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Call for Papers: "Open Journal of Humanities (OJH)", ISSN 2612-6966, no. 3 (2019)

Organization: Universitas Studiorum Publishers
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, British, Lingustics, Pedagogy, German, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2020-03-30 Abstract Due: 2020-01-31 Abstract Deadline has passed

Open Journal of Humanities (OJH), ISSN 2612-6966, is a peer-reviewed international Scientific Journal, devoted to the field of Humanities, which is distributed online for free with a full Gold Open Access policy.

The Journal

Open Journal of Humanities (OJH) is a peer-reviewed electronic Scientific Journal, which is devoted to the field of Humanities. The first two issue of the Journal, Volume no. 1 (2019) and Volume no. 2 (2019), have been published during 2019. OJH will be published three times a year, and will be distributed online with a full Gold Open Access policy, without any embargo period, through a Creative Commons License (CC-by 4.0), according to scientific best practices.

Peer-reviewing process for OJH is normally operated on a "double blind" basis, for each proposed article, and is conducted by external referees and by members of OJH's Scientific Committee. Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Received articles will be made anonymous by our Editors, before Peer-reviewing process.

Not being expression of a single University Department, but rather a fully independent Journal, and as a consequence of its full Gold Open Access and non-profit policy and distribution, OJH is published thanks to single article processing charges (APC). We also consider, for each single issue, a limited number or completely or partially charge-free articles, such as single "invited articles" by distinguished Scholars, and a limited number of single articles proposed by young PhD Students, Post-Doc Scholars and independent Researchers who have no access to University grants, according to prior quality evaluation by OJH's Scientific Committee.


Accepted topics of OJH include the whole field of Humanities, and namely: Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts (Visual Arts, Architecture), Classics, Philology, Philosophy, Law and Politics, Linguistics, Literature, Sociology, Economics. Corrispondent scientific classification in Italy covers the following fields (cf. D.M. 855/2015): Area 10 "Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche"; Area 11 "Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche, psicologiche"; Area 12 "Scienze giuridiche"; Area 13 "Scienze economiche e statistiche"; Area 14 "Scienze politiche e sociali".  

Open Access ditribution and Creative Commons copyright  

Published Volumes will be available online for free for reading and for download, and will be fully indexed on major Open Access Scientific Databases, such as HAL, OSF, ROAD-ISSN, Scopus, WOS, and on major Broad and General Databases as well, such as Google Books, and Internet Archive. We also encourage single Authors to upload their own full published OJH's Articles, without restrictions, on major Free-Access Online Repositories, such as Academia.edu, Google Scholar, ResearchGate and their own University Repository. Selected databases which are already indexing OJH, or are still evaluating it, are listed below:
- ROAD - ISSN = https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2612-6966  
- HAL - Archives ouvertes = https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/search/index/?q=2612-6966&submit=&submitType_s=file  
- CINECA = accepted, under code E251927 
- OSF - Open Science Framework = https://osf.io/yzhbm/  
- Scopus = currently under evaluation (allow ca. 3/6 months) 
- WOS = currently under evaluation (allow ca. 6/12 months) 
- DOAJ = currently under evaluation (allow ca. 6+ months) 

Universitas Studiorum allows the Author(s) to hold the copyright of their text and its publishing rights without restrictions.

This work is distributed with license / Quest'opera è distribuita con licenza  Creative Commons Attribuzione 4.0 Internazionale.

OJH's Publisher is identified af follows:
Universitas Studiorum S.r.l. - Casa Editrice Scientifica
via Sottoriva, 9 - 46100 Mantova (MN), Italy
P. IVA IT02346110204
tel. (+39) 0376 1810639

International Scientific Committee

Carla Carotenuto, Università degli Studi di Macerata (Director)

Giannella Biddau, Università degli Studi di Sassari
Gabriella Cambosu, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Clementica Casula, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Matteo De Beni, Università degli Studi di Verona
Federica De Iuliis, Università degli Studi di Parma
Francesca Dell'Oro, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Sonia Gambino, Università degli Studi di Messina
Carmela Giordano, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
Alberto Jori, Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Valetina Laviola, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
Giovanni Lupinu, Università degli Studi di Sassari
Chiara Melloni, Università degli Studi di Verona
Michela Meschini, Università degli Studi di Macerata
Mario Negri, Università IULM
Erika Notti, Università IULM
Isotta Piazza, Università degli Studi di Parma
Paola Pontani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Daniela Privitera, Middlebury College at Mills, San Francisco (USA)
Riccardo Roni, Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Marco Sabbatini, Università degli Studi di Pisa
Sonia Saporiti, Università degli Studi del Molise
Domenico Scalzo, Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"
Edoardo Scarpanti, Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana
Marco Stoffella, Università degli Studi di Verona

Editorial and Publishing Committee

Ilari Anderlini
Giannella Biddau
Luigi Diego Di Donna
Edoardo Scarpanti

Call for Papers for Volume No. 3 (2019): OPEN

Deadline for submissions: January 21st 2020
Notification of acceptance: February 14th 2020
Publication of the Volume: March 31st 2020 (or earlier) 
Theme for Volume 3 (2019): free

Informations for submissions

You can submit your proposal, with your full article (preferred) or a temporary abstract, via CFP or by email at:


Accepted topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts (History of Visual Arts), Classics, Philology, Philosophy, Law and Politics, Linguistics, Literature, Sociology.

Accepted languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German; other languages can be considered on request.

Paper extension: min. 10.000 / max. 60.000 characters (including spaces), or different extension on request; pictures etc. will be reproduced in full colors.

Article processing charges (APC), to be paid after acceptance and before publication: 250,00 Euros / 275,00 USD. The service includes a single DOI code for the published paper, with its own link.

Mandatory Paper characteristics:
document type = .doc or .docx
main text = Times New Roman, 12 pt., single spaced
secondary text = Times New Roman, 10 pt., single spaced
foot-notes (no end-notes) = Times New Roman, 10 pt., single spaced
to be included, at the beginning of the text, 5/10 keywords (in english); a 5/10 lines abstract (in english); author’s full contact informations
bibliography style = as follows

Bibliography style (mainly based on APA’s)

References inside the main text, or in the notes (examples):
Suzuki (1989: 56) refuses to agree with this idea.
Suzuki refuses to agree with this idea (1989: 56).
See Suzuki 1989: 56.
See Merriam-Webster's 1993: s.v.

Full Bibliography at the end of the Paper (examples):
Austin, N. 1994. Helen of Troy and her Shameless Phantom. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Calame, C. 1997. Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece: Their Morphology, Religious Role, and Social Functions. Trans. by D. Collins and J. Orion. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Ebbott, M. 1999. “The Wrath of Helen: Self-Blame and Nemesis in the Iliad.” In Carlisle, M. & Levaniouk, O. eds. Nine Essays on Homer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 3-20.
Ghali-Kahil, L. B. 1955. Les Enlèvements et le retour d’Hélène dans les textes et les documents figurés. 2 vols. Paris: De Boccard.
Groten, F. J. 1968. “Homer’s Helen.” G&R 15: 33-39.
Lloyd-Jones, H. & Wilson, N. G. 1990. Sophoclea: Studies on the Text of Sophocles. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary. 1993. Springfield: Merriam-Webster.
Vernant, J. P. & Vidal-Nacquet, V. eds. 1988. Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece. Trans. by J. Lloyd. New York: Zone Books.



Edoardo Scarpanti