About the Journal

Focus and scope

DIVE-IN – An International Journal on Diversity and Inclusion is a scholarly journal that takes a comparative and multidisciplinary approach to cultural, literary, linguistic, and social issues connected with diversity and inclusion. These have not only gained key importance in our times, but they have also been at the core of a wide variety of academic subjects and heterogeneous research methodologies.

This journal welcomes the submission of interdisciplinary contributions that are representative of such a variety of interests and methodologies, with particular reference to linguistics, literature, philology, history, social sciences and economics.

DIVE-IN is a multilingual publication with contributions in English, Italian as well as the main languages of academic research. The targeted audience is specialists of the above-mentioned disciplines, as well as all those who have an interest in the current epistemological debate on identity as well as environmental, cultural and linguistic challenges.


Not Open Submission / Not Peer-Reviewed
Open Submissions / Peer-Reviewed
Open Submissions / Not Peer-Reviewed

Peer review

Acceptance of articles for publication is subject to a double-blind peer review process. The anonymous referees are chosen on the basis of their specific competences and research fields. Papers are evaluated according to the criteria listed in the Reviewer Guidelines, which meet international scientific standards for journals. By submitting an article, the author implicitly accepts the double-blind peer review process. General Editors are responsible for the final decision on the publication of articles.

Invited papers will also be published. They, as well as book reviews, may not undergo an anonymous peer review process.

The editorial board may involve Guest Editors in the task of identifying reviewers and supervising the peer review process, in compliance with the standards identified in the code of ethics.

Publication Frequency

DIVE-IN publishes two issues per year.

Open Access policy

This journal 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.

It releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the journal for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain both the copyrights and the publishing rights. They are welcome to post pre-submission versions, the original submitted version of the manuscript (preprint) and the final draft post-refereeing (postprint) on a personal website, a collaborative wiki, departmental website, social media websites, institutional repository or non-commercial subject-based repositories.

Publication Fees

The journal has neither article processing charges nor submission fees.

Publication ethics

DIVE-IN adopts the AlmaDL Journals Code of Ethics.

The code is inspired by the guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), in particular to the COPE Core Practices and its Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

All parties involved in the editorial process, editorial staff members, authors, reviewers must know and apply the ethical principles of that document.

Data Policy

When relevant, authors are encouraged to follow Open Science and FAIR principles by publishing the research data associated to their articles in trusted data repositories, according to the international best practices and data management guidelines.

Detailed information is reported in the AlmaDL Journals Data Policy.

Authors who are affiliated to the University of Bologna can publish their data in AMSActa, the institutional research data repository.

Indexing and abstracting

The Journal is indexed in the following databases and search engines:

  • ACNP – Italian Catalogue of Serials
  • BASE – Bielefield Academic Search Engine
  • DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals
  • ERIH PLUS – European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
  • Google Scholar – Academic search engine
  • ROAD – Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
  • Worldcat – The world’s largest library catalog

Archiving policy

The University of Bologna has an archival arrangement with the National Central Libraries of Florence and Rome within the national project Magazzini Digitali.


Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture moderne – LILEC
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Via Cartoleria 5
40124 - Bologna (Italy)