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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.docx).
  • Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in the Submissions section of the website.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the full-text of the submission is anonymized, including the file properties.

Author Guidelines

The Journal requires authors to use the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.

Please check on "Announcements" that there are no already open calls before submitting an article.

Articles should range between 5,000–9,000 words (including abstract, notes and references). The manuscript file must contain the main text, without the author’s name appearing under the title, in notes and references (it should be substituted with ***).

Submissions must include the following:

  1. For each author of the manuscript: first name and last name, email, ORCiD (if available), institutional affiliation, country, and a brief biographical note (50–100 words);
  2. Title both in English and in Italian
  3. An abstract of maximum 150–200 words (If the article is written in Italian, authors must also submit an abstract in English)
  4. Five keywords, separated by semicolons;

All manuscript proposals must be emailed directly to the editorial board at this email address


Submission files should be in Microsoft Word file format, or equivalent formats.

The text should be double-spaced and use a 12-point font (Times New Roman).

Paragraph titles should be numbered using the Arabic numeral system. Numbering must have a maximum of two levels.

Notes should be limited and collected at the end of the text. Short quotations (<40 words) should be enclosed in double quotation marks (“ ”) and run on with the main text. For a quotation within a quotation, single quotation marks should be used (‘ ’). Longer quotations (>40 words) should be separated by a single line break before and a single line break after the quoted text, and should not be enclosed within quotation marks.

All the links and URL addresses in the text have to be activated and ready to click. They must be exclusively included in the notes or in the references section.

Articles can be written either in American English or British English, provided that the choice is consistently employed throughout the text. Articles should be formatted according to these norms.

Ensuring a Blind Peer Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

For Microsoft 2003 and previous versions, and Macintosh versions of Word:

  • Under the File menu select: Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

For MacIntosh Word 2008 (and future versions):

  • Under the File menu select "Properties."
  • Under the Summary tab remove all of the identifying information from all of the fields.
  • Save the File.

For Microsoft 2007 (Windows):

  • Click on the office button in the upper-left hand corner of the office application
  • Select "Prepare" from the menu options.
  • Select "Properties" for the "Prepare" menu options.
  • Delete all of the information in the document property fields that appear under the main menu options.
  • Save the document and close the document property field section.

For Microsoft 2010 (Windows):

  • Under the File menu select "Prepare for sharing."
  • Click on the "Check for issues" icon.
  • click on "inspect document" icon.
  • Uncheck all of the checkboxes except "Document Properties and Personal information".
  • Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicated if any document property fields contain any information.
  • If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information it will notify you and give you the option to "Remove all," which you will click to remove the document properties and personal information from the document.

For Microsoft 2016 (Windows):

  • Click the File tab and then click Info.
  • Select 'Check for Issues' and then from the drop down menu, select 'Inspect Document'.
  • In the Document Inspector window, check the 'Document Properties and Personal Information' box and uncheck the other boxes.
  • Click Inspect.
  • Review the results of the inspection and then click 'Remove All' to remove the content.
  • Save the file.

For PDF files in general:

  • With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

For PDF files from Adobe Acrobat DC:

  • Click Tools and then select "Redact".
  • Click “Remove Hidden Information” and select “Remove” if any items appear in the results
  • Save the document.

For PDF files from Adobe Acrobat 8, 9, and X:

  • Under the the Document menu select "Examine Document."
  • Remove any checked items.
  • Save the document.


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