Focus and Scope

Spunti e Ricerche is a peer-reviewed journal of Italian studies with international contributions and circulation. Contributions are accepted in both English and Italian; authors are not charged for publication. The journal is published annually in printed and electronic format.

Peer Review Process

Spunti e Ricerche publishes only original material. Articles submitted are refereed by external experts in the relevant fields prior to acceptance.

Journal History

Spunti e Ricerche was the brain child of a number of tutors from the Italian Department of the University of Melbourne in 1981-1982 and the first volume appeared 1985. It was intended to foster, increase, and diversify Australian research and enquiry into Italian studies, specifically in the fields of Italian literature, politics, linguistics, history, society, cinema, and art, but also had the broad aim to encourage manifestations of the culture by Italians, or about Italians, in Australia.