About Acta Structuralica

Acta Structuralica is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. It publishes original studies as well as archival materials, working documents (bibliographies, indexes, datasets, etc.), and translations of both sources materials and secondary research related to structuralism and its history (for a more details on the scope of accepted materials, see the submission guidelines). Contributions can be submitted all year round in English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish (more languages are accepted for source materials). Once accepted and reviewed, contributions are published immediately in digital form in the journal’s current volume. Contributions can also be curated into thematic dossiers. In addition to its main volume, Acta Structuralica will publish special issues on selected topics.

Acta Structuralica is edited by Simone Aurora (Freiburg/Padova)


Yearly Volumes

All contributions submitted to Acta Structuralica and accepted for publication will be published in the current yearly volume. Contributions are sorted strictly in chronological order. Volumes will be broken down into issues, each issue containing a maximum of 20 contributions. Yearly volumes/issues will serve as the stable reference for citation:

P. Flack, “Roman Jakobson and the Transition of German Thought to the Structuralist Paradigm”, Acta Structuralica 1(1), 2016, pp.1-12, [DOI: 10.19079/acta.2016.1.1].

Each issue will be published in print form, either when it is full (i.e. it has reached 20 contributions) or at year’s end.


Contributors to Acta Structuralica have the possibly to curate materials in thematic “dossiers”. A dossier is a page on the Acta Structuralica website linking to relevant articles, documents, images, etc. An example is Alessandro Chidichimo’s dossier on the Fonds Karcevski.

A dossier must include articles published in Acta Structuralica, but can also include external materials. The dossier’s curator must obtain permission for the reproduction of any external materials.

Materials included in a dossier are not given a second digital reference. However, it is possible to produce a separate print version of a dossier. In this case, materials receive a new print reference, for example:

A. Chidichimo et alia, Le fonds Karcevski, (Dossiers Structuralica), sdvig press, Genève-Lausanne, [in preparation].

Dossiers can be suggested to the journal’s editor by contributors. They can also be created directly by the editor or members of the editorial board.

Special Issues

In addition to the regular publication of materials in the yearly volume, Acta Structuralica will produce several special issues per year. The aim of the special issues is to provide specific focuses on various aspects of structuralism. In the long-term, they are also meant to serve both as a red thread (by providing a corpus of relevant themes) and as a forum (by punctually encouraging research and stimulating dialogue on particular topics).

Special issues will be advertised through specific call for papers or, alternatively, will be constituted entirely of contributions solicited directly by the issue editor. Special issues will not be peer-reviewed, the editorial responsibility being delegated entirely to the issue editor. Setting the calendar of the special issues is the responsibility of the Acta Structuralica editor. Special issues can be suggested to the editor and the editorial board.

Leave a Comment