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The Rivista Geografica Italiana was first published in Florence in 1894, the brainchild of the geographer Filippo Maria Pasanisi. A striking feature of the first number, which set out the journal’s programme for the years to come, was the intent to promote and spread reliable knowledge about Italy. One of the main tasks of the journal is, in fact, in the words of the editors Filippo Maria Pasanisi and Giovanni Marinelli, to undertake with scientific rigour "the task of collecting, ordering and slowly but effectively analysing some of the fundamental facts about our country" It was not long before the Rivista became the organ of the Società di Studi Geografici e Coloniali (Società di Studi Geografici), which was founded in Florence in 1895. In its first year the Rivista ran to over 650 pages. The contributors, in addition to the two editors, included some of the major Italian geographers of the time: Mario Baratta, Renato Biasutti, Giovanni De Agostini, Olinto Marinelli, Attilio Mori.
Looking at the material published in the Rivista from its earliest days, it becomes clear that the original aims and structure have remained essentially unchanged. The strictly scientific nature of its publications, which developed alongside a gradual broadening of the themes which were discussed, has remained a fundamental characteristic of the editorial approach.
Today the Rivista Geografica Italiana is the pre-eminent vehicle for geographical studies in the Italian linguistic and cultural area. It’s the only human geography journal, among those published in Italy, that is listed in the “Scopus” repertoire, since 2013.
In the context of a scientific debate that becomes ever more international in character, the desire and necessity of moving beyond the restricted circle of those who read Italian has led to English, French and Spanish being adopted as the other official languages of the Rivista.
The Rivista Geografica Italiana is published quarterly (March, June, September and December).
It consists of the following sections: Articles: scientific papers whose originality and quality have been assessed by Italian and/or foreign experts.
Opinions and debates: they are not subject to peer review but simply to quality control on the part of the editorial board. They consist of opinions on various subjects, for which the authors are regarded as being primarily responsible.
Bibliographical Information: includes reviews of books published in Italy and abroad in the two years preceding the publication of each issue of the Rivista, which are regarded as being of interest to the geographical community.
The aim of the Rivista is to provide a high quality forum for Italian and international scholars of geography and related disciplines who wish to bring their work before the scientific geographical community.

General editor:Bruno Vecchio - Università degli studi di Firenze (direttore responsabile); Leonardo Rombai - Università degli studi di Firenze (condirettore);

Editorial board: Silvia Aru - Universiteit van Amsterdam; Sara Bonati - Università degli studi di Firenze; Filippo Celata - Università di Roma La Sapienza (redattore capo); Francesco Dini - Università degli studi di Firenze; Anna Guarducci - Università di Siena; Matteo Puttilli - Università degli studi di Firenze (responsabile per le recensioni); Patrizia Romei - Università degli studi di Firenze

Scientific advisers: John A. Agnew - UCLA College, Los Angeles; Horacio Capel Saez - Universitat de Barcelona;; Alberto Carton - Università degli studi di Padova; Berardo Cori - Università degli studi di Pisa; Gisella Cortesi - Università degli studi di Pisa; Giuseppe Dematteis - Politecnico di Torino; Pierpaolo Faggi - Università degli studi di Padova; Franco Farinelli - Università degli studi di Bologna; Paolo Roberto - Federici Università degli studi di Pisa; Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ; Vincenzo Guarrasi -- Università degli studi di Palermo ; Russell King - University of Sussex, Brighton; Piergiorgio Landini - Università degli studi "G. D’Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara ; Elio Manzi - Università degli studi di Napoli "L’Orientale"; Claudio Minca - Macquarie University Sydney; Julian Minghi - University of South Carolina, Columbia; Rolf Monheim - Universität Bayreuth; Denise Pumain - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Claude Raffestin - Université de Genève; Andrés Rodrigues Pose - London School of Economics; Vittorio Ruggiero - Università degli studi di Catania; Paola Sereno - Università degli studi di Torino; Claudio Smiraglia - Università degli studi di Milano; Ola Söderström - Université de Neuchâtel; David E. Sugden - University of Edinburgh; Maria Tinacci Mossello - Università degli studi di Firenze

