Armeniaca

International Journal of Armenian Studies
Aims & Scope
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new online journal Armeniaca. International Journal of Armenian Studies to be published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari. This initiative responds to the ever-growing diffusion of electronic journals in academia and the need to provide such a scholarly instrument also for Armenian studies: an open access outlet that follows a double-blind peer review procedure. Based on this shared goal representatives of four Italian universities where Armenian studies are currently present in the curriculum (Bologna, Florence, Pisa and Venice), came together to carry out this project. The journal embraces an international perspective as reflected in the composition of its scientific board whose members are Armenologists from diverse research institutions and universities in Europe and beyond. It is open to the main fields of research in Armenian studies (archaeology, art, philology, literature, linguistics, history) and accepts articles in English, Italian, French, and German.

General info

Boards
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    Editors-in-chief
    Aldo Ferrari, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Alessandro Orengo, Università di Pisa, Italia    
    Zaroui Pogossian, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia    
    Anna Sirinian, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italia    

    Advisory Board
    Arsen Bobokhyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia  
    Azad Bozoyan, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia  
    Valentina Calzolari, Université de Genève, Suisse  
    Peter Cowe, University of California, USA  
    Patrick Donabédian, Aix-Marseille Université, France  
    Bálint Kovács, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary  
    Michele Nucciotti, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia  
    Riccardo Pane, Archivio Generale Arcivescovile di Bologna, Italia  
    Andrea Scala, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italia  
    Giancarlo Schirru, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italia  
    Theo Maarten van Lint, University of Oxford, UK  
    Edda Vardanyan, Matenadaran – The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan, Armenia  

    Managing editor
    Aldo Ferrari, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Proposal / Submission

Use the form to submit a proposal.

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APCs

The article processing charges are regulated by the Publisher. For more information please visit: Publish with us.

Peer review

Every article published by ECF 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 Journal’s Editor-in-Chief guarantees the proper execution of the peer review process for every article published in the Journal.

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
For a complete description of the process, please visit: Scientific certification.

Archive
Our series and journals are archived on PHAIDRA (Permanent Hosting, Archiving and Indexing of Digital Resources and Assets), a platform for long-term archiving of digital collections: PHAIDRA.
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’.

    • Manuscript Preparation
    • Document Basic Structure
    • Document Composition
    • Source Citation System
    • General Bibliography


    To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at ecf@unive.it.


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Policy
  • listComplete journal policy

    Ethical Code of Armeniaca. International Journal of Armenian Studies

    Armeniaca. International Journal of Armenian Studies 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 Advisory Board and the Publisher is based on the principle of publishing independence. 

    Editors’ responsibilities 

    The Editor-in-Chief and the Advisory Board of Armeniaca 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 Armeniaca Editor-in-Chief.

    The Armeniaca Editor-in-Chief and Advisory 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. 

    Allegations of misconduct

    If the Armeniaca Editor-in-Chief and Advisory 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. 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 article 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 ecf_support@unive.it. 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

    Stylesheet

    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the Armeniaca 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 Armeniaca Editor-in-Chief. 

    Authorship

    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 article 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 Armeniaca 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 article stems from. 

    Quotations

    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. 

    Emendations

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

    Reviewers’ responsibilities

    Goal

    By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the Armeniaca Editor-in-Chief and Advisory 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 Armeniaca Editor-in-Chief. 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). 

    Confidentiality

    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”. 

    Plagiarism

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