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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines: ita/en

Articles are refereed before publication.
This journal operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
This journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
- Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
- Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.


Before the submission of your manuscript to the Editorial Support ( for peer review, you are kindly requested to:
- read the “Licence and copyright agreement for Bollettino della Società Geografica Itaiana”;
- read the manuscript preparation for this journal;
- agree and comply with the “General obligations for authors”;


- Title (italian and english)
- Abstract (italian and english)
- up to 5 keywords immediately after the Abstract
- All figures (including figure captions)
- All tables (including titles, description and footnotes)
Make sure all figures and table citations in the text match the files provided

Further considerations
- Manuscript should be “spell checked” and “grammar checked”
- All references mentioned in the Reference List must be cited in the text, and vice versa
- Permission to reproduce must be obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
- Relevant declarations of interest are made
- Journal policies detailed in this guide were reviewed
- The author(s) can suggest up to 5 potential Referees and provide their current contact details. The editors of the Journal may or may not contact the suggested Referees.

Referees. Please submit, as part of the covering letter with the manuscript, the names, affiliation and email addresses of up to five potential Referees. Appropriate Referees should be knowledgeable about the subject but have no close connection with any of the authors. In addition, Referees should be from institutions other than (and possibly countries other than) those of any of the Authors.

Book citations
Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, Publisher.
Journal citations
- Journal in print
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.
- Journal found online
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp. DOI: XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL
Article or chapter in a book
Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year of publication). Title of the chapter. In Author, C., Author, D. (Eds.). Book's title. City, Publisher, pp.-pp.
Author, A., Author, A.B. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Publisher City, Publisher.
Author, A., Author, A.B. (Year of publication). Article title. In Author, C., Author, D. (Eds.). Proceedings of the CSCL '95 Conference: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. City, Publisher.
Encyclopedia Entry
Author, A. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX). City, Publisher.
Website article
- with an author:
Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL
- without an author:
Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL
Miscellaneous citations
- PhD or Master thesis:
Author, A. (Year of Discussion). Thesis title, University of (city), State.
- Website:
Website name,, last accessed on dd/mm/yyyy.
- Abbreviations:
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2004). A guide to Australian balance of payments and international investment position statistics, viewed 24 November 2011,


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