Focus and Scope
The Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge (JMK) is a scientific journal aimed at opening a permanent platform for theoretical and empirical debate and reflection in the fields human, social and philosophical sciences studies. More specifically, the purpose of JMK is that of providing a strategic forum for multi- and interdisciplinary dialogue from and about the Mediterranean region, and between this and the other regions of the world. A dialogue that is thought-provoking and free from disciplinary boundaries. From the area of humanities and social sciences (history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, communication, philology, history of art, etc.) to the economic-legal area (economy, law, information sciences, etc.), the research results are expected to have an important impact on the political decisions, on the processes of training, change and development as well as on the integration of theories and paradigms. This will imply a deep analysis of the factors which may facilitate or hinder social change, and also the evaluation and comparison of data from different realities.
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge is articulated in the following sections:
- Themes and perspectives
- Comments and debates
- Reviews and reports
The section Themes and perspectives will contain original essays about topics and issues related to a keyword which is selected for each issue. The essays could be solicited (invited contributions) or chosen on the basis of appropriate calls for paper.
The section Comments and debates will contain results of studies on single experiences, which aim to make comparisons among different territorial areas on more or less specific sectors of tangible and intangible knowledge. The section will also include papers on “hot topics” inherent to current debate or translations and discussions of texts relevant to the aims and purposes of JMK.
The section Review and reports refers to the dissemination of news related to the disciplinary fields of JMK, both in the form of reviews of published texts (not only papers), and in the form of reports of conferences, congresses, workshops and national and international on-going research.
Publication Frequency: Bi-annual
Peer Review Process
Journal of Mediterranean Knoweldge - JMK uses the double-blind peer review process: both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The two anonymous review sheets are sent to the Author for the final adjustments. In case of conflicting evaluations, the article is sent to a third reviewer for the definitive decision: the prevailing choice (acceptance or rejection) is the majority.
Open Access Policy
The journal provides for immediate open access to its content, on the principle that making a research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND).
This licence allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, distribute and /or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s) and it is necessary to indicate the initial publication in this journal. Any commercial use is prohibited.
Authors who publish on this journal retain the copyrights.
(APC) Article and submissions processing
Journal of Mediterranean Knoweldge-JMK does not require article processing charges APC