Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

The Annals is a forum for the free exchange of ideas
among scholars working in the field of social sciences

Aims and scope

Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi is a new (peer-reviewed, biannual) international series of Annali della Fondazione Luigi Einaudi founded in 1967. Since then, the Annali have served as a forum for the free exchange of ideas among historians, economists and political scientists, as well as other social scientists. In line with this tradition, the Annals aim at facilitating communication and encouraging cross-fertilization of ideas among both established international scholars and younger scholars working in the field of history, economics, political science, and other social disciplines, with a view to fostering interdisciplinarity. To this end, authors are requested to use rigorous style and language, but accessible to scholars belonging to different fields of social sciences.

The Editors welcome submissions from authors from across the humanities and social sciences, including in particular economics, political science, and history. Submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature, and theoretical and methodological articles on inter-disciplinary relations are also welcomed. Special issues are edited by the guest editors in collaboration with the Annals Editors and members of the Editorial Board. These issues may include solicited essays, but are mainly comprised of essays that are submitted to a call for papers (proposals are reviewed by the Editors; the submission process is subject to a peer-review process).

The Annals is an open access journal. The whole collection of issues is published online (there are no submission or publication charges) on this website.

Abstracted/Indexed in Scopus, RePEc, IBSS, SJR, EconBiz
“A” Anvur category: 14/B2 – Storia delle relazioni internazionali, delle società e delle istituzioni extraeuropee
ISSN: 2532-4969

Peer review policy

All articles published in the Annals undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by the editors and refereeing by two anonymous referees.
The journal considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that:

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

Diversity on the Editorial Board

Lack of, or scarce diversity in scholarly journals’ Editorial Board structure is a serious concern. Committed to improving such diversity, the Annals have recently (2021) increased representation of women in the Editorial Board from 31% to 58%. 

Code of ethics

All submissions to the Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi are expected to comply with the requirements below.

Every article submitted to the Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi shall report in its first footnote, together with the acknowledgements, the sources of financial support for the research(es) described in the article.
Each author shall identify and list in the same first footnote any interested party from which he or she received financial support including as a remuneration, consultancy fees, grants and the like, summing to at least 10.000€ in the last three years. An “interested” party is any individual, group, or organization that has a financial, ideological, or political stake related to the article. The disclosure requirement also includes in-kind support, such as providing access to data. If the support in question comes with a non-disclosure obligation, that fact should be stated, along with as much information as the obligation permits.
Each author should disclose any paid or unpaid positions as consultant, employee, officer, director, or board member of any relevant nonprofit organization or profit-making entity. A “relevant” organization or entity is one whose policy positions, goals, or financial interests relate to the article.
The disclosures required above apply to any close relative or partner of any author.
Each author must disclose if another party had the right to review the paper prior to its circulation.

The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi subscribes to, and expects all authors to comply with, the state of the art best practices on publication ethics and integrity, as laid out e.g. in the international standards for editors and for authors developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, respectively available here and here. In particular, the Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi has a longstanding commitment to:

  • maintain an editorial board composed of recognized experts in economics, history, and political science, whose names and affiliations may be found in the Editorial Board section of this website; contact information of the editorial office may be found in the same section;
  • clearly publicize on this website any possible fees or charges for manuscript processing and/or publishing it should ever introduce (there are currently none). In turn, especially in light of the open access nature (since 2019) of the Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, authors are expected to be available to act as anonymous referees. Submissions are accepted on the premise that all authors have significantly contributed to the research; the author(s) are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes;
  • all content published in the Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi is subject to peer review. Original articles undergo peer review as explained in the relevant section above; the occasional short editorial introductions are subject to peer review by members of the Editorial Board;
  • the editors consistently take all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred; in the event that we are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the editorial board will deal with allegations promptly and appropriately. Corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies, when needed, will be published in the first issue subsequent to the end of the Review’s internal investigation;
  • any changes to the Review’s periodicity, information about the ownership and/or management of the journal, as well as copyright and/or licensing information shall be clearly described on the journal’s web site, as well as changes to the location of the archive of all past issues. At all times, the present website (including the text that it contains) shall demonstrate that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards.

The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi adheres to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing of the Directory of Open Access Journals, as well as the core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Past Editorial Board Members

Brigitte Bechtold, Mario Del Pero, Stefano Fiori, Philippe Fontaine, Ilene Grabel, Alan Kirman, Jonathan Kirshner, Jan Kregel, Caterina Marchionni, Marguerite Mendell, Hirokazu Miyazaki, José Antonio Ocampo, Sophus Reinert, Margaret Schabas, Joseph Straus, Adam Tooze (2017-2020)