Call for papers

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

New issues of AIDAinformazioni: Rivista di Scienze dell’Informazione will be published in June and December 2020 (number 1-2/2020 and 3-4/2020, year xxxviii).
You are kindly invited to submit original works which fall within the research topics listed below.
Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding submission or if you have any suggestions.

The Scientific Board

 About the Journal

AIDAinformazioni is inserted in the list of scientific journals compiled by anvur (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca), the Italian agency for research evaluation, for the competition areas 10 – Sciences of Antiquity, Philology, Literature, History and Arts; 11 – Historical, Philosophical, Pedagogic and Psychological Sciences; 12 – Juridical Sciences; 14 – Political and social sciences), as well as in that provided by the French agency aeres (Agence d’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur) which lists it among scientific journals for the field Information and Communication Sciences.

It is indexed and abstracted in: acnp – Italian union catalogue of serials; base – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine; erih plus – European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences; ezb – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg; Gateway Bayern; Italian Library Association- Italian Professional Literature; kvk – Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog; The Library Catalog of Georgetown University; sbn – Italian union catalogue; SummonTM – by SerialsSolutions; Ulrich’s; UniCat – Union Catalogue of Belgian Libraries; Union Catalog of Canada; libris – Union Catalogue of Swedish Libraries; Worldcat.

Concerning publication ethics, AIDAinformazioni refers to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Guidelines.

Important dates:


Submission deadline: 23 March 2020 NEW! 30 April 2020
Acceptance notification: 23 April 2020  23 May 2020
Camera ready: 14 May 2020  6 June 2020
Publication date: June 2020


Submission deadline: 14 September 2020
Acceptance notification: 14 October 2020
Camera ready: 4 November 2020
Publication date: December 2020

Full papers must be electronically submitted in MS-Word format to the following link. Admitted languages are Italian, English, French.


 Authors are encouraged to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by conferences or another journal, that fall under the following topics:

  • Documentation science
  • Information and Communication Sciences
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Knowledge Organization and Management
  • Terminology
  • Statistical Text Analysis
  • Computational Linguistics

Original research papers, experimental studies in specialized knowledge domains, case studies, methodological aspects and results obtained in applied research, state of the art presentations, etc. will be welcomed and considered for publication.

 Editorial Guidelines

Papers must not exceed 15 pages, including figures, abstract and references.

Only those papers that respect the editorial guidelines will be considered for acceptance. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that their paper does not contain any errors.

Papers must necessarily contain the following elements:

  • Title
  • Author’s name, affiliation (institution, town and country) and e-mail address
  • Abstract (max 150 words in English)
  • Keywords (max 5, in English)
  • References

Please refer to the following sample paper format:

  • Title
  • Author’s name, affiliation (institution, town and country) and e-mail address
  • Abstract (max 150 words in English)
  • Keywords (max 5, in English);
  • Introduction
  • State of the art
  • Methodological approach
  • Conclusion and future work
  • References

When preparing your paper please download the template and refer to Aracne Editrice editorial guidelines, available at the following link:

Peer review

Papers will be evaluated according to double blind peer review system: papers received will be sent anonymously to two referees, selected based on their proved competence and experience in the topic of the submitted paper. To this end, authors are required to specify the main topic which their papers deal with.

Referees must choose one of the following recommendations: accept submission; accept with request of revision; resubmit for review (major revisions are requested); negative. In case of opposing opinions between referees, the final decision will be taken by the scientific committee.

 Paper evaluation criteria are the following:

  • Clarity
  • Originality and innovativeness
  • Completeness and coherence
  • Knowledge of the literature
  • Quality of research
  • Implications and new insights for Information Science research and its application
  • Relevance to the journal themes/topics

Authors will be informed both in the case of acceptance or rejection. The camera ready version of papers accepted for publication must be sent back by the authors in MS-Word format following the template.

If the number of accepted papers exceed the maximum number of articles established for a given issue, they will be published in the following one.

Roberto Guarasci, Università della Calabria

Managing Editor:
Fabrizia Flavia Sernia, Journalist

 Scientific Committee: 
Anna Rovella, Università della Calabria
Maria Guercio, Sapienza Università di Roma
Giovanni Adamo, ILIESI-CNR
Claudio Gnoli, Università degli Studi di Pavia / ISKO Italia
Ferruccio Diozzi, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali
Gino Roncaglia, Università della Tuscia
Laurence Favier, Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3
Madjid Ihadjadene, Université Vincennes-Saint-Dénis Paris 8
Maria Mirabelli, Università della Calabria
Agustín Vivas Moreno, Universidad de Extremadura
Douglas Tudhope, University of South Wales
Christian Galinski, International Information Centre for Terminology
Béatrice Daille, Université de Nantes
Alexander Murzaku, College of Saint Elizabeth, USA

Editorial Staff:
Assunta Caruso, Università della Calabria
Maria Teresa Chiaravalloti, IIT-CNR
Antonietta Folino, Università della Calabria
Erika Pasceri, Università della Calabria
Maria Taverniti, IIT-CNR

Secretarial Staff:
Valeria Rovella, Università della Calabria