About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Since 1985, Incontri. Rivista europea di Studi Italiani has been an international forum for academic publications related to Italian history and culture. An interdisciplinary journal, Incontri publishes both academic research in various fields (history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, art history, music, cinema and theatre etc.) and contributions that cross the boundaries of traditional Humanities disciplines.

Incontri is the jornal of the Werkgroep Italië Studies (WIS), an Italian Studies workgroup based in the Dutch and Flemish academic research community. Members of the editorial team and advisory board are recruited from the international field of Italian Studies in order to guarantee a peer review process of the highest academic standard. The journal is not limited to publications in Dutch and Italian, the languages of the area of research, but also welcomes contributions in English.

Alongside WIS members, Incontri is intended for the European Italian Studies community in the broadest sense, and hopes to promote every kind of international exchange.


Publication Frequency

Incontri is published on a termly basis, with each issue numbering approximately 100-150 pages (an annual total of 200-300 pages), containing articles, features, reviews and notes.


Open Access Policy

Incontri 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.


Archiving Policy

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.


Support Incontri!

All members of WIS receive a printed copy of each new issue of Incontri, delivered by post twice a year. At current rates, the cost of annual membership for private individuals is 35 euros (26 euros for students). For institutions and libraries the cost is fifty euros. For further information, please see website or contact WIS directly.

Any back issue of the journal may be purchased in hard copy format at a cost of 15 euros per issue. If you are interested in placing an order, please contact the editorial team.



Incontri is indexed by the following services:

ITALINEMOVABB-SHWMLA Directory of Periodicals & MLA International BibliographyERIH PLUSBielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE searchDOAJGoogle scholarJournalTOCsOAisterWorldcatMIAR.

In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

All Incontri content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

If Incontri is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by sending an e-mail to incontri.segreteria@gmail.com, or by making an indexing request directly with the service. Please inform if you do so.



Incontri encourages all authors to self-archive their article(s) in the repository of their institution.

This journal is registered as a SHERPA/RoMEO Blue journal.



Incontri is the journal of the Werkgroep Italië Studies (WIS)

The publication of Incontri is a collaboration between the Werkgroep Italië Studies and Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals.


Sponsoring Organisation

The publication of Incontri is possible thanks to the financial support of the Werkgroep Italië Studies.

E-mail:  italiestudies@gmail.com



The publication of Incontri is possible thanks to the financial support of the Werkgroep Italië Studies.

E-mail: italiestudies@gmail.com

Direttivo del Werkgroep Italië Studies

Maria Forcellino (presidente)

Jan van den Bos (tesoriere)

Ingeborg van Vugt (segretaria)

Philiep Bossier (membro)

Gandolfo Cascio (membro)

Hans Cools (membro)

Claudio Di Felice (membro)

Werkgroep Italië Studies