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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.
  • Any third-party-owned materials must be identified with appropriate credit lines, and the relative permission just be obtained from the copyright holder. Authors acknowledge their responsibility to gain all permissions prior to submission.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Accessible and inclusive publishing: The manuscript adheres to requirements outlined in the "The Creating Accessible Content Guide"
    This guide will be useful for authors in preparation of their manuscripts and for editors in formatting materials for publication and adding content to journal websites. Carefully read the Guide:

Author Guidelines

Authors are required to comply with the following editorial guidelines.
Contributions should be sent via the form at the following link, or by e-mail to:


  • Fashion Highlight accepts articles written in Italian and English, saved and delivered in word .doc (or .docx) format.
  • The document file must be entitled 'surname of first author - first significant word of title'.
  • The length of the articles must be between a minimum of 20,000 and a maximum of 24,000 characters including spaces, notes and bibliographical references.
  • The abstract must be within 1000 characters including spaces.

The contribution may be accompanied by a maximum of 4 images. Images must be sent separately (i.e. not included in the text), in JPG format and with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi; in a compressed folder with the title "image_name of the author". The captions of the images must be inserted at the end of the text, after the bibliography, with a reference to the name of the image file; they must not exceed 600 characters for each image.

The 4 images should be numbered consecutively, in square brackets: [fig. 01], [fig. 02]
and sent separately named as in the text.

The caption of the images must be structured as follows:

  • Author/designer
  • Name of project, event, environment, product etc.
  • Short description
  • Producer (if applicable)
  • Acknowledgements / Credits / Copyright


  • Title (max.250 characters, including spaces)
  • Optional subtitle (max. 250 characters, including spaces)
  • Author’s name, affiliation, e-mail address, ORCID code
  • Abstract (max. 1000 characters, spaces included)
  • Five keywords (separated by semicolon)
  • Main text (max. 24.000 characters, including spaces, reference and notes)
  • Bibliographic references in alphabetical order and APA style
  • Captions (if figures present, max. 600 characters, including spaces, per image)

3.1 Document format
The entire document (title, author name, keywords, abstract, body of text, notes, final bibliography and image captions) must be in Times New Roman, size 11. The use of particular font styles (bold, small caps, underlining, etc.) and paragraph formatting (indents, tabs, etc.) should be avoided.

For formatting
justified alignment in Times New Roman, single spacing;
title and subtitle font 14 pt;
text font 11 points;
notes and references 10 points.

The final bibliography, which must be compiled in APA Style according to the author/date method, must be inserted at the end of the article, in alphabetical order, in single-spaced 11-point font. The APA Style citation system must be adopted.
Detailed style information on citations, in-text references, etc. at


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