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Author Guidelines

  • Submitted works should follow a specific format, length, and citation style.
    Author Guidelines
          include essential information about preparing a work for submission, criteria for publication and the submission process.
  • Authors’ Statement form      contains the details about copyright, submission, and procedures agreed between the Publisher and the Research Laboratory on Didactics and Evaluation of Roma Tre University. The form (complete and duly signed) has to be uploaded together with the works being submitted for publication.
  • Files maximum size allowed: 22 MB. Files exceeding this limit must be splitted in two or more files. Use section Uploading Supplementary Files (Step 4 of the procedure) to upload files after the first one, which has to be submitted in Step 2 of the procedure.
  • The online submission consists of 5 steps. All steps must be completed; when done, the author will receive a confirmation e-mail. If no confirmation is received then the submission is incomplete: please check that you have gone through with all the steps in the procedure. If you need help please send an e-mail to ledonline-ojs@ledonline.it.
  • This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges


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. Authors should note that only original articles are accepted for publication. Submission of a contribution to this journal represents certification on the part of the author(s) that neither the paper submitted nor a version of it has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. Papers to be published in the section “Research Studies and Contributions” must not exceed 40.000 characthers, spaces included (equivalent to 18 pages of about 2.200 characters), including abstract, references, footnotes, tables.

    Research Notes” (short studies, pilot studies, the fine-tuning of instruments, and reasoned bibliographies) must not exceed 22.000 characthers, spaces included (equivalent to 10 pages of about 2.200 characters).

    If the text contains figures and graphs not included in the character count, their overall dimensions must be considered.

    An Abstract (not shorter than 140 words nor longer than 180 words) should also be supplied.

    5 keywords should also be supplied.

    If the title contains fifty or more characters, submit a shortened version to be used as the running head.

  3. Check that the Author Guidelines      have been printed, read and followed carefully.

  4. Check that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  5. All submissions must be in Word format.

  6. Check that all required supplementary files have been prepared (Use section Uploading Supplementary Files - Step 4 of the procedure):

    • A PDF file generated from the final Word file
    • Authors’ Statement form      (complete and duly signed)
    • All fonts different from that used for the basic text
    • All figures in the original electronic format (300 dpi .TIF, .JPG, .EPS or .XLS).
    • Check that all materials and figures requiring permission for publication have been identified and publication permissions can be uploaded.
    • Check that files exceeding 22 MB have been splitted in two or more files.

Copyright Notice

The files included in ECPS Journal are freely available: no registration or subscription required to read, print, download and share the full-text of articles.

For Authors:

The Journal does not require the transfer of copyright, that is authors retain any and all rights on the content of their papers.

The Authors authorize the Publisher to issue their articles under a Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND)” license.

The editorial format and the graphical layout of the texts published in print and/or online in ECPS Journal remain the exclusive property of the Publisher. 

It is consequently forbidden, also in order not to damage the journal statistics, to upload the final published files to commercial websites, or such academic social network sites as Academia, Research Gate and the like, where the DOI code and/or the link to the issue homepage has to be inserted instead.

Authors may self-archive the post-print (ie the final draft post-refereeing) and the final published files in institutional officially recognised repositories, established and operated by universities and governments.

For Readers:

The works included in the Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND)” license.

The Journal provides immediate open access to its content. Nevertheless you may not use the material for commercial purposes or in commercial websites.

Any reference to material included in Educational, Cultural and Psychological Studies has to include the citation of the author and the source.


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