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About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Italian Journal of Philosophy of Language (RIFL – Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del linguaggio) is a online-only blind peer reviewed journal publishing articles regarding theoretical and empirical research on Language, mainly in Philosophy, Semiotics, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Epistemology. The journal research team privileges an interdisciplinary approach, for a more broad view of language. The Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio (RIFL) aims to publish the best article research in all areas where philosophy of language meets other disciplines. 

The journal welcomes high-quality academic articles, from all the philosophical traditional and school of thought of the author(s). RIFL publishes papers in Italian, English and  French.
All manuscript submissions are subjected to double-blind peer review from experts of the field who are not member of the journal editorial board. Manuscripts must be original and unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, authors confirm that their manuscripts is their own; that it has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part; and that they have disclosed actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.

RIFL publishes: research articles, invited articles or commentaries, interviews, book reviews.

Each issue is divided in two sections: the special issue (from a call for papers managed by an expert of the field who proposes a specific theme to be investigated) adn the section (varia) which collects manuscripts on language.  A specific section of RIFL is devoted to reviews.

Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio is indexed in Web of Science (WoS), ERIH PLUS, Google Scholar.



Peer Review Process

For authors

All manuscript submissions are subjected to double-blind peer review from experts of the field who are not member of the journal editorial board.  Authors sumit their proposals ready for blind evaluation to the editorial secretariat (email: which will send to (at least) two reviewers the paper.  In case of two contrasting reviews the editors ask a third reviewer to make an assessment. Based on the advices and evalutations of reviewers, the manuscripts will be accepted for publication, rejected, or sent again to the author for corrections or amendments. The final decision will be communicated to the author within 6 months from the submission of the essay.

The manuscripts must be unpublished. By submitting his essay to RIFL, the author certifies that it has not been published or is not in the process of being published.

For reviewers

Reviewers are expected to provide reviews that are constructive and impartial, devoid of any hostile, inflammatory, libelous, unfair or unnecessarily derogatory comments. The editorial staff provide reviewers with an assessment sheet. During and after the peer review process, maintain the confidentiality of unpublished articles, including by refraining from discussing them with others.

Reviewers cannot in any way use the unpublished material for any purpose, including for personal gain or for the advantage or disadvantage of any other person or organisation.


Copyright and licensing

Authors hold the copyright of their published works in Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio licensing the journal the right to publish them. All materials are published under Creative Commons:

Regarding permissions to copy for public use and reprints, please contact the editorial office: segreteria.rifl at


Publication Frequency

RIFL publishes 2 issue per year and a special issue devoted to the Italian Society of Philosophy of Language.

Open Access Policy

Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio (RIFL) is an Open Access Journal: all content is freely available without  charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Open Access Journal has been defined by the Directory of Open Access Journals:

"We define open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. From the BOAI definition of "open access" we take the right of users to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles" as mandatory for a journal to be included in the director".

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This journal does not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Article Submission Charges (ASC).



The journal is published through the Open Jornal System (OJS). It has been under consideration for the listing in PKP Preservation Network.


Journal History

The first issue of Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio (RIFL) is published in September 2009. Since 2010 RIFL provides DOI - permanent article identifier - in the papers published. Since 2015 the journal has been included in ERIH PLUS and since 2020 in Web of Science (WoS).