Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Visual Ethnography is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to researches on 1) the production and use of images and audio-visual media in the socio-cultural practices; 2) digital cultures; 3) art and anthropology; 4) anthropology of art; 5) vision and gaze; 6) senses and culture; 7) objects, design, architecture and anthropology; 8) bodies and places; 9) theories and methods in anthropology.

The topics of VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY cross visual anthropology, anthropology of media, digital and visual cultures, museography, contemporary art, photography, film studies, cultural studies, anthropology of the senses, anthropological theory.

VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY publishes two issues per year with articles in English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. VE is published in online version only.


Section Policies


Please, read the guidelines

Download here the guidelines

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Send the video in mp4 format accompanied by:
1) English abstract (100-150 words)
2) Biographical note (max 100 words). Please, if possible, include a link to a web page with the complete biography.
3) A list of keywords (5-10)
4) At least one picture. All pictures should be in 300dpi

The video should be subtitled in English. If available, send also the dialogues in English. The video can be accompanied by a text that describes the research.

Video are not peer-reviewed.

Video will be protected from download and embedding.

In the print version of the journal, the video will be linked through a QR code.

The author guarrantees that the video is not already online.

The video can be published online on other web sites after one year from the publication on Visual Ethnography.

Download here the guidelines of the publication of videos and for film reviews

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Visual Ethnography publishes photo-essays including 15-20 photographs with an introductory text (at least 700 words) and captions (max 350 words per caption).

Send the proposal to Marina Berardi, the Photo-essay Editor: marinaberardi@gmail.com

All info in the pdf below. Download it.

Download the guidelines for photo-essays

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Sequences of pictures, photographs, video, written texts, audioclips, etc. with an introductive written text, and accompanied by short or long captions.

Minimum size of pictures: 980x600 px

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Interviews with scholars, filmmakers, artists, etc.

3.000-8.000 words, font size 12.

Enclose photographs.

Please send also:
1) English abstract
2) Biographical note. Please, if possible, include in the text a link to a web site where you have a complete biography.
3) A list of keywords (5-10)
4) At least one picture. The pictures should be at 300 DPI


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Reviews of books, journals, cd-rom, ethnographic films. conferences, festivals, exhibitions, etc.

500-1200 words, font size 12pt, please enclose photographs.

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Reports of festivals, conferences, events, etc.

500-1200 words, font size 12 pt, please enclose photographs

Please send also:
1) English abstract ( max 100 words)
2) Biographical note (max 100). Please, if possible, include in the text a link to a web site where you have a complete biography.
3) A list of keywords (5-10)
4) At least one picture. The pictures should be at 300 DPI

Download here the guidelines

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To publish a book or journal in this section, please send a free copy of it to the postal address of the journal annoouncing the shipment to editor@vejournal.org

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Peer Review Process

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process


Publication Frequency

VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHY is published twice per year


Ethical Standards

Visual Ethnography

Ethical Standards

The ethical standards of the journal Visual Ethnography are based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Edizioni Museo Pasqualino (Publisher of the journal) is committed to:

maintaining the editorial independence of journal editors; supporting journal editors to run their journals ethically and transparently; maintaining an accurate and transparent academic record, including publishing corrections and retractions when necessary


Authors should ensure that:
- their work is original and written by them;
- their work has not been previously published and has been submitted only to the journal;
- where material is taken from other sources (including their own published writing) the source is clearly cited and that where appropriate permission is obtained;
- their work does not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights;
- their data is true and not manipulated;
- their data is their own or that they have permission to use data reproduced in their paper;
- any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest is clearly stated on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance);
- they adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved;
- they contact the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior or subsequent to publication of their work;
- authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.

Above all, authors should be transparent. For example, if an author is not sure whether her paper is original (for instance, whether it might constitute duplicate publication), she should inform the journal's editor. If the editor decides it is appropriate to publish, the paper itself should state clearly any potential overlap.


Reviewers should ensure that:
- maintain the confidentiality of the review process;
- immediately alert their journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their reviewing and decline to review where appropriate;
- conduct themselves fairly and impartially

 We are aware, of course, that academics will come from a particular school of thought and/or may have strong ties to a particular interest. All we ask is that reviewers strive to act fairly. If in doubt about whether a conflict exists, a reviewer should be transparent and seek the views of the journal editor.

Editors should ensure that:
- maintain and promote consistent ethical policies for their journals;
- oversee and act to enforce those policies as needed in a fair and consistent manner;
- ensure the confidentiality of the review process;
- exercise the highest standards of personality integrity in their work as editor of the journal, recognising and planning for instances where they could have a competing interest or the appearance of a competing interest;
- work with authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members as necessary to ensure they are sufficiently advised regarding their journals� ethics and publishing policies and that the journal�s stewardship on ethical matters is fair, unbiased, and timely;
- inform the authors of mistakes inside the submitted text.

Everyone - including Editorial Boards
- We should promote fairness and equality and oppose discrimination;
- We should promote the transparency of and respect for the academic record;
- We should respect the confidentiality of others;
- We should be transparent about real or apparent competing interests.


