Authors Guidelines

Chapter titles: uses a 16-point Garamond font (bold, centered)

Paragraph titles: uses a 14-point Garamond fond (bold, text-align: left)

The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point Garamond 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 (not at the end).

Manuscript limits
- No pages limit.
- No Mb limit (if the file exceeds 100 Mb, please, contact in advance).
- No Figures number limit; Figures must be pasted in the manuscript in the correct position. Only high-quality figures will be published.
- No Tables number limit; do not add the tables as figures.
- No video and/or audio files number limit. Audio/video files can be directly uploaded during the submission procedure (if the file exceeds 100 Mb, please, contact in advance).

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: “..... as demonstrated [1, 2]. Mettam and Adams [9] obtained ....”

References must be organized according to the Harvard format. DOI at the end of the ref. is warmly encouraged.

Reference to a journal publication:
[1] Van der Geer, J. (2014). The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun., 163(2), pp. 51–59. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003.
Reference to a book:
[2] Strunk, W. Jr. and White, E.B. (2000). The Elements of Style, New York, Longman. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] Mettam, G.R. ed., (2017). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, In: Introduction to the Electronic Age, New York, E-Publishing Inc., pp. 281–304. DOI: 12.3456/j.scicom.2013.11.003.
Reference to a conference paper:
[4] Doe, J., Fish, R. and Red, W. (2018). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. Conference on Papers preparation, Rome, Italy, 18-23 February.
Reference to a website:
[5] Tester, J. (2015). How to publish an article. Available at:

IMPORTANT: Refs without a correct format will imply a delay in the paper publication (up to the upload of the paper with the correct refs).

Audio/video files

It is possible to publish audio and/or video files embedded in the manuscript. Audio and video files can be submitted during the manuscript uploading procedure. If a video file exceeds 100 Mb, please contact in advance). Only high-quality video/audio files will be published.


Please, use an equation editor (like MathType), defining as the main font a 12-point Garamond one. Do not add the equations as figures.