Aims & Scope

The journal Axon. Greek historical inscriptions intends to fill a gap in the panorama of the scientific and didactic experience of Greek History and Epigraphy. Each issue includes a series of specific contributions dedicated to individual Greek entries selected on the basis of their historical relevance. For each document there is an articulated digital file, built according to shared standards and vocabulary, which is included into a freely accesible database, according to a ductile and targeted search mask. This file is accompanied by an original and in-depth commentary on all the paleographic, linguistic, historical, institutional, cultural and contextual aspects of the document in question proposed by specialists.

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General info
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    Editorial Board
    Claudia Antonetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Alice Bencivenni, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Madalina Dana, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France    
    Matthias Haake, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Deutschaland    
    Olga Tribulato, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    General Director
    Stefania De Vido, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Editorial Staff
    Ivan Matijašić, Newcastle University, UK    
    Valentina Mignosa, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Silvia Palazzo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Editor in chief
    Valentina Mignosa, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Direttrice responsabile
    Stefania De Vido, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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    Authors who publish with this Journal/Series agree to the following terms:

    1. Open Access publishing is 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/Series or series affiliated with Institutions or Research entities not linked with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
    2. 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.
    3. In any case, Authors’ institutions – and not individual Authors – will be charged.
    In case of an article of 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.


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

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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:

    • 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
    For a complete description of the process, please see: Scientific Certification of the Works Published by ECF
Editorial Guidelines

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’.

  • 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

Policy
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    Ethical Code of Axon

    Axon 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.

    Publisher responsibilities  

    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. 

    Editors responsibilities 

    The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board of Axon 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 Axon Editors.

    The Axon 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 Axon 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 responsibilities

    Stylesheet

    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the Axon 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 Axon Editors. 

    Authorship 

    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 Axon 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. 

    Quotations

    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. 

    Ethical Committee

    Whenever required, the research protocols must be authorised in advance by the Ethical Committee of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 

    Emendations

    When Authors find a mistake or an inaccuracy in their own article, they must immediately warn the Axon Editors, providing all the information needed to make the due adjustments. 

    Reviewers responsibilities

    Goal

    By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the Axon 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 Axon 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). 

    Confidentiality 

    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.

    Collaborative attitude

    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”. 

    Plagiarism 

    Reviewers should report any similarity or overlapping of the work under analysis with other works known to them.