Focus and Scope

The Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas has been founded in 2010 with the aim to: 

  • publish high quality, original research works, by scholars of different fields of specialization, based on well established, as on emerging lines of interdisciplinary historical research;
  • promote the study of intellectual history as an intrinsically interdisciplinary object in its genesis;
  • provide a publishing space for studies dealing with the history of ideas from a genuinely interdisciplinary research perspective; 
  • provide a regular forum for discussing issues pertaining to the interdisciplinary approach that characterizes the Journal.

The languages of publication are English and French.

Peer Review Process

The JiHi will feature in its main sections substantive articles, shorter research notes, and surveys, requested from or submitted by prospective authors and guest editors. All such contributions will be blind-refereed (double-blind PR), although experimental open peer-review processes are under study. The PR status of each published text is clearly indicated. Being the JiHi an interdisciplinary journal, all submissions will be refereed by two or more peers with different competence. Moreover, since the Journal is located at an Italian university, not more than one Italian reviewer will be appointed in any case.

Open Access Policy

In accordance with the Berlin Declaration on Open Access, the JiHi supports the Electronic Open Access Paradigm. Every content of the Journal is published online in electronic form, granting to all users a free right of access and reproduction under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License. After publication, a complete version of each item is deposited in the online repository of the University of Turin (AperTO).

Articles and submissions processing charges

The JIHI does not ask for article processing charges (APCs), nor for submission charges.

Code of Ethics

The JIHI editors and staff adhere to COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Moreover, the following specific guidelines shall also be followed.

Editors are expected to:

· Acknowledge the receipt of manuscripts in a timely manner, perform plagiarism checks according to the journal policies, arrange impartial reviews, handle manuscripts confidentially and make the final decision on acceptance or rejection.
· Accept or reject a manuscript for publication solely on the basis of its scientific quality, importance, originality, and relevance to the remit of the journal.
· Respect the intellectual independence of submitting authors.
· State any potential conflict of interest that may arise. Where an editor is an author of a manuscript, it should be passed to another editor for independent peer review.
· Not use submitted or unpublished manuscripts for their own research.
· Ensure the confidentiality of referees.

Authors are expected to:
· Collate data and sources in an honest way, without breaching copyright and seeking appropriate permission from the relevant parties to publish previously published data and sources.
· Reference any published work cited or used in their submitted manuscript.
· Ensure that a manuscript is submitted for publication to one journal at a time.
· Acknowledge colleagues who have contributed to the work.
· Declare all sources of funding for the work.

Referees are expected to:
· Treat all manuscripts as confidential.
· Destroy the manuscript and tell the editor should they be unqualified to review it.
· Immediately make it known to the editor if there is a conflict of interest.
· Appraise the manuscript objectively and in a timely fashion.
· Explain and support their proposals so that editors and authors can understand the basis of their comments, and provide reference to other published works where appropriate.
· Inform the editor of any similarity between the submitted manuscript and any other published work, to the best of their knowledge.
· Inform the editor if a manuscript contains plagiarized material.
· Ensure that all unpublished sources, data, information, interpretation, and discussion remain confidential and not to use reported work for their own research.
· Get rid of all forms of the submitted manuscript after review.


Journal on the publishing platform of the University of Turin make use of the Turnitin software to detect plagiarism. Any submitted article is checked to detect similarities and potential plagiarism.

Journal History

The JIHI was founded in 2010, and the first issue was published in 2012.