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«estetica. studi e ricerche» (henceforth called “the journal”) is a philosophical journal double blind peer-reviewed whose code of ethics is inspired by the COPE’s codes of conduct: Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Duties of members of editorial board


Decision for publishing

The editorial board of the journal decides on publishing the proposed articles. However, executive editor has the ultimate responsibility of the publishing process. Either way, editorial board for any decision on publishing articles must consult referees, that are identified among skilled (within advisory council members or among scholars with a renowned academic respected by the scientific community) of matter expounded in the article.



The selection of articles for publication is only based on their contents without discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, political orientation of their authors.



The members of the editorial board and other staff members undertake not to disclose information about the articles proposed to persons other than the author, to the referees and the editor. The identity of the author, until the eventual publication, will remain anonymous to the referees.


Conflict of interests

The members of the staff of the journal undertake not to use in their research the contents of a draft article for publication without the written consent of the author.


Duties of referees


Settlement of editorial decision

The double-blind peer-review is a process that helps the members of the editorial board to take decisions on articles proposed and allows, if necessary, also the author to improve its contribution for a possible publication.


Meeting deadlines

The referee who does not feel adequate to the task proposed or who can not be up to reading in the required time has to notify immediately to the member of editorial board who contacted him.



Each text assigned reading should be considered as confidential. Therefore, these texts should not be discussed with other people without the explicit permission of the members of the editorial board.



The peer review must be conducted in such a way as objective as possible. The referees are required to give adequate reasons for their judgments.


Originality and plagiarism (for referees)

The referee must report any similarities or overlaps of the article received for review with other works known to him.


Conflict of interests and disclosure

Confidential information or information obtained during the process of peer-review must be considered confidential and may not be used for personal purposes.



Duties of authors

Originality and plagiarism (for authors)

The authors are required to declare to have composed an original work in its entirety and have mentioned all the texts used.


Multiple, repetitive and/or recurrent publications

The author should not submit articles that have already been allocated to other magazines. Simultaneously to propose the same text in more than a magazine is an attitude unethical and unacceptable.


Acknowledgement of the sources

The author should always provide the correct acknowledgement of the sources and contributions mentioned in the article.



It should be correctly attributed the authorship of the work and shall be referred to as co-authors all those who have made ​​a significant contribution to the ideation, organization, realization and revision of the research that is the basis of the article. If other people have participated significantly in some stages of their research contribution must be explicitly recognized.

In the case of contributions of multiple authors, the author who sends the text to the journal is required to declare that he has correctly stated the names of all the other co-authors, has obtained their approval of the final version of the article and their consent to the publication.


Conflict of interests and disclosure

All authors are required to declare explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest that may have influenced the results obtained or the interpretations proposed.


Errors in publication

When an author in his published article identifies a significant error or inaccuracy, it shall promptly inform the editorial board of the journal and to provide them with all the information needed to report, even issues of the magazine following the year in which the article appears, the obligatory corrections (in form of corrigendum).


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