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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.
  • The manuscript file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • In the case of textual article, the length of the text is between 3000 and 4500 words.
    In the case of visual essay, the length of the text does not exceed 1000 words.
    In the case of commentaries, the length of the text does not exceed 2000 words.
    In the case of reviews, the length of the text does not exceed 500 words.

    Any exceptions must have been previously discussed with the editorial board.
  • Figures are not more than 8.
  • If present, figures are in black and white.
  • If present, figures are all in JPEG or TIFF format.
  • If present, the line drawings are all in EPS format at 1200 dpi.
  • If figures are present, the submission is accompanied by a specific file with captions.
  • Inside the caption file, there are no captions longer than 50 words.
  • The title of the article is in the same language as the text.
  • The abstract is in English.
  • The abstract does not exceed 150 words.
  • The abstract has no bibliographic references.
  • 3 to 5 keywords are provided.
  • There is only one level of titling for the sections.
  • The section titles are not numbered.
  • Section titles are in italics (without bold, underlines or Caps Lock).
  • If in English, all the titles begin with a capital letter except for articles, prepositions and conjunctions.
  • The article does not contain bold or underscores.
  • The font is Cambria, size 12.
  • If present, the notes are few and short.
  • If present, the notes are not bibliographic.
  • The final bibliography is reported according to the author guidelines.
  • The bibliographical references within the text respect the author's guidelines [e.g.: (Tafuri, 1979: 142-161)].
  • A file called Titlepage is attached (see author guidelines for clarification).
  • Both the university and the department of the academic affiliation are reported in the Titlepage file.
  • The Titlepage file indicates an institutional email consistent with the affiliation.
  • A file called Address page is attached (see author guidelines for clarifications).

Author Guidelines

It is very important that your article conforms to the author guidelines available on the Ardeth.eu website:

Ardeth - Author Guidelines

Non-compliance with the guidelines implies, at best, a delay in the review process of your article. In the worst case scenario, an evaluation of non-suitability for the double blind peer review process which means rejection for your contribution.