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Author Guidelines


Articles should not have been previously published, nor submitted for consideration elsewhere.

Articles should range between 6.000–7.000 words (including title, notes and references, but excluding the remaining metadata)

Submission process

For the complete submission, two separate Word documents are required. The first should contain all the metadata as described below and the other the article (only the text, notes and bibliography, cleared from all metadata information except the title).

If your contribution contains visual content, it should be sent in a separate folder following the detailed instructions available below.

The contributions should be sent to

Metadata guidelines

The submission should include:

  • Article title
  • Author’s name
  • Author’s e-mail address
  • Author’s institutional affiliation
  • Author’s short biography (50–100 words)
  • Abstract (150–200 words)
  • Five keywords

The metadata must be provided in English.

For the Italian contributions, besides the metadata in English, it is mandatory to send Short Bio, Abstract, Keywords in Italian also.

Along with the obligatory metadata, the authors can also send us their preferred

pronouns. We will appreciate knowing which pronouns you prefer that people use for you.

Article guidelines

Please follow the detailed guideline on Text and Link Formatting and Image submission guidelines.

The strict following of the Footnote and Bibliography guidelines is also required.

Text formatting

Submission files must be typed according to the following criteria:

  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.docx).

  • The text should be:

    • in Times New Roman 12-point font
    • 1,5 line-spaced
  • The article’s title must be:

    • highlighted in bold type
    • In 14-point font
  • The headings should be:

    • preferably unnumbered
    • First-level headings are bold, 12-point font
    • Second-level headings are an italic, 12-point font
    • Headings are never closed by a full stop.
    • The bold type must not be used in other cases.
  • Short quotations (<40 words) must be enclosed in double quotation marks (“ ”) and run on with the main text. For a quote within a quotation, single quotation marks should be used (‘ ’).

  • Long quotations (>40 words) should be:

    • separated by a single line break before and a single line break after the quoted text.

    • restricted to a paragraph indent of 1 cm from both sides and should not be enclosed within quotation marks.

    • Any interruption/suspension of the current quotation must be indicated as follows:

      • Italian → […]
      • English → …
  • British and American English are both acceptable, provided that the choice is consistently employed throughout the text and assured that articles are formatted according to the corresponding norms of punctuations, abbreviations, spelling.

  • The use of italics should be limited to:

    • Italian or English words of uncommon use, like facilities, engagé, ad hoc, deus ex machina;
    • titles of literary works [Il pittore della vita moderna, Philosophie der Mode, but also A Silvia, Dialogo della Moda e della Morte]
    • titles of artistic and cinematographic works [Compenetrazioni iridescenti, Flowers, Gruppo di famiglia in un interno]
    • it must not be used for architecture works [Casa del Fascio di Como; Empire State Building, Tempio Malatestiano].

All the links and URL addresses in footnotes or bibliography have to be activated and ready to be clicked. They should be written in full extended version and not embedded in the link description.

Images Submission
  • Illustrations and photos should be:

    • submitted in .tiff or .jpg format,

    • scaled at 100%, resolution at least 300 dpi.

  • Charts and diagrams should be in .png format.

  • For each essay, 8 to 10 images at most are allowed.

  • The figures must be sent as additional→ separate files, and they should be:

    • packed in a separate folder (zip, rar, …)
    • named with two-digit numbers in order of appearance (01.jpg, 02.png, 03.tiff, …).
  • It is mandatory:

    • to name (number) the files as per instruction above

    • to clearly mark the spot where you would like the photo to be inserted (Figure.01). During the editing process, these marks will be substituted with the actual visual content.





      Please note that the exact spot of the image placement is not guaranteed by our editing programme, so the placement may differ in the final files.

    • to clearly mark the part of the text to which the specific visual element is referring to. The mark should be:

      • implied in the text, or

      • in the following format (Fig. 1), (Fig. 2), (Table 1), (Table 2). These marks will remain in the final version of the draft.


        Text_of_the_article_ As it is seen in Figure 1, Table 2
        Text_of_the_article. (Fig. 1), (Table 1)

    • to provide the visual content captions in a separated word document, marked with Arabic numerals corresponding to the relative files’ name.

    • to send all additional information concerning images, graphics and tables (author, title, date, source or image location, copyright) in the same word document as the captions, written after every single visual support’s caption.

  • The authors must guarantee for the copyright of the images sent.

  • N.B.:

    • Images can not be placed side by side unless they are already merged into a single image with a single caption.

    • The layout placement within the PDF file depends strictly on the space available on each page. In articles with many images, some of them are likely to be arranged on a single page.

How to use footnotes and bibliography (Chicago Manual of Style)

Notes must be typed as footnotes and should be used for bibliographic references and archival sources.

