About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Errantes, from Latin “the ones who wander,” focuses on topics in social and cultural anthropology. It features papers investigating intersections, hybridizations and border-crossings (or their impediment) of people, objects, practices, memories, ideas. The journal favors ethnographic and theoretical contributions that focus on inequality and power, encounters and conflicts, marginality and subalternity, mobility and migration, resistance and creativity. Furthermore, the journal aims at pushing anthropological debates outside their comfort zones, in order to experiment with alternative ethnographic forms and problematize the epistemological tools specific to the discipline. Errantes also wishes to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and to promote the public dimension of anthropological knowledge.

Peer Review Process

The review process consists in a double-blind peer review. The editors will assess whether the submission is eligible for review. After this assessment, if positive, the submission will be sent to two external referees.

The process entails the following steps:

  1. The editorial team notifies the author(s) once the article is received.

  2. The members of the editorial team evaluate the thematic relevance of the article with respect to the areas of interest of the journal.

  3. Once the first evaluation has been successfully completed, the article is sent to two anonymous reviewers for reference.

  4. Based on the assessments of the referees, that must be delivered within five weeks, the editorial team notifies the author(s) of the final decision on the publication of the article.

Based on the reports of the reviewers the editorial team, will make one of the following decisions:

A. The submission is rejected. In this case, a written explanation will be provided.

B. The submission is rejected in its current state. In this case, the author(s) will have the opportunity to re-submit the paper, taking into account the comments of the referees and the editor. When the submission is rejected in its current state (B) and the author wants to improve the paper, the editor assigned to that paper will support the author.

C. The submission is accepted.

The journal also reserves the right to decide in which issue to publish the article.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published over a time span of one year from January 1st to December 31st. The journal is updated regularly during the year.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

It releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the journal for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

The journal has neither article processing charges nor submission processing fees.

The texts and images, when not in the availability of the Department of History and Cultures - DISCI - each report, in an appropriate place on the site, the indication of the owner. It is advisable to consult the following sites for the assignment of the rights of photos and images if they were not personally produced by the author:

Code of Conduct

The following statement is inspired by COPE Code of Conduct:

Duties of the Editorial Team

Publication decisions

The editors of Errantes are responsible for the decision whether or not to publish the proposed articles. Editors can consult with referees to make this decision.


The editors evaluate the proposed articles for publication based on their content without discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship, political orientation of the authors.


The editorial team and other staff members pledge not to disclose information on the proposed articles to other people aside from the author(s), and referees.

Conflict of interest and disclosure

The editors pledge not to use the research contents of a proposed article for publication without written consent from the author(s).

Duties of the referees

Contribution to the editorial decision

Peer-review is a procedure that helps editors make decisions about the proposed articles and allows the author(s) to improve their work.

Respect of deadlines

The referee who does not feel that he/she can adequately fulfill the task or cannot carry it out within the required timeframe must communicate it promptly to the editorial team.


All the assigned materials for review must be considered confidential. Therefore, the proposed articles should not be discussed with others without explicit permission from the editors.


The review must be conducted objectively. Any personal judgment on the author is inappropriate. Referees are required to adequately motivate their evaluations.

Sources citations

The referees must indicate precisely the bibliographical details of fundamental works that may have been neglected by the author(s). The referee must also report to the editors any similarities or overlaps of the received article with other works or publications.

Conflict of interest and disclosure

Confidential information or indications obtained during the peer-review process must be considered confidential and cannot be used for personal purposes. The referees must alert the editorial board for any possible conflict of interests due to previous collaborative or competitive relationships with the author(s) and / or with his/her institution.

Duties of the authors

Access and storage of data

If the editors deemed it appropriate, the author(s) of the articles should also make available the sources or data on which the research is based, so that they can be kept for a reasonable period of time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors are responsible for the articles they submit. They must certify the originality of their works, being aware of the consequences of any misconduct. Authors should always acknowledge their sources and provide relevant citation details for all publications that have influenced their work.

Multiple, repetitive and / or concurrent publications

The author should not publish articles featuring the exact same research and findings in more than one magazine. Simultaneously proposing the same text to more than one magazine constitutes an ethically improper and unacceptable behavior.

Indication of sources

The author must always provide the correct citation of the sources and contributions mentioned in the article. Authors are asked to follow the American Anthropological Association Style Guide, (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition) to ensure accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing.

Authorship of the work

The authorship of the work must be correctly attributed and all those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, organization, realization and reworking of the research addressed in the article. If other people have participated significantly in some phases of the research, their contribution must be explicitly recognized.

When article(s) are written by multiple authors, the submitting author is required to declare that he/she has correctly stated the names of all the other co-authors, and that they have consented to send the final version of the article to the journal.

Conflict of interest and disclosure

All authors are required to explicitly declare that there are no conflicts of interest that could influence the results achieved or the interpretations proposed. The authors must also indicate any funding bodies for the research and / or project from which the article originates.

Mistakes and Misconducts in published articles

The editorial team will promptly intervene in cases of mistakes and misconducts, both proven or alleged. In cases of mistakes found in the articles or in the publication process, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, appropriate steps will be taken, following the recommendations, guidelines and checklists from COPE. When it is the author who identifies a relevant error or inaccuracy in the submitted article, he/she must promptly inform the editorial team and provide them with all the necessary information. If the requested changes are reported after the article has already been published, the requested changes will be reported at the end of the article.