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Author Guidelines

  • Prior to submitting a proposal for publication, Authors need to register with the journal (selecting “Author: Able to submit items to the journal” from the list “register as”).

  • Authors are invited to submit full papers on line. When registered, they can log in to enter the reserved area where they can “Start a new submission” or check “Active submissions”.

  • 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. The form (complete and duly signed) must be uploaded (complete and duly signed) by the Author or Corresponding Author together with the files being submitted for publication.

  • Figures can be reproduced only if they are free of copyright restrictions. Check that all materials and figures that require permission for publication have been identified and provide the permissions on submission of the work to be published. 

  • Files maximum size allowed: 22 MB. Files exceeding this limit must be divided into two or more files. Use section Uploading Supplementary Files (Step 4 of the procedure) to upload additional files beyond the first one, which must 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 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 fees.


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. Works submitted to the Journal should be original. The submission has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal.

  2. Unless otherwise indicated in a call for papers, submissions should be no longer than 50.000 characters including spaces (equivalent to 25 pages of approximately 2.000 characters per page;  this includes abstract, quotations, references, footnotes, tables, figures and graphs).

    An Abstract (not longer than 180 words) should also be supplied.

    10 keywords should also be supplied.

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

  3. Check that all the Author Guidelines      have been followed carefully.
    Check that the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Guidelines.
    Misprints should be eliminated. It is expected that authors submit proofread material. Papers should be submitted in their final version.

  4. Check that the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
    Attention! Personal data with affiliation and a short bio (up to 100 words) should be submitted ONLY in the “Author Profile” (“Bio statement” ).
  5. All submissions should be sent Microsoft Word document file format, using “unicode” font. (E.g. Times New Roman Unicode).

  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     (completed and duly signed)
    • All figures in the original electronic format (300 dpi .TIF, .JPG, .EPS or .XLS).
    • Check that all materials and figures that require permission for publication have been identified and publication permissions can be provided.
    • Check that files exceeding 22 MB have been divided into two or more files.

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