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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.
  • Please confirm that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other Italian or International journal.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (available in files area of thi website).
  • The authors confirm that there are no known conflicts of interest associated with this publication and there has been no significant financial support for this work that may have influenced or in any way oriented or warped its outcome.
  • If the language of the paper is not author's mother tongue you must provide a proofreading certificate to assurance the quality check process was made. The certificate can be presented at the end of the publication procedure.

Author Guidelines

General characteristics

Fuori Luogo proposes an updated overview about sociology, especially in its territorial aspects. The journal is in any case open to a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, both qualitative and quantitative research, promoting dialogue between different sociological fields and encouraging debate with other social, humanistic and artistic sciences as well.

Scientific Strictness

The articles proposed for the publication in our Journal have to show scientific strictness and a solid theoretical and methodological approach, and to report significant research results, of national or international interest, also through comparisons.


The articles proposed for the publication in Fuori Luogo have to be unpublished, not yet submitted (neither entirely nor in their main parts) to other scientific journals, or published in other kinds of publications (such as encyclopedias, web sites, etc.)

Double-blind peer review

The journal adopts a double-blind peer reviewing. To guarantee faster and more efficient procedures authors are invited to submit a version in anonymous mode: this means that all the references to the author/authors, in the notes, in the quotes and everywhere they appear, must be erased by the authors. Authors are even requested to submit a separate title page, containing title, all author names, affiliations, and the contact information of the corresponding author (editor) cover letter. A referee cover letter must be made in response to the reviews sent after this procedure. The journal provides a file to be able to correctly write the cover letter.

Manuscript Submission

Submissions relating to a single contribution (abstract, paper, updated and revised versions of the paper) must be made using the same form via SHARE UNINA and implies that the work:

  • has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else;
  • that the publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.

Fuori Luogo will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Please use the template file (named title file) providing the following informations.

  • The name(s) of the author(s) in the order of publication.
  • The affiliation(s) of the author(s), i.e. institution, (department), city, (state), country.
  • A clear indication and an active e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • A concise and informative title of the paper.
  • An abstract.
  • The keywords and the subject(s) and the discipline(s) of the paper
  • The 16-digit ORCID of the author(s).

For authors that are (temporarily) unaffiliated we will only capture their city and country of residence, not their e-mail address unless specifically requested.


Submissions should usually within a range of 6,000-8,000 words, including endnotes and references, but excluding tables and figures. For each table and / or figure entered, 300 words less than the overall total will be calculated. In any case, articles that exceed 6 grafts between tables and figures will not be accepted.

Tables and figures must be restricted to essential information, and additional elements should be presented as supplementary material (see below §Tables, graphs and images). Fuori Luogo is also prepared to publish articles exceeding 8,000 words; in this case, submitting authors should be aware that our reviewers will routinely be asked to comment on whether a manuscript’s contribution is of sufficient weight to justify its length.


Number of Words 


File extensions allowed

Image extensions allowed


Min. 250 words

Max. 400 words*








Min. 6,000 words

Max. 8,000 words*













Min. 1,000 words

Max. 5,000 words











* Unless otherwise specified in the call.


Each article must be accompanied by an abstract in English of between 250 and 400 words in length. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


The minimum size is 1,000 words, the maximum size is 2,000 words including spaces. Reviews can be written in Italian or English or Spanish or French. For this type of contribution it is possible to agree on a different space with the editorial staff.


The minimum size is 2,000 words, the maximum is 3,000 words. Interviews can be written in Italian or English or Spanish or French. For this type of contribution it is possible to agree on a different space with the editorial staff.


Please provide 4 to 5 keywords in English which can be used for indexing purposes.

Text features

  • Body of the text: Times New Roman, character size 12, justified, single-spaced
  • Size 10 for all the words included in charts/tables
  • Paper title: Times New Roman, character size 16, bold, centered
  • Chapter title: Times New Roman, character size 12, bold, left-aligned, 2 white line spacing above and 1 below.
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman, character size 9, single-spaced, enumerated progressively in

ascending order from footnote n. 1.

  • References: Times New Roman, character size 10, single-spaced.

Page margins: 2.00 cm (0.79 inches) for all four sides.

Alignments and indents: first row of each chapter has to have an indent of 0.5 cm from the left margin. Exceptions to this rule are made for abstracts, quotes and references.

Character spacing: normal spacing (including references, figures, tables, quotes, titles and headers). Don’t add further spaces after a chapter or before a new title.

Page numbers: start the enumeration from the page that includes the title.

All vowels must bear the correct accent marks (à, è, é, ì, ò, ù) in Italian, both for capital letters and lowercase letters. Never use apostrophes to replace accents.

Decades and centuries should always be written in letters and never in numeric form, with uppercase initial (i.e. “The Sixteenth century” and not “16th century”, “the Nineties” and not “1990s”).

For any further advice or questions please contact the editorial board (redazione@fuoriluogo.info).

Tables, graphs and images

Please submit tables and graphs as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. 


