Eurasian Studies

Balkans, Anatolia, Iran, Caucasus and Central Asia Studies Notebooks
     topic: cultures of the middle and far east and the mediterranean africa  
Aims & Scope

The Eurasiatica. Quaderni di Studi su Balcani, Anatolia, Iran, Caucaso e Asia Centrale series was created to deal specifically with a vast, composite but interrelated area which, in addition to its traditional historical-cultural relevance, is taking on growing political and economic importance. The placement of this series within Edizioni Ca’ Foscari originates at the same time from a strong tradition of studies on the Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia in our University, where the main languages of these regions are taught - Albanian, Bulgarian, Neo-Greek, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Persian, Turkish and Armenian. The studies published in this series aim to provide a high-level scientific tool with a multidisciplinary character in various research fields (archeology, art, anthropology, ethnology and ethnomusicology, linguistics, philology, folklore, religion, history, geopolitics). In particular, starting from 2020, the series has expanded and enriched its field of investigation, dedicating a line of publication to the themes of art history and architecture concerning the Christian Near East and in particular the area of Subcaucasia, term with which means the territory of historical Armenia, and the regions of the southern Caucasus up to Anatolia, Iran and upper Mesopotamia. The initiative is the result of the collaboration between the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage (chair of Medieval Art History) and the Department of Asian and Mediterranean African Studies (chair of Armenian Language and Literature) as part of the Seminars of Armenian Art and the Christian East.

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    Aldo Ferrari, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Carlo Frappi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Stefano Riccioni, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Advisory Board
    Michele Bacci, Universität Freiburg, Schweiz    
    Giampiero Bellingeri, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Levon Chookaszian, Yerevan State University, Armenia    
    Patrick Donabédian, Université d’Aix-Marseille, CNRS UMR 7298, France    
    Valeria Fiorani Piacentini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia    
    Ivan Foletti, Masarikova Univerzita, Brno, Česká republika    
    Gianfranco Giraudo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Annette Hoffmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Deutschland    
    Christina Maranci, Harvard University, USA    
    Aleksander Naumow, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Antonio Panaino, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Antonio Rigo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Adriano Rossi, Università degli Studi di Napoli «L’Orientale», Italia    
    Federica Rossi, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia    
    Erik Thunø, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA    
    Cristina Tonghini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Gerhard Wolf, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Deutschland    
    Boghos Levon Zekiyan, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Editorial Board
    Giorgio Comai, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa/Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale    
    Simone Cristoforetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Carlo Frappi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Matthias Kappler, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Paolo Lucca, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Gianclaudio Macchiarella †, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Stefano Pellò, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Marco Ruffilli, Universitè de Génève, Suisse    
    Beatrice Spampinato, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Vittorio Tomelleri, Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italia    
    Maria Aimé Villano, Università di Verona, Italia    

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Dipartimento di Studi sull’Asia e sull’Africa Mediterranea
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San Polo 2035
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Peer review

Every work published in Eurasiatica was accepted for publication by no less than two qualified reviewers as a result of a process of anonymous reviewing (double-blind peer review). The reviewers are independent of the authors and not affiliated with the same institution.

The Series’ Editor-in-Chief guarantees the proper execution of the peer review process for every book published in the Series.

Peer review policies for the different sections:

  • Complete volume/issue: subject to peer review
  • Monographs/essays/articles: subject to peer review
  • Introductions, prefaces: no peer review
  • Reviews: no peer review
  • Editorials: no peer review
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    Ethical Code of Eurasiatica. Quaderni di studi su Balcani, Anatolia, Iran, Caucaso e Asia Centrale

    Eurasiatica. Quaderni di studi su Balcani, Anatolia, Iran, Caucaso e Asia Centrale  is a peer-reviewed scientific book series whose policy is inspired by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Ethical Code.

    Publisher’s responsibilities  

    The Publisher must provide the Book Series with adequate resources and the guidance of experts, in order to carry out its role in the most professional way, aiming at the highest quality standard.

    The Publisher must have a written agreement that defines the relationship with the owner of the Book Series and/or the Editor-in-Chief. The agreement must comply with the Code of Behavior for Publishers of Scientific Journals, as established by COPE.

    The relationship among the Editor-in-Chief, the Advisory Board and the Publisher is based on the principle of publishing independence. 

    Editors’ responsibilities 

    The Editor-in-Chief and the Advisory Board of Eurasiatica alone are responsible for the decision to publish the submitted works.

