Epistemology; Science; Philosophy; Mathematics; Statistics; Informatics

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Science & Philosophy is an International, peer-reviewed, open access journal, published every six months (June-December). Science & Philosophy is a multidisciplinary journal and aims to publish original research articles but also short communication and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and well organized. The journal is a source of information for professionals in a wide range of scientific discipline. Both English and Italian languages are accepted for publications.The journal is oriented on the scientific analysis of social phenomena, both by developing research with quantitative and qualitative methods and by interpreting with philosophical criticism.Science & Philosophy has its focus in the study of social phenomena both macro and micro, using the interdisciplinary approach of the social sciences, from economics to law, from politics to sociology, from history to social statistics.The journal focuses on the analysis of both phenomena and trends, for designing local developments and systems ecology. Scientific analysis is supported by an ethic of sociability.


 

Section Policies

Volume 1 Issue 1 2013

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 1 Issue 2 2013

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 2 Issue 1 2014

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 2 Issue 2 2014

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 3 Issue 1 2015

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 3 Issue 2 2015

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 4 Issue 1 2016

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 4 Issue 2 2016

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 5 Issue 1 2017

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 5 Issue 2-2017

Editors
  • Fabrizio Maturo
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Volume 6 Issue 1-2018

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

This journal has adopted a blind reviewing policy, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the paper itself, ensuring that Authors’ identity is not revealed. However, this does not preclude Authors from citing their own works. However, Authors must cite their works in a manner that does not make explicit their identity. Editors will email selected Reviewers the submission. Reviewers who agree to review the paper submit their comments, and select a recommendation. After the refereeing process is complete, a section editor will make a decision for acceptance or rejection. There are two types of revisions: major or minor. For a major revision, original referees will be invited to review the manuscript again. For a minor revision, no more reviews are required, the editor will make the final decision of acceptance if both the content and format are acceptable.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal publishes two issues for each year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the journal articles are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no charge for readers to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. Benefits of open access for authors, include:

  • Free access for all users worldwide
  • Increased visibility and readership
  • Rapid publication
  • No spatial constraints
  • Authors can share their research papers on their personal web-pages (i.e. ResearchGate, etc.)

 

Science & Philosophy publishes open access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License. The Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article and make commercial use of the article. The CC BY license permits commercial and non-commercial re-use of an open access article, as long as the author is properly attributed. Copyright on any research article published by Ratio Mathematica is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Ratio Mathematica a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. 
For further information visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. The following logo will appear in any paper that will be published from the volume number 31/2016 onwards:

Creative Commonce Licence

 

Info

Science & Philosophy is an International, peer-reviewed, open access journal, published every six months (June-December). Science & Philosophy is a multidisciplinary journal and aims to publish original research articles but also short communication and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and well organized. The journal is a source of information for professionals in a wide range of scientific discipline. Both English and Italian languages are accepted for publications.

The journal is oriented on the scientific analysis of social phenomena, both by developing research with quantitative and qualitative methods and by interpreting with philosophical criticism.
Science & Philosophy has its focus in the study of social phenomena both macro and micro, using the interdisciplinary approach of the social sciences, from economics to law, from politics to sociology, from history to social statistics.
The journal focuses on the analysis of both phenomena and trends, for designing local developments and systems ecology. Scientific analysis is supported by an ethic of sociability.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics

Ratio Mathematica is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the guidelines of the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the submission guideline policies.

 

Duties of Editor

  • Publication Decisions:Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  • Review of Manuscripts:Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
  • Fair Review:The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by Ratio Mathematica is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  • Confidentiality:The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest:The editor of Ratio Mathematica will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.

 

Duties of Authors

  • Reporting Standards:Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal.
  • Originality:Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications:Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources:Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  • Authorship of the Paper:Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  • Data Access and Retention:Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works:If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.
  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)). The journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
  • Changes in authorship, or in the order of authors, are not accepted after the acceptance for publication of a manuscript.
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material.
  • Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results.

 

Duties of Reviewers

  • Confidentiality:Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources:Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor’s notice.
  • Standards of Objectivity:Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Promptness:In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism, a specific subset of academic dishonesty, is the representation of another person’s work, words, thoughts, or ideas, as one’s own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, copying material and using ideas from an article, book, unpublished paper, or the Internet without proper documentation of references or without properly enclosing quoted material in quotation marks. Plagiarism also includes sentences that follow an original source too closely, often created by simply substituting synonyms for another person’s words. “Plagiarism is copying another person’s text or ideas and passing the copied material as your own work. Thus, authors should both delineate (i.e., separate and identify) the copied text from your text and give credit to (i.e., cite the source) the source of the copied text to avoid accusations of plagiarism.  Plagiarism is considered fraud and has potentially harsh consequences including loss of job, loss of reputation, and the assignation of reduced or failing grade in a course.