The note number should be placed at the end of a sentence or the end of a clause. In the articles written in English, the number follows the punctuation.

For the articles written in Italian, the note number comes before the punctuation.

For general rules on style, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style at

Footnote and Bibliography editing

Shortened citation to be used for a source already mentioned. (use with Cf. | See instead of op. cit.)

  • “See” and “cf.” – Notes are often used to invite readers to consult further resources. When doing so, authors should keep in mind the distinction between see and cf., using cf. only to mean “compare” or “see, by way of comparison.”

    • For further discussion of this problem → see Muzzarelli, Lee Miller, 22.

    • Others disagree with my position → cf. Matteucci and Marino, Philosophical Perspectives, 12–4.

Shortened citations (other uses)

  • “Ibid.” – The abbreviation ibid. (from ibidem, “in the same place”) usually refers to a single work cited in the note immediately preceding. In a departure from previous editions, Chicago discourages the use of ibid. in favour of shortened citations; to avoid repetition, the title of a work just cited may be omitted.

    • Federica Muzzarelli, Lee Miller and Man Ray. Photography, Fashion, Art (Bologna: Atlante, 2016), 24
      Muzzarelli, Miller and Ray, 24.
  • “Op. cit.” and “loc. cit.” – The abbreviation Op. cit. (“in the work cited”) and loc. cit. (“in the place cited”), used with an author’s last name and standing in place of a previously cited title, have rightly fallen into disuse. Chicago disallows both op. cit. and loc. cit. and instead uses the short-title form (cf. Shortened citations).

Unless otherwise specified (spelling, abbreviations, punctuation, etc.) please follow the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide:

  • Footnote

    • Ted Polhemus, Streetstyle: from Sidewalk to Catwalk (London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 1994)

    • Giovanni Matteucci and Stefano Marino, Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), 12.

    • Federica Muzzarelli, Lee Miller and Man Ray, Photography, Fashion, Art (Bologna: Atlante, 2016), 20–4.

  • Bibliography

    • Polhemus, Ted. Streetstyle: from Sidewalk to Catwalk. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 1994.

    • Matteucci, Giovanni and Stefano Marino. Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

    • Muzzarelli, Federica, Lee Miller and Man Ray. Photography, Fashion, Art. Bologna: Atlante, 2016.

Contributions to book (Chapter or other parts of an edited book)
  • Footnote

    • Antonella Mascio, “Virtual Communities,” in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, ed. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (USA: Hershey Pa, 2015), 5790–97.

    • Simonetta Carbonaro and David Goldsmith, “Fashion and the Design of Prosperity: A Discussion of Alternative Business Models” in Handbook of Fashion Studies, eds. Sandy Black et al. (London-New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), 574–593.

  • Bibliography

    • Mascio, Antonella. “Virtual Communities.” In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, 5790–97. USA: Hershey Pa, 2015.

    • Carbonaro, Simonetta and David Goldsmith. “Fashion and the Design of Prosperity: A Discussion of Alternative Business Models.” In Handbook of Fashion Studies, edited by Sandy Black et al., 574–593. London-New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.

Journal article
News or magazine article
Website content
Translated book
  • Footnote

    • Roland Barthes, The Language of Fashion, trans. Andy Stafford (Oxford-New York: Berg, 2006).

    • Diana Crane, Questioni di moda. Classe, genere e identità nell’abbigliamento, trans. Marinella Giambò (Milano: Franco Angeli, 2004).

  • Bibliography

    • Barthes, Roland. The Language of Fashion. Translated by Andy Stafford. Oxford-New York: Berg, 2006.

    • Diana Crane, Questioni di moda. Classe, genere e identità nell’abbigliamento. Translated by Marinella Giambò. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2004.

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Transliteration rules and citation of works in other than Latin alphabet Please use only the accredited standards. In particular:


Standard ISO 9:1995


Pinyin (ISO 7098:2015)




consonants: ʾ - b - t - ṯ - ǧ - ḥ - ḫ - d - ḏ - r - z - s - š - ṣ - ḍ - ẓ - ʿ - ġ - f - q - k - l - m - n - h - w - y.

vowels: a - i - u - ā - ī - ū .

diphthongs: aw, - ay.

Tāʾ marbūṭa : a, - at

Hamza: omitted (es. al-amr), except of in poetry.

article: al-; in case of hamzat al-waṣl : l (walī l-ʿahd, fī l-bayt, Abū l-Faraǧ al-Iṣfahānī).

dash separates elements written together (wa-l-šams, bi-l-khayr).

female Nisba -iyya, male -ī (non -īy o -iyy).

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