Publishing with us

General Instructions
  • listEditorial guidelines usage
    • All manuscripts must comply with ECF’s editorial guidelines to be published. In case of blatant violation of the guidelines, the publisher (ECF) can suspend the manuscript’s publication at any time.
    • The instructions for the preparation of your manuscript, its abstract and its bibliography, downloadable from the ‘Editorial Guidelines’ menu, are an integral part of the requirements for the manuscript submission.
    • Each article shall include:
      • an English language abstract;
      • no less than five English language keywords;
      • a bibliography.
      NB. In order to comply with the ‘Reference Linking’ service required by Crossref (a non-profit organisation that runs a registry of metadata and DOIs of which we are a part), Authors shall look for every bibliographic voice listed in their bibliography at https://search.crossref.org and copy the corresponding DOI (https://doi.org/10.xxxx/xxxxx) in their bibliography.

      These conditions do not apply to single-authored monographs, which shall have single English language abstract and a single bibliography for the whole volume. Should ECF consider an abstract to be unacceptable due to its poor English, Authors must commit themselves to submitting their abstract to a qualified native speaker for a revision at their own expenses.
  • infoNew Submissions
    • Manuscripts shall be submitted exclusively through an online procedure. Authors will upload their articles on the online peer review platform Ecfpeerflow specifically developed for this purpose by ECF. All the instructions you need are available online on the platform itself.
    • Only the Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Board can register Authors in the platform, create Authors’ individual profiles and access information. To gain access to their individual profiles (login) Authors will employ:
      • an e-mail address;
      • a password of their choice, at the time of their first login;
      • a role selection (Author, Editor, Reviewer).
    • Potential Authors can request to be registered in the platform and submit a manuscript through the ‘Contact’ area in the Journal’s/Series’ homepage.
    • Before submitting their articles Authors are required to verify that they followed these steps:
      • the submission respects the requirements for manuscripts submission and the instructions on how to prepare a manuscript;
      • the submission is completely anonymous. Please remove all identifying features both from the paper itself and from file properties (instructions are available hereinafter, under the heading ‘Editorial flow’, point 3);
      • the submission file is a .docx file.
    • When submitting their articles Authors are required to:
      • certify that they have thoroughly read and accepted the guidelines;
      • sign the declaration of authorship;
      • state that Creative Commons license applies to their work, in harmony with what specified hereinafter under the heading ‘Copyright’;
      • give consent to the use of the metadata of the published document by the publisher;
      • have a Title (and Subtitle); an English language Abstract written in accordance with the specific guidelines (please refer to ‘Editorial guidelines’); no less than five English language Keywords.
  • businessEditorial Flow
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    Each Journal/Series has a dedicated online profile, available on the editorial platform. The Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Director and Editorial Board are responsible for creating the individual profiles of their Authors and Reviewers. They also commit themselves to the insertion and regular update of all Authors’ and Reviewers’ identifying data.

    • ECF is not responsible for the possible insertion of inaccurate or erroneous data relative to Authors and Reviewers nor for any consequence resulting from the aforementioned mistakes.
    • At the time of the first login, the system requires every User to give their consent for the processing of personal data (please see our ‘Privacy Statement’).

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    ECF’s editorial board regularly ensures the respect of these guidelines for each and every document and holds the right to dismiss any work that does not comply with the Journal’s/Series’ standards; in this case, Authors may be asked to modify their manuscripts in order to make them suitable for publication.

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    Each and every article/essay must undergo a process of double-blind peer review.

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    In order to guarantee to Readers and Authors alike a scientifically sound double-blind peer review, caution must be taken to keep Authors and Reviewers unaware of each other’s identity. Therefore, it is essential that Authors, Reviewers (in case they enclose any personal data or attachment) and any other operating subject erase Authors’ and Reviewers’ personal data from their documents before submitting them to the peer review process.

    • Any information that may lead to the identification of Authors and/or Reviewers must be eliminated. Author will quote themselves only as ‘Author’, both in the text and in the references.
    • Please be sure to eliminate all personal information from file properties. In the most used text editing software (Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice), to do so just follow this simple procedure: Main menu > Document > Properties > Remove personal information > Save.

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    It is up to the Journal’s/Series’ Director to assign articles to Reviewers. The Journal’s/Series’ Director also has a responsibility to ensure that review deadlines are respected. All these procedures are not possible outside of ECF’s online editorial platform.

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    If Reviewers ask that the article be modified, Authors have ten days to upload a second draft of their paper.

