European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication

Bibliographic Database on Social Representations

During the 2nd International Conference on S.R. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1994) de Rosa launched a very ambitious research programme aimed at carrying out a meta-theoretical analysis of the whole scientific literature on Social Representations, a leading theory of contemporary social psychology open to contributions of other social science, such as sociology, communication studies, anthropology, organisational psychology, etc.

The research programme started with a pilot study carried out with the support of two undergraduates and has been developed step by step with the number of Journals being considered increasing each time. The research is currently done with the support of a trans-national, multi-language co-operative team of both young researchers as part of their European/International Joint doctoral training on Social Representations and Communication and of an Italian team of students engaged in Inter-University exchange programmes, working on the meta-theoretical analysis in several European University libraries, as their Master Thesis in Psychology of Attitudes and Social Representations (University of Rome "Sapienza"). Each member of the research team is defined "analyser". The contribution of each analyser will enable a complete, fully-researched bibliography for social representations and communication to be mapped out.

A research co-ordinator fully dedicated to the project and the programme director of the European/International Joint PhD in S.R. & C. act for the double quality control.

This on-line integrated database is articulated in two different inventories:

  1. The first database contains a fully bibliographical inventory of the literature (journal and conference papers, books, special issues) on Social Representations and communication and its related paradigm. This full bibliographical inventory includes information limited to the classic bibliographic details (authors, year of publication, title, journal, volume, issue, journal pages, book editor, book title, book pages, location, publisher, congress, congress location, manuscript, University report, keywords, abstract, author's Institution).
  2. The second database contains a meta-analysed inventory of the literature on Social Representations analysed according to the grid developed by A.S. de Rosa (1994) as described above. Its main aim is to develop the "meta-thoretical analysis" of the whole corpus of the specialised field (both theoretical and empirical literature).


Welcome to the   "So.Re. Com 'A.S. de Rosa' @-library”: 

a digital platform for Scientific Documentation, Networking and Training  in the field of  Social Representation and Communication

As a member, or potential new member of our So.Re.Com. THEmatic NETwork Virtual Community, we hope you share the ultimate goal of this e-library, which we envision as an open non-commercial virtual space that, from anywhere in Europe or in the world, not only will meet the needs of its users by providing free access to publications, but will also enable them to become content providers and improve the visibility of their scientific work, thus sharing it with all its potential readers.

Article copyrights remain with the publisher, society or author(s).

In the last case, authors simply agree to the hereunder Creative Commons License for Attribution - Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported (for more information, please consult)


To have access to the basic functions of the platform - becoming a member of our So.Re.Com THEmatic NETwork Virtual Community - you have to be authorized by the So.Re.Com. 'A.S. de Rosa' @-library staff.

To do so:

A. Please contact this email address

B. Please provide us with your contact details: Name, Surname, Institutional Affiliation

C. You're kindly invited to attach to the email:

  • your professional Curriculum Vitae
  • the list of your publications, specifically related to social representations

D. Once your request will be approved you will receive a confirmation email with a password that you will use to login to the application together with your e-mail address at 

E. Once logged in you will be able to access the @-library and use its functions.