Il Tolomeo accepts submissions of the following kinds:
- essays 5000/6000 words, 30.000-35.000 characters (spaces included) – exceptions may be allowed at the editor’s discretion in exceptional circumstances;
- reviews (1500-2000 words, 9000-15.000 characters, spaces included);
- interviews (15000-2000 words, 9000-15.000 characters, spaces included);
- unpublished pieces.
The deadlines are stated in the call for papers. Il Tolomeo is published once a year.
Prospective contributors should send their submissions for Il Tolomeo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- a bio-bibliographical note in English (max. 700 characters, spaces included);
- an abstract in English (max. 1000 characters, spaces included – this is not necessary for reviews);
- 5 keywords in English;
- preferred contact email address and institutional affiliation.
Submissions will undergo an initial review process by two members of the editorial board. Notice of acceptance will be given within 15 days.
Authors will have time to revise their submission which they will then return to email@example.com.
Authors will subsequently upload their contribution on the digital platform in order to start the double-blind peer-review process, but only after an explicit approval of the editorial board to do so. The contribution will be sent to two reviewers. Authors will receive the results of the peer-reviews on the digital platform and will be able to upload their contribution in its final form.
Only essays undergo the peer review process. Proposals for book reviews, interviews, and unpublished manuscripts are evaluated exclusively by the editorial committee and the directors.
Authors will be able to check their contributions before publication.
Prospective contributions will undergo a preliminary evaluation by the editorial board, and, if deemed suitable, will be sent for double-blind peer-review. The editorial board reserves the right to request modifications whenever necessary and to reject contributions that are not relevant to the scope of Il Tolomeo.
Avant d’être acceptés pour la publication, les articles et les diverses contributions seront soumis à l’examen de la Rédaction d’abord, d’experts anonymes pour l’évaluation en double aveugle ensuite. La Rédaction peut demander éventuellement aux auteurs des modifications ou ne pas accepter les textes considérés non adéquats aux exigences et aux principes de Il Tolomeo.
Editorial guidelines for Il
Tolomeo (Edizioni Ca’ Foscari)
extended version, please consult: http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/media/pdf/pubblicare-con-noi/ecf_norme_en.pdf
Some of the guidelines are:
It is preferable to divide the text into sections,
which should all be numbered consecutively starting from number
1. No text portions should be left unnumbered (e.g. an “Introduction” section
will be numbered ‘1’). Sections should also be titled: titles are in 14 point
size, bold/bold Italics type (not only
Italics, or only UPPERCASE). Sections
may also be further divided into subsections, numbered 1, 1.1, 1.1.1 and so on.
Use double quotation marks (“ ”) for in-text quotations, double and
single ones (“ ‘ ’ ”) to put a quote within a quote and
single quotation marks (‘ ’) for emphasis. Single quotation marks are used also
highlight a specific ‘concept’;
the precise meaning of a ‘term’;
an ‘idiomatic’, ‘metaphorical’ or ‘inappropriate’ use of a term;
- highlight the ‘meaning’ of a foreign word.
Quotations counting less than 10 words should be included in the main
text and enclosed in inverted commas “ ”.
If a citation concludes a period, the full stop follows the quote. If
the quotation is followed by a bibliographical citation, the full
stop (as any other punctuation mark) should
be placed after it.
longer than 10 words must be:
detached from the body text and preceded and followed by a blank line;
indented 1 cm from the left with respect to the main body of text;
in roman, body 11, spacing 1;
NOT be enclosed in quotation marks “ ”;
• end with a full stop.
References: Author-Date System
It is the standard requested by the Publisher. In this system, the bibliographic
references are directly included in the body of the text and not in the
References in the Text
A short reference is given between parentheses and
includes the following information: the Author’s last name, the
year of publication (no punctuation intervening) and, if needed, the page
numbers (preceded by a comma, with a small dash - separating page numbers and
no ‘p./pp.’ abbreviation). Complete information regarding the publication (e.g.
editor’s or translator’s name) is given only in the final bibliography. If the
author’s last name is already mentioned in text segment where the short
reference is, there is no need to repeat it between parentheses.
“cited text” (Last name year, 120-5).
25) in his work argues that “....”.
My work is
defined “an interesting book” (Smith 2016, 120-5).
All figures must have a caption, in the form of
“Figure *number*”, ending with no final punctuation
mark. Captions should follow the figures they refer to and contain all the
available information, according to the following scheme: Figure 1. Author, Title. Year. Technical/Support/Material,
Measures. Place, Institution, Location. Source of Image, copyright (no final punctuation mark).
hyphens between inclusive numbers and those with the role of traits d’union are to be replaced by
little dashes -, whereas, when separating two phrases, the long dash – has to
John (2017). My Work. A Close Overview. London: Open Editions.
Article in a
(2017). “The Gothic. Tales and Myths”. English Literature, 8(3),
Article in a
(2017). “The Gothic. Tales and Myths”. Jones, Elisabeth (ed.), The Gothic in the
Nineteenth Century. London: Open Editions, 91-112.
examples, please consult: http://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/media/pdf/pubblicare-con-noi/ecf_norme_en.pdf