Vol. 14 No. 1 (2023): Peer review: a process undergoing a required transformation

Firenze University Press: the peer review policy of an Italian academic publisher. Interview with Fulvio Guatelli by Alessia Papa

Fulvio Guatelli
Firenze University Press

Published 2022-12-19


  • Peer review,
  • Metadata;,
  • Referee,
  • Firenze University Press

How to Cite

Guatelli, Fulvio. 2022. “Firenze University Press: The Peer Review Policy of an Italian Academic Publisher. Interview With Fulvio Guatelli by Alessia Papa”. JLIS.It 14 (1):138-43. https://doi.org/10.36253/jlis.it-516.


Peer review evaluates the originality and quality of a scientific work, through the judgment of a peer group, in order to preserve scientific authority and prevent the publication of poor quality manuscripts. Fulvio Guatelli, director of the Firenze University Press (FUP), one of the most innovative realities in the scientific field and one of the first publishing houses to have brought the peer review process to Italy, answers eight questions. FUP pays considerable attention to editorial practices; the FUP Scientific Cloud for Books project allows the systematic description, through a "cloud" of metadata, of all aspects of the scientific book (authorship, evaluation process, dissemination tools and access methods), in order to contribute to its enhancement and place it in the wake of scientific journals. FUP also aims at the dissemination of a qualitatively valid science, supporting the reviewers through collaborations, such as ReviewerCredits, which certify and reward their work. Initiatives that testify to the continuous evolution and gradual refinement process of peer review in the context of today's scientific community.


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