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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.
  • Anonymization! PLEASE, make sure that the article file is anonymized and does not contain any information identifying the author(s)!
  • Please provide URLs for the references, when appropriate.
  • The text is 1,5 or double spaced and pages must be numbered; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • Tables, figures, graphs may be embedded in the text, or sent separately. In this case, in the main document must be clearly indicated the point where to include them. Graphs must include the data sources (in .xls or .jpeg format). Figures have to be in black and white.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

All papers must be original or should be not submitted, under review or published in other scientific journals. 
Proposals may be submitted in English or Italian.

Please make sure that the article file is anonymized and does not contain any information identifying the author(s).

Data on the Authors (affiliation, ORCID, etc..) must be provided in the Author Profile.

Articles must be submitted by using the Make a Submission button (previous registration to the OJS platform is needed).

 

Word limit. Articles should be max 10.000 words in length (including footnotes and references, excluding tables and figures). Please include a word count.

Formatting and Templates. Pages must be 1,5 or double spaced and numbered. Tables, figures, graphs must be embedded in the main text (they can also be sent - but not exclusively - in separate files). Graphs must include the data sources (in .xls or .jpeg format). Figures have to be in black and white.

References. Please use this Reference Guide when preparing your manuscript. 

Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies.

 

1. Cover Page:

  • all author(s)' full names and affiliations.  Where available, please also include ORCiDs and social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn).
  • a short biography of no more than 100 words for each author 
  • contact details for the corresponding author 

2. Main document (Article):

  • title of the article 
  • abstract of around 200 words 
  • Graphical abstract (optional). This is an image to give readers a clear idea of the content of your article. Save the graphical abstract as a .jpg, .png, or .tiff. Please save it as a separate additional file.
  • 3-6 keywords 
  • the full article including references - please make sure that the article file is anonymized and does not contain any information identifying the author(s)

 

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