Editorial office: Rivista Geografica Italiana, Società di Studi Geografici, Dipartimento SAGAS, Via S. Gallo 10, 50129 Firenze, Italy Tel. +39 (0)55 2757956 www.rivistageograficaitaliana.it; e-mail: redazione@rivistageograficaitaliana.it
Please send proposals for book reviews and books to be reviewed to: Matteo Puttilli, Società di Studi Geografici, Dipartimento SAGAS, Via San Gallo 10, 50129 Firenze Italy e-mail: redazione@rivistageograficaitaliana.it

Since 2007, articles submitted to the Rivista geografica for publication are subjected to a double-blind peer-review process.
All submissions are initially given a preliminary reading by the journal’s Board.
If the submission passes this preliminary reading, it is anonymized before being sent to two external reviewers.
The text is anonymized not only by removing the author’s name and affiliation, but also by removing other elements that might make it possible to identify the author(s), for example by removing as far as possible citations in the text and in the final bibliography of works by the author(s).
The external reviewers may be members of the Scientific Committee, of the Board of Referees, or selected by the Editorial Board on an ad-hoc basis. All reviewers are individuals with an established scientific reputation and experience in international publications. The complete list of reviewers is kept by the Editorial Board and published every two years in the Rivista’s website.
The anonymous article is sent to each reviewer together with a questionnaire in which the reviewer is asked to give:
-an analytical judgement on various aspects of the article;
- an overall comment about the article as a whole;
- a confidential comment on the article, to be seen only by the Editorial Board;
- a judgement on the publication-worthiness of the article in terms of the following five possibilities:
a) acceptable for publication as it stands;
b) acceptable but only after minor revisions have been made;
c) acceptable but with major revisions and with the suggestion that it be resubmitted to the review and reviewed a second time;
d) not acceptable but the authors are advised to submit the article to other journals;
e) not acceptable.
At this point the comment is sent to the author.
In the case of b), once the author has implemented the changes requested by one or both reviewers, the paper is sent to the Board who make a judgement as to whether the changes are satisfying. In the case of a negative judgement the Board will ask for further changes to be made.
In the case of c), once the author has implemented the changes requested by one or both reviewers, the paper is sent back to the Board who send it on to the reviewer or reviewers who made the judgement, to allow them to judge whether the changes are satisfying. In the case of a negative judgement the reviewer will request further changes until these are considered satisfying.
If one of the reviewers judges the work to be a), b) or c) and the other judges it to be d) or e), the paper may be either rejected or sent to a third reviewer (who will not be told of the previous judgements). If their judgement is d) or e) the paper will be rejected. If it is a), b) or c) the paper will be accepted and will follow one of the paths outlined above.

