Dictatorships & Democracies: the internationalization of the journal, Franquisme & Transició

Subject:  Arts and humanities
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The journal co-published by the UOC and Fundació Carles Pi i Sunyer features articles by academics from prestigious European universities.

The science journal, Franquisme & Transició, focuses on tackling the path to internationalization. According to the strategic plan of the journal, the most important aim for the 2016-2018 three-year period is the expansion of its focus from a comparative and transnational perspective. To achieve this, its articles will concentrate on research into contemporary societies in terms of social and intellectual movements and democratization processes.

An opportunity for growth

The opening theme opens a space for academic dialogue and debate between all forms of historical and cultural research, including political, social, economic, international, literary and artistic perspectives.

For Dr Olívia Gassol, professor with the UOC Faculty of Arts and Humanities and director of Dictatorships & Democracies, “this new stage in the journal's life offers the opportunity to create a platform that fosters and disseminates studies of dictatorships and democratic transition processes from an interdisciplinary perspective, and to enter a global research environment that in recent years was occupied by many national and international research groups and centres.”

High level of expertise

The journal is co-published by the UOC and Fundació Carles Pi i Sunyer. As well as an editorial board of experts, the journal also has renowned academics from prestigious international universities on the Advisory Board such as Paul Preston, from the London School of Economics and Political Science; Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität; Patrizio Rigobon, from the Università Ca'Foscari; Renato Moro, from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre; and François Godicheau, from Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, among others.

To ensure that changes to the page header make a minimum impact on the journal's history, the design and consecutive numbering of the content published under the different titles since 2013 have been maintained and only the page header, slogan, ISSN and DOI have been modified. The journal's commitment to open access has also been consolidated.

Since it began, Dictatorships & Democracies has published 44 articles. The journal has received 27,000 hits since 2013, at a rate of 6,000 sessions of 4,000 users worldwide. Its articles that have made the most impact include “L’exili de 1939: un estat de la qüestió entre dues commemoracions” (2014), by Jordi Font and Jordi Gaitx; “Ni modèlica ni immodèlica: la transició des de la historiografia” (2013), by Pere Ysàs.