Instructions for Authors


The manuscripts should be sent in attachment via email:

The submitted manuscripts must be original: never published on other journals or books, and not submitted for consideration to other journals.

In the case of contributions written by more authors, the first author guarantees the consent to publication and takes full responsibility about the contents.

Authors have responsibility for the possible permissions to ask for the reproduction of copyrighted material. Furthermore, the authors of the articles published in the section “Casi clinici” (Clinical Cases) have responsibility to ask for the permission to publication from people concerned, and to the case report in anonymous form.

All the submitted manuscript will be peer-reviewed anonymously.


The manuscript’s lenght should not exceed 5000 words, and should have abstracts in Italian and English not exceeding 100 words each. Furthermore, 3-6 keywords are requested.

The text should be in MS-Word or Apple Pages format, spacing 1.0, and the following specifications:
Title: Helvetica, size 16, centered;
Author(s): Times New Roman, size 11, bold, centered;
Affiliation: Helvetica, size 9, italic, centered;
Abstracts: Times New Roman, size 9, regular, justified, indented 0.39 inches left and right;
Text: Times New Roman, size 10, regular, justified, first line indented 0.2 inches;
Footnotes: Times New Roman, size 9, normal, justified;
Paragraph Title: Times New Roman, size 12, bold, centered;
Subparagraph Title: Times New Roman, size 12, italic, aligned to the left;
Sub-subparagraph Title: Times New Roman, size 11, italic, aligned to the left;
References: Times New Roman, size 10, regular, justified, first line -0.2 inches.

Paper A4, vertical, with the following margins: sup. 1.77 inches, inf. 1.97 inches, right 1.57 inches, left 1.38 inches.
Do not insert spaces between lines, page or section breaks, page numbers.

The references citations in text and in the reference list should follow the APA Style described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), and summarized in APA site (

Brief biographical notes including email address (size 10, regular, justified) and photos of the authors to insert after the reference list are warmly encouraged.

You can download a sheet with the specified formats.