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Ocula.it publishes articles in semiotic research, more specifically when focused on communication and culture. Ocula.it is open to dialogue with other research fields and welcomes contributions coming from any sector of human and social sciences.

If you wish to know more about our beginnings, our scientific approach, values and style of the journal, you can read Nati nel 2000. Quindici anni di Ocula (in Italian and French).

Since 2011 the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the Universitary and Research System (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca ANVUR) has granted Ocula the rank of Scientific Review for the following scientific-disciplinary areas :

Area 08 - Civil Engineering and Architecture
Area 10 - Antiquities, Philology, Literary Studies, Art History
Area 11 - History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology
Area 14 ľ Political and Social Sciences

Since 2017, the ANVUR has extended the rank of Scientific Review to Area 13 - Economics and Statistics.

(Tha status of Scientific Review means that published articles are accepted in applications and competitions for academic positions in Italian universities).

Ocula is indexed by Directory Open Access Journal (DOAJ) and Google Scholar

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Commitee of the journal is composed of:

Giovanni Baule (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Design)
Anne Beyaert-Geslin (UniversitÚ Bordeaux- Montaigne, France)
Giovanni Boccia Artieri (Libera UniversitÓ di Urbino Carlo Bo)
Vanni Codeluppi (UniversitÓ Iulm, Milano)
Marcel Danesi (University of Toronto, Canada) president from 2014
Bernard Darras (UniversitÚ Paris 1, PanthÚon-Sorbonne, France)
Alessandro Duranti (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
Ruggero Eugeni (UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore , Milano)
Guido Ferraro (UniversitÓ di Torino)
Roberto Grandi (UniversitÓ di Bologna)
Gianfranco Marrone (UniversitÓ di Palermo)
Pino Paioni (1920-2013) (UniversitÓ di Urbino) president from 2009 to 2013
Guglielmo Pescatore (UniversitÓ di Bologna)
Susan Petrilli (UniversitÓ di Bari)
Isabella Pezzini (UniversitÓ La Sapienza di Roma)
Maria Pia Pozzato (UniversitÓ di Bologna)
Andrea Semprini (UniversitÚ de Lille, France; Iulm, Milano)
Junji Tsuchiya (Waseda University, Tokio, Japan)
Alessandro Zinna (UniversitÚ de Toulouse 2, France)

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is composed of:

Andrea Bernardelli (UniversitÓ di Perugia)
Cinzia Bianchi (UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Michela Deni (PROJEKT (EA 7447) UniversitÚ de Nţmes - France)
Nicola Dusi (UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Francesco Galofaro (UniversitÓ di Torino; CUBE Bologna)
Davide Gasperi (Alba Pratalia, Bologna)
Valentina Manchia (Politecnico di Milano; UniversitÓ di Bologna; Isia Urbino)
Antonella Mascio (UniversitÓ di Bologna)
Federico Montanari (UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Valentina Pisanty (UniversitÓ di Bergamo)
Giampaolo Proni (UniversitÓ di Bologna)
Ruggero Ragonese (UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Stefano Traini (UniversitÓ di Teramo)
Salvatore Zingale (Politecnico di Milano)

Following its own tradition of collegial management, the Journal does not have a Director or Editor in Chief, but a Coordinator is chosen in rotation among the editors to whom the editorial staff entrusts management functions. The following people have held the role over time:

Giampaolo Proni, from 2000 to 2008;

Cinzia Bianchi form 2009 to 2011;

Salvatore Zingale from 2012 to October 2017;

Cinzia Bianchi from November 2017 to February 2020;

Giampaolo Proni and Michela Deni from March 2020


Since 2009 the reviewers are been:

Matteo Albertini, Emilio Amideo, Prisca Amortoso, Daniele Barbieri, Luca Barra, Giuditta Bassano, Federico Bellentani, Francesco Bellucci, Andrea Bernardelli, Anne Beyaert-Geslin, Cinzia Bianchi, Marianna Boero, Federico Boni, Giorgio Borrelli, StÚphanie Cardoso, Andrea Catellani, Pierluigi Cervelli, Felice Cimatti, Andrea Cossu, Gianluca de Fazio, Matilde De Feo, Cristina Demaria, Paolo Demuru, Michela Deni, Paolo Desogus, Paolo Desogus, Lorenza Di Francesco, Alessandra Di Luzio, Nicola Dusi, Giulia Falistocco, Pasquale Fameli, Eleonora Federici, Mauro Ferraresi, Ilaria Ferretti, Giacomo Festi, Alain Findeli, Luca Frattura, Emanuele Frixa, Francesco Galofaro, leonardo gandini, Davide Gasperi, Philippe Gauthier, Annie Gentes, Alice Giannitrapani, Manuela Gieri, BÚatrice Gisclard, Gianluca Grassigli, Edoardo Grillo, Giacinto Davide Guagnano, Gael Guilloux, Yaprak Hamarat, Lucile Haute, Marcello La Matina, Thierry Lancien, Massimo Leone, Annamaria Lorusso, Edoardo Lucatti, ClÚment Mabi, Valentina Manchia, Dario Mangano, Luca Marchetti, Arturo Martone, Lella Mascio, Alvise Mattozzi, Francesco Mazzucchelli, Paola Megna, Tiziana Migliore, Federico Montanari, Siri Nergaard, Nanta Novello Paglianti, Antonio Paolo, Claudio Paolucci, Giuliana Parotto, Roberto Pellerey, Alessandro Perissinotto, Susan Petrilli, Emanuela Piga, Elena Pirazzoli, Valentina Pisanty, Francesca Polacci, Piero Polidoro, Julia Ponzio, Luciano Ponzio, Alessandro Prato, Giampaolo Proni, Ruggero Ragonese, Damiano Razzoli, Valentina Re, Belinda Redondo, Cristina Righi, Marine Royer, Federico Ruozzi, StÚphanie Sagot, Daniele Salerno, Giuseppe Scadurra, Lucio Spaziante, Stefano Traini, Matteo Treleani, Amedeo Trezza, Clare Vassallo, Ilaria Ventura, Thomas Watkin, Andrea Zannin, Federico Zecca, Salvatore Zingale, Alessandro Zinna.


Ocula welcomes contributions not only from scholars and researchers, but also from students and professionals. To find out how to collaborate follow this link.

Anyone collaborating with Ocula (as a member of the Scientific Committee, member of the Editorial Board, Referee or Collaborator) must comply with the journal's Code of Ethics.

Publication Report

Up to 31 December 2015 Ocula has published: 180 essays, including both articles in the Thematic issues and in Flux; 24 student papers published in the College section; 4 Documents and 30 reviews in the column contrAppunti. Since 2012, with the introduction of the peer review procedure, the management of publications has become more systematic, as shown in this table.

  Year  Submitted articlesRejected articlesModified articles (*)Published articlesAborted Special Issues
(*) by the authors based on the indications of the reviewers
(**) The calls for papers did not reach the minimum of accepted articles.

Ocula.it publishes articles and essays in semiotic research, with a particular eye on communication and culture; it is open to dialogue with other research fields and welcomes contributions from all the areas of the social and human sciences.

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ISSN 1724-7810   |   DOI: 10.12977/ocula

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