How to contribute, what to contribute

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Being one of the founding journals of generative linguistics (established in 1976), the Rivista accepts contributions relevant to all fields of generative linguistics: syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, as well as language acquisition, psycholinguistics, or computational linguistics. Both theoretical and experimental works are welcome.

Manuscripts previously published online, whether privately or on free archive servers like LingBuzz, are also welcome.

Contributions are expected to be original, as described in the Ethics section.

Peer-review policy

The Rivista is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal.

The typical length of time for a review is 4 to 6 weeks. The reviewers are asked to decide whether the manuscript is accepted, accepted with minor revisions, or rejected. There is no revise and resubmit.

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Article charges

The Rivista is an open-access academic journal, articles are thus freely accessible to readers. Currently, publishing costs are waived. Publishing is thus free for authors too.

This is however not sustainable in the long run. In the future, we aim to introduce minimal typesetting charges for the authors, designed to cover the costs of the journal and ensure it has a viable future. Since the costs are mainly in typesetting[#]and developing software to automate as much of the journal-editing flow as possible, the author costs will be lower if you are willing to do more of the typesetting yourself. For indicative purposes our plans are along the lines of:


The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal’s scope.

In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

All authors must include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.

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