List of reviewers (2012-2017)

Reviewers 2012-2013
Cristina Casero (Università di Parma, Italy)
Sylvia Cayubi Novaes (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Paolo Chiozzi (Università di Firenze, Italy)
Maria Luisa Ciminelli (Università Ca’ FOscari Venezia, Italy)
Erminia Colucci (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Mariadelaide Cuozzo (Università della Basilicata, Italy)
Vincenzo Esposito (Università di Salerno, Italy)
Paolo Favero (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Steven Feld (University of New Mexico, USA)
Melinda Hinkson (Deakin University, Australia)
Janet Hoskins (University of Southern California)
Eugenio Imbriani (Università del Salento, Italy)
Mary Kosut (Purchase College, State University of New York, USA)
Lubomir Luptak (University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Valentina Lusini (Università di Siena, Italy)
Ignazio Macchiarella (Università di Sassari, Italy)
Pietro Meloni (Università di Siena, Italy)
Antonio Marazzi (Università di Padova, Italy)
Rossella Ragazzi (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Amanda Ravetz (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Emanuela Rossi (Università di Firenze, Italy)
Irene Salerno (Università della Basilicata, Italy)
Yannis Skarpelos (Panteion University, Grece)
Herman Tak (University College Roosevelt, Nederland)

Reviewers 2014
Francesco Careri (Università di Roma Tre, Italy)
Maria Luisa Ciminelli (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy)
Sylvaine Conord (University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)
Cécile Cuny (French Institute of Urban Planning, France)
Pedram Khosronejad (Oklahoma State University, USA)

Reviewers 2015
Katia Ballacchino (Università del Molise, Italy)
Letizia Bindi (Università del Molise, Italy)
Maria Luisa Ciminelli (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy)
Sandra Ferracuti (Università della Basilciata, Italy)
Annalisa Frisina (Università di Padova, Italy)
Manuela Gieri (Università della Basilicata, Italy)
Melinda Hinkson (Deakin University, Australia)
Lydia Nakashima Degarrod (California College of the Arts, USA)
Rossella Ragazzi (University of Tromsø, Norway)
Vita Santoro (Università della Basilicata, Italy)
Felice Tiragallo (Università di Cagliari, Italy)
Jonhatan Ventura (Royal College of Art, UK)

Reviewers 2016
Elisenda Ardevol (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Lindsay Bell (Oswego State University of New York, USA)
Philip Cabau (Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha, IPL, Portugal)
Laura Cardús i Font (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain)
Catalina Cortes Severino (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia)
Matthew Durington (Towson University, USA)
Adolfo Estalella (Spanish National Research Council)
Roberta Garner (De Paul University, USA)
Bridget Hayden (University of Southern Mississipi, USA)
Edward Johnston (Kean University, USA)
Andria Timmer (Christopher Newport University, USA)
Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads University, Canada)
Gabriela Vargas-Cetina (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico)
Raúl Zevallos (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru)

Reviewers 2017
Fabiene Gama (Universidade de Brasília)
Patrik Häggqvist (Luleå University of Technology)
Emit Snake-Beings (University of Waikato)
Cristina Casero (Università di Parma)
Caroline Bennett (PhD student)
Christina Kreps (University of Denver)
Paolo Fortis (Durham University)
Gianni Pozzi (Accademia Naz. Belle Arti di Firenze)
Fabio Mugnaini (Università di Siena)
Alberto Baldi (Università di Napoli)
Eugenio Imbriani (Università del Salento)

Reviewers 2018

Reviewers 2019

Reviewers 2020

Pietro Saitta (Università di Messina)
Stefano Portelli (University of Leicester)
Laura Carnevale (Università di Bari)
Fabio Dei (Università di Pisa)
Giuseppe Scandurra (Università di Ferrara)
Aurora Massa (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)
Luca Ciabarri (Università Statale di Milano)
Fulvia D'Aloisio (Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli)
Stefania Pontrandolfo (Università di Verona)
Mosè Carrara Sutour (EHESS, Parigi)
Francesco Aliberti (Università La Sapienza di Roma)
Fulvio Cozza (Università La Sapienza di Roma)
Maria Carolina Vesce (Università degli Studi di Siena)
Giuseppe Beluschi Fabeni (Universidad de Córdoba)

Reviewers 2021

Roberta Altin (Università di Trieste)
Vita Santoro (Università della Basilicata)
Carmelo Russo (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
Domenico Copertino (Università della Basilicata)
Katia Ballacchino (Università di Salerno)
Marzia Mauriello (Università di Catanzaro)
Antonino Colajanni (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
Vincenzo Esposito (Università di Salerno)
Felice Tiragallo (Università di Cagliari)
Paolo Grassi (Universo di Milano Bicocca)
Mara Benadusi (Università di Catania)
Simone Valitutto (Università di Salerno)
Sara Miscioscia (Università di Roma La Sapienza)
Marina Brancato (Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli)