Author Guidelines

  • Publishing Policies: All published articles are double-blind peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers selected from senior scientists. The reviewers should not have published with the author/editor or any of the co-authors of the article/book in the last five years and should not be currently working or collaborating with the institute of the author or any of the co-authors of the submitted manuscript. For the "Article" section only, which is subject to a Call for Papers, Double-Bind Peer Review is used.
  • Article-processing charges (APCs): Since the publication costs of the journal are borne by the sponsoring universities, authors do not incur any costs for submission (Article-Submission-Charges ASC) or publication of their articles (Article-Processing-Charges, APC). There are no grants for the publication of articles (waivers).
  • Basic Rules:
    • The paper must be original and unpublished.
    • The length of the paper must be between 5000 and 7500 words.
    • The language of the paper must be English, Italian, French or Spanish.
  • Formatting Rules:
    • The paper must be written in Word format (.doc, .docx).
    • Text must be justified, Garamond 13, single interline spacing.
    • Do not use double or multiple spaces!
    • Author's name, last name, institute of origin and academic position, mail address.
    • Title jagged and bold, Garamond 14.
    • Paragraph title Garamond 13 and bold.
    • Bibliography and author biography (5 lines max) at the end of the article.
    • Please do not underline.
    • Footnotes are accepted (but sparingly!).
    • Pictures, tables and graphics must be within the text.
  • Abstract and keywords:
    • The abstract must be written in English, comes after the title of the paper and must not exceed 150 words including spaces.
    • Then include five keywords in English.
  • Double-blind peer review:
    • The paper is anonymized and sent to two reviewers who evaluate the content of the paper.
    • If both reviewers do not approve the paper, it is finally rejected.
    • The peer reviews are sent to the author directly from the editorial office.
    • After the anonymous reviews, the author can revise and modify his paper again.
    • Only after the final approval by the reviewers, the paper is published.

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