RSSM marks the birth of the International Review of Mediterranean Historical Studies, which, through a dialectical and fertile relationship with other disciplines, aims to promote a perspective on the events and historical processes of this solid/liquid space that transcends the boundaries established by geography and refers to a global Mediterranean, to a Mediterranean-World. The diachrony, immersed in the long term, is marked by a time span from the medieval age, laden with the legacy of antiquity, to the present day (V-XXI cent.). The journal is aimed at an international audience of Mediterranean scholars from different nations, generations and backgrounds, with interests in all fields of history, humanities and social sciences, who can take up the invitation to propose contributions with a comparative and transnational gaze that, from now on, will make the RSSM a container for innovative and original research that challenges the notion of the Mediterranean as an exclusively geographical and political space. The journal is semiannual and will issue two issues per year of approximately 170 pages each in four languages of communication: Italian, Spanish, French and English. It is both miscellaneous and thematic and is organized into sections in which themes and studies will be developed in line with the goal of creating a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and encouraging exploration and dialogue on related and parallel issues in the variety of methodologies and approaches. The Review, therefore, relies on contributions on topics that transcend any conventional periodization to investigate the complex web of relationships and influences relating to different Mediterranean contexts.

The RSSM, published in Naples by ESI – Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, comes out, starting in 1/2024, with a structure of interventions and rubrics so determined:

  • 1. ESSAYS (max 40,000 characters each)
  • 2. SOURCES (max 20,000-25,000 characters each)
  • 3. RESEARCH (max 25,000 characters each)
  • 4. DISCUSSIONS (max 20,000 characters each)
  • 5. REVIEWS (max 4,000 characters each)
  • ABSTRACT (in the language of the authors and in English both)