  • A table/graph/image of about half folder equals 2000 keystrokes, including spaces.
  • Those elements will be included inside the text.
  • Think about before to insert tables, graphs and/or images.
  • For tables and graphs is it necessary to provide apart the “excel file” in order to allow for possible further changes. 
  • Enumerate the elements progressively in the right order in which they appear in the text and write also a descriptive title for each element.
  • Images have to be sent individually and have a minimal native resolution (with no interpolation) of 120 (accepted) or 300 (preferred) dpi, in JPG and PNG formats.


Papers for Fuori Luogo can be written in Italian, English, French or Spanish language. The Journal only considers for publication papers written in acceptable languages. It will be the sole responsibility of the authors to ensure good linguistic quality. A check of the text by a native speaker is strongly recommended. For non-native speakers authors only, it will be necessary to test the essay through a proofreading service. Authors will have to provide our editorial staff (redazione@fuoriluogo.info) a proofreading certificate to assurance the quality check process was made. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication.



Fuori Luogo take issues of copyright violation, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. Our journal aims to protect the rights of our authors and it always investigates claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Submitted articles will be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, our journal reserves the right to take action including, but not limited to: retracting the article (removing it from the journal); publishing directly an erratum or corrigendum (correction); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SHARE UNINA journals, or appropriate legal action.



Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at SHARE UNINA Journals authors will be invited to complete the online submission form related to copyrights and privacy.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Fuori Luogo may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify Fuori Luogo immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication in Fuori Luogo will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that Fuori Luogodoes not retain copies of rejected articles.


Creative Commons licences

Fuori Luogo articles are published open access under a CC BY licence (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence). The CC BY licence is the most open licence available and considered the industry 'gold standard' for open access; it is also preferred by many funders. This licence allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.


Textual quotes in the text have to be included between quotation marks (« ») and have to be followed by a bracket including author’s surname, year of the quote and page (Scott, 2017, p. 30). In case the quoted text includes quotation marks, apexes have to be used (‘’). The quoted text has to be reported entirely. If some parts are omitted, they have to be indicated by […]. If the textual quote exceeds 5 rows the text has to be detached from the previous paragraph and from the next one. In this specific case the character size has to be one point smaller. If a text is quoted more than oncein the article, from the second time it has to be reported as Surname, year, op. cit. (Scott, 2016, op. cit.). Use (ibidem)for an immediate repetition of the work and (ibidem, p.) for an immediate repetition of the work but with a different page.

High quoting marks (“ ”) have to be used when the aim is to emphasize words or concepts. Foreign terms of not common use, Latinisms and Grecisms, have to be reported in italics, while the ones of common use (i.e. “Gesellschaft”) have to stay roman. No bold and underlined words are allowed. We also ask authors to avoid, as much as possible, the capital letters as a sign of respect. Leave the capital letters only for Country, Republic, State and similar.

For long quotations, excerpts of speech and interviews the use of quotation marks is mandatory. They must be kept separated from the previous and the following paragraph and printed in red. At the end of each quotation it is necessary to report, between brackets, the enumeration of the quotation and, when available, the date of publication.

Examples of references:




Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of book (2nd ed., E. E. Editor, Ed.). Place: Publisher Name.

DOI or URL [if given].


Paicheler, G., Quemin, A. (1994). Une intolérance diffuse: rumeurs sur les origines du Sida, Pairs: Persee.


Author, A. A. (year). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. 3-12). Place: Publisher Name.

DOI or URL [if given].




Author, A. (edited by) (year). Volume title. Place: Publisher Name.

DOI or URL [if given].


Corbisiero, F. (edited by) (2008). Osservatorio welfare. Sistemi, flussi e osservatori delle politiche sociali. Milano: FrancoAngeli.


Book chapters:


Author, A. (year). “Chapter title”. In Author, B. (edited by), Volume title (pp.xx-xx). Place: Publisher.



Parisi, R., (2014). “Pellegrinaggi in Puglia”: dalla “cartografia devota” alla memoria della carne. In Musco, A., Parrino, G. (a cura di), Santi, Santuari, Pellegrinaggi, (pp. 183-200) Palermo: Officina di Studi Medievali.


Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Silva, J. A. (2003). Defining forensic psychiatry: Roles and responsibilities. In R. Rosner (Ed.), Principles and practice of forensic psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 7-13). CRC Press.


Journal articles:


Moreno Barreneche, S. (2020), From A Biological Entity to a Social Monster. A Semiotic Construction of the Coronavirus During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Fuori Luogo. Rivista di Sociologia del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia. volume 7 – numero 1/2020. Pp 105 - 115. DOI: 10.6092/2723-9608/7041



Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185


  • Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019)


  • If a journal article has a DOI, include the DOI in the reference.
  • Always include the issue number for a journal article.
  • If the journal article does not have a DOI and is from an academic research database, end the reference after the page range. The reference in this case is the same as for a print journal article.
  • Do not include database information in the reference unless the journal article comes from a database that publishes works of limited circulation or original, proprietary content.
  • If the journal article does not have a DOI but does have a URL that will resolve for readers (e.g., it is from an online journal that is not part of a database), include the URL of the article at the end of the reference.


