About the Journal

La Nuova Giuridica – Florence Law Review is a student-run law journal, committed to cultivating debate and understanding on a wide-range of legal issues.

The hope is that the Journal serve as a reference for innovative legal scholarship, bringing together the work of scholars, legal practitioners, and students. Student work is of particular interest. The Journal will publish student thesis work, which has gone through double-blind peer review, in each edition, according to its editorial programming. In thinking critically about the legal issues of today, the Journal will also address the historical context that informs contemporary legal issues.


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 aperto - 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). 


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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

La Nuova Giuridica - Florence Law Review and Firenze University Press are experimenting a National legal deposition and long-term digital preservation service.