Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The issues of the new series will present the usual structure: every issue features a monographic theme on which researchers and social scientists debate their views, without the exclusion of contributions from the other human sciences and, when called for, the so-called natural sciences. The journal's non-monographic sections also adopt this approach. Essays and Research welcomes contributions on various topics, with a focus on experimental strategies that are methodologically and disciplinarily open. Eliasian Themes purposes to acquaint readers with the journal's deep and enduring roots in the Elias tradition, by hosting discussions of his works, but especially by favouring research and theoretical reflection that adopt his methods and theoretical frameworks. In addition, we will present and translate (at least in the Italian version) a selection of his shorter unpublished writings. By contrast, the Contributions section will be a forum for freer, non-academic debates on contemporary political, social and cultural topics. The journal concludes with a Reviews and Profiles section, supplemented by Book Reviews of texts that encourage interdisciplinary confrontation and, starting from the new series, by Re-reading the classics. 

In the beginning of this new course, we wish to express our gratitude to the outgoing editor Paolo Giovannini who has decided to hand over the reins to us, entrusting us with the task of relaunching and widening the themes and horizons of the journal.

Thanks to the collaboration of the brilliant scholars who have joined the Scientific and Editorial Boards of CAMBIO, and to the hard work of the Editorial Office, we hope to be able to realize a new ground-breaking international academic journal.



Section Policies

Monographic Section

Each issue includes a different monographic section dedicated to a specific theme. The section presents contributions related the current Call for Papers

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Eliasian Themes

This section aims to promote the knowledge and the critical discussion of the work of Norbert Elias

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Open Essays and Researches

Full Original Articles

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Points of view

This section includes contributions, comments and interviews about current topics from public debate.

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(Re)Reading the Classics

The section aims to promote the relevance of the classics in the interpretation of contemporary reality

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Book Review - Debates

In this section we present a critical debate on recent books by well-known scholars

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Book Review - Standard

In this section we present ordinary reviews on recent books

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Book Review - Profiles

In this section we present news about published books

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Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Editors / Board of Directors and by the members of the Editorial Boards within four weeks. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript within three weeks. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version in three weeks.
Publication decisions by the Editors / Board of Directors are final.


Open Access Policy

 Cambio 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.
This journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0 (CC-BY).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.



Article and Submissions Processing Charges (APC)

There are no pre-publication author charges (commonly known as APCs) or article submission charges (ASC), and any reader can download articles and reviews free of charge, at any time and in perpetuity.


Indexing and abstracting

Cambio is indexed in: 
  • ACNP Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
  • ApeJournal – Academic Publications eJournal
  • BASE – Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
  • Co.Bi.ReI
  • EZB – Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek – Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • JournalSeek – A Searchable Database of Online Scholarly Journals
  • JournalTOCs – Journal Tables of Contents (TOCs)
  • JURN
  • Natural Science Journals PQ
  • NewJour – Electronic Journals & Newsletters, University of Georgetown
  • PLEIADI – Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali
  • Professional ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Central
  • SciTech Journals PQ
  • Searchteam
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • Urbadoc
  • WorldCat


Publication Frequency

Semiannual, published in June and December


Information for Authors

Before publication, after the acceptance of the manuscript, authors have to sign a Publication Agreement with Cambio.

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines


Information for Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing (see Open Journal Systems)

Creative Commons License

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