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The editorial project of the Welfare and Ergonomics journal was born from the desire to provide a "board" for discussion and circulation of theoretical and empirical studies on issues related to welfare. The periodic publication of two yearly issues configures the journal as an agile tool for dialogue within the scientific community. Since its inception, the journal has taken on specific features: to be the place to encourage the meet between the more empirical approach, proper to the CNR, and the theoretical one, proper to the University; it adopts the double-blind peer review; it publishes in print and digital; has a monographic character. The journal was created as an emanation within the context of the National Research Council. The editorial project by Antonella Ciocia - who took over the editorial direction - dates to 2014, with the first issue published in 2015. The mission of the Research Institute on Population and Social Policies and the background of the journal editor shaped the choice of the early scientific topics covered. In 2019, to encourage greater collaboration between the CNR and the University, the editorial project was revised, shared over the years with the organs of the journal. Since then, it has been "steered" by the co-direction of Antonella Ciocia (Cnr-Irpps) and Mara Tognetti (University of Milan La Statale). From 2020, the issues, while maintaining the monographic character, also host an open section providing space to innovative and interesting works related to the ongoing scientific debate or the historical moment.

Welfare and Ergonomics are two terms that revolve around people and their well-being. Welfare in its various forms is the body of social policies aimed at affirming the right to citizenship, although in recent decades some changes have modified the original framework, calling into question inter-generational and inter-gender equity, between in-work and out-of-work people and amongst professional categories. Ergonomics as a method is linked to the development of technology, although over time it has broadened its range of interest and, through a methodology of participatory design, has dealt with culture, reception, integration, and professional awareness, while remaining an operational tool for health and safety at work. The two terms were born in the same context: welfare with the introduction of laws on compulsory insurance against risks arising from work carried out; ergonomics with the design of spaces, tools, and production processes according to workers’ specific skills. Modern welfare and modern ergonomics, through various phases and involving an increasing number of areas of study/intervention, have come to be concerned with people in their interaction with the environment, with different shades. Both have stressed the importance of supporting psycho-physical and relational well-being. The journal, combining these two terms, aims to develop a new way of studying citizens' welfare and safety challenges, by mixing established social policy knowledge with a multidisciplinary approach and ergonomics methods. The integration between welfare policies and ergonomics makes it possible to look at social issues through different interpretative angles, in the attempt to identify more effective and more sustainable solutions.

Since 2017 it has been classified by ANVUR as scientific journal for Area 14

Associate Editors: Mara Tognetti Bordogna (Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale), Antonella Ciocia (CNR-IRPPS)
Scientific board: Maria Carmela Agodi (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Maurizio Ambrosini (Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale), Sveva Avveduto (CNR-IRPPS, Roma), Ignazia Bartholini (Università di Palermo), Corrado Bonifazi (CNR-IRPPS, Roma), Maurizio Bonolis (Sapienza Università di Roma), Paola Borgna (Università di Torino), Maria Girolama Caruso (CNR-IRPPS, Roma), Enzo Colombo (Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale), Teresa Consoli (Università di Catania), Fiorenza Deriu (Sapienza Università di Roma), Paola Devivo (Università Federico II di Napoli), Fabio Folgheraiter (Università Cattolica di Milano), Mercedes Gori (CNR-IFC, Roma), Daniela Luzi (CNR-IRPPS, Roma), Antonio Maturo (Università di Bologna), Carla Moretti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona), Claudio Mustacchi (SUPSI, Lugano, CH), Stefano Neri (Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale), Giampaolo Nuvolati (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Fabrizio Pecoraro (CNR-IRPPS, Roma), Annalisa Pitino (CNR-IFC, Roma), Paolo Ricci (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II), Silvana Salerno (Enea - Sapienza Università di Roma), Marco Terraneo (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Stefano Tomelleri (Università di Bergamo). Emily Quinn Ahonen (University of Utah School of Medicine, USA), Francesca Coin (Lancaster University, UK), Annie Dussuet (University of Nantes, FR), Maria Angels Escrivà Chordà (Univeristy of Huelva, ES), Claudio Mustacchi (SUSPI, Manno, CH), Sandra Potestà (Invited expert evaluator - UE, Sheffield, UK), Makoto Sekimura (Université de la ville de Hiroshima, JP), Jean-Pierre Tabin (Haute école de travail et de la santé EESP, Lausanne, CH), Tommaso Vitale (Sciences-Po, Paris, FR), Ionela Vlase (University Lucian Blaga of Sibiu, RO), Darja Zavirsek (Univerza v Ljubljani, SI), Irena emaitaitytė (Institute of Education and Social Work, Vilnius, LT).
Editorial board: Anna Milione (CNR-IRPPS), Alfonso Lara Montero (European Social Network), Valeria Quaglia (Università di Milano-Bicocca), Francesca Alice Vianello (Università di Padova).
Editorial committee: Antonietta Bellisari (Coordinator), Maria Giovanna Felici (Editorial office), Cristiana Crescimbene (Open Journal System-OJS), Sandra Potestà (Translation Review Manager), Luca Pianelli (Technical advisor on searching engine positioning), Laura Sperandio (Editors and authors relations).

