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Author Guidelines

Authors who wish to submit a proposal for an article may do so by following the online submission procedure after logging in. If you do not already have an account, you must first register in order to make a submission. Please read these GUIDELINES TO REGISTER AS AN AUTHOR.

Contributors should send a file (in English or Italian) in .doc or .docx format without name or affiliation, following the stylesheet (see below). For articles written in Italian, an abstract (approx. 250 words) should provided in both English and Italian.

Scholars may also suggest a topic for a special section within the scope of the journal and act as guest editors. Proposals should be sent to and include the following information:

  • Title of the Special Section
  • name[s], affiliation[s] and a short bio (150 words) of the Guest Editor[s]
  • an outline illustrating the topic of the proposed Special Section, how it fits within the scope of the journal, and the questions and themes it seeks to explore

When a proposal for a Special Section is accepted, a schedule will be established with the guest editor(s). As Iperstoria is published on a regular schedule, delivery of the special section will need to conform to the journal’s production schedule.

In addition to contributions for each issue's special section, Iperstoria welcomes submissions for each issue's general and review section. The deadlines for submissions are June 30 for the fall issue and January 31 for the spring issue.

Authors who wish to submit a manuscript to Iperstoria should follow the bibliographic and formatting standards described in this file (essays and translations) and this file (reviews). A template in .docx format is also available at this link (essays and translations) and this link (reviews).


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. If the submission is to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the file has been ANONYMIZED (the name of the author must appear neither in the text nor in the metadata of the word file. See here for guidelines to anonymize a word file).
  3. The submitted files are Word documents (.doc or .docx).
  4. The article complies with the Code of Conduct of the journal.
  5. The article is written in good academic prose from the grammatical, syntactical, and lexical point of view
  6. The essay is between 4500 and 8000 words long; reviews should be under 2500 words long.
  7. The essay is formatted according to Iperstoria’s stylesheet. In particular: intext citation system; justified text; font in body of the text is Century Schoolbook 11pts; sections numbered as per the guidelines.
  8. If including copyrighted materials (pictures, etc.), permission has been obtained from the copyright holder.
  9. All figures, tables, images and graphs are numbered and captioned, with a clear reference in the text; font in tables and charts is Ebrima 11pts.
  10. Hyperlinks have been removed and a last visited date has been added after the URL.
  11. Every resource mentioned in the text is listed in the ‘Works cited’ section according to our guidelines.
  12. ‘And’ is used to indicate multiple authors of the same work.

Copyright Notice

 Iperstoria is an Open Access journal.

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 BY-NC License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of their 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. We require authors to inform us of any instances of re-publication.