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Author Guidelines


Encyclopaideia accepts submission, both in Italian and English. Contributions in English may be either translated into Italian or published in the original language.
Articles should normally be no longer than 7.000 words, including end-notes and references. Shorter articles are welcome and longer ones may be considered. Every article should be submitted with a 150 words abstract and without the author(s) name to facilitate the review process.
Please, prepare a title page that includes article’s title, author(s) name and affiliation, 5 keywords, biographical notes (50 words), contact information of the corresponding author, with email address, eventually acknowledgments if relevant.
Authors should send a digital copy of all the material requested by email (in .doc, .docx or .rtf format) to:

Book reviews

Book reviews should be no longer than 1.800 words, and be sent with author(s) name, reference, number of pages only in electronic format to:
Authors and publishers can send their books to be reviewed at the following address:

Secreteriat Encyclopaideia Department for Life Quality Studies – University of Bologna - c/o Palazzo Ruffi-Briolini D'Augusto, 237 47921 - Rimini

Original manuscripts will not be returned to contributors.


Submissions must follow the styles outlined in the Publication Manual (V ed.) of the American Psychological Association (2001, 6th edition). Articles which do not follow these guidelines will be not considered.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. 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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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