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Author Guidelines

Guidelines for authors

Instructions for authors | English

The journal diségno is published by UID - Unione Italiana per il Disegno.

The publication’s languages are English and the native language of the author (limited to Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German).

The submission of a proposal implies that the work has not previously been published. 

All authors must declare under their own responsibility that all material submitted for publication (text and images) is not subject to copyright and that in the future, should there be any legal dispute over third party rights, they must provide for the economic coverage of the same, relieving the Editorial Board of any burden in this regard. The author must also be aware that all material submitted, if accepted, will be published in the digital journal diségno, in open-source mode, freely and publicly accessible via the web platform.

Particular attention should be given when citing sources and works by other authors. The author must duly check every citation. 

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make any editorial changes considered appropriate, agreeing with the author as to those most relevant. 

Proposal submission

The procedure for submitting proposals is divided into two phases:                                                                                                                                                                         

1. Abstract submission

2. Full paper submission

Abstract submission

The proposal must be submitted in the form of a summary abstract in Italian or the author's native language (if French, English, Portuguese, Spanish or German) and in English, with a maximum of 5,000 characters (including spaces) for each version, with keywords (max 5), one image and the most important bibliographic references (max 3). 

The abstract must be sent to this address:

If the material exceeds 2 MB, it must be sent via wetransfer or other similar services.

Each abstract submitted for publication in the journal diségno will be evaluated by two members of the Editorial Board to verify its compliance with the call or the theme of the issue for which it is proposed or the cultural line of the journal, regarding the adequacy of critical analysis, methodology and bibliographic references, and the completeness of the bibliographic citations.

After this preliminary evaluation, the texts will be sent to two anonymous referees (double blind peer review). 

The abstract will be evaluated according to the criteria listed in the following evaluation forms: 

diségno - Scheda valutazione abstract

diségno - Abstract review form

diségno - Plantilla evaluación resumen


Abstracts can be:

- accepted;

- rejected;

- returned to the author with comments or requests for changes by the reviewers. In this case, the author, if he intends to continue with the proposal, must take into consideration the observations, adapt the contribution (text and/or images and/or bibliographic references) and send it back to the Editorial Board.

  1. Full paper submission

The full paper must be sent to the Editorial Board at the same address: via wetransfer or other similar services.

- “Full text" in .doc or .docx format including title, abstract, keywords, text, notes and bibliographical references, captions;

- high resolution "images," 

- “Final version of the contribution paginated according to the journal’s template," in indesign format (.indd) in a compressed folder (zip format) to be obtained as a "package" including texts, images, captions, notes and bibliographic references, according to the template provided by the Editorial Board.

For the drafting of the text, see the editorial guidelines.

Full papers will be reviewed by referees using the following forms:

diségno - Scheda per revisione saggio

diségno - Referee review form

diségno - Plantilla revisión artículo

Following the opinions expressed by the referees, the authors may be asked for additions and corrections. The translation of the full paper from the author's native language to English must be sent to via wetransfer or other similar services only after confirmation of approval by the Editorial Board.