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Published on Wednesday, July 03, 2024


RSAJournal (Rivista di Studi Americani) is the official journal of AISNA (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani). The journal publishes scientific contributions pertaining to the field of American Studies, broadly understood to include an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. It is a double-blind peer reviewed journal and is published annually. It welcomes contributions by both members and non-members. Each issue comprises a general section and a special topic section.


RSAJournal, the journal of the Italian Association of American Studies (rsa.aisna.net), is issuing the following calls relating to proposals for its #36 issue (publication date: September 2025):

  1. Call for special section
  2. Call for papers
  3. Call for first editions

Call for special section

RSAJournal’s Special Section revolves around one « leading edge » topic/concept in the field of American Studies and typically includes 6-8 journal-length essays by established as well as early career scholars.

This call is addressed to experienced scholars of American Studies, who may be interested (individually on in collaboration with one or two other colleagues) to act as Guest Editors of our upcoming Special Section.

Guest Editors will commit to:

  1. Submit a concept for the Special Section in the form of a Special Section Proposal (see Submission Details, below), no later than September 22nd, 2024. This submission must include abstracts for at least 3 contributions that have already been secured for publication in this Special Section (see Submission Details, below);
  2. If their submission is accepted, prepare, in conjunction with the Journal Manager, an open Call for Papers, to be distributed worldwide by the journal;
  3. Select submissions, oversee the double-blind peer review process in collaboration with the Journal Manager, and deliver ready-for-typesetting manuscripts (in .docx format) to the journal by April 30th, 2025.

Special Section submissions should include:

  1. A 500-word concept for the Special Section, including a tentative title, highlighting the intellectual challenge involved, and leading edge positioning of the topic in the field of interdisciplinary American Studies;
  2. A description of possible subtopics for individual contributions that can be indicative for authors who may wish to send submissions;
  3. Editor (or editors) name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and short bio(s);
  4. No less than three, and up to five paper proposals that the editors regard as relevant to the Special Section proposed and that they believe have potential to succeed in a double-blind peer review process. Each contribution proposal must include:
    • Author’s name
    • Author’s affiliation
    • Provisional title
    • A 300-word abstract
    • A 150-word bionote

We would like to stress that this is NOT a call for the publication of full conference proceedings.

Special Section Proposals should be sent in one .docx or .pdf file detailing all the above to rsa-journal@unito.it

by September 22nd, 2024.

Special Section editor(s) for the #36 issue will be announced by September 30th, 2024, and all proponents will be notified by email.

Call for papers

RSAJournal also publishes individual scholarly contributions in any sub-field of American Studies in its General Section. Submissions for the #36 issue in the form of full, finished papers are due by 

January 31st, 2025.

Submissions must be in English and should not exceed 40.000 characters (including spaces, notes, and works cited). Authors should send their submission through the Submission page, creating an account if it is their first submission. Authors are invited to follow the journal style sheet in preparing their manuscripts.

We kindly ask authors to check that the submitted file is completely anonymised in all its parts, metadata included, in order to ensure a blind peer review process. A short bionote (150 words) should be uploaded as a separate file titled "SURNAME_bionote" within the same submission.

All info at: https://ojs.unito.it/index.php/rsajournal/about/submissions 

Call for first editions

Each issue of RSAJournal features a previously unpublished manuscript of up to 4.000 words (including short fiction, poetry, primary sources, archival sources, historical documents, correspondence) pertaining to American Studies, framed by an editor’s introduction. Proposals in one .docx or .pdf file should be sent via email to rsa-journal@unito.it 

by September 22nd, 2024.

They should include:

  1. Author, title and a brief abstract of the proposed manuscript
  2. Editor’s 150-word bionote
  3. A clear indication that the editor has, or is working towards obtaining, permission from the manuscript’s copyright owners to publish the proposed text at no cost to the journal.

First Editions do not undergo a blind peer review.

Editorial team

  • Andrea Carosso (University of Torino)
  • Alessandra Bitumi (University of Teramo)
  • Elena Lamberti (University of Bologna)
  • Matteo Pretelli (University of Naples "L'Orientale")
  • Paolo Simonetti (Sapienza University of Rome).

The Editorial Team will assess each proposal carefully and make a selection based on academic rigor, originality, and relevance to the scope of the journal.


  • Sunday, September 22, 2024
  • Friday, January 31, 2025


  • American studies, North-American studies, American Literature, American History


  • Valentina Romanzi
    courriel : rsa-journal [at] unito [dot] it

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  • Valentina Romanzi
    courriel : rsa-journal [at] unito [dot] it


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