Aims and scope

The Journal Fuori Luogo (Italian for “Out of Place”) – founded in 2016 – discusses and explores the logic and the paradoxes of the relationships occurring in the spaces, places and territories of the social experience. The Journal includes the critical perspective of sociology as a whole and discusses convergences and differences, compliances and non-compliances, appropriateness and inappropriateness of social actions, viewed in the light of the fundamental connection between human behavior and spatial context.

“Fuori Luogo” is a sociological paradigm which demarcates distinction and difference within social phenomena and territorial contexts. For these reasons, the Journal mainly calls for studies and researches focused on contextualized social investigations. Based on their adherence to the Journal’s purposes and on their relevance within the national and international debate, the selected essays are evaluated through a double-blind peer review by two anonymous referees.

Those readers who would like to be informed on the contributions which are published in Fuori Luogo are requested to fill in the registration form. In accordance with legislation on privacy protection, the submitted information will neither be transmitted to third parties nor be used for other purposes. 
The authors who intend to submit a contribution to Fuori Luogo are requested to read the Author Guidelines. They will be required first and foremost to write to the Editorial Staff of “Fuori Luogo” for being registered as Authors in order to log in and initiate the article submission procedure which is articulated into five steps.


Publication ethics aspects 

Publishers and editors use Share Riviste policies and steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. You can find them here:

Code of ethics 

“Fuori Luogo” is inspired by the ethical code of publication worked out by COPE, Committee on Publication Ethics, Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

You can download and read here the code of ethics of Fuori Luogo.

Publishing standards

Please refer to this document: publishing standards of Fuori Luogo.

Frequency of publication

"Fuori Luogo" is a periodical journal. At least two issues are published each year.

Open access

“Fuori Luogo” publishes its contents with open access, to ensure the widest possible dissemination and circulation of sociological knowledge screened by the scientific community.

Fuori Luogo does not include costs (It does not give nor receive payments) for the submission and / or peer review of the articles (APC).

All published material is licensed under the "Creative Commons - Attribuzione" (CC-BY 4.0)".

With the CC-BY license, the authors maintain the copyright on their contributions, however guaranteeing anyone the possibility to download, reuse, reprint and distribute the materials published by Fuori Luogo, with the sole condition that the author as well as the title of the journal are correctly cited.

Publisher's Policy on Copyright and Self-Archiving (from RoMEO/SHERPA).

Author's Pre-print:

  author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Author's Post-print:

  author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)

Publisher's Version/PDF:

  author can archive publisher's version/PDF

General Conditions:

  • On open access repositories
  • Publisher's version/PDF may be used
  • Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licenses 2.5 or 3.0 are available


Copyright and Permissions

“Fuori Luogo” allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
“Fuori Luogo” allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


Peer review

All articles published in “Fuori Luogo” are peer-reviewed according to the procedures indicated in the Code of Ethics for publications prepared by COPE: Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authors, editors and referees are required to know and share the following principles.

All the texts published in Fuori Luogo are revised, according to the "double blind" method (double blind peer review), by no less than two readers identified within a wide international circle of specialists.

The list of referees, updated annually, can be found at this web page:


Publisher responsibilities

The Publisher must provide the Journal with adequate resources and the guidance of experts (for example, as far as legal and graphic advice are concerned); this in order to carry out his/her role in a professional way and to improve the quality of the Journal itself. The Publisher should be in possession of a written agreement that defines his/her relationship with the owner of the Journal and/or with the Editor. The terms of this agreement should follow the code of behavior for Publishers of Scientific Journals, worked out by COPE. The relationship among the Editor in chief, the Editorial Board and the Publisher should be firmly based on the principle of the publishing independence.

Below you’ll find a list of tasks required to the Scientific Directors, the members of the editorial organs, the peer reviewers and the authors of the journals.


Editor’s responsabilities

  • Scientific Director, members of the Editorial Board responsible for the decisions about the publication of the articles, are bound by the editorial policy of the journal and must comply with the applicable laws about defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • The Scientific Director is warrant for the correctness of the procedures used to accept, evaluate or reject the papers received, with the support of the editors of individual issues and of at least two reviewers, selected among scholars and experts outside the Editorial Board, monitoring the double-blind peer review procedure.
  • The Scientific Director and the Editorial Board must evaluate contributions exclusively on the basis of their scientific contents, regardless of the author’s gender, their sexual, political, religious or academic orientation, or their ethnicity or citizenship.
  • The Scientific Director, the Editors of each single issue, the Scientific Committee and the Editorial Board have the obligation to not spread any information about the papers received. Communications related to the publishing process should be sent, exclusively, to authors, reviewers or potential reviewers and to the editorial consultants, as appropriate.
  • Only written permission by the Author allows the Scientific Director, the Editors of each single issue as well as the members of the Scientific Committee and the Editorial Board to use the unpublished material contained in contributions submitted to the journal for the development of their own research.
  • The Scientific Director and the Editorial Board will promptly notify the Author of the existence of any errors, inaccuracies or plagiarisms in the published paper, or the presence of any conflicts of interest. Appropriate measures will be adopted based on recommendations, guidelines and lists of control provided by the COPE, which include the publication of an errata corrigenda or, if considered appropriate, the rejection of the contribution.


