A journal on glocalism that corresponds with the very concept of being glocal and wants to be recognised in a cultural-academic context can only be available on-line.
This refers to the ease with which it can be consulted and used by a potentially broad base of users on a global scale, the simplified editorial management, and not least for the possibility it affords to generate debate and discussion far more easily on the questions that will be dealt with from time to time. That is why "Glocalism" is hosted by a website with several features, such as some social media, which have not to be considered part of the journal, but just tools to discuss its issues.
So as to elicit as much on-line discussion as possible among academics, each edition of the journal will a) deal with a main subject and b) be characterised by research essays (received after the call for papers and subjected to double-blind peer-review). In relation with the main topic, the journal could be characterised by c) one or two leading articles (written on an invitation only basis, by leading academics of international standing).
As “Glocalism” is a four-monthly journal, three issues will be published annually: at end-March, end-July, end-November. The publication of each issue is preceded by the publication of the Call for papers for the following monographic issue.
The journal complies to the Cope Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. It is identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and each its article carries a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which serves as a unique electronic identification tag.
Every article published in “Glocalism” is numbered from page 1, so that there is no hierarchical order in the journal; hence there is no usual table of contents. All the articles are freely available online upon publication. They are published under the liberal Creative Commons Attribution License. The author holds the copyright and retains publishing rights without restrictions.
“Glocalism" is included in the following main databases of citation data:
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
ACNP - Catalogo Italiano dei Periodici
BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine
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Ulrichsweb - Global serials directory
JURN - Search tool for open access content
JournalSeek - The largest completely categorized database of freely available journal
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"Glocalism" is recognized as a scientific journal by ANVUR (Italy) for ASN in the following fields:
Area 08 - Ingegneria civile ed Architettura
Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche
Area 11 - Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche
Area 12 - Scienze giuridiche
Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche
Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali
"Glocalism" utilizza i criteri del processo di referaggio indicati dal Coordinamento delle riviste italiane di sociologia (CRIS).