Italian Papers on Federalism ( is the online legal journal of the Institute of Studies on Regional, Federal and Autonomous Systems (ISSIRFA) “Massimo Severo Giannini” of the National Research Council (Rome, Italy). Founded in 2011 by Prof. Antonio D’Atena, since 8 June 2021 the journal has been directed by Prof. Giulio M. Salerno.

The journal covers all areas of law with a particular emphasis on constitutional, public and administrative law. It focuses specifically on regionalism, federalism, local autonomy, European integration, decentralisation, pluralism of territorial institutions and multilevel governance. The journal periodically proposes calls for papers on current legal issues.

The Journal hosts Italian, English, Spanish, German, and French papers.

Papers are peer-reviewed according to the journal’s Regulations and Code of Ethics, and in compliance with the regulations for the classification of journals adopted by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System (ANVUR).

The papers published in the Journal reflect the positions of their Authors and do not bind the Journal or the Institute to which it belongs.