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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Policy: This journal uses double-­blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Format:“Mondi” accepts Manuscripts written in Italian, English, French and Spanish. The total number of characters, including spaces, shall be comprised between 30,000 and 40,000 (including references and notes). The limit of 40,000 characters is compulsory. Manuscripts of any language shall include an Abstract in English of 700 characters, including spaces, and 5 Keywords.

Style: Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to: fsciacca.unict@gmail.comwith simple spacing in 12pt font throughout, including block quotes and notes. All pages should be numbered consecutively starting from the cover sheet as page 1. Articles may have sections, with the headers of the sections numbered with regular Arabic numerals and the leading letters other than prepositions and conjunctions capitalized. Sectioning should not be excessive and sub‐sections generally avoided.

Quotations: Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Interdisciplinary research spans many disciplines (White 1990: 42).
  • This result was later stressed by Smith and Clark (1996: 112-119).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Kammer 1991; Barak et al.1995a, b; Smith and Clark 1998b; Darwin et al.1999, 2000; Black 1999: 112; 2001: 23).

Reference list: The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications or unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. Order multi-­author publications of the same first author alphabetically with respect to second, third, etc. author. Publications of exactly the same author(s) must be ordered chronologically.

Journal article: Darwin, Philip. – Baquet, Salamon (2005). “Writing labs and the Hollywood connection”. Journal of Film Writing, 44(3): 213–245.

The names of all authors should be provided, but the usage of “et al.” in long author lists will also be accepted:

Darwin, Philip. – Baquet, Salamon, et al.(2005c). “Future of health insurance”. The New England Journal of Medicine, 965: 325–329.

The occurrence of the same name must be indicated according the following example:

Szlezák, Thomas A. (1988). Platone e la scrittura della filosofia. Analisi di struttura dei dialoghi della giovinezza e della maturità alla luce di un nuovo paradigma ermeneutico. Milano: Vita e Pensiero.

— (1999). Reading Plato. London and New York: Routledge.

In case it is important to indicate the original publication date, you can proceed in the following way:

Szlezák, Thomas A. (1988). Platone e la scrittura della filosofia. Analisi di struttura dei dialoghi della giovinezza e della maturità alla luce di un nuovo paradigma ermeneutico (1985). Milano: Vita e Pensiero.


Article by DOI: Slifka, John – Whitton, William (2000). “Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production”. J Mol Med.DOI:10.1007/s001090000086.


Book: South, J. – Blass, B. (2001). The future of modern genomics. London: Macmillan.


Book chapter: Brown, Bill – Jung, Michael (2004). “The politics of nature”. In: J. Smith (ed.), The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. New York: Wiley. 230-257.


Online document: Cartwright, Jane (2007). “Big stars have weather too”. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007



Trent, Karl W. (1975). Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California.