About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Aesthetica Preprint is the four-month open access journal of the Società Italiana di Estetica (SIE). The journal aims at giving an account of the aesthetic research in Italy, but it offers also relevant contributions from foreign scholars. It presents miscellaneous numbers composed of essays by various authors, single researches of a wider scope, working documents, editions of small classics, and exceptionally proceedings of conferences and seminars. The essays, all subjected to peer review, are written in Italian or English and accompanied by abstracts in English. Founded in 1983 by Luigi Russo as an instrument of the International Center of Aesthetics Studies, it has been published by Mimesis since 2017.


Peer Review Process

The peer-review process contributes to the development and expansion of a coherent and rigorous scientific network and offer a guarantee of the quality of the work of the authors and of the institutions that support them.

After the manuscript has been received, Editors and the Board of Directors read the paper and evaluates the submission; they will make an initial decision as to whether the manuscript is likely to be a candidate for review.

If the manuscript is selected for formal review, editor selects and invites appropriate reviewers, at least two. Reviewers are chosen for their expertise related to the subject matter.

The peer review process is double-blind: reviewers and authors are kept anonymous. After the reviewers have submitted their evaluations, the editor and editorial team will make a final decision on the manuscript. 
Editors communicate the decision to the authors (accept, invitation to revise, reject). For papers invited to be revised, editor will outline what would be needed for revisions.


Open Access Policy

Aesthetica Preprint 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.
This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 3.0 (CC-BY).
This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. 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 Board for every reuse of the papers.
Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.


Publication Frequency

Aesthetica Preprint is a four-monthly publication.


Legal Deposit

The journal is registered at the Court of Palermo with Authorization n. 3, 27/01/1984.

It is registered at the Registro Nazionale della Stampa with Authorization n. 01499, 06/03/1985.

It is member of the Unione Stampa Periodica Italiana.


Article Processing Charges

No processing charges are required by Aesthetica Preprint for articles or submissions.


Copyright Notice

The authors retain all rights to the original work without any restrictions.

License for Published Contents

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and to adapt the work. However you must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

License for Metadata

This Journal published articles metadata are dedicated to the public domain by waiving all publisher’s rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. 
You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.