Focus and Scope

Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge is an international journal focusing on various areas of knowledge transfer from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, covering the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin, and paying special attention to philological, philosophical, scientific, cultural and religious fields of research.

If there is one thing that characterizes the powerful process of knowledge exchange between the Near East and the Latin West it is the passion for knowledge and the discovery of its secrets that inspired scholars of the period. This led to long journeys and rich encounters, and the mutual exchange between cultures that have repercussions up to the present day.

Mediterranea is a project focused on combining efforts, by linking highly qualified research institutions with expertise in the field of transfer of knowledge within the different areas of study that will be addressed in the journal.

Mediterranea is a peer reviewed academic journal published annually (March).

Peer Review Process

Papers will be sent confidentially and anonymously to be analysed by two experts who are neither members of the journal editing body nor part of the editorial council. They may belong to the Assessing Committee, as long as they do not belong to the journal Editorial Board. They will deliver a report concerning the convenience of the article’s publication, which will be taken into consideration by the Editorial Board secretariat. Announcement of the publication of the paper, or if not revision recommendations will be communicated to the author. If the evaluating experts disagree, the paper shall be sent to a third evaluator. A revised paper may be considered for publication conditionally to the inclusion of changes. It must be corrected and returned to the authors of the Journal at the most within a month, whether the changes demanded be mayor or minor.  If it were necessary, the new version will again be sent to the external evaluators; this process will continue until the paper merits a definitive acceptance from the Journal. The authors will receive a notification concerning the evaluation reports from the evaluators so that they may (if necessary) perform some corrections. If the paper were printable but demanded small changes, these will be performed by a drafting committee in contact with the author; but may also be returned to the author for him to change those details that the drafting committee might consider necessary.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle of giving the public free access to research support to a greater global exchange of knowledge.