Reviewers’ responsibilities

The Reviewers assist the Scientific Director and the Editors of each single issue in editorial decisions by possibly suggesting references to the author and providing advice to help improve the paper.

  • The papers received are confidential documents. Information, ideas or results acquired during the review should not be made public or intended for personal use.
  • The review should be based on maximum objectivity and accompanied by arguments presented in an understandable way and convoyed by precise bibliographic references.
  • The reviewers are obliged to draw the attention of the Scientific Director and of the Editorial Board on any substantial similarities between the presented article and other already published documents.
  • The selected scholars who consider themselves unable to perform the review in due time or do not judge themselves qualified for the evaluation of the proposed paper must decline the appointment, notifying their decision to the Scientific Director, to the Editors and to the Editorial Board of the issue.
  • The proposal must also be declined if there are any conflicts of interest resulting from a situation of competition or cooperation between the reviewers and the authors or the companies or entities in any way connected with the topics discussed in the paper.


Authors’ responsibilities

If the paper is accepted, the Author recognizes the journal the right to publish it, through a release.

  • The Authors must ensure that their papers are unpublished and not simultaneously submitted to the evaluation of other journals.
  • If other scholars’ works are used, it is mandatory to indicate the respective bibliographic references. Authors must also mention the full range of publications that have had a significant influence in determining the setting of the proposed contributions. Papers based on original research must explain in detail their contribution to the relevant debate, the methodological strategy adopted to achieve the results presented and the scientific meaning that they assume within the field of study.
  • Authors must ensure the objectivity of their interpretations and authenticity of the data, which must be submitted in detail, in order to allow other scholars, if methodologically appropriate, to replicate the research. Authors undertake to obtain the necessary authorizations to use images, tables or other already published contents, as by the laws on copyright.
  • The Authors must accept the terms of selection of the contributions and the process of double blind peer review and agree to it that once the article is accepted, all economic rights, with no space limit and through all technology presently existing or hereafter developed, are transferred to the journal.
  • The authorship of the article pertains exclusively to those who actually participated in the writing of the text by giving a significant contribution to the conception, design or interpretation of the object of study. The main Author is responsible for ensuring that only those who have really seen and approved the final version of the paper appear as co-authors and agree on its publication. Any other persons who have contributed to the paper should be listed in the acknowledgments as those who assisted them in preparing the contribution.
  • The Authors undertake to declare, simultaneously with the sending of the paper, the absence of any conflicts of interest that could affect the results or interpretation of their work. All financial support sources must be expressly indicated.
  • If significant errors or inaccuracies are found in the published paper, the Author is obliged to promptly notify the Scientific Director and the Editorial Board, providing an appropriate errata corrigenda.


Anti-plagiarism measures

All the articles submitted to Fuori Luogo are subjected to a careful check in order to detect any improper use of other texts, also using the plagiarism-proof software Compilatio (made freely available by the Department of Social Sciences - University of Naples Federico II).

The software Turnitin is being purchased by the University Center for Libraries of the University of Studies of Naples Federico II.

When plagiarism is detected, proceed as recommended in the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (

If, on the other hand, the readers were to report a plagiarism present in an article by Fuori Luogo, the coordinators:

1) inform those who have reported the abuse of the procedure that will be started immediately;
2) verify the degree of actual coincidence of the article of Fuori Luogo with the text or texts that would have been plagiarized;
3) inform the entire editorial team of Fuori Luogo of the event to jointly decide the next steps;
4) transmit to the author of the article the evidence that emerged from the comparison with any plagiarized texts and ask him/her for an account.

If it turns out that the author has actually plagiarized other texts, the coordinators of Fuori Luogo:

1) inform the author of the plagiarized contribution and the editor of the journal and / or series in which it appeared;
2) publish the official retraction of the article that appeared in Fuori Luogo;
3) withdraw the contribution from the Internet;
4) do not allow the plagiarist to publish new publications for 5 years.



“Fuori Luogo” adheres, through the University Center for Libraries of the University of Naples Federico II, to the procedure for electronic filing in Magazzini Digitali, a system for the permanent storage of electronic documents published in Italy and disseminated via a computer network created by National Libraries of Florence, Rome and Venice Marciana. Each article is assigned a National Bibliography Number (NBN), useful for long-term preservation purposes.

Fuori Luogo is also included in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) network of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP PLN), aimed at ensuring the decentralized and distributed conservation, long-term preservation and perpetual access of the original version of the journal.

The University Center for Libraries of the Federico II University of Naples participates in the creation of a national LOCKSS infrastructure, to ensure that this journal also has an additional long-term digital preservation environment, distributed among various Italian libraries.










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