This definition of plagiarism applies for copied text and ideas (Plagiarism:  What It Is and How to Avoid It”, Peter Cobbett, PhD, August 2016):

  • regardless of the source of the copied text or idea;
  • regardless of whether the author(s) of the text or idea which you have copied actually copied that text or idea from another source; 
  • regardless of whether or not the authorship of the text or idea which you copy is known;
  • regardless of the nature of your text (journal paper/article, webpage, book chapter, paper submitted for college course, etc) into which you copy the text or idea; 
  • regardless of  whether or not the author of the source of the copied material gives permission for the material to be copied; and
  • regardless of whether you are or are not the author of the source of the copied text or idea (self plagiarism).

This definition also applies for figures and figure legends and for tables and table legends which you copy into your text.”  Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in the journal. But minor plagiarism without dishonest intent is relatively frequent, for example, when an author reuses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper. The editors judge any case of which they become aware (either by their own knowledge of and reading about the literature, or when alerted by referees) on its own merits.

 

Editorial Board

Chief Editors

Eugeni Franco, Teramo, Italy

Maturo Antonio, Pescara, Italy

 

Advisory Editors

Blezza Franco, Chieti, Italy

Rȃmbu Nicolae, Iasi, Romania

Sciarra Ezio, Chieti, Italy

 

Managing Editor

Maturo Fabrizio, Pescara, Italy

 

Editorial Board

Ambrisi Emilio, Caserta, Italy

Anatriello Giuseppina, Naples, Italy

Arribas Jose Maria, Madrid, Spain

Blezza Franco, Chieti, Italy

Callejo Gallego Manuel Javier, Madrid, Spain

Casolaro Ferdinando, Naples, Italy

Chitoiu Dan, Iasi, Romenia

Cimagalli Folco, Rome, Italy

Ciprian Alecu, Iasi, Romenia

Corsi Vincenzo, Pescara, Italy

Corsini Piergiulio, Udine, Italy

Cruz Rambaud Salvador, Almeria, Spain

Daniela-Tatiana Soitu, Iasi, Romenia

Deriu Fiorenza, Rome, Italy

Di Francesco Gabriele, Pescara, Italy

Figueiredo Elisabete, Vila Real, Portugal

Gardaphe Frederick, NY, USA

Gatto Romano, Potenza, Italy

Gavrila Mihaela, Rome, Italy

Gerla Giangiacomo, Salerno, Italy

Hošková-Mayerová Šárka, Brno, Czech Republic

Innamorati Stefano, L’Aquila, Italy

Ispas Cristina, Resita, Romenia

Madureira Livia, Portugal

Malizia Pierfranco, Rome, Italy

Marconi Domenico, Teramo, Italy

Markovic Ljiljana, Belgrade, Serbia

Marradi Alberto, Florence, Italy

Maturo Antonio, Pescara, Italy

Maturo Fabrizio, Pescara, Italy

Migliorato Renato, Messina, Italy

Montesperelli Paolo, Rome, Italy

Nicotra Luca, Rome, Italy

Paone Fiorella, Chieti, Italy

Petrovic Mina, Belgrade, Serbia

Rȃmbu Nicolae, Iasi, Romania

Rosati Norton Delfico Mauro, London-Florence, UK-Italy

Rotondo Paolo, Pescara, Italy

Ruggiero Christian, Rome, Italy

Savarese Elisa, Castellammare, Italy

Sciarra Ezio, Chieti, Italy

Sessa Salvatore, Naples, Italy

Sideri Daniela, Pescara, Italy

Squillante Massimo, Benevento, Italy

Tofan Ioan Alexandru, Iasi, Romania

Ventre Aldo Giuseppe Saverio, Naples, Italy

Veraldi Roberto, Pescara, Italy

Viglioglia Maria Teresa, Melfi, Italy

Vincenzi Giovanni, Salerno, Italy

Vougiuklis Thomas, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Vranes Aleksandra, Belgrade, Serbia

Yalap Hakan, Nevsehir, Turkey


Editorial Manager and Webmaster

Manuppella Giuseppe 

 

Graphic project (Progetto grafico)

Manuppella Fabio

 

Legal Manager

Di Domenico Bruna

 

Publisher

Accademia Piceno - Aprutina dei Velati in Teramo (A.P.A.V.)

 

Article Processing Charge

There is no article processing charge (APC) for papers accepted for publication.  A payment of 40 € is due in case the authors want to receive a printed copy of the issue. Details for sending the payment will be given to the corresponding author after the acceptance of his paper.

 

Archiving

The printed copies of the journal are stored at the National Library of Florence and provincial library of Pescara, Italy.