Contacts: Maria Giovanna Felici, CNR-IRPPS, via Palestro, 32 - 00185 Roma; tel. 06492724210; e-mail: welfare.ergonomia@irpps.cnr.it.

In view of the monographic character of the journal, the editors, together with the directors, will evaluate the submitted abstracts, drafted according to the indications of the call: introduction to the covered topic; scientific framework within which the submission is to be positioned, reconstruction of the national and international debate; adopted methodological system and formulated hypotheses; most important and innovative results; essential bibliographic references. The authors of the accepted abstracts are invited to submit the paper and upload it anonymously on the OJS platform of the publishing house. The article will be sent anonymously to avoid possible influences due to the author's name. The referees feedback their evaluation in an anonymous standard way, by filling a pre-set form; they must justify their evaluation and, if they ask for corrections, the form is sent to the author who will need to re-submit the paper for re-evaluation after making the required changes (2nd round). In case of discordant opinion, a third referee is required.
The evaluations will be provided to the authors even in case of non-publication. Manuscripts are blind-reviewed by two anonymous referees
Referee year 2019
Referee year 2020
Referee year 2021

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Issue 2/2021 Immaginare un nuovo welfare. Il teatro sociale come risorsa di benessere e salute. Giulia Innocenti Malini e Alessandro Pontremoli (a cura di)
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Sezione monografica
Giulia Innocenti Malini, Alessandro Pontremoli, Introduzione
Sezione monografica
Roberto Pasetto, Enrica Pizzi, Valentina Possenti, Attività di ricerca sul possibile contributo del teatro sociale per la tutela e promozione della salute (Research activities on the possible contribution of the social theatre to health protection and promotion)
Sezione monografica
Pina Lalli, Luca Zappi, Il teatro sociale alla prova dei "risvegli": un’esperienza di ricerca (The social theatre to the test of "awakenings": A case study)
Sezione monografica
Nicola Abraham, The Pedagogy of Reciprocity in Digital Applied Theatre Practice: The antithesis to unjust responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that have devalued and ignored the rights and lives of older adults living with dementia
Sezione monografica
Tiziana Tesauro, Tiziana Tarsia, Le pratiche teatrali nella formazione degli operatori sociali per costruire relazioni di ben-essere (Theatrical practices in the training of social workers to build well-being relationships)
Sezione monografica
Luisa Ortuso, Teatro sociale e psicologia transculturale: un approccio multidisciplinare per il benessere individuale e delle comunità (Applied Theatre and transcultural psychology: A multidisciplinary approach for individual and community well-being)
Sezione monografica
Raffaele Rezzonico, Ivano De Simone, Wauder Garramboneº, Viola Ghidelli, Monica Luraschi, Annalisa Radice, Germana Mosconi, Riflettere nella tempesta: la relazione tra arte, benessere e innovazione in un’esperienza di teatro sociale nell’ambito della salute mentale (Reflecting in the storm: The relationship between art, well-being and innovation in a social theatre experience in the mental health field)
Sezione monografica
Roberta Villa, Alessia Repossi , Vaninka Riccardi, Elisabetta Cozzi, Il Progetto Teatrando. Un ponte di connessioni (The Teatrando Project. A bridge of connections)
Sezione monografica
Ljiljana Cumura, Evelina Barbanti, Laura Trevisan, The Use of Social Theatre along the Mediterranean
Sezione monografica
Silvia Stefani, Paola Cereda, Fare insieme una cosa difficile. Dal teatro comunitario argentino alla compagnia integrata assaiASAI (Doing something difficult together. From the Argentine community theatre to the integrated company assaiASAI)
Sezione monografica
Giulia Alonzo, Oliviero Ponte di Pino, L’evento culturale come momento di creazione di welfare di comunità: la risposta di Suq Genova (The cultural event as a moment of community welfare creation: The response of Suq Genova)
Sezione monografica
Francesca Fava, Giovanna Failla, Il Laboratorio Teatrale dell’Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma: dieci anni tra scienza, medicina e teatro (The Theater Workshop of the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome: Ten years of science, medicine and theater)
Sezione aperta
A cura della Redazione, Il difficile percorso della solidarietà: un’introduzione
Sezione aperta
Nicola Dimitri, Investire nella solidarietà tra Stati UE per fronteggiare l’emergenza. Il fattore creativo della crisi (Solidarity among EU Member States as a key to tackle the emergency. For a creative role of the crisis)
Sezione aperta
A cura della Redazione, Dichiarazione sull’etica e sulle pratiche scorrette nella pubblicazione dei lavori scientifici

