Meta is the international journal in platinum open access and double-blind peer-review of the network Humanities for Change, published quarterly.

Meta aims to qualify itself as a privileged place of discussion at the intersection of ideas, concepts and inputs related to the humanistic disciplines. The red thread that links the various articles published lies in the metadisciplinary approach to humanistic knowledge, to which the journal owes its name. In this sense, Meta wishes to place the emphasis not on the humanities itself, but on its interactions with different fields and situations, such as the working context (humanities in the company), its role in the understanding of the phenomena taking place in contemporary society (public humanities), technological innovations and the digital revolution (digital humanities).
Platinum open access

No direct costs are required from authors and readers

Peer reviewed

Contributions are subject to double-blind peer-review


Three annual issues in January, May and September


DOI (Digital Object Identyfier) with Crossref

Meta is the international journal in platinum open access and double-blind peer-review of the network Humanities for Change, published quarterly. In syntony with the interdisciplinary spirit and the contaminatory approach that characterize the network’s activities, it intends to host contributions on some of its most relevant cores of interest:

  • from the reflection on the possibilities of interaction between humanities and business context to the identification of new professional areas for graduates in this field;
  • from the elaboration and design of new teaching methodologies for the humanistic knowledge teaching in schools and universities to the possibilities of reforming educational programs;
  • from the exploration of the potential offered by the digital environment (digital humanities) to new ways of disseminating research results outside the purely academic field (public humanities and third mission).

In this regard, Meta aims to encourage a dialogue between scholars and researchers in order to stimulate a constructive discussion on the role of the humanities in the understanding of contemporary society, also in relation to their near future. The aim is to reflect in a meta-disciplinary key on the humanistic knowledge and to illustrate new employment scenarios, both in professional contexts and in academic research.

Scientific Committee

Meta’s Editorial Board has a strong international character, as well as the team of reviewers. This is why it wishes to welcome scholars, researchers and authors from all continents. Meta is also open to qualified external experts, active in professional contexts or related to the academic environment.

OJS platform

Meta is hosted on the open source Open Journal Systems (OJS) of Public Knowledge Project (PKP), world leader in open access academic publishing. Authors and reviewers will manage the workflow directly in their private area, where they can link their account to the ORCID profile.

DOI metadata

All published articles will be provided with DOIs (Digital Object Identifier),, which allow the durable and unique identification of a digital object through the association of some metadata that can be dynamically updated. The chosen registration agency is the American Crossref.

Codice ISSN

After the publication of the first issue, Humanities for Change intends to request the Central Library [Biblioteca Centrale[ (Bice) of the CNR (National Research Council) to release a unique ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) code with which to identify all issues of the journal.


After the publication of the first issue, the indexing request will be sent to the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).


The deadline for the delivery of contributions for the first issue of Meta is November 2020, 1st.

Essays, with an indicative length of 5,000-10,000 words (including notes and bibliography), may be written in English or Italian and have to be accompanied by an abstract of 100-200 words in English and at least five keywords, also in English (regardless of the language of the submission). The file, in an editable format (.doc/.docx/.odt/.txt) must be uploaded directly to the journal’s website, after logging in or completing the procedures for creating a new account.

For reviews the same indications as above apply, but in this case the indicative length is 1,000-4,000 words (including notes and possible bibliography).

Authors are encouraged to conform their submissions to the Chicago bibliographic style before submitting them for review. Humanities for Change uses Zotero as bibliographic management. Whenever possible, the Humanities for Change library hosted on this platform should be used for the bibliography. It should be noted that authors must independently ensure any copyright authorization (including reproduction costs) of images and/or other media included in their writings.

For further information and questions please contact the Editorial Board at meta@humanitiesforchange.org.

Editorial Board (currently being updated)

Digital and Public Humanities

  • Stefano Adamo (University of Banja Luka) | ORCID 0000-0003-2082-1378
  • Liron Efrat (University of Toronto)
  • Lina Martínez Hernández (Haverford College)
  • Francesca Masiero (University College London) | ORCID
  • Giulia Pellizzato (Harvard University) | ORCID 0000-0002-0228-1075
  • Marco Sartor (University of Parma) | ORCID 0000-0002-1176-2735
  • Gaia Tomazzoli (University of Pisa) | ORCID 0000-0002-0200-9872

Didactics innovations

(Currently being updated)

Humanities and professional fields

(Currently being updated)

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