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The Rivista Geografica Italiana is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific journals in geography in Italy. It was first published in Florence in 1894. The intent, since the first issue, was 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". After a few years, the Rivista became the organ of the Società di Studi Geografici e Coloniali (Società di Studi Geografici), which was founded in Florence in 1895. 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 discussed in the journal, 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. In order to enhance the diffusion of its scientific contents, starting from 2021 the Journal is available open access. The paper version of it is still available for a fee. The Rivista Geografica Italiana is published quarterly (March, June, September and December). It includes the following sections: Articles: scientific papers whose originality and quality have been assessed by Italian and/or foreign reviewers. Articles can be both research articles, which provide an elaboration and discussion of original empirical material, as well as review articles, which provide an overview of specific themes or authors. In both cases, articles must be original and relevant for the advancement of the state-of-the-art of the research area. Opinions and debates: they are not subject to peer review, but to an evaluation on the part of the editorial board. They consist of commentaries 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.

Editors: Bruno Vecchio (direttore responsabile) Univ. di Firenze, Silvia Aru (condirettore) Univ. van Amsterdam, Sara Bonati Univ. di Firenze, Filippo Celata (condirettore) Univ. di Roma "La Sapienza", Francesco Dini Univ.di Firenze, Anna Guarducci Univ. di Siena, Matteo Puttilli (condirettore) Univ. degli studi di Firenze, Chiara Rabbiosi (condirettore, coordinatore recensioni) Univ. di Padova, Leonardo Rombai Univ. di Firenze, Patrizia Romei Univ. di Firenze.
Scientific board: John A. Agnew (UCLA College, Los Angeles, CA), Horacio Capel Saez (Univ. de Barcelona), Alberto Carton (Univ. di Padova), Gisella Cortesi (Univ.di Pisa), Giuseppe Dematteis (Politecnico di Torino), Pierpaolo Faggi (Univ. di Padova), Franco Farinelli (Univ. di Bologna), Paolo Roberto Federici (Univ. di Pisa), Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon (Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona), Vincenzo Guarrasi (Univ. di Palermo), Russell King (Univ. of Sussex, Brighton), Piergiorgio Landini (Univ. "G. D’Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara), Elio Manzi (Univ. di Napoli "L’Orientale"), Claudio Minca (Univ. di Bologna), Rolf Monheim (Univ. Bayreuth), Denise Pumain (Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Claude Raffestin (Univ. de Genève), Andres Rodrigues-Pose (London School of Economics), Vittorio Ruggiero (Univ. degli studi di Catania), Paola Sereno (Univ. degli studi di Torino), Claudio Smiraglia (Univ. degli studi di Milano), Ola Soderstrom (Univ. de Neuchâtel), David E. Sugden (Univ. of Edinburgh), Maria Tinacci Mossello (Univ. 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 ; e-mail: rivistageograficaitaliana@gmail.com; e-mail: 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:

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.

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Issue 4/2021 

FrancoAngeli Journals, Pandemia e (im)mobilità: gli effetti spaziali del lockdown attraverso i Big Data delle piattaforme d (Pandemic and (Im)mobility: the spatial effects of the lockdown through digital platform’s Big Data)
FrancoAngeli Journals, Il diritto ad aspirare nelle geografie dei bambini. Una ricerca-azione partecipativa nel quartiere CEP di Palermo (The right to aspire in children’s geographies. A participatory action research in Palermo)
FrancoAngeli Journals, Massimiliano Grava, Dalle fabbriche ai nuovi spazi dell’ innovazione: transizioni socio-economiche e mutamenti dei paesaggi della produzione (From factories to new spaces of innovation: socio-economic transitions and changes in production landscapes)
FrancoAngeli Journals, Crisi economica e natalità delle imprese in Italia (2008-2019): quale ruolo per le regioni metropo (Economic crisis and firm birth rates in Italy (2008-2019): what role for metropolitan regions?)
FrancoAngeli Journals, Intermodalità ferroviaria e assetto territoriale dei porti gateway: il caso di La (Railway intermodality and territorial pattern of gateway ports: the case of La Spezia port)
Opinioni e dibattiti
FrancoAngeli Journals, Eraldo Leardi, Presidente della Società di Studi geografici (198
FrancoAngeli Journals, Paolo Giaccaria, Cristiano Giorda, Chiara Giubilaro, Vincenzo Guarrasi, Michele Lancione, Sara Luchetta, Andrea Pase, Giuseppe Dematteis e Geografia come immaginazione. Tra piacere della scoperta e ricerca di futuri possibili (2021)