Journal article with missing information:


Missing volume number


Stegmeir, M. (2016). Climate change: New discipline practices promote college access. The Journal of College Admission, (231), 44–47. https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NACAC/nacac_jca_spring2016/#/46


Missing issue number


Sanchiz, M., Chevalier, A., & Amadieu, F. (2017). How do older and young adults start searching for information? Impact of age, domain knowledge and problem complexity on the different steps of information searching. Computers in Human Behavior72, 67–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.02.038


Missing page or article number


Butler, J. (2017). Where access meets multimodality: The case of ASL music videos. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy21(1). http://technorhetoric.net/21.1/topoi/butler/index.html


  • Parenthetical citations: (Butler, 2017; Sanchiz et al., 2017; Stegmeir, 2016)
  • Narrative citations: Butler (2017), Sanchiz et al. (2017), and Stegmeir (2016)


  • If the journal does not use volume, issue, and/or article or page numbers, omit the missing element(s) from the reference.
  • If the volume, issue, and/or article or page numbers have simply not yet been assigned, use the format for an advance online publication (see Example 7 in the Publication Manual) or an in-press article.


Encyclopedic voices:


If the editor is known, the form is the book-standard edited by; otherwise, the encyclopedia title is written in italic replacing the author/editor name.

Sheehy, N., Chapman, A.J., Conroy, W. (edited by). (1997). Biographical dictionary of psychology. London: Routledge.

The American college dictionary. (1962). New York: Random House.

When quoting a single voice of a dictionary or an encyclopedia, if the voice is signed, adopt the follow format:

Corbisiero, F., Minervini, D. (2016). Environmental Policies: overview of concept and impacts. In The sage international Encyclopedia of travel and tourism (pp. 432-435). London: Sage Publishing.

If, on the other hand, the voice is not signed, the voice title takes the place of the author’s name:

Multiculturalismo (2002). In Dizionario di bioetica (1st ed., p. 125). Bari: Laterza.


Data sets


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. OR Name of Group. (year or year range). Title of data set (Version #) [Data set OR Unpublished raw data]. Publisher Name or Source. DOI or URL


National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Fast Response Survey System (FRSS): Teachers’ use of educational technology in U.S. public schools, 2009 (ICPSR 35531; Version V3)


Online content and media and artistic works

Specify at the end of the reference the date of the last access to the source in brackets. For example: (last access 4 November 2020).

Webpages and websites

Author, A. A. OR Name of Group. (date). Title of work. Site name. URL

Webpage on a news website     

Amramova, N. (2019, January 3). The secret to a long, happy, healthy life? Think age-positive. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/health/respect-toward-elderly-leads-to-life-intl/index.html

Webpages on an organizational website

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety. https://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en/

Film or video   

Forman, M. (Director). (1975). One flew over the cuckoo’s nest [Film]. United Artists.


TV series episode or webisode  

Barris, K. (Writer & Director). (2017, January 11). Lemons (Season 3, Episode 12) [TV series episode]. In K. Barris, J. Groff, A. Anderson, E. B. Dobbins, L. Fishburne, & H. Sugland (Executive Producers), Black-ish. Wilmore Films; Artists First; Cinema Gypsy Productions; ABC Studios.


Streaming video                      

University of Oxford. (2018, December 6). How do geckos walk on water? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1xGfOZJc8


Podcast episode          

Glass, I. (Host). (2011, August 12). Amusement park (No. 443) [Audio podcast episode]. In This American life. WBEZ Chicago. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/443/amusement-park


Artwork on a museum website  

Wood, G. (1930). American gothic [Painting]. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States. https://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/6565



Rossman, J., & Palmer, R. (2015). Sorting through our space junk [Infographic]. World Science Festival. https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/2015/11/space-junk-infographic/



Cable, D. (2013). The racial dot map [Map]. University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. https://demographics.coopercenter.org/Racial-Dot-Map



McCurry, S. (1985). Afgan girl [Photograph]. National Geographic. https://www.nationageographic.com/magazine/national-geographic-magazine-50-years-of-covers/#/ngm_1985-jun-714.jpg



Badlands National Park [@BadlandsNPS]. (2018, February 26). Biologists have identified more than 400 different plant species growing in @BadlandsNPS #DYK #biodiversity [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/BadlandsNPS/status/968196500412133379


Facebook post 

National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, November 28). Suicide affects all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Check out these 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain [Infographic]. Facebook. http://bit.ly/321Qstq


Online forum post        

National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]. (2018, September 12). I’m NASA astronaut Scott Tingle. Ask me anything about adjusting to being back on Earth after my first spaceflight! [Online forum post]. Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/9fagqy/im_nasa_astronaut_scott_tingle_ask_me_anything/



Introduce every acronym before using it in the text. The first time you use the term, put the acronym in parentheses after the full term. Thereafter, you can stick to using the acronym.

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is headquartered in Switzerland. The IOC President is elected by secret ballot.

Acronyms have to be in roman, capital letters with no quoting marks and no dots between letters in bibliography (i.e. ISFOL and not I.S.F.O.L.).

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