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1. Articles must be unpublished.
2. In order to be published, articles must possess the following characteristics:
a) good or excellent scientific level;
b) if the article is a research piece: original theories, methodological accuracy, adequate discussion of data;
c) if the article is a bibliographical review: inclusion of up-to-date references, internal coherence;
d) in addition to that stated in points a, b and c, the article must have clear professional impact.
3. Articles must be sent to Management.
4. Articles will be edited in preparation for print.
5. Iconographic documents (pictures, graphs or other documents to be inserted) must be provided in their original format (photocopies are not allowed); pictures taken from newspapers or sources using low quality images should be avoided. In any case, all images must be captioned and referenced so that they can be correctly positioned in the text. The editors reserve the right to slightly modify layout for printing requirements. As pictures are often copyright protected, sources must be cited.
6. The article must provide: the author’s public and private address, institutional affiliation, title, telephone and fax numbers, email address.
7. The following criteria for presenting the article should be followed:
a) use Times body 12 font, automatic line spacing, justified alignment;
b) use the Enter (return) key only when starting a new paragraph;
c) do not use hyphenation or macro commands;
d) do not use double spacing to align or indent text;
e) the title of the article must be written in bold;
f) use the following subordination methods: black title, title in italics, title in plain text, no numbering; for the title of appendixes use bold;
g) use the following order in lists: numbers followed by a dot: 1.; letters followed by closed bracket: a); hyphens: –;
h) always leave a space after a punctuation mark; spaces must not, however, be left before punctuation marks, after an open bracket or before a closed bracket;
i) when citing passages directly from another author use Latin quotation marks at the beginning and the end of the citation «…» and, in the event of any omissions within the passage, mark them with a […];
l) for bibliographical references within the body of the text and the bibliography at the end, authors should refer to the methods used in this journal;
m) avoid indiscriminate or emphatic usage of capitals and inverted commas in the body of the text; use italics if necessary. Underlining is to be avoided at all times;
n) the euphonious use of d is to be avoided (it can be maintained only in certain standard expressions such as “ad esso/essa,” “ad esempio,” etc.);
o) abstracts must be written both in Italian and English (with a minimum of 900 characters up to a maximum of 1,000).