Classified in Class A by Anvur (National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes) in: 11/B1 (geography)
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Issue 4/2019 
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Elena dell’Agnese, Musica (popolare) e spazi urbani: una introduzione
Chiara Giubilaro, Valeria Pecorelli, El nost Milan: il rap dei ‘nuovi italiani’, tra riappropriazioni urbane e rivendicazioni identitarie ("El nost Milan": ‘New Italians’ rap, urban re-appropriations and identitarian claims)
Fabio Bertoni, Milano is burning, and by fireside we are dancing. Riappropriazioni spaziali e sonore della città nella breakdance ("Milano is burning, and by fireside we are dancing". Spatial and auditory re-appropriation of the city through the breakdance)
Lorenzo Bagnoli, Sanremo: città della canzone italiana (Sanremo: the city of Italian music)
Elena dell’Agnese, Elvis has (not yet) left the building: ‘The King’ fra turismo globale e riterritorializzazione del quartiere di Whitehaven a Memphis, Tennessee ("Elvis has (not yet) left the building": ‘The King’ between global tourism and ‘reterritorialization’ of the Whitehaven district in Memphis, Tennessee)
Patrick Cherif, Il rap come geo-grafia? Coordinate metodologiche per un’analisi letteraria (Thinking Rap as a Geo-graphy: methodological coordinates for a literary analysis)
Anna Paola Quaglia, "Uno spazio che muove": la politica affettiva di uno spazio collaborativo al tempo del capitalismo soft ("A space that affects": on the affective politics of a collaborative space in the age of soft capitalism)
Matteo Marconi, Totalità, parte e organizzazione: l’autonomia della vita nel naturalismo finalistico di Friedrich Ratzel (Totality, part and organization: the autonomy of life in the naturalistic finalism of Friedrich Ratzel)
Luca De Siena, Agglomeration Economies in the Italian ICT Sector: The Structural Features
Francesco Dini, John Agnew, Matteo Vegetti, Francesca Governa, Petros Petsimeris, Maurizio Memoli, Ugo Rossi, Sergio Zilli, Fabio Frosini, Opinioni e dibattiti. Interpretazioni gramsciane in chiave geografica: alcune frontiere di ricerca
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Issue 3/2019 
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Domenico de Vincenzo, Light tight oil (LTO) e nuova geografia del petrolio statunitense
Sara Bonati, Laura Portinaro, Storie di una rua tra alluvione, riqualificazione e gentrificazione. Il caso della zona velha di Funchal
Stefania Cerutti, Geografie perdute, storie ritrovate: percorsi di partecipazione e sviluppo locale nelle Terre di Mezzo
Stefano De Falco, Una riflessione sulla dicotomia urbano-suburbano tra anacronismo e persistente attualità, in relazione ai determinanti (sovra)turismo e innovazione. I casi studio di Venezia e Napoli Est
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Issue 2/2019 
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Roberta Gemmiti, L’area metropolitana. Rischi e opportunità di un concetto da reinventare (The metropolitan area. Risk and opportunities for a concept to be reinvented)
Francesco De Pascale, Valeria Dattilo, La sémiosis de l’Anthropocène: pour une réinterprétation de la relation entre l’ homme et la nature par le biais de la géoéthique (The semiosis of the Anthropocene: for a reinterpretation of the relationship between man and nature through geoethics)
Fernando Martín Mayoral, Roberta Curiazi, Studiando il distretto industriale ecuadoriano: un’analisi comparativa tra il modello italiano e il settore manifatturiero del cuoio di Cotacachi (Ecuador) (Studying the Ecuadorian industrial district: a comparative analysis of the Italian industrial district model and the leather manufacturing sector in the city of Cotacachi (Ecuador))
Alberto Vanolo, L’uomo nel 2000, cinquanta anni dopo: città e futurologia nell’Italia del boom economico (Fifty years after L’uomo nel 2000 [Mankind in 2000]. Cities and futurology in Italy during the years of the economic boom)
Sara Luchetta, Ritorni narrativi alla montagna. Prospettive geo-letterarie sulle terre alte (Narrative returns to the mountain. Geo-literary perspectives on the high lands)
Opinioni e dibattiti. Per un rinnovato ruolo pubblico della geografia: una premessa al Manifesto
Andrea Zinzani, Boschi urbani e complessità socio-ambientale: una riflessione sul contributo del sapere geografico (Urban woods and socio-environmental complexity: a reflection on the contribution of geographical knowledge Caprara)
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Issue 1/2019 
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Claudio Minca, Geografia e rivoluzione (Geography and Revolution)
Stefano Soriani, Pietro Mazzaferro, Caratteristiche, evoluzione e rilevanza geo-economica degli aiuti giapponesi in Cina (1979-2008). Quadro generale e analisi dei casi di Dalian e Shanghai (Main characteristics, evolution and geo-economic importance of Japanese aid to China (1979-2008). General framework and analysis of Dalian and Shanghai cases)
Nicola Gabellieri, Carlo A. Gemignani, Lo studio dei paesaggi agrari attraverso l’analisi digitale della fotografia storica. Il caso del sistema a ‘marrelo’ della Val Polcevera nelle immagini di Emilio Sereni (The study of agrarian landscapes through the digital analysis of historical photography. The case of the Val Polcevera ‘marrelo’ system in the pictures of Emilio Sereni)
Silvia Grandi, Alessandro Daraio, Programmazione negoziata regionale: il caso dell’Emilia-Romagna (Regional negotiated programming: the case of Emilia-Romagna)
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