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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • Accessible and inclusive publishing: The manuscript adheres to requirements outlined in the "The Creating Accessible Content Guide"
    This guide will be useful for authors in preparation of their manuscripts and for editors in formatting materials for publication and adding content to journal websites. Carefully read the Guide here.

Author Guidelines

References in the text: 

* References should include only the author's name and the year of publication: ex. (Rossi 2007). 

*In other cases, references should include the author's name, the year of publication, and the page reference immediately after the quoted material: e.g. «Call me Ishmael» (Melville 1851: 1).

* Where there are two or more works by one author in the same year, they must be distinguished as 1991a, 1991b... etc. 

*When authors are more than one, references should include their surnames, separated by commas, and the year of publication: e.g. (Barbagli, Saraceno 1998).

* When authors are more than three, references should include only the first author's name and et alii (in italics) with the year of publication: e.g. (Barbagli et alii 2001). In the bibliography, references should include complete reference: e.g. Barbagli M., Colombo E., Saraceno C., Schizzerotto A. (2009).



References must be cited in alphabetical order in the following style: 

*For books: surname of author, initials, (date), title, place, publisher: e.g. Ferrera M. (1998), Le trappole del welfare, Bologna: Il Mulino. 

*In the case of edited books, each of them must include in this order: author, initials, (date, ed./eds), title, place, publisher: e.g. Gerth H., Wright Mills C. (1948, eds) From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 

* All titles (Books, Periodicals, Collections, Dissertations...etc) must be typed in italics. The titles of essays in Periodicals must appear in this order: author, initials, (date), title (italics), «name of periodical», issue: e.g. Becattini G. (1989), Riflessioni sul distretto industriale marshalliano come concetto socio-economico, in «Stato e Mercato», 2.

* In the text, all the works should be referred to by the year of their original publication. In the bibliography, if dates differ, reference should be followed by the year of publication of the edition quoted: e.g. Mosca G. (1896),Elementi di scienza politica, Torino: Utet, 1982.


Quotations and commas: For each quotations exceeding three lines a separate paragraph shall be used, with different margins and smaller font size, without opening or closing quotation marks.

Use italics for titles and words in a language different from the one used: …Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonata…;  …Mills, in his White Collar, … .

Eliasian Themes

Eliasian Themes aims to cultivate the journal’s roots in Nobert Elias’ tradition, by hosting discussions of his works and favouring theoretical reflections and research works that explicitly refer to processual sociology and more broadly to the Eliasian theoretical architecture and analytical methods

Monographic Section

Each Issue presents a different Monographic Section dedicated to a specific theme. The section includes contributions related to active Call for Papers. You may vision the active Calls here.

Open Essays and Researches

Open Essays and Researches welcomes contributions on various topics in the field of Social Sciences (Sociology, Philosophy, History, Anthropology, …) with a preference for those relying on innovative theoretical frameworks, research designs and methods, not related to active Call for papers..

Points of view

Points of view hosts papers, comments or interviews on current themes

(Re)Reading the Classics

(Re)reading the Classics collects theoretical reviews of classic books, aiming to show the newness of the thought of classic authors.

Open Lab

The massive spreading of Covid-19 all around the world, motivate us to promote a special issue of Cambio dedicated to theoretical question of return to social life, and empirical study of its contemporary configurations in the actual pandemic situation.

Cambio intends to provide its own tools and organization in order to collect and share, in one ongoing Virtual Issue, contributions (in English or Italian) as articles, preprints, editorials, comments, reviews .

Concretely, our project is to publish on different subjects such as:


  • social/economic consequences of epidemics
  • social inequalities and power imbalances
  • persistence and changes in everyday life
  • science, communicating science
  • solidarity and social cohesion
  • new and old social conflicts
  • work (smart, dangerous, challenging)
  • globalization and health
  • care for the environment
  • emotions and feelings
  • local and global
  • interstate relations and relations between continents
  • communication and public space
  • practices and common sense
  • looking for safety
  • times and spaces
  • emergency and innovative teaching
  • politics and policies about the contemporary biological vulnerabilities
  • gender
  • aging and elderly
  • the life in quarantine of childhood and adolescent
  • sociability/loneliness
  • relevance of open data instant exchange for a fastmoving society
  • doing research and fieldwork in pandemic

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