Information For Authors

Are you interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

For the editorial production process, the journal relies on three different bodies: the editors, the editorial board, and the scientific committee. The editors are responsible for the entire editorial process, the transparency of the publication methods, and the composition of the issue summaries. As stated in the Ethics Statement, the editors ensure that all actors involved in the review and production process fulfill their obligations. The editors are responsible for the initial evaluation of submissions, which are judged on the basis of the completeness of the material provided, scientific integrity, and compatibility with the journal's scientific objectives. Only the editors can decide whether to initiate the review process, to skip it (in very rare cases, due to an author's exceptional prestige), or to reject the proposal ex officio. The direction liaises with the editorial board to ensure a transparent peer review process, linguistic appropriateness of submissions, and adherence to the journal's editorial standards. Members of the editorial board may not be involved in the peer review process as reviewers, except in rare cases where such members are considered to be the leading experts on a particular topic. In such cases, which the editors and the editorial board undertake to limit, the other members of the editorial board will manage communication with the author(s) while protecting their identity and that of the reviewer(s); if the proposal is published, any coincidence will be declared on the first page of the paginated article. The sole function of the scientific committee is to guarantee the scientific prestige of the journal. Its members are never involved in the editorial process of the issues. If they are asked to act as anonymous reviewers, the editorial board will exercise its function as in other cases. 


Article deposit and Self-archiving policies

We define the Author’s Accepted Manuscript (AAM) as the version of the manuscript accepted for publication, after peer review but before any copyediting or typesetting.

Authors can share the AAM of their article on their own personal, self-maintained website immediately on acceptance. They may also deposit the AAM into their own institutional or funder repositories or archives, or employer’s internal website. The AAM can be deposited to these repositories immediately on acceptance as long as they are not made publicly available.

When sharing the AAM, authors should include an acknowledgment in the following form with a link to the published version of the article on ETS’s website:

“This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in “Studi lockiani” [vol. n.; pp.-pp.]. The final authenticated version is available online at:[insert DOI]”.

Six months after publication, authors are allowed to share the published version of their submission on Institutional repositories or non open-access archives. It is highly recommended to include a reference link to the journal website.

Two years after publication, the article is released under a CC BY SA 4.0 license and kept on the journal website. All rights revert to the author.

If the author wishes to request immediate Open Access publication of his/her article, without waiting for the end of the embargo period, a fee of EUR 500.00 will be charged. To make such a request, please contact our administrative office ( and the Edizioni ETS Journals Manager (, indicating: the title of the article, details of the dossier to which it belongs, details of the person to whom the invoice should be made, the existence of any research funding.