Issue 1/2021 Dis/abilità: teorie ed esperienze pratiche. Jean-Pierre Tabin (a cura di)
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A cura della Redazione, Sulla struttura dei fascicoli
Jean-Pierre Tabin, Introduction
Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre, Storicizzare la disabilità: l’esperienza dei mutilati di guerra italiani e la costruzione di una nuova identità (Historicizing disability: The experience of Italian disabled ex servicemen and the construction of a new identity)
Angela Genova, I disabili sono "i nostri ragazzi": lo sguardo sociologico sulla violenza epistemica (Disabled people are "our kids": The sociological gaze on epistemic violence)
Marie Assaf, «Normaliser» la vie des personnes handicapées par l’emploi? Le prisme d’associations aidant à l’intégration sur le marché du travail aux États-Unis (How to «normalize» the life of disabled people through employment? A case study through the prism of non-profit organizations)
Aline Veyre, Melissa Ischer, Valérie Hugentobler, Ophélie Guerdat, Invalide et vieillissant: deux statuts dévalorisants etdévalorisés (Disabled and ageing: Two devaluing and devalued statuses)
Elena Renée Pont, La (re)production capacitiste du temps travaillé: un obstacle à l’empowerment des personnes paraplégiques (The ableist reproduction of working time: A limitation to the empowerment of paraplegic people)
Baptiste Godrie, «Ce n’est pas du tout "compressé", c’est plutôt libre...». Une perspective sociologique sur le pluralisme explicatif dans les groupes d’entendeurs de voix («It’s not "compressed" at all, it’s pretty free...». A sociological perspective on explanatory pluralism in hearing voices groups In the medical community, the prevailing approach)
Denis Pouliot-Morneau, Savoirs expérientiels et traductions institutionnelles (Experiential knowledge and institutional translation)
Ève Gardien, Between normality and disability: Sensitive cognitive boundaries
Alice Scavarda, M. Ariel Cascio, Valeria Quaglia, Fare ricerca qualitativa con persone disabili: possibili sfide e benefici (Doing qualitative research with disabled people: Potential challenges and benefits)
M. Girolama Caruso, Anna Valeri, Sicut palea: Merini sotto l’urto del rifiuto (Sicut palea: Merini under the impact of refusal)
Elena Boccon, Domenico Massano, Alessandro Milanesio, Antonio Murtas, Matteo Viberti, Un processo di produzione vinicola come rottura della prassi normalizzante (A winemaking process as a practice against normalization)
A cura della Redazione, Introduzione
Graziella Civenti, Vivere da soli in una grande città durante il Covid-19. Esiti di una ricerca condotta a Milano (Living alone in a metropolitan area during Covid 19. Results of a survey conducted in the city of Milan)
Anna Milione, L’intercultura in pratica: saperi, competenza e professionalità per la scuola plurale (Interculture in practice: Knowledge, competence and professionalism for the inclusive school)
A cura della Redazione, Dichiarazione sull’etica e sulle pratiche scorrette nella pubblicazione dei lavori scientifici

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