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    The editing and layout process starts as soon as the peer review of every article has been completed. Should ECF identify deficiencies, inaccuracies or lack of necessary information in an article in the course of the editorial work, its editorial board holds the right to suspend the editing process and return the article to its Author, asking them to make the necessary changes. The delivery time of the first drafts by ECF will consequently shift.

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    Authors are entitled to a single proofreading in PDF format. They will return the revised proofs within eight days. Revisions are to be made exclusively on the PDF file itself using the appropriate marking tools, available in Adobe Acrobat or equivalent software.

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    The editorial work takes no less than eight weeks.

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    It is up to the Journal’s/Series’ scientific Director to ensure that the Journal/Series is regularly published.

  • dashboardSpecial Cases
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    If non-Latin characters are employed, Authors shall verify their compatibility with ECF’s fonts (please refer to ‘Editorial guidelines’ menu) and, in case of incompatibility, they must contact ECF in advance.

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    In case of graphic elements such as:

    • images: high-resolution files (no less than 300 dpi on a base of 12 cm / 5") are necessary for the printed edition of an article or monograph. Every image shall have a caption specifying the image’s content, author, year and source.
    • An acquittance signed by the Author is required to publish images. The form is available in ‘Copyright’ menu in Edizioni Ca’ Foscari website, and must be sent to ECF duly signed before the editorial work starts.
    • Graphs: graphs shall be uniformed employing ECF’s fonts or else produced following the methods set out by ECF.

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    Any material not complying with these principles may be refused by the publisher.

Scientific Certification of the Works Published by ECF

Every article published by ECF was accepted for publication by no less than two qualified reviewers as a result of a process of anonymous reviewing (double-blind peer review). The Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Director guarantees the proper execution of the peer review process for every article published in the Journal/Series. The evaluation is conducted in accordance with the following criteria:

Revision policies for the different sections:
  • Complete volume/issue: subject to peer review
  • Monographs | essays | articles: subject to peer review
  • Introductions, prefaces: no peer review
  • Reviews: no peer review
  • Editorials: no peer review
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    ECF is the Press of Ca’ Foscari University. It has a scientific board made up of four representatives – one for each of the four main disciplinary areas (humanities, languages, economics and sciences) to which the eight departments of the University refer to.

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    The Board receives, evaluates and approves every proposal of a new Journal/Series on the basis of the following criteria:

    • Journal/Series shall have a director and a scientific board of renowned scholars. ECF recommends that the scholars sitting in scientific boards are chosen among researchers and teachers working in Universities other than Ca’ Foscari, and preferentially in foreign institutions.
    • The Journal/Series shall have character of novelty as far as the subject matter, the approach to research and methodology are concerned.
    • The Journal/Series shall include an editorial Board that shall supervise the peer review process and assist ECF in coordinating the editorial flow, in accordance with ECF’s editorial criteria and respecting the Journal’s/Series’ periodicity.

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    ECF’s editorial director shall operate in order to ensure that the aforementioned fundamental criteria are respected. In particular, ECF’s Presidency and Management Board have supervising and veto power over the decisions taken by the Journal’s/Series’ scientific board, whenever serious shortcomings in the Journal’s/Series’ management should come to light.

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    ECF provides access to a peer review online platform. Double-blind peer review, by independent scholars who are not part of the Journal’s/Series’ scientific board, is ECF’s recommended standard in terms of scientific evaluation.

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    ECF provides its users with full and timely support in using the platform.

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    A Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Director is autonomous and independent in conducting call-for-papers, choosing reviewers and evaluating all texts, in full respect of ECF’s policy and general rules.

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    The Scientific Board shall identify the reviewers. Reviewers shall have an appropriate curriculum and a significant number of publications, preferably submitted to quality control procedures. ECF recommends not to choose reviewers among the staff of the University to which the Journal/Series is affiliated.

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    The Journal/Series has a dedicated profile on the online peer review platform. The Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Director manages its profile and is responsible for its content.

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    Every article is anonymously uploaded on the platform by its Author. Following this, the Journal’s/Series’ Scientific Director entrusts it to two Reviewers. During the review process the Author and the Reviewers cannot come in contact with each other, not even indirectly.

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    It is up to the Reviewer to determine if the document is:

    • ‘Accepted’
    • ‘Rejected’.

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    If the document is ‘accepted’, the Reviewer shall specify if it is:

    • ‘Fully accepted’
    • ‘Accepted with minor or extensive revision’.

