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Manuscripts have to be submitted through the journal website at If you experience any difficulties or have any questions about submitting your manuscript, please contact the journal staff


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.

  1. Submit original, unpublished manuscripts only. publishes original manuscripts only.

  2. All authors of the submitted contribution have read and accept the Statement on publication ethics and publication malpractices.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal and respects the maximum words limit indicated for the section.

  4. The text was prepared using the Author template.
  5. Manuscript file is anonymous: author’s full name, affiliation, and e-mail address are placed among the submission metadata and not in the article full-text.

  6. A 100- to 200-word abstract should accompany the manuscript, together with 4 to 6 keyword in order to facilitate article indexing.
  7. Quotations from other works should be placed between angle quotes or «Guillemet». Tables and images are placed within the text with a proper caption.
  8. References are placed at the end of the manuscript. Please note that in-text quotations should follow the form (Author family name Publication Year, page number), es. (Pollan 2006, 3). 

    References list should be put among the manuscript metadata during the submission. Please remember to include in the references only works cited in the text. Order references alphabetically by author family name or by title, in case authors are missing.
  9. follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.:

    • Book, one author: (Pollan 2006, 3) Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.
    • Book, two or more authors: (Ward e Burns 2007, 59–61) Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.
    • Chapter or other part of a book: (Kelly 2010, 81–82) Kelly, John D. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
    • Journal article, one author: (Shefter 1992) Shefter, Martin. "Institutional Conflict over Presidential Appointments: The Case of Clarence Thomas." PS: Political Science & Politics 25.4 (1992): 676-79. 
    • Article in a print journal: (Weinstein 2009, 452–53) Weinstein, Joshua I. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 439–58.
    • Article in an online journal: (Kossinets and Watts 2010, 439) Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247. Please use DOI. If DOI is not available please put an URL.
    • Repeated quotations of the same work have to be stated as “Ibid.”. More examples are available at suggests his authors to use a reference manager (like EndNote or Zotero) connecting it to MS Word.
  10. The authors allow editorial modification of both text and metadata. At the end of editorial workflow authors will check the proofs and can discuss any modifications.


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