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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.
  • Manuscript should refer to original researches, not yet published except in strictly preliminary form.
  • Articles of original researches findings are published in Italian Journal of Agrometeorology (IJAm), subsequent to critical review and approval by the Editorial Board. External referees could be engaged for particular topics.
  • Three types of paper can be submitted: original paper, review, technical note. Manuscript must be written in English, with the exception of technical note that can be both in English or in Italian. All pages and lines of the manuscript should be numbered.
  • First Name, Last Name, position, affiliation, mail address, telephone and fax number of all the Co-Authors are required. Corresponding Authors should be clearly identified.
  • The abstract should be no longer than 12 typed lines and should be written in both English and Italian.
    Keywords and title should be written in both English and Italian.
  • Full stop, not comma, must be used as decimal mark (e.g. 4.33 and not 4,33).
  • Figures, tables, graphs, photos and relative captions should be attached in separate files. All images must be vector or at least 300 effective ppi/dpi to ensure quality reproduction.
  • Captions should be written both in English and Italian and should be written as: Fig.x – Caption title, Tab.x – Caption title. Images should be referred to in the text as (Fig.x), (Tab.x). The translation must be written in italic: Fig.x – Caption title, Tab.x – Caption title.
  • For foreign authors, all requested translations into Italian will be made by AIAM.
  • Proof of the paper (formatted according to the Journal style) will be sent to the Corresponding Author for proof reading just one time. Corrections can be made only to typographical errors.
  • All the references in the text must be reported in the “References” section and vice-versa. In the text, only the Author(s) last name must be present, without the name or the first letter of the name (e.g. “Rossi,
    2003” and not “Federico Rossi, 2003” or “F. Rossi, 2003”). If two authors are present, refer to them as: “Bianchi and Rossi, 2003” in the text (do not use “&” between the surnames). If more than two Authors are present, refer to them as: “Bianchi et al., 2003” in the text.
    For journals, references must be in the following form:
    Bianchi R., Colombo B., Ferretti N., 2003. Title. Journal name, number: pages.
    For books:
    Bianchi R., Colombo B., Ferretti N., 2003. Book title. Publisher, publishing location, total number of pages pp.
    Manuscripts “in press” can be cited.

Author Guidelines


The criteria for a publishable manuscript include novelty, education, suitability, and presentation. To be considered for publication by IJAM, a manuscript must:

  • Demonstrate scientific and scholarly rigor, supported by up-to-date citations to relevant literature and guided by a rationale for how the work fits into existing knowledge
  • Exhibit novelty through original scholarship or a creative or innovative practice
  • Present well-developed ideas in a comprehensive, organized discussion written in clear, concise English (or Italian) and making effective use of display elements (figures, schemes, tables, etc.)
  • Adhere to the requirements and IJAm protocols outlined in this document for the different types of manuscript and be submitted according to Firenze University Press publishing policies
  • Be submitted electronically to our Editorial System 


Before the submission of your manuscript to the Editorial Support for peer review, you are kindly requested to:

  • read the “Focus and Scope”;
  • read the “Licence and copyright agreement for IJAm”;
  • read the "Author Guidelines for IJAm";
  • agree and comply with the “General obligations for authors”;

We recommend that any data set used in your manuscript is submitted to a reliable data repository and linked from your manuscript through a DOI.


  • An author's primary obligation is to present a concise, accurate account of the research performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
  • A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit the author's peers to replicate the work.
  • A paper should be as concise as possible but not at the expense of scientific accuracy and completeness. To promote scientific conciseness and completeness at the same time, the inclusion of a comprehensive abstract is encouraged.
  • Papers have to be written in English (or Italian) and authors should pay attention to correct spelling and grammar.
  • An author should cite those publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work and that will quickly guide the reader to the initial work essential for understanding the present investigation. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author's work without explicit permission from the investigator with whom the information originated. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, should be treated similarly.
  • Fragmentation of research papers should be avoided. A scientist who has done extensive work on a system or group of related systems should organize publication so that each paper gives a complete account of a particular aspect of the general study.
  • It is inappropriate for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication.
  • A criticism of a published paper may sometimes be justified; however, in no case is personal criticism considered to be appropriate.
  • To protect the integrity of authorship, only persons who have significantly contributed to the research and paper preparation should be listed as authors. The corresponding author attests to the fact that any others named as authors have seen the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Deceased persons who meet the criterion for co-authorship should be included, with a footnote reporting date of death. No fictitious names should be listed as authors or co-authors. The author who submits a manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons that are appropriate and none that are inappropriate.
  • An author should declare any potential conflicts of interest in a special section prior to the acknowledgements.

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