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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 and DOIs 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 (Chicago Style Notes & Bibliography)

Author Guidelines

All submissions must be made through the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica Website

Please read THESE GUIDELINES carefully to help avoid delays with your manuscript.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica (RIFP or ‘the Journal’) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in accordance with the rules and requirements as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’).  The RIFP is the ‘Data Controller’ for the acquisition and processing of your personal information.  This policy explains why we collect personal information, what kind of information we collect, what we use if for, the legal basis of that use, how we keep it secure, how long we keep it for, and what to do if you want to change or query something.

Any questions regarding this policy should be sent by email to the JAP editorial assistant at

Who are we?

The Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica is the journal of the Società Italiana di Filosofia Politica (SIFP).  The Journal publishes papers in political philosophy through a process of submission and peer review.

Why do we collect personal information?

Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica collects and uses personal information for the purposes of processing and reviewing papers submitted to the Journal.

Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica  electronically stores and processes personal data through its online submission site OJS.

Authors, reviewers and editors log in to this site to submit, review or edit papers submitted to the Journal.

Our Submission and Peer Review System offers the services of peer review, content preparation and proofing, publication and dissemination of research. In order to use the aforementioned services you have to set up an initial account.


What type of information do we collect?

With regard to the registration of an account and its subsequent use, the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica website processes the following personal data:

  • Information that is provided by registration such as your name, user name and email address. 
  • information about your academic affiliation, academic interests and expertise (plus the author’s ORCID number if the authors choose to link their ORCID profile to their account);
  • information about funding for research outputs where this is relevant to open access rights;
  • and information about previous submissions and the reviews and results of those submissions, including reviews submitted on papers under consideration.

We do not gather other sensitive data.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Our lawful basis for processing your general personal data under article 6 of GDPR is the data subject’s consent, which is given when a person creates a JAP ScholarOne account. The Open Journal System site specifies:

‘In using Open Journal System, you consent to your data being stored in a journal-specific author and reviewer contact database, which may be accessed by appropriate Firenze University Press solely for the purpose of the processing and publication of manuscripts.’

Who has access to your information?

This information is available to the Editors, Editorial Assistant and Publishers of the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica. Personal data is held and accessed only for editorial and publication purposes, and is not shared with third parties.

Furthermore, the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica operates a double blind review system, which means that author-identifying information is withheld from editors (in addition, the identity of authors is withheld from reviewers, and the identity of reviewers withheld from authors). The only person with access to full information about the individuals submitting papers to the Journal, is the Editorial Assistant of the Rivista Italiana di Filosofia Politica.

How to access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. Personal information pertaining to affiliation and academic specialisation is stored, and may need to be updated. If you change your address or contact details, please emai

You have the legal right to ask for a copy of your personal information that the RIFP  stores. Please contact the Editorial Assistant at if you would like to request this copy.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you register for RIFP OJS account, you will choose a password that protects your access to your account by anyone other than those parties mentioned in the ‘Who Has Access to Your Information?’ section.

You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

If there are security breaches that pertain to your personal data that would result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of you as an individual, we will contact to alert you to the situation (and, if legally appropriate, notify the Information Commissioner’s Office).

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet or by email, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

For further questions about the security in place on Open Journal System, please contact

How long do we keep your information?

Your details will be stored for as long as you have a RIFP Open Journal System. A RIFP Open Journal System account can be deleted at any time, which will result in the removal of any personal information (though we may retain information about papers submitted).

How to make a complaint?

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact please email or contact us at the address at the start of this text.

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.

Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.

Review of this Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, if appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

This Policy was last updated in March 2021.

Alessandro Pierno