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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 Style Sheet OR I commit to adapting it once it's accepted for publication following copyediting instructions.
  • The submission file includes an English abstract, keywords and contact person working languages.

Author Guidelines


Manuscripts should be submitted via the Journal’s submission wizard. The Journal editor and associate editors make decisions about submitted papers as rapidly as possible. All manuscripts are handled electronically throughout the consideration process. The authors are usually informed within a month if the paper is not being considered.

All Articles submitted in the Essay section of Studi lockiani go through at least one round of review, usually two, sometimes more. At each stage, the editor will discuss the manuscript with editorial colleagues in the light of referees’ reports, and send a letter to the author offering one of the following options:

  • The paper is accepted for publication without any further changes required by the authors.
  • The paper is accepted for publication once the authors have made some minor revisions in response to the referees’ comments. Under these circumstances, revised papers are not usually sent back to the referees, but are accepted for publication once the editors have checked that the referees’ suggestions have been implemented and the paper is in the required format.
  • A final decision on publication is deferred, pending the authors’ response to the referees’ request for major revisions. Under these circumstances, revised papers are sent back to some or all of the referees for a second opinion.
  • The paper is rejected because the referees have raised considerable objections. Under these circumstances, the editor’s letter will state explicitly whether or not a resubmitted version would be considered. If the editor has invited the authors to resubmit, authors must ensure that all the comments made by the referees have been satisfactorily addressed, unless specifically advised otherwise by the editor in the letter, and must accompany the resubmitted version with a point-by-point response to the referees’ comments. The editor will not send resubmitted papers to the reviewers if the authors have not made a serious attempt to address all the referees’ criticisms.
  • The paper is rejected with no offer to reconsider a resubmitted version. Under these circumstances, authors are strongly advised not to resubmit a revised version, as it will be declined without further review.

Authors of accepted papers will be asked to apply the journal citation style.

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