About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Since 1985, Incontri. Rivista europea di Studi Italiani has been an international forum for academic publications related to Italian history and culture. An interdisciplinary journal, Incontri publishes both academic research in various fields (history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, art history, music, cinema and theatre etc.) and contributions that cross the boundaries of traditional Humanities disciplines.

Incontri is the journal of the Werkgroep Italië Studies (WIS), an Italian Studies workgroup based in the Dutch and Flemish academic research community. Members of the editorial team and advisory board are recruited from the international field of Italian Studies in order to guarantee a peer review process of the highest academic standard. The journal is not limited to publications in Dutch and Italian, the languages of the area of research, but also welcomes contributions in English.

Alongside WIS members, Incontri is intended for the European Italian Studies community in the broadest sense, and hopes to promote every kind of international exchange.

Publication Frequency

Incontri is published on a termly basis, with each issue numbering approximately 100-150 pages (an annual total of 200-300 pages), containing articles, features, reviews and notes.

Open Access Policy

Incontri provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving Policy

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises Portico to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

Support Incontri!

Each year, all members of WIS receive a printed copy of a selection of contributions of Incontri. At current rates, the cost of annual membership for private individuals is 40 euros (26 euros for students) and 55 for a double membership (with one hard copy for the two members). For institutions and libraries the cost is fifty euros. For further information, please see website or contact WIS directly.


Incontri is indexed by the following services: ITALINEMOVABB-SHWMLA Directory of Periodicals & MLA International BibliographyERIH PLUSBielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE searchDOAJGoogle scholarJournalTOCsOAisterWorldcatMIAR. In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

All Incontri content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). If Incontri is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by sending an e-mail to incontri.segreteria@gmail.com, or by making an indexing request directly with the service. Please inform if you do so.


Incontri encourages all authors to self-archive their article(s) in the repository of their institution. This journal is registered as a SHERPA/RoMEO Blue journal.


Incontri is the journal of the Werkgroep Italië Studies (WIS). The publication of Incontri is a collaboration between the Werkgroep Italië Studies and Open Journals.

Sponsoring Organisation

The publication of Incontri is possible thanks to the financial support of the Werkgroep Italië Studies, KNIR and NIKI, plus Universiteit van Amsterdam for 2021. E-mail:  italiestudies@gmail.com

Board of Werkgroep Italië Studies

Maria Forcellino (president)

Cristiano Amendola (secretary)

Philiep Bossier (member)

Claudio Di Felice (member)

Serena Ferente (member)

Marleen Termeer (member)

Ardie Van Berkel (treasurer)


Werkgroep Italië Studies