    Submitted works, after having been checked for plagiarism by means of the anti-plagiarism software Compilatio that is used by the University and is made available to us, will be sent to at least two reviewers. Final acceptance presumes the implementation of possible amendments, as required by the reviewers and under the supervision of the Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief.

    The Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board must evaluate each submitted paper in compliance with the Book Seriesʼ policy, i.e. exclusively on the basis of its scientific content, without discrimination of race, sex, gender, creed, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the scientific, academic and political position of the Authors. 

    Allegations of misconduct

    If the Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board notice (or receive notifications of) mistakes or inaccuracies, conflict of interest or plagiarism in a published book, they will immediately warn the Author and the Publisher and will undertake the necessary actions to resolve the issue. They will do their best to correct the published content whenever they are informed that it contains scientific errors or that the authors have committed unethical or illegal acts in connection with their published work. If necessary, they will withdraw the book or publish a recantation.

    All complaints are handled in accordance with the guidelines published by the COPE.

    Concerns and complaints must be addressed to the following e-mail The letter should contain the following information:

    • complainant’s personal information;
    • title, author(s), publication date, DOI;
    • complaint(s);
    • declaration that the complainant has no conflict of interest, or declaration of an actual or potential conflict of interest.

    Authors’ responsibilities


    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the Eurasiatica website.

    No multiple submissions

    Authors must explicitly state that their work is original in all its parts and that the submitted paper has not been previously published, nor submitted to other publishers, until the entire evaluation process is completed. Since no paper or book gets published without significant revision, earlier dissemination in conference proceedings or working papers does not preclude consideration for publication, but Authors are expected to fully disclose publication/dissemination of the material in other closely related publications, so that the overlap can be evaluated by the Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief. 


    Authors are strongly encouraged to use their ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. This will ensure the authors’ visibility and correct citation of their work.

    Authorship must be correctly attributed; all those who have given a substantial contribution to the design, organisation and accomplishment of the research the book is based on, must be indicated as Co-Authors. Please ensure that: the order of the author names is correct; the names of all authors are present and correctly spelled, and that affiliations are up-to-date.

    The respective roles of each co-author should be described in a footnote. The statement that all authors have approved the final version should be included in the disclosure.

    Conflicts of interest and financing

    Authors, under their own responsibility, must avoid any conflict of interest affecting the results obtained or the interpretations suggested. The Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief will give serious and careful consideration to suggestions of cases in which, due to possible conflict of interest, an Author’s work should not be reviewed by a specific scholar. Authors should indicate any financing agency or the project the book stems from. 


    Authors must see to it that all works consulted be properly quoted. If works or words of others are used, they have to be properly paraphrased or duly quoted. Quotations between “double quotes” (or «angled quotation marks» if the text is written in a language other than English) must reproduce the exact wording of the source; under their own responsibility, Authors should carefully refrain from disguising a restyling of the source’s wording, as though it was the original formulation. 

    Any form of excessive, inappropriate or unnecessary self-citation, as well as any other form of citation manipulation, are strongly discouraged.

    Ethical Committee

    Whenever required, the research protocols must be authorised in advance by the Ethical Committee of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 


    When Authors find a mistake or an inaccuracy in their own work, they must immediately warn the Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief, providing all the information needed to make the due adjustments. 

    Reviewers’ responsibilities


    By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board in taking decisions on the submitted works. They are expected to offer the Authors suggestions as to possible adjustments aimed at improving their contribution submission. 

    Timing and conflicts of interest

    If a reviewer does not feel up to the task of doing a given review, or if she/he is unable to read the work within the agreed schedule, she/he should notify the Eurasiatica Editor-in-Chief. Reviewers must not accept texts for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous contributions or to a competition with a disclosed author (or with an author they believe to have identified). 


    The content of the reviewed work must be considered confidential and must not be used without explicit authorisation by the Author, who is to be contacted via the editor-in-chief. Any confidential information obtained during the peer review process should not be used for other purposes.

    Collaborative attitude

    Reviewers should see themselves not as adversaries but as advocates for the field. Any comment must be done in a collaborative way and from an objective point of view. Reviewers should clearly motivate their comments and keep in mind the Golden Rule of Reviewing: “Review for others as you would have others review for you”. 


    Reviewers should report any similarity or overlapping of the work under analysis with other works known to them.