Authors instructions

Authors are invited to send their contributions by e-mail to in file .doc or .rtf. The contribution should be sent by two different files: an anonymous file containing the text of the contribution and another one containing a short note of biographical details (name, institute of reference, e-mail address for all communications sent by RIFL), an abstract (150-200 words) and a list of 5-10 keywords.

Contributions will be accepted in Italian, English and French.

Even if the article is not in English, it should be accompanied by an English version of the title.

Contributions should respect the following parameters: 40.000 letters (all included) for articles; 20.000 letters (all included) for interviews; 10.000 letters (all included) for reviews.

RIFL provides the template that authors should use in preparing their manuscripts.

Article template download

Book review template download

Texts should be written in Garamond, typeface body 12. Texts should be divided in paragraphs, numbered in Arabic numerals (1.; 1.1.; 1.2.3. etc.). If the first paragraph is an Introduction, numbering should start at 0. Italic should be used only to underline important or specific expressions or phrases. Small caps and 4

References in the text: use double quotation marks («…») for direct quotations, followed by the reference (Surname year of original publication: pages) or (Surname year of original publication, eng. tr.: pages); (ivi: pages) in case of a following quotation from the same book, (ibidem), same book and same page.

Examples and quotations of more than two lines should be set off the text, with adequate margins (1 cm left, 1 cm right) and one line spaced from the text, using a smaller typeface (body 11). Where quotations are translated by the author, this should be noted.

References should be given explicitly at the end of the text, as the following examples.

  • Books: Surname, Name (year of first publication), Title of the book, Press, City year of the quoted edition.
  • Book translated from another language: Surname, Name (year), Original Title, Press, City (Translated Title, transl. by, N. Surname, Press, City year).
  • Article: Surname, Name (year), «Title of the article» in Revue, vol. y, n. x, pp. xy-wz.
  • or : Surname, Name (year), Title, in Surname, Name (year), Title of the book, Press, City.
  • Electronic: Surname, Name (year), «Title of the article» in Revue, n. xx, pp. yy-zz, from http://xxxxxxxxx

Images, diagrams and tables, included as part of the text, should be sent also in a separate file (tiff, gif, jpeg). They should be numbered by Arabic numerals (ex: t.1, t.2 etc. or f.1, f.2 etc.). The position of tables and figures should be placed in the correct point of the page. The following resolutions are optimal: .jpg file, 300 dpi. Supplementary material should be collected in an Appendix and placed before the Reference section.