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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 reviewers are independent of the authors and not affiliated with the same institution.
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:
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, are an integral part of the requirements for the manuscript submission. They are downloadable from the menu ‘Publish with us’ at the item: ‘Guidelines’.
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- The journal Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale, published by the Department of Linguistic and Comparative Culture Studies, Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy), is seeking essays for a special issue on LITERATURE AND MIGRATION in European countries; the Americas; across the Mediterranean, from African countries to Europe.
Possible topics of interest: the theme of migration in a contemporary novel, detective fiction, children’s literature; autobiographies or fiction by migrants; a single major author or work of fiction dealing with migration, the trials of crossing borders, migration and critical race theory, gender issues across the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean as cemetery and archive, the theme of migration in relation to other issues such as universal rights, the right to asylum, the European Union.
DUE Date for abstracts (350 words): December 30, 2019
REPLY TO CONTRIBUTORS: January 15, 2020
DUE DATE for submission of essay: April 15, 2020
DUE DATE for double blind peer review: May 30, 2020
DUE DATE for submission of revised essay: July 30, 2020
The essays may be in English, French, German, or Italian, should be between 6,000 to 7,000 words in length (40,000 characters, spaces incl.), and formatted according to the Journal’s style sheet (‘Editorial Guidelines’). The work must be original and not previously published.
Please send your abstract and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and to any of the following guest editors:
William Boelhower, editor (email@example.com);
Claus Zittel, editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the journal Annali di Ca Foscari. Serie occidentale is double blind peer review journal. It is published online and is open access. You can find it at the following link: Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale.
Articles can be written either in Italian or in English.
Please send an abstract in English (max 600 characters, spaces included), a short biography (max 1,000 characters, spaces included) and 5 keywords, to the following address: email@example.com.
Deadline for the abstracts: December 20th.
Editorial norms can be downloaded at the following link: ‘Editorial Guidelines’.
Please specify in the object of your email that the article is for publication in the linguistic section.
The Editorial Committee,
Ethical Code of Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale
Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale is a peer-reviewed scientific journal whose policy is inspired by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Ethical Code. See the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Publisher must provide the Journal with adequate resources and the guidance of experts, in order to carry out its role in the most professional way, aiming at the highest quality standard.
The Publisher must have a written agreement that defines the relationship with the owner of the Journal and/or the Editor-in-Chief. The agreement must comply with the Code of Behavior for Publishers of Scientific Journals, as established by COPE.
The relationship among the Editor-in-Chief, the Editorial Board and the Publisher is based on the principle of publishing independence.
The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale alone are responsible for the decision to publish the articles submitted.
Submitted articles will be sent to at least two reviewers. Final acceptance presumes the implementation of possible amendments, as required by the reviewers and under the supervision of the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors.
The Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors and Editorial Board must evaluate each submitted paper in compliance with the Journalʼs policy, i.e. exclusively on the basis of its scientific content, without discrimination of race, sex, gender, creed, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the scientific, academic and political position of the Authors.
If the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors and Editorial Board notice (or receive notifications of) mistakes or inaccuracies, conflict of interest or plagiarism in a published article, they will immediately warn the Author and the Publisher and will undertake the necessary actions to resolve the issue. If necessary, they will withdraw the article or publish a recantation.
Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale website.
No multiple submissions
Authors must explicitly state that their work is original in all its parts and that the submitted paper has not been previously published, nor submitted to other journals, until the entire evaluation process is completed. Since no paper gets published without significant revision, earlier dissemination in conference proceedings or working papers does not preclude consideration for publication, but Authors are expected to fully disclose publication/dissemination of the material in other closely related publications, so that the overlap can be evaluated by the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors.
Authorship must be correctly attributed; all those who have given a substantial contribution to the design, organisation and accomplishment of the research the article is based on, must be indicated as Co-Authors. The respective roles of each co-author should be described in a footnote. The statement that all authors have approved the final version should be included in the disclosure.
Conflicts of interest and financing
Authors, under their own responsibility, must avoid any conflict of interest affecting the results obtained or the interpretations suggested. The Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors will give serious and careful consideration to suggestions of cases in which, due to possible conflict of interest, an Author’s work should not be reviewed by a specific scholar. Authors should indicate any financing agency or the project the article stems from.
Authors must see to it that all works consulted be properly quoted. If works or words of others are used, they have to be properly paraphrased or duly quoted. Citations between “double quotes” (or «angled quotation marks» if the text is written in a language other than English) must reproduce the exact wording of the source; under their own responsibility, Authors should carefully refrain from disguising a restyling of the source’s wording, as though it was the original formulation.
Whenever required, the research protocols must be authorised in advance by the Ethical Committee of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
When Authors find a mistake or an inaccuracy in their own article, they must immediately warn the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors, providing all the information needed to make the due adjustments.
By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors and Editorial Board in taking decisions on the articles submitted. They are expected to offer the Authors suggestions as to possible adjustments aimed at improving their contribution submission.
Timing and conflicts of interest
If a reviewer does not feel up to the task of doing a given review, or if she/he is unable to read the work within the agreed schedule, she/he should notify the Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie occidentale Editors. Reviewers must not accept articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous contributions or to a competition with a disclosed author (or with an author they believe to have identified).
The content of the reviewed work must be considered confidential and must not be used without explicit authorisation by the author, who is to be contacted via the editor-in-chief. Any confidential information obtained during the peer review process should not be used for other purposes.
Reviewers should see themselves not as adversaries but as advocates for the field. Any comment must be done in a collaborative way and from an objective point of view. Reviewers should clearly motivate their comments and keep in mind the Golden Rule of Reviewing: “Review for others as you would have others review for you”.
Reviewers should report any similarity or overlapping of the work under analysis with other works known to them.