About the Journal

Open Access Policy

All research articles published in MEDICINA nei SECOLI- Journal of History of Medicine and Medical Humanities are freely and permanently accessible online. The journal does not have article submission and processing charges. Work published in open access form and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


MEDICINA nei SECOLI- Journal of History of Medicine and Medical Humanities is property of Sapienza Università di Roma and is published, both online and printed, three times a year.

Double-Blind Peer Review Process - Fair and Transparent

All articles published in MEDICINA nei SECOLI- Journal of History of Medicine and Medical Humanities undergo a double-blind peer-review process, to ensure a fair and transparent critical assessment of all published works.

Each manuscript will be pre-evaluated by an editor in terms of scope and scientific soundness and if fulfilling all requirements in line with the journal guidelines, it will be sent to review and will be assigned at least 2 reviewers (anonymous to the authors) following the double-blind peer-review process.

Scientific referees will return an evaluation of the work to the editor, noting weaknesses or problems along with suggestions for improvement. Most of the referees' comments are shared with the author. Associate Editors will evaluate the referees' comments, the manuscript, and the context of the scope of the journal before sending a decision back to the author(s), usually with the referees' comments. Referees' evaluations include an explicit recommendation regarding the evaluated manuscript. The role of the referees is advisory, and the editor has no formal obligation to accept the referees’ opinions.

If revisions are requested, the author is prompted to address any queries or revision request from the editorial board. 

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Medicina nei Secoli is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

-  Scopus

- Historical Abstract/EBSCOhost

- America: History and Life/EBSCOhost

- Current work in the history of medicine - Wellcome Institute, London

- Hist-Line (History of Medicine/Med-Line), NLM, NIH, Bethesda Md, USA

- Ulrichsweb/ProQuest

- Index Copernicus International

- European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences - ERIHPLUS



Sapienza University of Rome

Journal owned by Sapienza Università di Roma, published with the contribution of the University