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 only 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 need previous agreement from the editor
  • in case of interview-essays, we suggest sending 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, should 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 should 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 paragraph titles:

  • 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 should 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, Rome, Bulzoni Editore, 2011 ,  20.
  • possible subtitles must be placed 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 structure: “trans. by [Name and Family Name]. In this case, please refer to the rules for notes.
  • the text may be divided into paragraphs. All the paragraphs (save the Preface or Introduction) must be numbered with Arabic numbers and properly signaled by a title
  • the paragraph title should be placed on top of the first line of the paragraph, right-justified in size 11, bold italic. Color will be deep red.
  • between the title of the chapter and the first line, please 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, which 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 the 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 the text flow should be signaled as following: [«»].
  • in the case of book reviews, bibliographic references should be included into brackets in the text and not in the footnotes.


  • Please use only footnotes signaled by Arabic numbers on top. Endnotes or final bibliographies are not allowed
  • font “Adobe Garamond Pro”, size 11pt
  • notes will have the same margins of the body of text
  • use only the continental model:

Author, Name of the paper/book/chapter, (if the case, «Journal’s Name» [Please indicate the volume number by Arabic numbers and the year of publication by Arabic numbers], (when needed the name of the book’s editor[s]), place of publication and date of publication (without mentioning the name of the publisher).


      • I. Kant, Critica della Ragion Pura, a cura di G. Colli, Milano 1976, pp. 345-356 – NOT:Immanuel Kant, Critica della Ragion Pura, a cura di Giorgio Colli, Milano, Adelphi 1976, pp. 345-56
      • C. Panaccio, Ockham on Concepts, Burlington 2004, pp. 365-369 – NOT: Claude Panaccio, Ockham on Concepts, Burlington Ashgate (Ashgate Studies in Medieval Philosophy), 2004, pp. 365-69
      • A. Koyré, Le vide et l’espace infini au XVIsiècle, «Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen-Age», 17, 1949, pp. 45-91.
      • A. Courtenay, The Dialectic of Omnipotence in the High and Late Middle Ages, in T. Rudavsky (ed.), Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy, Dordrecht 1984, pp. 243-269.
  • 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.”
  • once mentioned in a footnote, please indicate the source abbreviating only the title (if needed) and placing “cit.”, after it. Es: A. Courtenay, The Dialectic of Omnipotence, cit., pp. 259
  • consecutive citations of papers/books: use Ibid./ibid (only for articles not in Italian, for Italian please see the Italian version of this author’s guide)
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