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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); Chiara Rabbiosi - Università degli studi di Padova - 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 4/2020 
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Stefania Bonfiglioli, Migrazioni. Dove va la geografia
Claudio Minca, Discorso geografico e mobilità informale dei migranti: appunti ‘dal campo’ (Geographical Discourse and refugee informal mobility: notes from ‘the camp/the field’)
Paolo Cuttitta, Ripensare l’esternalizzazione. Per una critica dell’euro-centrismo e dello stato-centrismo negli studi su migrazioni e confini (Rethinking externalization. For a critique of Euro-centrism and state-centrism in migration and border studies)
Alessandro Ricci, La sfida delle migrazioni nella geografia dell’ incertezza. Immagini e scenari geopolitici (The challenge of migrations in the geography of uncertainty. Images and geopolitical scenarios)
Maria Paradiso, Geografie morali della mobilità. Riflessioni dal laboratorio Mediterraneo (Moral geography of mobilities. Findings from Mediterranean laboratory)
Stefania Bonfiglioli, Mobilità, pandemia ed etica: immaginazioni geografiche (Mobility, pandemic, and ethics: Geographical imaginations)
Pietro Pinna, La storiografia italiana e le migrazioni: metodologie, temi e parole (Italian historiography and migration: Methodologies, themes and words)
Jean-Marc Besse, Abbiamo ancora bisogno di paesaggi, e perché?
Marcello Tanca, Bruno Vecchio, Giuseppe Dematteis, Opinioni e dibattiti. Commenti
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Issue 3/2020 
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Carlo Salone, Francesco Arfò, Città e grandi eventi: il programma Matera Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019 nella percezione dei residenti (Mega-events and the city: Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture in the residents’ perception)
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Roberta Curiazi, Fernando Martin Mayoral, Ancora sul distretto industriale ecuadoriano: l’agglomerazione manifatturiera del cuoio di Quisapincha (Ecuador) (More on the Ecuadorian industrial district: the leather manufacturing cluster in Quisapincha (Ecuador))
Franco Farinelli, In morte di Clara
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Issue 2/2020 
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Marco Bagliani, Paolo Feletig, Fiorenzo Ferlaino, Francesca Silvia Rota, Città metropolitane e metroregioni: motori per lo sviluppo? Confronto tra i sistemi urbani italiani pre- e post-crisi (Metropolitan cities and metroregions: development engines? A comparison between urban systems pre- and post-crisis)
Mirella Loda, Mario Tartaglia, Developing the Bamiyan Master Plan between cooperation and politics (La redazione del Master Plan di Bamiyan tra cooperazione e politica)
Giacomo Zanolin, I parchi naturali tra antichi usi civici e beni comuni. Riflessioni a partire da un caso di studio: il Parco del Bosco delle Sorti della Partecipanza (Protected areas amid historical civic uses and commons. Remarks from a case study: the Bosco delle Sorti della Partecipanza Park)
Gisella Cortesi, Berardo Cori: la lezione di una geografia rigorosa, collaborativa e aperta
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Issue 1/2020 
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Claudio Minca, Dragan Umek, The new refugee ‘Balkan Route’: Field notes from the Bosnian border
Marco Nocente, Punire con lo spazio, premiare con lo spazio: differenziare e disciplinare nella geografia delle prigioni (Punish with space, reward with space: differentiate and discipline in the geography of prisons)
Cinzia Atzeni, Rappresentare gli spazi delle rotte migratorie: per una prospettiva cartografica alternativa (Representing migration routes spaces: towards an alternative cartographic perspective)
Stefano De Falco, Un’analisi geografica delle ricadute territorialidell’Università mediante l’ individuazione di cluster spaziali. Il caso dell’area di Napoli (A geographical analysis of the territorial impact of the University by identifying spatial clusters. The case of the Naples area)
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