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’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.
Each and every article/essay must undergo a process of double-blind peer review.
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.
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.
If Reviewers ask that the article be modified, Authors have ten days to upload a second draft of their paper.
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.
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.
The editorial work takes no less than eight weeks.
It is up to the Journal’s/Series’ scientific Director to ensure that the Journal/Series is regularly published.
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.
In case of graphic elements such as:
Any material not complying with these principles may be refused by the publisher.
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:
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.
The Board receives, evaluates and approves every proposal of a new Journal/Series on the basis of the following criteria:
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.
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.
ECF provides its users with full and timely support in using the platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is up to the Reviewer to determine if the document is:
If the document is ‘accepted’, the Reviewer shall specify if it is:
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:
For each of these judgments an extended comment is requested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our publishing house is affiliated with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, which makes a deposit in these two open access archives:
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.
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.
To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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.
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.
In any case, Authors’ institutions – and not individual Authors – will be charged.
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.
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, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at email@example.com
Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari, with headquarters in Venice (Italy), Ca’ Dolfin - Calle Larga Ca’ Foscari - Dorsoduro 3859/A, postcode 30123 (hereinafter “Fondazione”), in carrying out its business, pays the utmost attention to the safety and the confidentiality of its users’ personal data.
Fondazione is therefore the data controller of the personal data collected on the website www.edizionicafoscari.unive.it (hereinafter the “Website”) and wishes to provide you with information relating to the processing of your personal data.
The following categories of personal data concerning you may be collected by Fondazione (the term “personal data” means all the categories listed below, jointly considered):
Fondazione collects and processes your personal data in the following circumstances:
If you provide personal data on behalf of someone else, you must ensure, in advance, that the interested parties have read this Privacy Note.
Please help us keep your personal data up-to-date by informing us of any changes.
The processing of personal data must be legitimised by one of the legal conditions provided for by the current legislation on the protection of personal data as described below.
a) Management of feedback to requests for information or publication proposals
Fondazione will process your contact details, other personal data as well as – in the event that the request is made through the personal area – the personal area data, to allow you to receive our feedback regarding your requests for information or proposals for publication.
Prerequisite for the processing: execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures. The provision of data is mandatory to respond to your requests; otherwise, we will not be able to manage your requests.b) Access to the Website’s personal area
If you are Admin/Author/Project Editor/Editor/Reviewer, you can use the Log-in data and Personal area data to access your personal area of the Website. Please note that the access credentials to the Website are created by you, on the occasion of the first log-in.
Prerequisite for the processing: execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures. The provision of data is mandatory to respond to your requests; otherwise, that we will not be able to manage your requests.
c) Execution of dissemination activities
If you belong to the scientific community and your contact details have been communicated to us by an author, these will be processed to send you communications also relating to other publications, in addition to those relating to the author who reported your data to us, in order to promote the knowledge of literary works within the relevant scientific community.
Fondazione also processes your contact details in order to give visibility within the scientific community to the work of which you are the author. To this end, your personal data will be shared with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, as well as with other authors, editors, reviewers who collaborate with Fondazione.
Prerequisite for the processing: legitimate interest.
This processing responds to Fondazione’s legitimate interest to promote the knowledge of literary works within the relevant scientific community.
The provision of your contact data is optional and failure to provide it does not have consequences on contractual relationships.
If you do not wish to receive communications of this nature, just click on the link at the bottom of each email or send an email to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org.
d) Management of purchase orders
Fondazione may process your Contact data, Personal area data, Delivery data and Purchase data to receive and manage purchase orders, supply products (e.g. publications) or services on the Website, manage activities relating to the cart as well as those resulting from and connected to the purchase order.
Prerequisite for the processing: execution of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
The provision of data is mandatory since, otherwise, you will not be able to manage your purchase orders and related activities.
e) Defence of rights during judicial, administrative or extrajudicial proceedings, and in the context of disputes arising in relation to the services/activities offered
Fondazione may process your personal data to defend its rights or act or even make claims against you or third parties.
Prerequisite for the processing: legitimate interest of Fondazione in the protection of its rights.
In this case, a new and specific data provision is not required, since Fondazione will pursue this purpose, where necessary, by processing the data collected for the purposes mentioned above, deemed compatible with this (also due to the context in which the data have been collected, the nature of the data and the adequate guarantees for their processing, as well as the link between the aforementioned purposes and this additional purpose).
f) Purposes related to the obligations established by laws, regulations or community legislation, by provisions/requests of authorities legitimated by the law and/or by supervisory and control bodies
Fondazione may process your personal data to fulfil its obligations.
Prerequisite for the processing: fulfilment of a legal obligation.
The provision of personal data for this purpose is mandatory since, otherwise, Fondazione will be unable to fulfil specific legal obligations.
Fondazione employs adequate security measures in order to improve the protection, security, integrity and accessibility of your personal data.
All your personal data are stored in our protected servers (or paper copies suitably archived) or in those of our suppliers or commercial partners and are accessible and usable according to our standards and our security policies (or equivalent standards for our suppliers or commercial partners).
We store your personal data only for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected or for any other legitimate related purpose. Therefore, if the personal data are processed for two different purposes, we will keep such data until the purpose with the longer term ceases; however, we will no longer process the personal data for that purpose whose storage period has expired.
We limit access to your personal data only to those who need to use them for relevant purposes.
Your personal data that are no longer necessary, or for which there is no longer a legal prerequisite for its storage, are irreversibly anonymised (and in this way can be stored) or destroyed in a secure manner.
Below are the storage times in relation to the various types of purposes:
In any case, for technical reasons, the termination of the processing and the consequent definitive cancellation or irreversible anonymisation of the related personal data will be final within thirty days from the terms indicated above. With particular reference to the legal protection of our rights or in the event of requests from the authorities, the data processed will be kept for the time necessary to process the request or to pursue the protection of one’s right.
Your personal data may be accessed by duly authorised employees, as well as external suppliers – appointed, if necessary, as data processors – who provide support for the IT platform and/or for the provision of products and services, including Ca’ Foscari University.
You can contact us at the email address email@example.com if you wish to view the list of data processors and other subjects to whom we communicate the data.
Fondazione informs you that your personal data will be processed, for the purposes indicated in this statement, exclusively within countries that belong to the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).
The contact details of Fondazione, controller of the processing of your data, which you can also use for the exercise of your rights as described in the following paragraph, and of the person responsible for the protection of personal data (DPO) are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Under the conditions provided by the GDPR, you have the right to ask Fondazione:
Prerequisite for the processing: in addition to the rights listed above, you have the right to object at any time – for reasons connected with your particular situation – to the processing of your personal data carried out by the controller for the pursuit of your legitimate interest. Furthermore, you can always object at any time if the personal data are processed for marketing purposes.
The exercise of these rights is free and is not subject to formal constraints. In the event that you exercise any of the aforementioned rights, it will be our responsibility to verify that you are entitled to exercise it and we will reply, as a rule, within one month.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of the provisions of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Italian Data Protection Authority, using the references available on the website www.garanteprivacy.it, or to refer to the appropriate judicial offices.Last update: 29 March 2021
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.
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.
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.
We are member of Sherpa Romeo (https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publisher/62419), an online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal Open Access policies (https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/) and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.
It is possible to order a printed edition of a volume 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit a proposal for the publication of a book (monograph or miscellany) and obtain an estimate of the costs of digital and print edition, fill in the form provided.mode_edit FORM