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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).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • 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 is 1.5 line spaced; uses the 'Baskerville' font (12 point); 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.
  • Please select only one Category for your Submission.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. You can download the article template in the Author Guidelines section.

Author Guidelines

The following instructions are the guidelines that Authors are asked to comply with in drafting their paper. We require the use of ‘Baskerville’ as font and 12 points as font size.


HEADING IN ROMAN TYPE, UPPER CASE
Subheading (if present) in Roman, lower case

Italian abstract in italic

 English abstract in italic

 If the paper is set up in paragraphs and subparagraphs, a summary will be drafted in a smaller font size (10 points) than the main text, as follows:

SUMMARY IN SMALL CAPS: 1. Paragraph heading in Roman. 1.1. Subparagraph heading. 1.2. Subparagraph heading. 2. Paragraph heading. 3. Paragraph heading.


  1. Paragraph heading in italic. – followed by the text.
  2. Subparagraph heading in italic. – followed by the text.

Expressions in other languages than Italian will be drafted in italic.

Quotations up to two lines have to be placed «within double angle brackets» if primary, while «…within ‘single quotation marks’…» in case they are secondary ones.

Long quotations (i.e. more than two lines) will be set in a new paragraph and drafted in a smaller        font size.

Place ellipses within square brackets in order to indicate omitted text from a quotation: […].


Footnotes will be drafted in Roman, with a smaller font size than the main text (10), indicated as superscripts in Arabic numerals. Punctuation marks must follow the footnote call, except for exclamation and question marks, which always precede it.

A monograph will be cited as follows:

  1. Initial of the Author’s first name (or full first name, whenever a risk of ambiguity occurs) and full surname, in Small Caps (note that when using small caps, the first letter of the surname must be in upper case, while the rest of the surname in lower case);
  2. Full Heading and subheading (if present) in italic;
  3. Place of publication in Roman;
  4. Year of publication;
  5. Volume and tome numbers (if present); page number(s).

Example: 1G. MONACO, Pubblico ministero ed obbligatorietà dell’azione penale, Milano, 2003, pp. 57-64

A journal paper will be cited as follows:

  1. Initial of Author’s first name (or full first name, whenever a risk of ambiguity occurs) and full surname, in Small Caps (note that when using small caps, the first letter of the surname must be in upper case, while the rest of the surname in lower case);
  2. Full Heading and subheading (if present) in italic;
  3. Name of the journal, preceded by “in”;
  4. Year of publication;
  5. Year of the issue or volume number in Roman numerals;
  6. Fascicle number (if present) and page number(s).

Example: 2G. CRISTOFOLINI, Efficacia della sentenza nel tempo, in Rivista di diritto processuale civile, 1935, I, pp. 293 segg.

A collective publication is to be cited by indicating the name(s) of the editor(s) right after the heading of the collective book.

Example: 3E. MARZADURI, La sospensione dei processi penali nei suoi rapporti con la previsione dei c.d. criteri di priorità, in L’azione penale tra obbligatorietà e discrezionalità, Atti del Convegno, Bari, 29 novembre 2008, a cura di V. Garofoli, Milano, 2009, pp. 25 segg.

When citing an essay of a publication directed by the same author, the heading of the book will be preceded by “in Id.” or “in Ead.”.

Works which have already been mentioned in a previous footnote will be cited as follows:

  • with the term Ibidem (in italic) in case of a sequential quotation of a contribution without any variations from the previous.
  • with the term ‘Ivi’ (in Roman) in case of a sequential quotation of a contribution with variation of one or more elements from the previous.

Note that these wordings cannot be used in case the previous footnote contains references to more than one work.

  • with the indication to the Author’s last name in Small Caps, heading of the contribution unambiguously shortened (in Italics), and with the addition of the abbreviation ‘cit.’ (in Roman).

Example: 4MARZADURI, La sospensione, cit.


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ARTICLE TEMPLATE - Word (ITA) | Word (ENG)


 

Author's Responsibility 

 

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
If applicable, authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

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