Author’s Guide

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This guide describes how to prepare contributions for submission to Lo Sguardo. We recommend you read this in full if you have not previously submitted a contribution to Lo Sguardo. The editorial guidelines outlined in the present document apply to:

  • the editing of scientific articles by authors/editorial offices upon request of the editorial office;
  • the submission of scientific proposals in response to Call for papers published on the webpage of Lo Sguardo

In both cases, the material must meet the following standards:

Guidelines for submission:

  • the paper should be sent via email to the editorial board
  • invited author will send their papers to
  • cfp / cfa participants will send their papers to
  • reviews will be sent to
  • min lenght: 25.000 types
  • max lenght: 60.000 types
  • the paper should be complete and correct in all its parts
  • the paper should begin with a clear and identifiable title
  • please provide your paper with an abstract in english (500 types)

Rules for publication:

  • Lo Sguardo publishes original works. In special cases re-publication is accepted, upon receiving the authorization of the author and or the editor/publisher of the review. In case of translations, the authors needs previous agreement from the editor
  • in case of interview-essays, we suggest to send the transcript of the interview to the interviewee, in order to allow cross-checks and integrations. The publication of the interview should also be accompanied by a brief introduction where the interviewee is presented. The introduction must also act as a review of the text, in the case the interview is related to a recently published study
  • in the case of reviews it is highly recommended to make prior contact with the author of the book to inform him about the initiative. It is possible to review works that have been published up to two years before the publication date of the review.

Rules for editing:

The following editing guidelines apply to all manuscripts submitted to the review:

Page layout:

  • page configuration should be A4: 21,00 cm x 29,70 cm
  • the margins, on the right and left sides, must be set up by page-layout configuration and not via spacing. Starting from the original margins, the margins that need to be assigned to the document may be obtained by adding +1,5 from the left and right-hand sides of the page. (in Word-editor, you may obtain this set up by using the ruler bar. You simply hold your mouse over the triangular sliders until the cursor turns into a double-headed arrow; when you click, a yellow dotted line will appear in your document where the margin is. You can then drag the margin on 14 cm on the right side of the page)
  • the text must always be justified.
  • the top and bottom margins of the page should be of 2 cm respectively
  • all sections must have a first-line indent of 0.5cm

Titles, subtitles and titles of each paragraph:

  • the general title of the paper must be written by using the font “Adobe Garamond Pro” in italic bold. The font size is 18. The title must be located on top of the text and left-justified
  • in the case of interviews, the title justification is the same. However, in the first line it must read “interview with [interviewee name]” or “conversation with [interviewee name]”. The name of the editor/author must be reported in the following row in bold, font “Adobe Garamond Pro”, italic,size11.
  • in the case of book reviews, the title must be: author of the book, title of the book, editor and year of publication. Example:

Antonio Lucci, Il limite delle sfere.  Saggio su Peter Sloterdijk, Bulzoni Editore 2011
NOT: Antonio Lucci, Il limite delle sfere. Saggio su Peter Sloterdjik, Roma, Bulzoni Editore, 2011 , € 20.

  • possible subtitles must be inserted under the main title (font “Adobe Garamond Pro”, size 16)
  • the author’s name or the translated article must be inserted under the title using the following template: “by [Author’s Name and Family Name]” font “Adobe Garamond Pro”, in italic size 11 (NOT bold)
  • when applicable, the name of the translator must be indicated in a note using the following template: “Trans. by [Name and Family Name]. In this case, please refer to the rules for notes.
  • the text may be divided into chapters. All the chapters (except the Preface or Introduction) must be numbered with Arabic numbers and properly signaled by a title.
  • the title must be inserted on top of the first line of the chapter, right-justified in size 11, bold italic. The color will be deep red.
  • between the title of the chapter and the first line, insert 1.5 line-spacing.
  • please do not use automatic numbered lists to number the paragraphs

Font, text length and text editing:      

  • the whole manuscript will be prepared using the “Adobe Garamond Pro” font, that can be downloaded here.
  • the main text should be typed using size 13 pt “Adobe Garamond Pro”, with normal font. All the foreign words should be in italic (except the quotations in foreign languages that should be reported in quotation marks. We suggest making use of superscripts ‘ ‘ to signal the unusual use of an expression.
  • single spacing must be used throughout the text.
  • in case of interviews, it is important to distinguish between questions and answers using the following rules:
  • questions should be in italic. In this case, the usage of italic and normal text is inverted: all texts that generally must be reported in italic (such as terms and titles in a foreign language, as well as terms that the author intends to stress) must be reported in normal font.
  • answers will follow the normal formatting of the body of text.
  • avoid the use of bold to highlight questions. Avoid using numbers or letters to highlight questions. Avoid using colored text apart for the previously discussed cases.
  • quotations longer than three lines should be accompanied by a thicker margin equal to + 0,5cm more than that of the body of the text. Long quotations must not be reported in quotation marks, and must be typed using size 12.
  • the quotations in text should be signaled as following: [«»].
  • In case of books or articles reviews, bibliographic references should be included into brackets in the text and not in footnotes.


  • Please use exclusively footnotes signaled by Arabic numbers on top. Endnotes or bibliographies are not allowed
  • use font “Adobe Garamond Pro” size 11pt
  • notes will have the same margins of the body of text
  • both for notes and for bibliography the review uses only the continental model: Author, Name of essay, (eventually «Name of the Journal that published the article». Please indicate the volume number (roman numbers) and the year of publication (arabic numbers), (when needed the name of the editor), place of publication and date of publication (without mentioning the name of the publisher).
  • the name of the author should be written avoiding the use of italic or capital font. The first name must be abbreviated. The family name must be written entirely. Avoid abbreviations “pag.” or “pagg.”  and indicate the page with  “p.” or “pp.”. Examples: I. Kant, Critica della Ragion Pura, a cura di G. Colli, Milano 1976.

A. Koyré, Le vide et l’espaceinfini au XVIsiècle, in «Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraireduMoyen-Age», XVII, 1949, pp. 45-91.

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Lo Sguardo is a full open access project. You can download all the articles for free, but we will be glad to receive a little support through PayPal.
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