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Open Access statement

ECF is an Open Access publisher, which means that all content is freely and immediately available without charge to the users and their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, link, print, search, or distribute the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission to the Publisher or the Author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Our publishing house is affiliated with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, which makes a deposit in these three open access archives:


Publication costs

ECF is an Open Access Diamond publisher, which means

  • No cost for the content reader.
  • No cost for the single author who publishes in a journal or volume.
  • Costs borne by the institutions to which the researchers who promote the publication of individual books (miscellanies or monographs) are affiliated or borne by the institutions promoting the Journals that bear the entire cost of publication.

Our cost policy can be summarised with this scheme

AUTHORS of journal articles or volume chapters None None
AUTHORS of monographs / Costs to be borne by the INSTITUTIONS to which they are affiliated
EDITORS of edited books / Costs to be borne by the INSTITUTIONS to which they are affiliated
EDITORS-IN-CHIEF of journals Whole journal to be borne by the INSTITUTIONS to which they are affiliated /

In special cases, depending on the needs of individual scholars, we resort to the Open Access Gold formula, in which the contents remain freely and immediately accessible to all upon publication, but the costs can be borne directly by the author.

1. Ensuring quality publications requires dedicated and competent staff. To cover these costs, the Publisher (ECF) applies a fee for each article or work intended for publication. The calculation is based on the overall extension of the text measured in folders equal to 2,000 characters including spaces. The cost can be quantified in a completely approximate way starting from a minimum of 4 euros plus VAT.

2. If the Journal or Series is affiliated to Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the publication costs are borne by the individual Departments on the basis of specific agreements between them and ECF.

3. In any case, the costs are charged exclusively to the affiliation body, while no cost will be borne by the individual authors.

4. Particular characteristics or complex contents of the articles proposed for publication (non-Western languages, non-standard graphics etc.) may result in the application of a surcharge to the Affiliate Body, which is determined on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact the editorial staff of ECF at the address


The names and e-mail addresses found in the Journal’s/Series’ site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the Journal/Series and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at

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Copyright and licences
  • bookAuthors who publish with this Journal/Series agree to the following terms

    Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal/Series right of first publication of the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC). This licence allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this Journal/Series, furnishing a link to the license and explicitly underlining any change. Licence’s standard level for the Journal/Series is CC-BY 4.0. Authors are entitled to choose a more restrictive Creative Commons licence’s level for their work.


    Authors are free to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal’s/Series’ published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this Journal/Series.


    Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as to a wider dissemination of the to-be published work.

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We are member of Sherpa Romeo (, an online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal Open Access policies ( and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.

Printed editions and print on demand

It is possible to order a printed edition of a volume in a minimum number of 50 copies, of which 5 will be retained by the publisher for legal deposit and archive.

Paper editions produced on demand are non-commercial.

A commercial edition can be produced through an editorial agreement with ECF’s partner.

To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at

Submit a proposal

To submit a proposal for the publication of a book (monograph or miscellany) and obtain an estimate of the costs of digital and print edition, fill in the form provided.

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