Ricerche giuridiche

Quaderni del Progetto Dottorale di Alta Formazione in Scienze Giuridiche e del Centro Studi Giuridici del Dipartimento di Economia dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
     topic: human, social and legal sciences  
Aims & Scope
The journal, which has biannual periodicity, except for the publication of any supplement, is an expression of the Doctoral Project of Higher Education in Legal Sciences and Legal Studies Center of the Economics Department of the University Ca’ Foscari Venice and aims primarily to disseminate the results of research carried out by young scholars (especially graduate students and postdocs, more so if participants to one of the Project's endorsing PhD) into the scientific community, and also to host works of prominent teachers and scholars, especially if in connection with the cultural initiatives of the Project or the Centre.

General info

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    General Editors
    Niccolò Abriani, Università di Firenze, Italia  
    Christian Armbrüster, Freie Universität Berlin, Germania  
    Luigi Benvenuti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Carmelita Camardi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Francesco Capriglione, Università telematica Guglielmo Marconi, Roma, Italia  
    Marcello Clarich, Università Luiss «G. Carli» di Roma, Italia  
    Lorenzo De Angelis, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Nina Dietz Legind, Syddansk Universitet, Danimarca  
    María Ángeles Egusquiza Balmaseda, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spagna  
    Antoine Lyon-Caen, Université Paris Ouest, Francia  
    Arturo Maresca, Università di Roma «La Sapienza», Italia  
    Fabrizio Marrella, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Roger McCormick, London School of Economics, Regno Unito  
    Paolo Montalenti, Università di Torino, Italia  
    Cristoph G. Paulus, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germania  
    Adalberto Perulli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Johannes Michael Rainer, Universität Salzburg, Austria  
    Masaki Sakuramoto, Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan  
    Antonella Sciarrone Alibrandi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia  
    Marco Sepe, Unitelma Sapienza, Roma, Italia  
    Alessandro Somma, Università di Ferrara, Italia  
    Tiziano Treu, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia  
    Alberto Urbani, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Giuseppe Vettori, Università di Firenze, Italia  
    Manfred Weiss, Universität Frankfurt, Germania  

    Managing Editor
    Alberto Urbani, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  

    Editorial Board
    Vania Brino, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Francesca Burigo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Valentina Cagnin, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Cristina De Benetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Sara De Vido, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Claudia Irti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Mariella Lamicela, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Marco Mancini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Giuliana Martina, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Andrea Minto, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Marco Olivi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Andrea Pin, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Ilenia Rapisarda, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Roberto Senigaglia, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Gianluca Sicchiero, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Ilaria Supino, Università LUISS «G. Carli» di Roma, Italia  
    Marco Ticozzi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Alessandra Zanardo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Giuliano Zanchi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Gaetano Zilio Grandi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Andrea Zorzi, Università di Firenze, Italia  

    Scientific Evalutation Board
    Fabio Addis, Università di Brescia, Italia  
    Mads Andenas, Università di Oslo, Norvegia  
    Antonella Antonucci, Università di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia  
    Elena Bellisario, Università di Roma Tre, Italia  
    Florence Benoit-Rohmer, EIUC  
    Elisabetta Bergamini, Università di Udine, Italia  
    Massimo Bianca, Università di Trieste, Italia  
    Elena Bindi, Università di Siena, Italia  
    Antonio Blandini, Università di Napoli «Federico II», Italia  
    Fabio Bravo, Università di Bologna, Italia  
    Laura Calafà, Università di Verona, Italia  
    Enrico Camilleri, Università di Palermo, Italia  
    Maria Teresa Carinci, Università di Milano, Italia  
    Carlo Cester, Università di Padova, Italia  
    Nis Jul Clausen, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark  
    Paoloefisio Corrias, Università di Cagliari, Italia  
    Ciro G. Corvese, Università di Siena, Italia  
    Alessandro D'Adda, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia  
    Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, Università di Napoli «Federico II», Italia  
    Francesco De Santis, Università di Salerno, Italia  
    Riccardo Del Punta, Università di Firenze, Italia  
    Leonardo Di Brina, Università telematica «Guglielmo Marconi», Italia  
    Giovanni Di Rosa, Università di Catania, Italia  
    Giuseppe Fauceglia, Università di Salerno, Italia  
    Leonardo Ferrara, Università di Firenze, Italia  
    Giuseppe jr. Ferri, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italia  
    Gianvito Giannelli, Università di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia  
    Mauro Grondona, Università di Genova, Italia  
    Delia La Rocca, Università di Catania, Italia  
    Valerio Lemma, Università telematica «Guglielmo Marconi», Italia  
    Raffaele Lener, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italia  
    Michele Lobuono, Università di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia  
    Pierpaolo Marano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia  
    Alessandro Melchionda, Università di Trento, Italia  
    Cinzia Motti, Università di Foggia, Italia  
    Marco Olivetti, Libera Università «Maria SS. Assunta», Roma, Italia  
    Ugo Patroni Griffi, Università di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia  
    Paolo Patrono, Università di Verona, Italia  
    Mirella Pellegrini, Università LUISS «G. Carli» di Roma, Italia  
    Andrea Pertici, Università di Pisa, Italia  
    Henry Peter, Université de Genéve, Svizzera  
    Giuseppe Piperata, Università IUAV di Venezia, Italia  
    Andrea Pisaneschi, Università di Siena, Italia  
    Nicola Pisani, Università di Teramo, Italia  
    Dianora Poletti, Università di Pisa, Italia  
    Oreste Pollicino, Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Milano, Italia  
    Nicola Rondinone, Università «Carlo Cattaneo» - LIUC, Castellanza, Italia  
    Illa Sabbatelli, Università Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno, Italia  
    Riccardo Salomone, Università di Trento, Italia  
    Franco Scarpelli, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italia  
    Martin Schauer, Universität Wien, Austria  
    Francesco Seatzu, Università di Cagliari, Italia  
    Laura Tebano, Università di Napoli «Federico II», Italia  
    Paolo Tosi, Università di Trento, Italia  
    Vincenzo Troiano, Università di Perugia, Italia  
    Fernando Valdés Dal-Re, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spagna  
    Francesco Vella, Università di Bologna, Italia  
    Michele Vellano, Università della Valle D’Aosta, Italia  
    Lorenzo Zoppoli, Università di Napoli «Federico II», Italia  
    Stefano Zunarelli, Università di Bologna, Italia  

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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.

Revision 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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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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    Ethical Code of Ricerche giuridiche

    Ricerche giuridiche 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 Ricerche giuridiche 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 Ricerche giuridiche Editor-in-Chief.

    The Ricerche giuridiche 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 Ricerche giuridiche 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


    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the Ricerche giuridiche 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 Ricerche giuridiche 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 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 Ricerche giuridiche 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. 


    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 article, they must immediately warn the Ricerche giuridiche 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 Ricerche giuridiche 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 Ricerche giuridiche 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). 


    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.