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Author Guidelines

Papers have to respect the size limits set: a maximum of 30.000 characters (35.000 characters for texts with more authors). Papers have to be submitted in one of the two languages (Italian or English) for the blind review phase. Once accepted, the papers have to be delivered as final version in English or both languages (Italian and English). The final version will have to take into account the suggestions given by the referees.

Submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously, that is not in printing in English or in any other language (in journals, books or conference proceedings).

The authors are requested to use only copyright-free images (own images or labeled for reuse) or to obtain the authorization for the images, tables, etc. that are copyrighted. Images has to be 1004 px width 150dpi

All submissions should be made electronically (file Word 97-2003 .doc) and should conform to the article structure given below. Improperly prepared manuscripts may be returned to the authors for correction before being accepted for publication. Images should be delivered both: inside the paper and on separate files jpg format.

A “short title” is requested, not exceeding 60 characters (including spaces) to be used in pair pages heading. The “short title” includes only the first words of the title (cut at the most convenient point) and should not be a new different title.

Do not syllabify.

Any paragraph title, both first and second level, should not exceed one line, and no more than one level subparagraphs are admitted.

Tables cannot have the structure of a grid, but only horizontal heading and closing lines can be used. Table title should not exceed one line. Tables should not exceed one page, that is tables cut in two pages, even with the words “continued on the following page”, are not admitted. Consecutive tables are accepted but no table can be the continuation of the previous one.

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

For reference please strictly follow APA citation style 6th ed.

The Author Agreement signed by the first or corresponding author’s signature or all author signatures, has to be scanned and returned as PDF file to editors@upland.it in the same zip file of the Article submitted for peer reviewing

 

 

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This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. 

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

    • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

Privacy Statement

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. 

The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. 

The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

 
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