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    Reviewers shall explain their decision by filling an evaluation sheet, where they shall evaluate the Article’s: ‘Significance’, ‘Originality, new insights’, ‘Research methods’, ‘Adequacy of citations and accuracy of references’, ‘Presentation and quality of argumentation’, and ‘Writing style and grammar’. Reviewers will evaluate each of these fields on a five level scale:

    • ‘Poor’
    • ‘Improvable’
    • ‘Average’
    • ‘Good’
    • ‘Excellent’

    For each of these judgments an extended comment is requested.

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    The negative opinion of even one of the two Reviewers will automatically mark the article as ‘rejected’ by the evaluating system. In this case, the Scientific Director can submit the document to a third Reviewer.

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    If Reviewers requested the article to be modified, the Author shall submit a second draft of the paper. This second draft will be accepted only in case of a positive response from the Scientific Director.

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    After the end of the peer review process ECF will verify the document’s compliance with the editorial guidelines once again and, if necessary, will ask the Scientific Director or the Editorial Board to intervene in order to standardise the document. After this last step, ECF’s copy editors will start the publication process for the accepted documents.

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    The whole reviewing process is tracked, memorised and archived on the platform’s database, which is managed by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Authors and Reviewers will still have access to the archive linked to their respective profiles, where they will find records of every activity they performed.

Open Access Statement

ECF is an Open Access publisher, which means that all content is freely and immediately available without charge to the users and their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, link, print, search, or distribute the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission to the Publisher or the Author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice’s Institutional Archive
Editorial Guidelines
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    To be published all manuscripts must comply with the following guidelines. In case of blatant violation of the guidelines, the editor (ECF) can suspend at any time the manuscript’s publication.

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    The instructions for the preparation of your manuscript, its abstract and its bibliography, downloadable from the following links, are an integral part of the requirements for the manuscript submission.

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    • Manuscript Preparation
    • Document Basic Structure
    • Document Composition
    • Source Citation System
    • General Bibliography

    To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at ecf@unive.it

Indexing and Metadata
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What is Crossref?

Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess. Crossref exists to make scholarly communications better.

We are member of a non-profit organisation that runs a registry of metadata and DOIs, and involves staff, board, working groups, and committees as well as a broad range of collaborators, users, and supporters in the wider scholarly communications community. Increasingly, our community includes new contributors like scholars, funders, and universities. Together, we are all working toward the same goal – to enhance scholarly communications. Everything is designed to put scholarly content in context so that the content members publish can be found, cited, used, and re-used.
Crossref helps increase discoverability and create persistent links between research outputs such as articles, books, references, data, components, versions, and more.
Crossref makes research outputs easier to find, cite, link, and assess creating permanent links for articles, volumes, references, dates, versions, and much more. Crossref members send their metadata – which include fields such as dates, titles, authors, affiliations, etc. – to Crossref, together with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). Through Crossref, members are distributing their metadata downstream, making it available to numerous systems and organisations that together help credit and cite the work, track outcomes and activity, and more.
You can find more information here: https://www.crossref.org/about/

Article submission costs
  • euro_symbolAuthors who publish with this Journal/Series agree to the following terms
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    Open Access publishing is not at no cost. Therefore, the Publisher (ECF) charges a fee of 8€ (+VAT) per page (2000 characters, spaces included) for each article or monograph, after acceptance. This fee applies for journals or series affiliated with Institutions or Research entities not linked with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

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    If the Journals/Series or series is affiliated to Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, publication fees are met by the single Departments on the basis of specific arrangements between the Departments and ECF.

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    In any case, Authors’ institutions – and not individual Authors – will be charged.

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    In case of an article or a monograph with particular features or complex content (non-western languages, non-standard graphic elaborations, etc.), Authors’ institutions may be charged with extra fees, to be determined by ECF.

Privacy

The names and e-mail addresses found in the Journal’s/Series’ site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the Journal/Series and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

To find out more about Privacy Policy please click on the following link.

To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at ecf@unive.it

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Copyright and Licensing
  • bookAuthors who publish with this Journal/Series agree to the following terms
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    Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal/Series right of first publication of the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC). This licence allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this Journal/Series, furnishing a link to the license and explicitly underlining any change. Licence’s standard level for the Journal/Series is CC-BY 4.0. Authors are entitled to choose a more restrictive Creative Commons licence’s level for their work.

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    Authors are free to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal’s/Series’ published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this Journal/Series.

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    Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as to a wider dissemination of the to-be published work.

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Printed editions and print on demand

It is possible to order a printed edition of a Journal/Series in a minimum number of 50 copies, of which 5 will be retained by the publisher for legal deposit and archive.

Paper editions produced on demand are non-commercial.

A commercial edition can be produced through an editorial agreement with ECF’s partner.

To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at ecf@unive.it