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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.

Author Guidelines

Submission or Processing fees: no APC or ASC is required, nor it should be. Please immediately report any fee request to the Publisher.

Language: English or Italian. RSE favourite langue is English, since it is the preferred language of the scientific community. Usage of English as main language helps indexing and content dissemination. However, RSE also reviews and accepts submissions in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Article length: 9.000 words, including endnotes (excl. abstract and keywords).

Review article max length: 3.000 words.

Title: An English title is mandatory. For articles in other languages, a title in the original language is required as well..

Abstract: an English 150-250 word-long abstract is required. For articles in other languages, an abstrac in the original language is required as well.

Keywords: four to six Keywords in English. For articles in other languages, please provide keywords in the original language as well.

Article body: no specific formatting is required. Usage of a 12pt font is welcome.

References: please include author-year references at the end of each article. References should be listed aphabetically and chronologically.

Author signature: Submissions ought to be anonymous. After an submission is accepted, final version ought to be signed, included author name, surname, academic affiliation and email.

Citation Style: The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Cfr. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

Layout: please follow template.

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