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SKENÈ. TEXTS AND STUDIES is a peer-reviewed academic series that encourages contributions that aim at stimulating a discussion on critical approaches to the play text and the performance text within an interdisciplinary context. Philological, linguistic, rhetorical, semiotic, and translation studies, as well as literary and philosophical hermeneutics, reception studies, sociology of theatre, and performance studies may all contribute to a lively confrontation between different perspectives and critical views. Skenè. JTS also promotes the interaction between international scholars of various humanistic areas, furthering a dialogue between renowned and younger researchers. Articles on issues, questions, and specifics of drama and theatre texts from antiquity to the present are welcome. Areas of special interest are the forms, modes and genres of play texts, and the impact of dramaturgy and performance on their codification.

Submission

Please write to biancadelvillano@skeneproject.it or to savinastevanato@skeneproject.it to receive the proposal form. For further information, see Submission.

Evaluation criteria

The major criteria in the selection process concerns the originality of the contribution and its significance to the field of theatre and drama studies. The following criteria will also be taken into consideration: 

  • Suitability of the topic for Skenè. JTS;
  • Theoretical background and rationale of proposal and individual papers;
  • Methodological adequacy of the individual papers;
  • Clarity and significance of the results;
  • Quality of discussion and conclusions;
  • Completeness of the proposal.  

 Online Publication

This series provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This series is a CC-BY 4.0 publication (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). This Licence allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this Journal, providing a link to the Licence and explicitly underlining any change (mention of DOI is required).

Copyright Notice

This series provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This series is a CC-BY 4.0 publication (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). This Licence allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this Journal, providing a link to the Licence and explicitly underlining any change (mention of DOI is required).

AUTHOR RIGHTS

  1. You hereby assert your moral rights to be identified as the author of the Article/Book according to the Italian Copyright Law 1941 no. 633.

AUTHOR WARRANTIES

  1. You hereby warrant that you have secured the necessary written permission from the appropriate copyright owner or authorities for the reproduction in the Article/Book of any text, illustration, or other material. You warrant that, apart from any such third party copyright material included in the Article/Book, the Article/Book is your original work, and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity and cannot be construed as plagiarising any other published work. You further warrant that the Article/Book is not currently under submission to, nor is under consideration by or has been accepted by any other journal or publication, nor has been previously assigned or licensed by you to any third party.
  2. In addition you warrant that the Article/Book contains no statement that is abusive, defamatory, libelous, obscene, fraudulent, nor in any way infringes the rights of others, nor is in any other way unlawful or in violation of applicable laws.
  3. You warrant that any information related to subjects involved in the research will be anonymized in accordance with the delibera del Garante per la protezione dei dati personali “Regole deontologiche per il trattamento a fini di archiviazione nel pubblico interesse o per scopi di ricerca storica. (Delibera n. 513/2018). (19A00178)(GU Serie Generale n.12 del 15-01-2019).
  4. You undertake that you will keep us and our affiliates indemnified in full against all loss, damages, injury, costs and expenses (including legal and other professional fees and expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by us as a result of your breach of the warranties given in this agreement.
  5. You warrant that you have reviewed our Publishing Ethics and Conflicts of Interest Disclosure policies, and will include in the text of the Article/Book an appropriate statement should you have a financial interest or benefit arising from the direct applications of your research.
  6. If the Article/Book was prepared jointly with other authors, you warrant that you have been authorized by all co-authors to sign this Agreement on their behalf, and to agree on their behalf the order of names in the publication of the Article/Book. You shall notify us in writing of the names of any such co-owners.

PUBLISHER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. We shall prepare and publish your Article/Book in Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama Studies or in Skenè. Texts and Studies. We reserve the right to make such editorial changes as may be necessary to make the Article/Book suitable for publication, or as we reasonably consider necessary to avoid infringing third party rights or law; and we reserve the right not to proceed with publication for whatever reason.

PUBLISHER’S ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS

  1. Publisher agrees to provide to Author within 14 days of first publication and at no charge an electronic copy of the published Article in a format, such as the Portable Document Format (.pdf), that preserves final page layout, formatting, and content. No technical restriction, such as security settings, will be imposed to prevent copying or printing of the document.
  2. For record keeping purposes, Author requests that Publisher sign a copy of this Publishing Agreement and return it to Author. However, if Publisher publishes the Article in the journal or in any other form or the Book in the Series without signing a copy of this Agreement, such publication manifests Publisher’s assent to the terms of this Agreement.

ADDENDUM TO PUBLICATION AGREEMENT

  1. In addition to any rights under copyright retained by AUTHOR in the Publication Agreement, AUTHOR and PUBLISHER agree that AUTHOR retains: (i) the rights to reproduce, to distribute, to publicly perform, and to publicly display the Chapter/Book in any medium for any purpose; (ii) the right to prepare derivative works from the Chapter/Book; and (iii) the right to authorise others to make any use of the Chapter/Book so long as AUTHOR receives credit as AUTHOR and the Series in which the Chapter/Book has been published are cited as the source of first publication of the Chapter/Book. For example, AUTHOR may make and distribute copies in the course of teaching and research and may post the Chapter/Book on personal or institutional Web sites and in other open-access digital repositories.
  2. AUTHOR is free to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Series’ published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this Series and explicitly underlining any change (mention of DOI is required).
  3. AUTHOR is permitted and encouraged to post their work online after the evaluation process has been successfully passed, as it can lead to productive exchanges as well as to a wider dissemination of the published work.

GOVERNING LAW

  1. This agreement (and any dispute, proceeding, claim or controversy in relation to it) is subject to Italian law and the jurisdiction of the Court of Venice (Italy). It may only be amended by a document signed by both parties.