Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

Topic: Cultures of the Middle and Far East and the Mediterranean Africa  

  • e-ISSN 2385-3042
  • Periodicity annual
  • Permalink
  • Language it, fr, en, ja
  • Anvur class A 10A1-10N3
Aims & Scope

Annali di Ca’ Foscari.Serie orientale is the journal of the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Started in 1970, the journal became an Open Access resource in 2014. Its mission is to foster original and interdisciplinary research in the fields of Asian and North African Studies. Each annual issue features articles and reviews written by leading scholars whose contributions span across a vast array of topics. These can be gathered under four main headings:

  1. Linguistics, philology, and literature.
  2. Religions and philosophies.
  3. Archaeology and cultural heritage, visual and performing arts.
  4. History, economy, politics, and international relations. 
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    Antonio Rigopoulos, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Aldo Ferrari (Vicedirettore), Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Advisory Board
    Frédéric Bauden, Université de Liège, Belgique    
    Giuliano Boccali, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italia    
    Adriana Boscaro, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Michel Bozdemir, INALCO, Paris, France    
    Lucia Dolce, SOAS, London, UK    
    Mahmud Fotuhi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran    
    Roger Greatrex, Lunds Universitet, Sverige    
    Christian Henriot, Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France    
    Elguja Khintibidze, Tbilisi State University, Georgia    
    Ross J. King, The University of British Columbia, Canada    
    Michel Lagarde, Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica, Roma, Italia    
    Gregory B. Lee, Université «Jean Moulin» Lyon 3, France    
    Olga Lizzini, Aix-Marseille Université, Aix en Provence    
    José Martínez Delgado, Universidad de Granada, Espanya    
    David R. McCann, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA    
    Francesca Orsini, SOAS, London, UK    
    Tudor Parfitt, Florida International University, Miami, USA    
    Giuliano Tamani, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Theo M. van Lint, University of Oxford, UK    

    Editorial Board
    Attilio Andreini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Giampiero Bellingeri, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Giovanni Bulian, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Paolo Calvetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Piero Capelli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Marco Ceresa, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Vincenza D’Urso, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Franco Gatti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Antonella Ghersetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Tiziana Lippiello, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Daniela Meneghini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Toshio Miyake, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Luca Maria Olivieri, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Stefano Pellò, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Sabrina Rastelli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Marco Salati, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Gaga Shurgaia, Università degli Studi di Napoli «L’Orientale», Italia    
    Silvia Vesco, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Ida Zilio Grandi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Executive editor
    Marcella Mariotti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Direttore responsabile
    Anna Morbiato, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Editorial Guidelines
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    To be published all manuscripts must comply with the following guidelines. In case of blatant violation of the guidelines, the editor (ECF) can suspend at any time the manuscript’s publication.

    The instructions for the preparation of your manuscript, its abstract and its bibliography, are an integral part of the requirements for the manuscript submission. They are downloadable from the menu ‘Publish with us’ at the item: ‘Editorial Guidelines’.

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  • Call for papers

    The call for papers for the next issue (vol. 58, June 2022) will open on October 31st, 2021 and will close on January 31st, 2022.

    The proposals must be sent to the following addresses: e

    Proposals must include an abstract and at least five keywords (all in English) as well as the essential bio-data of the author and his/her affiliation (with ID Orcid, where available).

    Articles’ maximum length: 15,000 words.

    Languages admitted: Italian, English, French. The use of English is highly recommended.

    All proposals must uniform themselves to the editorial guidelines, available on the journal’s web-site (‘Guidelines’).

    Within two weeks from the proposals’ submissions, the admission or refusal to the double blind peer-review process will be communicated.

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    Ethical Code of Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

    Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale is a peer-reviewed scientific journal whose policy is inspired by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Ethical Code. See the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

    Publisher’s responsibilities  

    The Publisher must provide the Journal 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 Journal 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 Editorial Board and the Publisher is based on the principle of publishing independence. 

    Editors’ responsibilities 

    The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale alone are responsible for the decision to publish the articles submitted.

    Submitted articles, 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 Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors.

    The Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors and Editorial Board must evaluate each submitted paper in compliance with the Journalʼs 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. 

    If the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors and Editorial Board notice (or receive notifications of) mistakes or inaccuracies, conflict of interest or plagiarism in a published article, they will immediately warn the Author and the Publisher and will undertake the necessary actions to resolve the issue. If necessary, they will withdraw the article or publish a recantation. 

    Authors’ responsibilities


    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale 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 journals, until the entire evaluation process is completed. Since no paper 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 Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors. 


    Authorship must be correctly attributed; all those who have given a substantial contribution to the design, organisation and accomplishment of the research the article is based on, must be indicated as Co-Authors. 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 Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors 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 article 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. Citations 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. 

    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 article, they must immediately warn the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors, providing all the information needed to make the due adjustments. 

    Reviewers’ responsibilities


    By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors and Editorial Board in taking decisions on the articles submitted. 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 Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale Editors. Reviewers must not accept articles 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.