About the Journal

La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review is a scientific journal launched by a few law students at the University of Florence in order to develop a place of deepening, debate and union around law issues.

La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review is a scientific journal, which arises from the idea of a group of law students at the University of Florence. After having learnt similar realities outside the University of Florence and having considered them quite interesting, the possibility to launch a scientific journal relating to the University of Florence School of Law came into sight. With regard to the object, the Journal longs for proposing itself as an instrument of research and spread of legal knowledge, stimulating the debate about all the law issues.

FOCUS AND AIMS

The aim is to open an in-depth look in which scholars, legal practitioners and students may work together to the updating and studying of Law. Not only: we believe that this initiative may be a precious opportunity for the students attending our School. The Journal will be for them a fruitful opportunity for discussion through scientific papers, in the dual role of audiences and authors. For this purpose we mean to exploit students' first in-depth work, the thesis work, publishing in each edition, also in light of what the editorial programming will be, few summaries of the most interesting thesis, which have fully got through double-blind peer-review. About the contents, aware of the authentically historical meaning of legal knowledge, we will propose an editorial program that will never give up a solid reference to the past. Just so, the structure of the Journal will precisely conform with that concept of legal thought which the Review longs for carrying: critical thinking about today, but firmly on an ancient pathway of which it represents the last stage of development.

JOURNAL SECTIONS 

The Journal is open to scientific contributions of various kinds (research papers, interviews to actors of legal reflection and modern institutional and professional life, notes) by qualified authors (professors, researchers, PhD students, legal practitioners), moreover by students at School of Law, for whom, as anticipated, the Journal may be, among other things, an useful sharing platform of the search results along the thesis work. Submissions will be accepted also in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

The Review is divided into the following sections: 

  1. Editorials
  2. Articles - La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review features scientific papers in various fields of law, written by professors and researchers; Ph. D. students, scholars, as well as diverse legal practitioners; law students.
  3. Spazio Metagiuridico - This section embodies the will to create a section where a wide range of contributions may find space. This variety involves the papers’ contents (e.g. connections between law and literature, visual art, cinema etc.) as well as their form (e.g. reviews, interviews, debates). 

DOUBLE BLIND RIGOROUS PEER REVIEW

Each submission to La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review is subject to a rigorous quality control and peer-review evaluation process before receiving a final decision. 

If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to two or more anonymous reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version.

The Editors are responsible for conducting the peer-review process and for the final decision on the submitted article.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review provides immediate open access to its content. Our publisher, Firenze University Press at the University of Florence, complies with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access: By “Open Access”, we mean the free availability on the public internet, the permission for all users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of the articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain is to guarantee the original authors with control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We support a greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in our journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). Furthermore, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

Papers will be published online as "Just Accepted" whithin 48 hours after acceptance, and tagged with a DOI code. The final full bibliographic record for each article (initial-final page) will be available in concomitance with the issue publication. La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review publishes 2 regular issues per year. Manuscripts are accepted at any time through the online submission system.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Authors who publish with La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review agree to the following terms:

PUBLICATION FEES

La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review does not charge any publication fee.

WAIVER INFORMATION

Fee waivers do not apply at Firenze University Press because our funding does not rely on author charges. 

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Responsibilities of La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review's editors, reviewers, and authors concerning publication ethics and publication malpractice are described in FUP’s Guidelines on Publication Ethics.

CORRECTIONS and RETRACTIONS

In accordance with the generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing, La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review does not alter articles after publication: "Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible".
In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review publishes corrections and retractions (expressions of concern).

Corrections
In cases of serious errors that affect or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article, La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.
 
Retractions 
In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review will retract a published article if: 
  • there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation);
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
  • it turns out to be an act of plagiarism;
  • it reports unethical research.
An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.
If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.
 
ARCHIVING
 
La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review and Firenze University Press are experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service.