Manuscript Submission

VI. Submission of the Manuscript

Authors Guidelines

General Requirements

  • All manuscript should be written in English or Italian language. The abstract should be written only in English.
  • We only accept text files or files in .doc or .docx format (such as from Microsoft Word). We do not accept PDF submissions.
  • Articles should be approximately 2,000-5,000 words in length and should not exceed 10 pages. They should be written as continuous expository narrative in a chapter or article style—not as lists of points or a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Please remember that the articles are to be published in a fully refereed academic journal. This means that the style and structure of your text should be relatively formal. For instance, you should not submit a verbatim transcript of your oral presentation, such as ‘Today I want to speak to you about …’.
  • Article submissions must contain no more than 30% of textual material published in other places by the same author or authors, and these other places must be acknowledged and cited; in other words, the remaining 70% of the article must be unique and original to your current submission.
  • Submitted manuscripts must not have been published previously, moreover submission to the journal will be deemed to imply that the manuscript will not be submitted elsewhere if accepted.
  • Authors must ensure the accuracy of citations, quotations, diagrams, tables and maps.
  • Spelling can vary according to national usage, but should be internally consistent.
  • Articles should be thoroughly checked and proofread before submission. After you have submitted your article you are unable to make any changes to it during the refereeing process, although if accepted, you will have a chance to make minor revisions after refereeing and before the final submission of your article.
  • Articles will be assessed by referees against ten criteria or fewer, if some criteria do not apply to a particular kind of article.
  • An article should comprise of the title, authors, affiliation of authors, a sufficiently informative abstract of about 150-200 words (same as the proposal submission), Keywords, and Introduction of the paper. `End of proof' should be indicated by a halmos. References at the end of the manuscript should be arranged alphabetically.
  • Articles must have a minimum of ten scholarly references.
  • Editorial decisions on acceptance or otherwise will be taken normally within 2-3 weeks of receipt of a paper, for papers submitted before the late deadline. Generally no review is performed during the month of August.
  • The corresponding author will receive galley proofs, which should be corrected and returned within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Authors must retain a copy of every contribution, as these will not be sent along with the proofs to be corrected by the authors.
  • Responsibility of the contents rests upon the authors and not upon the publisher.

 In case of Acceptance a manuscript should be submitted in Word file and should not exceed 10 pages.

 Please use the following rule of text for your manuscript: 

  • Title: 14 pts. Centered, Garamond or Times New Roman
  • Abstract: 10 pts. Italic, Garamond or Times New Roman
  • Paragraphs: 12 pts. Numbered, alignment left. Garamond or Times New Roman
  • Text: 12 pts, single line, Justified, Garamond or Times New Roman
  • References: Use APA style for references
  • Tables and figures: Included in the text, centered and numbered

A possible example can be found at the following link: http://ojs.ecsdev.org/index.php/ejsd/article/view/71/65