Editorial Team


Editor-in-chief | Art Director


Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome  |  Dept. of Graphic Design & Art Direction  



Editorial Board


Salvatore Gaetano Chiarella
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste


Sara Cuono
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome  |  Dept. of Graphic Design & Art Direction  


Manuel Focareta
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome  |  Dept. of Graphic Design & Art Direction  


Dionigi Mattia Gagliardi
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome  |  Dept. of Graphic Design & Art Direction  


Licia Masi
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome  |  Dept. of Graphic Design & Art Direction  


Giulia Torromino
University of Naples Federico II  |  Dept. of Humanistic Studies, Naples



Scientific Board


Emanuele Arielli
Università Iuav di Venezia   |  Dept. of Architecture and Arts


Fabio Babiloni
Sapienza University of Rome  |  Dept. of Molecular Medicine 


Sergio Lombardo
Academy of Fine Arts of Rome


Massimo Salgaro
University of Verona  |  Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures





Sara Cuono
Federica Marenghi




Sara Cuono
Manuel Focareta
Federica Marenghi
Marco Marini


Graphic Design


Licia Masi
Marianna Rossi
Edoardo Collu




Luisa Amendola
Marco Marini



Editorial Office
and Administration


Via dei Pianellari, 20
00186 Roma

Registration at the Court
of Rome n.95 / 2013, 13/05/2013

ISSN: 2281-1168

Aims and Scope 


Nodes is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded in 2011 by Numero Cromatico – an artist, research centre and publisher formed by researchers from the humanities and science. The journal aims at narrating and promoting the combination of art and neuroscience, a topic that has become very famous in recent years owing to the emergence of neuroaesthetics. The journal has now become the breeding ground for a new vision of artistic research, one that promotes the use of the scientific approach in various artistic disciplines, ranging from visual arts, literature, cinema, architecture, music and design. At the same time, Nodes is a forum to discuss the most current aesthetic and neuroscientific theories on the fruition of art, with the intention – in a broader sense – to explore, study and deepen the mechanisms of human functioning.

Thanks to this attitude, Nodes has also turned into a tool for collaboration among artists and scientists of international importance – including Nobel laureates and researchers from universities worldwide – promoting the circularity of knowledge and also functioning as a platform for possible developments in international artistic and scientific research.

Nodes publishes unpublished texts, in particular: research papers, reviews, analytical essays, interviews and special issues on relevant topics in contemporary debate that have an interdisciplinary approach and take into account the latest evidence within the field of experimental aesthetics, neuroaesthetics and neuroscience more generally.

At present, Nodes is the only Italian journal specializing in this field, and has therefore become a reference for experts in the field, but also for scholars in related disciplines, students, as well as nonexperts, both nationally and internationally.  

Nodes is classified as a scientific class A journal for area 11/C4 by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) for the purpose of National Scientific Habilitation.


Peer Review Process


The journal selects contributions to be published through a peer review process.
Reviewers’ identity is always concealed, unless alleged or suspected misconduct forces the journal to reveal their names to third parties.
Peer reviewers assist the Editor-in-chief and the Editorial Board in the editorial decisions and may indicate corrections and expedients to the author so as to improve the manuscript. A selected reviewer who does not feel qualified to review the assigned text, or who is unable to perform the refereeing in the required time frame, notifies the Editor or the Editorial Board of their decision and resigns. The texts received are confidential and, as such, are not to be shared or discussed with anyone not authorized in advance by the Editor. Refereeing must be carried out with the utmost objectivity and without criticizing or personally offending the authors. Reviewers must express their opinions clearly, with the support of objective and documented arguments. Peer reviewers commit to provide precise bibliographical details of foundational works possibly overlooked by the author. Reviewers must call the attention of the Editor and the Editorial Board whenever they detect substantial similarities or coincidences between the text under review and any other material found in any type of publication. 

Reviewers must refuse to reference texts with respect to which, or to whose authors, there may be a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other connection with the authors, companies or entities related to the subject of the manuscript. 

For more information contact nodesjournal@gmail.com.


Publication Frequency 


Two issues are published per year in double language, Italian and English.
Occasionally special issues may be published outside standard periodization. 


Publication Ethics 


Nodes is guided by the principles contained in the guidelines regarding ethics in scientific publishing (Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors) outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Editor, authors, members of the Scientific Board, members of the Editorial Board, publisher and anonymous reviewers share and commit to these principles.

→ Editorial Principles


Journal Permissions 


In general, reusing or reproducing Nodes content requires permission. This includes use of text, figures, tables, multimedia content, and any other material published by Nodes.
To seek permission or for more information, please email nodesjournal@gmail.com




© All rights reserved.
No part of Nodes contents – including those for text and data mining, AI training and similar technologies – may be reproduced on any form or by any means, including electronic or mechanical, without the expressed consent of the publisher.




There are several ways you can purchase Nodes:
1) by transferring the amount to the bank account 1007261132 or the IBAN: IT70L0760103200001007261132
made payable to the publisher: Numero Cromatico, Via dei Pianellari 20, 00186, Roma
2) by paying the amount on PayPal (www.paypal.com) to numerocromatico@gmail.com and communicating the results of the payment and the shipping address to the email numerocromatico@gmail.com .
3) by purchasing the journal in bookstores located all over the country.

To request access to a single paper, please forward your request to the email nodesjournal@gmail.com


Advertising policy


Nodes does not accept or publish any products and services marked as advertising or promoted by a sponsor that may harm or offend third parties. In particular, it does not publish ads promoting substances harmful to health or ads with texts and graphics that are overtly outrageous racially, ethnically or toward sexual orientation. Editorial content is not compromised by commercial or financial interests, nor by specific agreements with advertising clients or sponsors. 



Numero Cromatico
Via dei Pianellari 20, 00186 Roma (Italia) 


Numero Cromatico is an artist, a research centre and a publisher, composed of researchers from various fields of knowledge, from the art world to neuroscience. Since its foundation in 2011, Numero Cromatico’s main aim has been to redefine and expand the boundaries of art research, integrating theories, methodologies and technologies, including scientific ones, in the light of contemporary possibilities and challenges. In its installations, Numero Cromatico intertwines visual art, design, architecture and literature with scientific knowledge, including neuroaesthetics, empirical aesthetics, experimental psychology and digital studies, with the aim of imagining new forms of relationships between human beings, nature and technologies and questioning the paradigms of contemporary society.
More info > https://www.numerocromatico.com/




How to submit a paper
To submit a paper to Nodes, you must send to nodesjournal@gmail a .doc file written in Italian or English  according to the editorial standards described below and use the template (which can be downloaded at the link below).
Submitting and publishing a paper in Nodes is free of charge.
→ Editorial guidelines