Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Im@go is an international journal for interdisciplinary research on the Social Imaginary. Double-blind refereed and indexed by the main international databases, it publishes theoretical, descriptive and applied studies on the Social Imaginary pertaining to a wide range of fields of knowledge. The aim of the journal is to bring together scholars, practitioners and young researchers working in different field and disciplines with a view to developing an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the Social Imaginary. Im@go encourages critical debates on these and other relevant issues spanning not only the theoretical and methodological dimensions of the Social Imaginary but also their practical and socially relevant outcomes.


Section Policies


Edited by Im@go's editorial board.

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Each issue of the journal includes a “Topic”, i.e. a topic which is very important for the editors. Editors may choose to publish a contribution into this or in a different section.

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Off Topic

This section features interviews, open reflections, proceeding and any other type of text dealing with the issue of imaginary regardless the deadlines of the main section.

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This section of the journal  contains  critical analysis of books and research on the social imaginary

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It publishes book or other media reviews linked to an interdisciplinary approach to the imaginary.

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Peer Review Process

The journal has a double blind reviewing process.
The editors will first assess whether the submission is eligible for review. After this formal assessment, if positive, the submission will be sent to two external referees.
Based on the review reports the editors will make one of the following decisions:
1. The submission is accepted.
2. The submission is rejected in its current state. In this case, the author will have the opportunity to re-submit the paper, taking into account the comments of the referees and the editor. When the submission is rejected in its current state (B) and the author wants to improve the paper, the editor assigned to that paper will support the author.
3. The submission is rejected. In this case, a written explanation will be provided.The whole review process will take not more than three months.
Editorial, Interviews and Book Reviews will not be peer reviewed.


Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

Im@go journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence 3.0.

With the licence CC-BY, authors retain the copyright, allowing anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy their contribution. The work must be properly attributed to its author.

It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author or journal board.

Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving (by RoMEO/SHERPA)

Publisher: Mimesis Edizioni, Italy
Author's Pre-print: green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
Author's Post-print: green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)
Publisher's Version/PDF: green tick author can archive publisher's version/PDF
General Conditions:
  • Creative Commons License
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
Mandated OA: (Awaiting information)
RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green publisher
Link to this page: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/2019/



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Scientific Committee

Sabah Abouessalam (Institut National d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme)

Alfonso Amendola (Università degli Studi di Salerno)

Vania Baldi (University of Aveiro)

Luisa Bonesio (Università degli Studi di Pavia)

Sergio Brancato (Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II")

David Brown (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Fulvio Carmagnola (Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca)

Antonella Cammarota (Università degli Studi di Messina)

Vanni Codeluppi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Stefano Cristante (Università del Salento)

Derrick De Kerckhove (University of Toronto)

Luisa Del Giudice (American Folklore Society)

Ubaldo Fadini (Università di Firenze)

Kenneth Frampton (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University)

Tonino Griffero (Università di Tor Vergata)

Bruno Gullì (City University of New York - Kingsborough)

Paolo Jedlowski (Università della Calabria)

Philippe Joron (Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3)

Serge Latouche (Université Paris-Sud)

Michel Maffesoli (Université Paris V)

Ingo Meyer (Bielefeld University)

Carlo Mongardini ✝︎ (Università di Roma "La Sapienza")

Edgar Morin (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Francesco Parisi (Università di Messina)

Tonino Perna (Università degli Studi di Messina)

Mario Perniola ✝︎ (Università di Roma - Tor Vergata)

Andrea Pinotti (Università di Milano)

Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi (Università di Roma - La Sapienza)

Valentina Raffa (Università degli Studi di Messina)

Caterina Resta (Università degli Studi di Messina)

Ambrogio Santambrogio (Università degli Studi di Perugia)

Antonio Scurati (Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione)

Domenico Secondulfo (Università di Verona)

Patrick Tacussel (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III)

Bron Taylor (University of Florida)

Dario Tomasello (Università di Messina)

Gabriella Turnaturi (Università di Bologna)

Andreas Wittel (Nottingham Trent Univerity) 

Jean Jacques Wunenburger (Università Jean Moulin Lyon)

Martine Xiberras (Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3)



Articles and submissions processing charges (APC)

Im@go journal does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Im@gois an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them.
Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Author's responsibilities

Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. All authors have significantly contributed to the research, statement that all data in article are real and authentic. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her ownpublished work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study, and these should be listed as coauthors. The corresponding author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication.
S/he should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the paper. All co-authors must have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Peer review

Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions while editorial communication with the authors may also assist these in improving the paper. Any reviewer who feel sun qualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editors and excuse herself/ himself from the review process. Reviewers Judgments are objective. Reviewers have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Reviewers point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles must be treated confidentially. They must not be shown to, or discussed with, others except as authorized by the chief editors. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Editorial responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction, preserve anonymity of reviewers. Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit. The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publish



2017: Alfonso Amendola, Donatella Barazzetti, Sergio Brancato, Antonella Cava, Alessia Cervini, Valentina Cremonesini, Fabio D'andrea, Vincenzo Del Gaudio, Simone Di Blasi, Margherita Geniale, Valentina Grassi, Fabio La Rocca, Ingo Meyer, Luca Mori, Mariagiovanna Musso, Paolo De Nardis, Ercole Giap Parini, Marcantonio Pini, Dario Tomasello, Mario Tirino, Debora Viviani, Lorenzo Viviani.

2018: Felice Addeo, Alfonso Amendola, Davide Bennato, Lorenzo Casini, Marica Catone, Antonella Cava, Isabella Corvino, Valentina Cremonesini, Stefano Cristante, Vincenzo Del Gaudio, Lorenzo Di Paola, Irene Falconieri, Manolo Farci, Valentina Fedele, Fiorenza Gamba, Fabio La Rocca, Mirko Lino, Andrea Lombardinilo, Francesco Muollo, Maria Giovanna Musso, Ercole Giap Parini, Francesco Parisi, Francesco Pirone, Antonio Rafele, Valentina Raffa, Angelo Romeo, Marco Rossano, Alessandra Santoro, Nicola Sbetti, Domenico Secondulfo, Vincenzo Susca, Federico Tarquini, Mario Tirino, Elena Trapanese, Alessia Tuselli, Tito Vagni, Deborah Viviani, Pier Paolo Zampieri.

2019: Aurosa Alison, Donatella Barazzetti, Antonella Cammarota, Antonella Cava, Francesca Colella, Tom Cumming, Ben Curtis, Vincenzo Del Gaudio, Sonia Gambino, Sandro Gorgone, Ruth Griffin, Rita Fulco, Licia Lipari, Enda McCaffrey, Vincenzo Mele, Pietro Meloni, Gianluca Miglino, Maria Eugenia Parito, Antonio Rafele, Salvatore Speziale, Federico Tarquini, Mario Tirino, Dario Tomasello, Tito Vagni, Francesca Vigo, Pier Paolo Zampieri. 

2020: Olimpia Affuso, Antonio Allegra, Claudia Attimonelli, Linda Bertelli, Andrea Borghini, Raffaella Monia Calia, Enrico Campo, Emiliano Chirchiano, Isabella Corvino, Vincenzo Del Gaudio, Simone Di Blasi, Adolfo Fattori, Linda De Feo, Luca Guizzardi, Bruno Gullì, Roberta Iannone, Fabio La Rocca, Andrea Lombardinilo, Sergio Minniti, Luca Mori, Fabio Mostaccio, Maria Giovanna Musso, Dario Nardini, Stefania Palmisano, Nicola Pannofino, Gianfranco Pecchinenda, Vincenza Pellegrino, Valerio Perugini, Irene Psaroudakis, Valentina Raffa, Vincenzo Romania, Carmelo Samonà, Vincenzo Susca, Federico Tarquini, Mario Tirino, Simona Totaforti, Tito Vagni.

2021: Dario Altobelli, Michela Becchis, Paul Blokker, Davide Borrelli, Sergio Brancato, Marianne Celka, Emiliano Chirchiano, Luca Corchia, Vincenzo Del Gaudio, Marco De Marinis, Federico Deriu, Simone Di Blasi, Paola Di Nicola, Piero Dominici, Manolo Farci, Lorenzo Fattori, Simona Foà, Rossana Galdini, Ercole Giap Parini, Teresa Grande, Valentina Grassi, Paolo Jedlowski, Vincenzo Mele, Lorenzo Migliorati, Giulio Moini, Fabio Mostaccio, Alessandra Orsi, Donatella Pacelli, Francesco Parisi, Gianfranco Pecchinenda, Emanuele Profumi, Angelo Romeo, Ambrogio Santambrogio, Fabrizio Scrivano, Domenico Secondulfo, Vincenzo Susca, Federico Tarquini, Mario Tirino, Dario Tomasello, Katia Trifirò, Tito Vagni, Pier Paolo Zampieri.