Ri-Vista is an open access semiannual journal in electronic format. It operates through international call for papers and double blind peer review.

Founded in 2003, since 2014 Ri-Vista is part of the scientific journals of the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence and in 2015 a second series was launched. The journal deals with Landscape Architecture in a traditional disciplinary openness to the contributions of sciences otherwise competent, consolidated over the years in accordance with the nature of the discipline to which it is dedicated. 

The rich articulation of scientific viewpoints, as identified by studies that different disciplines dedicate to the landscape as a category and to landscapes as realities, is therefore the area from which Ri-Vista searches for references concerning design in the broadest sense of this term that Landscape Architecture can express.

Ri-Vista has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus!

Accepted for inclusion in SCOPUS

The editors are pleased to announce that Ri-Vista has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.

Following evaluation by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB), which uses strict criteria to vet the sources that Scopus lists, it has been recommended that the Ri-Vista be accepted for inclusion.

Ri-Vista has quickly established itself internationally as a highly respected journal, publishing quality research all aspects of Landscape Architecture. This positive development will enable Ri-Vista to continue to strengthen its reputation as a leading journal in its field and the Editorial team would like to thank its Editorial Advisory Board members, authors, reviewers and guest editors for their valued contributions. 



New Thematic Call For Papers is out now!



Issue 2/2019 [deadline September 22th, 2019]  



In the twentieth anniversary of the signature of the European Landscape Convention, Ri-Vista intends to focus on some of its keywords that are particular meaningful in the perspective of thelandscape project.

As a first step, the present THEMATIC CALL for the issue 2|2019 — now open with deadline 22 September, 2019 — aims to receive submissions of papers on the topic of LANDSCAPE PROTECTION, MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING: REASONS, PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES.

The landscape concept is usually intended as synthesis and integration of perceptions, values, and disciplines. But, on the contrary, in the social discourse it is often a battlefield of conflictual visions, aspirations, professions, and actors of the territorial governance. Different actions and policies on landscape (in the fields of protection, management and planning) reflect in various ways both integration efforts and conflicts.

The issue 2|2019 builds upon the relationship between the societal demand for the protection/ management/planning of the landscape, and the technical activities they requires within a determined normative and procedural framework (heritage designation, planning regulation, assessment procedures, and such), addressing national cases as well as the international debate. The match between technical instruments and societal demands can be better addressed by a wider perspective on different tools and ways for taking care of the landscape by administrations and citizens. The relationship between protection and enhancement, the management and the planning perspective, as well as the role of private stakeholders, cannot be neglected.

This issue invites in particular to reason about protection as it emerges since its proposal, the formal shape it takes, the technical activities which implement it, their outcomes, the possibilities for creative design and intervention. 

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Posted: 2019-03-12

Online First Service


RI-VISTA publishes Online First Articles. This feature allows final revision articles to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. 

The only difference between Online First and issue publication will be the citation details and the addition of the Online First publication date to the second version.

Each OnlineFirst article has a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This should be included in all citations. DOIs provide a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment, even after they are assigned to a print issue.


Posted: 2018-10-04
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