editorial criteria


Authors who wish to submit their articlesto the editorsfor publication within the Review should comply with the following requirements. The rules and editing criteria below are necessary to ensure overall uniformity. Should you have any doubts, please do not hesitate to refer, via e-mail, to the review editors. All articles received from the editorial office are submitted for refereeing according to the criteria of double-blind peer review. Only articles sent to the following address are considered: redazionesbs@uniroma5.it.

1. GENERAL RULES
- Each article should have a title preferably of maximum ten words;
- The author's name and academic or professional qualification (one qualification only, preferably academic) should be included at the bottom of    the title;
- Articles must not exceed 180 thousand characters, including spaces and notes;
- The font to be used is Garamond, 12 justified with 1.5 line spacing;
- No indentsshould be used at the beginning of a paragraph or period;
- Page or section breaks should NOT be included in the text;
- The text, even if submitted after post-reference edits, should not be in "review" or "comments" mode;
- Each article must be accompanied by a table of contents;
- Paragraph headingsshould be repeated in bold type at the beginning of each paragraph; - No bold font parts should be included in the text. Bold font is reserved for paragraph titles or subparagraphs;
- Each article must be accompanied by five-line abstracts both in Italian and English and, if necessary (in addition) in the language in which the      contribution is written;
- Each article must be accompanied by five keywords both in Italian and English and preferably (in addition) in the language in which the                  contribution is written;
- Articles should be submitted in editable formats (no pdf);
- The scientific category should be indicated for each contribution submitted: essay, case notes, review. The journal does not publish topical           contributions or contributions without the scientific required characteristics, unless expressly requested by the editors;
- Accents on upper- and lower-case lettersshould never be apostrophes.

2. FOOTNOTES
- Texts must be accompanied by footnotes (NO endnotes);
- The font to be used is Garamond, 10 justified with 1.0 line spacing;
- Citations should follow the European mode (NO American model);
- For book, volume and article citations follow this template:
  o Books: N. LAST NAME, Book title, Publishing house, City, Year, p. 20 (or pp. 18-22);   
  o Book Chapter: N. LAST NAME, Chapter title in N. LAST NAME (ed.), Book title, Publishing house, City, Year, p. 110 (or pp. 108-122);
  o Review article: N. LAST NAME, Article title, Review title, n. 1, 2022, p. 10 (or pp. 20-36);
- If a work is cited more than once, the subsequent citations should be included as follows: please indicate the beginning of the abbreviated title in italics followed by “cit.” and the page(s) number (e.g., F. GALGANO, Manuale..., cit., p. 110). If the same work is referred to in a later footnote: “op. cit.” (italics) and page number. If the same work is referred to in two successive notes: “Ibid” and page number.
  o F. GALGANO, Manuale, op.cit., p. 80;
  o Ibid., p. 32.
- Internal references to chapters, paragraphs, pages, footnotes, etc. should be included as follows: (i) “supra” (italics), if referring to a place that precedes, (ii) “infra” (italics) if referring to a place further;
- If web pages are cited, DO NOT enter the full url (e.g., DO NOT enter "text searchable at www.nameofthesite.com/site/documents/test/article.url"). Please create hyperlinks by activating links to the text of the note (e.g., "text searchable on the Ministry of the Interior website").

3.  RULES FOR THE EVALUATION OF CONTRIBUTION
-Contributions submitted to the Journal undergo examination by two evaluators selected from a periodically updated list of full professors, associate professors, and researchers in legal matters. The assignment takes into account the areas of expertise of each reviewer, as well as the absence of conflicts of interest with the author of the contribution.
-The contribution is transmitted by the Editorial Committee to the referees in an anonymous form, along with an evaluation form.
-If the evaluations result in a conditioned positive judgment (subject to revision, integration, or modification), the Editorial Board promotes publication only after the contribution has been adjusted according to the referees' recommendations. The Editorial Board, with the support of the Editorial Committee, takes responsibility for the verification.
-In the presence of dissenting opinions among the evaluators, the Editorial Board assumes the responsibility of proceeding with the publication, subject to the opinion of a member of the Scientific Committee chosen based on the subject matter.
-If both evaluators express a negative opinion regarding publication, the contribution is rejected.