FAQ - Questions and answers to find out more

Rivisteweb is one of the most authoritative Italian collections of human and social sciences journals, searchable in the full text and bibliographic data, indexed in the main directories, search engines and discovery services. For all journals, institutions can choose "campus" subscriptions to the entire archive for the entire university network, or a print + digital subscription (1 journal for a single network). Instead, for individuals a paid download service for back issues is available.

Currently, all the journals in the Mulino and Carocci catalogue are included: it means over 100 publications on historical, philosophical, linguistic-literary, socio-political, economic, psychological and law topics; for more information see the complete list .
The year of availability differs from journal to journal: for Il Mulino the archives start from 1997 (or, if subsequent, from the year in which the journal's publications began), for Carocci since 2008; they all arrive at the current year, but available only for those who have chosen the "campus" or integrated print + digital subscription.

The files are in pdf format; dimensions vary to depending on the origin of the document (print or digital), its length and the presence of images.
Normally, a file contains an article, but in exceptional cases it can contain more than one.

Most articles have an abstract, mostly in English. When present, these texts can be reached on the article details page.

Articles are searchable by author, title, publication, year of publication, subject, Doi, and any word in the text. The search mask is present in the header of each page. In the home page, while typing the words to find in the search field, suggestions appear to be able to select where to search.

Printing, copying, dissemination and any other aspect related to the use of the materials are governed by the online licenses corresponding to the subscription profile subscribed or the purchase made. Authorized users belonging to universities or research centers that have entered into a "campus contract" are subject to a specific license, available from their librarians.

For institutions, there are three methods:
  • It is possible to subscribe to a "campus" subscription, which gives access to all journals including archives, from the entire university network, to all its members.
  • It is possible to subscribe to a print + digital subscription, which entitles you to access the current year of the journal you have signed up for.
  • It is possible to purchase a single item (by credit card and only for back years ), which can be downloaded to your computer.

Individuals can buy individual backward items, enjoying - if registered in the Club subscribers of Il Mulino - a discount. The purchase of individual items is only possible by credit card.
At the moment there is no print + digital subscription formula for individuals.

An article becomes backward when the first issue of the year following the one in which the article was published comes out.

Once you have found the article, just click on the "order" button and place it in your shopping cart. Payment is made by credit card, and is secured by the Banca Sella circuit.
Each download costs 7 euros. It is possible to download the file immediately from Il Mulino web page that appears after completing the order; or you can do it later (but in any case within 7 days), using the links in the email that will be sent ("Download and invoice"). In this same email, you can access an electronic invoice, relating to the download service.
If necessary, you can download again the file using the "My orders" section that appears on the right of the homepage after logging in.

Rivisteweb recognizes the IP of the enabled network, and the "download " button will appear next to the materials to which they have the right to access.

The new articles are available at the time of the printed publication of the issue.

Early access articles are articles that have been accepted but not yet published in an issue. They are available to subscribers within the journal that provides them.

To stay informed about the news, you can subscribe to our periodic newsletters, by journal and topic. Libraries will also have a dedicated one.

Username and password, received during the purchase, are used by everyone to manage orders from the "My orders" section and to modify the data related to their profile. Furthermore, members of the Club subscribers of Il Mulino, by activating the profile during the purchase of an item, benefit from the discounts provided.
Subscribers to the print + digital formula are not normally required to access the subscribed materials via username and password [ 1 ].

[1]To access the materials, a static IP number is usually required. If you do not have one, in exceptional cases we may allow access to the articles via username and password to those entities that provide adequate explanations and guarantees.

Under the login box there is a link, using which you can receive it again.

To unsubscribe, go to the unsubscribe page . Attention : if you unsubscribe, you will no longer be able to access the "My orders" section and therefore no longer re-download, if necessary, the files of the articles in this area.

  • Campus subscribers are required to comply with the user license filed with their university.
  • Individuals who buy a single article have a license for individual users and another for non-private ;
  • For the print + digital subscription exists a specific license
  • Browsing and other content and services are subject to the Legal notice

Rivisteweb offers both subscription and open access journals and articles. More generally, publihsers explain open access policy on Sherpa/Romeo and , for each author, it is governed by the disclaimer accepted at the time of publication.
Open access articles are licensed under the CC BY NC ND license.

Administrators of institutions who subscribe to a "campus" subscription can access an administration environment from which to download metadata in MARC21 format and usage statistics in Counter or Excel format. In addition, you can view the statistics data directly in the browser in the form of a table or graph. In addition, a dedicated newsletter service will soon be active.

We worked with Lia Foundation - Italian accessible books - to adapt the pages of Rivisteweb to accessibility standards for the visually impaired, blind and dyslexic. Currently, Lia is working on its audit. Furthermore, the navigation has also been optimized for mobile devices. The format of the articles is pdf.

The Doi, Digital object identifier, is a digital code that uniquely identifies the majority of the records of our articles. It is a standard capable of assuring researchers and librarians the best information available on a specific file, and a system of permanent citations. The Doi is accompanied by a series of metadata, the persistence of which online is ensured by the European agency mEDRA .
The Doi number is visible on the detail page of each item; knowing it, you can get the direct address of each article, according to the syntax: "http://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/numero doi" (for example http://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.4479/38602).

The Orcid, Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a unique and persistent identifier for identifying the authors of scientific publications, also useful for linking affiliation and scientific production in a single place. It will be possible to insert it in the Rivisteweb author profile, making it appear in all your articles. To find out more, write to rivisteweb@mulino.it.

All the articles are present on Google Scholar with the preview of the first page of the article.

Anvur (the national agency for the evaluation of universities and research institutes) has placed 58 journals from il Mulino and 11 from Carocci at A level; this is almost all of the publications that can be evaluated with this method.

At an international level, with 47 journals, Il Mulino is the Italian publisher of humanities and social sciences most represented in Scopus, one of the main repertories for evaluating scientific periodicals. In addition, 17 journals are indexed in the Web of Science Esci (Emerging Sources Citation Index), an index built by Clarivate Analytics to census scientifically quality publications with a national circulation; 3 publications are then in Ahci (Arts and Humanities Citation Index). Finally, the European Science Foundation has included 44 of our titles in its major database called Erih Plus (European Reference Index for the Humanities) - a bibliographic index of the best academic journals in the humanities and social sciences, mainly published in Europe. As far as Carocci editore is concerned, 3 journals are indexed in Scopus database, 1 in Web of Science and 2 in Erih Plus.

Yes, all articles are searchable using an OpenUrl syntax and are Sfx targets.

Yes. For example, it allows you to necessarily include or exclude a term or phrase. It is described on this page.

For commercial information, you can write to diffusione@mulino.it, or call 051/256011; for technical information, please contact rivisteweb@mulino.it.