About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Founded by the University of Bologna and the Associazione di studi sismondiani (Florence) in 2015, «Annali Sismondi / Annales Sismondi / Sismondi Annals» is an international peer-review journal on the life and works of Jean-Charles Léonard Simonde de Sismondi (1773-1842) and the other members of the Groupe de Coppet (Mme de Staël, Benjamin Constant, etc.). It is published only in an electronic format. Its main focuses revolve around history and history of the historiography, history of both economic and political thought, history of the Constitutional ideas. Its particular attention to the figure of Sismondi derives both from his greatness and the fact that he was a member and after the only survival of the well-known Groupe de Coppet. The journal publishes contributions (articles, sources in critical edition, review-articles) in English, French and Italian, after a double blind peer-review.

Peer Review Process

Acceptance of articles for publication is subject to a double blind peer review. The two anonymous referees are chosen on the basis of their specific competences and research fields. Papers are evaluated according to several criteria as listed in an "evaluation card", which meets international scientific standards for journals. By submitting an article, the author implicitly accepts the double blind peer review process. The Editorial Board will give a judgement both in case of approval or non-approval of the article, within two months from the date of submission. The article will be published online within six months after the evaluation.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published once a year.

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-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions, without commercial purposes. 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.

Authors are welcome to post the final draft post-refereeing (postprint) on a personal website, a collaborative wiki, departmental website, social media websites, institutional repository or non-commercial subject-based repositories.

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

Publication Ethics

The following statement is inspired by COPE Code of Conduct:

Duties for the Editorial Team

Editorial team takes all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material published in Annali Sismondi.

Editorial team have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if an allegation of misconduct is brought to them. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers.

The decision of Editorial team and of the International Editorial Board 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.

Editorial team will ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions.

Editorial team strives to ensure that peer review at the journal is fair, unbiased and timely.

A description of peer review process is published, and Editorial team is ready to justify any important deviation from the described process.

Editorial team and International Editorial Board evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Editorial team’s decision may be constrained by such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. 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 checklists.

Editorial team has a system to 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 is guaranteed.

Duties for Authors

Authors are responsible for the articles they submit: they must assure the originality of their works, being aware of the consequences of misconduct.

Authors should always acknowledge their sources and provide relevant citation details for all publications that have influenced their work.

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication in order to provide access to such data.

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

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 Editorial team 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.

The Journal policies will be reviewed periodically, particularly with respect to new recommendations from the COPE.

Archiving Policy

The University of Bologna has an archival arrangement with the National Central Libraries of Florence and Rome within the national project Magazzini Digitali.

Indexing and abstracting

The Journal is indexed in the following databases:

  • ACNP – Catalogo Nazionale dei Periodici
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Google Scholar – Academic search engine
  • JournalTOCs – The latest Journal Tables of Contents
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura Scientifica
  • ROAD – Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources
  • Worldcat – The world's largest library catalog