Issue 3/2021 

Anastasia Battani, Maurizio Memoli, Elisabetta Rosa, Public time-space, Interstices, Intersections and Traces-as-remains: Possible Chronotopes of the European District in Brussels
Nico Bazzoli, Eduardo Barberis, Domenico Carbone, Joselle Dagnes, La didattica a distanza nell’Italia diseguale. Criticità e differenze territoriali durante la prima ondata C (Distance learning in unequal Italy. Criticalities and territorial differences during the first wave of Covid-19)
Dario Bertocchi, Nicola Camatti, Jan van der Borg, Tourism Peaks on the Three Peaks. Using big data to monitor where, when and how many visitors impact the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site
Nicola Gabellieri, Il patrimonio bio-culturale alpino: un approccio geografico-storico al pascolo alberato di larici in Trentino (XVIII-XXI sec.) (The Alpine Bio-cultural Heritage: A Historical-geographical approach to wooded pasture of larches in Trentino (XVIII-XXI c.))
Luca Tricarico, Andrea Billi, Come organizzare le comunità energetiche? Un’ ipotesi di prospettiva metodologica osservando due casi studio i (How to organize energy communities? An attempt to deliver a methodology observing two Italian case studies)
Mariasole Pepa, Cooperazione agricola Cina-Tanzania: innovazione o dipendenza? (China-Tanzania agricultural cooperation: innovation or dependency?)
Opinioni e dibattiti
Maria Gemma Grillotti Di Giacomo, Pierluigi De Felice, In attesa dei risultati dell’ultimo Censimento generale dell’agricoltura. Come utilizzare i dati aderendo alla realtà territoriale: riflessioni di (In attesa dei risultati dell’ultimo Censimento generale dell’agricoltura. Come utilizzare i dati aderendo alla realtà territoriale: riflessioni di)
FrancoAngeli Journals, Informazione bibliografica (Informazione bibliografica)

Issue 2/2021 

"Social nature geographies. Le geografie e l'approccio sociale alla natura"

Sara Bonati, Marco Tononi, Giacomo Zanolin, Le geografie e l’approccio sociale alla natura (Social nature geographies)
Stefania Albertazzi, Valerio Bini, La produzione della natura nella postcolonia: la foresta Mau (Kenya) (The production of nature in the postcolony: the Mau forest (Kenya))
Stefano Malatesta, Uniche, remote e vulnerabili: il ‘bisogno di natura’ nella geo-grafia delle regioni insulari (Unique, remote and vulnerable: the need of nature in insular regions’ geo-graphy)
Sara Bonati, Dal climate denial alla natura da salvare: il riduzionismo nella narrazione dei cambiamenti climatici (From climate denial to save nature: reductionism in the narrative of climate change)
Sara Luchetta, Giada Peterle, Geografie letterarie della natura: appunti per un’esplorazione more than human (Literary geographies of nature: notes for a more than human exploration)
Giacomo Zanolin, La natura e l’ immaginario: le aree protette come costruzioni sociali (Nature and the collective imaginary: protected areas as social constructions)
Marco Tononi, Nature urbane. Rinaturalizzare la città (post)industriale, l’esempio di Brescia (Urban natures. Renaturing the (post)industrial city, the case of Brescia)
Margherita Cisani, A ride on the wild side. Il ruolo della natura nei paesaggi della ciclabilità (A ride on the wild side. The role of nature in cycling landscapes)
Giacomo Pettenati, La rinaturalizzazione del cibo in Valposchiavo: ecologia politica di una ‘valle bio’ (The re-naturalization of food in Valposchiavo: political ecology of an ‘organic valley’)
Redazione RGI, Informazione bibliografica (Informazione bibliografica)

Issue 1/2021 

Francesca Rota, Marco Bagliani, Paolo Feletig, Fiorenzo Ferlaino, La resilienza delle metroregioni italiane nel periodo della crisi economica mondiale 2008-2016 tra sensitività e capacità occupazionale (The resilience of Italian metroregions in the period of the 2008-2016 world financial crisis: between sensitivity and occupational capacity)
Andrea Corsale, Monica Iorio, Fuori dal campo: un “Nuovo abitare possibile” per i rom di Cagliari? (Out of the camp: “A new possible home” for the Roma of Cagliari?)
Stefania Cerutti, Il turismo backpacker nell’esperienza degli studenti universitari: analisi di un caso italiano (Backpacking and youth tourism: evidences from the literature, perspectives from a case study)
Francesco Menegat, Paesaggio acustico: il soundscape in relazione ad ascolto, voce e musica (Acoustic landscape: the soundscape in relation to listening, voice and music)
Teresa Isemburg, Brumadinho e le altre (Brumadinho e le altre)
Redazione RGI, Informazione bibliografica (Informazione bibliografica)

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