francesca Dello Preite, Paola D'Ignazi, Paola Dusi, Marco Fassino, Massimiliano Fiorucci, Tommaso Fratini, Mariangela Giusti, Francesca Gobbo, William Grandi, Silvia Guetta, Claire Lajus, Lorenzo Luatti, Emiliano Macinai, Valentina Migliarini, Marta Milani, Maria Teresa Muraca, Annamaria Passaseo, Anna Pileri, Giorgia Pinelli, Silvio Premoli, Rosa Grazia Romano, Carla Roverselli, Veronica Riccardi, Marta Salinaro, Milena Santerini, Maria Tomarchio, Alessandro Vaccarelli, Federico Zannoni, Luisa Zinant, Elena Zizioli, Davide Zoletto.

EI is deeply grateful to those who make their time and experience available to examine the proposed contributions and offer constructive suggestions for their improvement. Without this contribution, the journal could not maintain and improve its quality standards and continue to contribute to the field of studies, research, practices of Intercultural Pedagogy and Education and Cultural Anthropology. We would like to thank all those who participated in the review process.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes two issues for year. The first issue is published in May and the second issue is scheduled on November.

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.

It releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the journal for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

The journal has neither article processing charges nor submission processing fees.

Publication Ethics

The following statement is inspired by COPE Code of Conduct: 
http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors.pdf

Duties for the Editors

Editors of Educazione interculturale are responsible for the selection process and the publication of articles submitted to the journal. They will take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the published material and to ensure a fair, unbiased and timely peer review process. Authors have the right to have manuscripts evaluated for their intellectual contents, without discrimination on grounds of their gender, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin.

The peer review process, as described in the journal policies, will be followed by Editors with accuracy. They will keep track of the process and will justify any important deviation of it.

The decision of the Editors as to accept or reject a paper for publication in the journal is based on subject relevance and originality, and is guided by the review of suitably qualified Reviewers. Editors will ensure that appropriate and qualified Reviewers are selected for each submission, and will send to Authors the entirety of their comments — unless their content is offensive.

The Editorial Team adopts a work-flow that ensure that material submitted to the Journal remains confidential while under review. Confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research or professional interactions must be guaranteed.

The Editorial Team provides guidance to Authors that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing and the use of appropriate guidelines and flowcharts.

Editors will manage their competing interests as well as those of the staff, Reviewers, and Authors.

Editors have a process for handling submissions from the Editors and members of the Editorial Team to ensure unbiased review and the blindness of the peer-review process.

Editors decision may be constrained by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Editors ensure that contents are published on a timely basis, following the stated frequency. Editors take all reasonable steps to guarantee that the published material is securely preserved and all articles are published in open access, freely available to anyone. Permanent identifiers as DOI and an archiving policy guarantee tracking and preservation of articles in the long term.

Duties for Authors

Author(s) should understand and scrupulously uphold high standards for ethical behaviour in the conduct of research, particularly in relation to the verification and truthful reporting of data, the granting of proper credit, and referencing of the work of others in publication. Plagiarism of another’s work is a form of theft and constitutes serious misconduct.

In publication it is essential that each co-author contributes significantly to the research reported and openly accepts joint responsibility for the work. If these conditions cannot be met, the person should not be included as an author.

Simultaneous submissions of an article describing the same research to more than one publication constitutes misconduct because it wastes editorial and referees’ time for the author’s own purposes. Similarly, publishing the same results in more than one primary research journal is a form of misconduct and is not acceptable. Exceptions are made by some journals for previous publication in conference proceedings. At submission an author is bound to disclose any prior appearance of the work so that the journal may make an informed decision about whether to accept it for peer review.

Authors must declare all the financial and non-financial support for their research. Authors must declare any potential competing interest and must comply with the peer-review process by submitting a properly anonymized manuscript.

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. Authors are encouraged to deposit the underlying data in a public or institutional data repository for public accessibility and long-term preservation. Authors are also asked to provide full citation and a link to the deposited underlying data in the accepted manuscript. In case the underlying data cannot be shared on account of ethical or commercial restrictions, Authors should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication and provide a suitable data availability statement.

Authors are asked to follow the Authors Guidelines published by the Journal, therefore ensuring accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing.

Authors have the responsibility to notify promptly the Editor if a significant error in their articles, both published and unpublished, is identified. Authors will cooperate with Editors in case any issue is raised with their articles.

Duties for Reviewers

Reviewers are provided guidance on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.

Reviewers are required to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission.

Reviewers are encouraged to comment on the originality of submissions and to be alert to redundant publications and plagiarism. They will alert Editors regarding intellectual property issues and plagiarism and work to handle potential breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions.

Reviewers should help identifying relevant published work that has not been cited by the Authors. 

Handling of errors and misconducts

Editors have a duty to act promptly in case of errors and misconducts, both proven and alleged. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. In case such as errors in articles or in the publication process, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, appropriate steps will be taken, following the recommendations, guidelines and flowcharts from COPE. Corrections will happen with due prominence, including the publication of an erratum (errors from the publication process), corrigendum (errors from the Author(s)) or, in the most severe cases, the retraction of the affected work.

The Journal policies will be reviewed periodically, particularly with respect to new recommendations from the COPE (last update: May 2020).

Publisher

Dipartimento di Scienze Dell’Educazione «Giovanni Maria Bertin» – EDU
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Via Filippo Re, 6
40126 – Bologna (Italy)