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Author Guidelines

Full articles

All submissions (about 5.000-10.000 words) should be written either in English or Italian. The manuscript has to be submitted electronically and to be formatted according to these author guidelines. All papers should include an abstract in both English and in Italian (around 200 words each), and at least 5 keywords.

We ask that you submit your paper either in OpenOffice .odt or Word .docx according to the template provided by RASH - a framework for converting scientific papers into PDF/HTML+RDF. Please, follow one of the two proposed layouts (.odt/RASH o .docx/RASH):

If you need an extended version of the aforementioned instructions, use the following documents:

NB. Please follow rules outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style for bibliographic references. Umanistica Digitale employs Zotero as its bibliographic management tool. Zotero allows authors and editors to organise bibliographic references and to automatically export these into manuscripts according to the preferred referencing style (Harvard, Chicago, MLA, etc.). We recommend authors also use Zotero to better control bibliographic formatting. Authors are free to explore Umanistica Digitale’s growing Zotero library at this address: https://www.zotero.org/groups/1624882/umanistica_digitale [Every article submitted to the journal is given its own Zotero folder].

Remember to insert footnotes pointers after punctuation, and to spell out abbreviations the first time they are mentioned.

Non-native speakers of English or Italian, the two official languages of Umanistica Digitale, are asked that their contribution(s) be proofread by a native speaker before submitting to the journal. Our editors are only responsible for minor edits; should they feel that the language of the contribution(s) is below standard, authors will be asked to revise and resubmit.

Reviews

Umanistica Digitale seeks to provide its readers with reviews of relevant books, projects, tools, data-sets, as well as reports of events and project progress reports, in an effort to raise awareness of community activities being carried out both in Italy and internationally.

Reviews of books, projects available online, tools and data-sets (hereafter resources) must address the following:goal (purpose, motivation and audience), context/related research (background literature), research questions (where applicable), method (where applicable), results (where applicable), discussion, conclusions and suggestions for improvement or criticism.

Reviews or reports of events (workshops, tutorials, seminars, (un)conferences, summer schools, etc.) must address the following: organisational details (when and where it took place, organisers' and lecturers' name, attendance number, website if any), goal (topic), expectations, method (was the pace adequate? were the materials clear?), outcome, suggestions for improvements or criticism.

Project progress reports must address the following: Project details/overview (institution(s) involved, team size, budget, duration), Context and Goal (what is the proposed topic and aim of the project), Audience (what is the intended user-base), Methodology, Preliminary results, Expectations (how close/far are you from reaching the proposed aim of the project).

A review is between 1,000 and 3,500 words and contributions to the journal are published on a rolling basis, which means that your review would be published shortly after submission and pending editorial approval. Please note that a book or other resource published in English does not necessarily have to be reviewed in English - it can be reviewed in Italian. The time allocated to complete the review is four months. We ask you to follow the aforementioned guidelines (odt/docx).

 

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 or Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

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See also our Open Access Policy.

 

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