A Journal of Italian Studies

Annali d’Italianistica is an independent journal of Italian Studies that seeks to promote the study of Italian literature in its cultural context, to foster scholarly excellence, and to select topics of interest to a large number of Italianists. Monographic in nature, the journal is receptive to a variety of topics, critical approaches, and theoretical perspectives. Each year’s topic is announced ahead of time, and contributions are welcome. The journal is issued in the fall of each year.

In addition to the peer-reviewed scholarly articles, each volume of Annali features Italian Bookshelf, an online section comprising hundreds of academic book reviews and updates, providing the most comprehensive panorama of the new directions in the field of Italian Studies. Occasionally, short essays, research projects, reprints, notes, etc., appear in apposite sections (e.g., “Brief Notices”).

Annali is listed among the top tier journals (class A, area 10) by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR). It is listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS). It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography. It is a member of the The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

Annali d’Italianistica is directed and edited by eminent scholars whose names and academic affiliations appear on the journal’s editorial boards. Annali d’Italianistica, Inc., is a non-profit organization.

Our history

Annali d’Italianistica, Inc., was founded at the University of Notre Dame in 1983. In 1989 it moved to the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2017 to 2019 it was sponsored by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University in Tempe. It is now hosted online by JSTOR with its home office hosted by Elon University.

Open access policy

When the Annali volume is published, authors are provided with the final PDF of their essay. Immediately after the volume’s publication, authors are allowed to make their contributions accessible in any way they deem useful for academic purposes provided they acknowledge Annali d’Italianistica as the journal where their essay has first appeared. Likewise, they are also allowed to republish and/or rewrite their publication in other academic venues as long as they acknowledge Annali d’Italianistica as their work’s first place of publication.

Annali and Elon University

Elon University generously hosts the home office of Annali d’italianistica. The journal’s mission overlaps with the goals of Boldly Elon, the university’s strategic plan for 2030. Theme one of the plan is “Learn” and focuses on innovative teaching and learning. Annali encourages the showcase of Italian Studies and pedagogical research through scholarly reviews. Theme two is “Thrive” and focuses on an inclusive and healthy community. Annali is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in its promotion of Italian language and culture to individual and institutional subscribers, professors, and students across the globe. Theme 4 is “Rise” and focuses on positioning the university for the future. The presence and support of a prestigious journal such as Annali highlights Elon’s commitment to academic excellence and research within an international context, now and moving forward.

The journal’s address

Annali d’Italianistica
c/o Dr. Brandon Essary
2125 Campus Box
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina 27244