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Author Guidelines

Instructions for the authors | ENG

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

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

The submission of a proposal entails that the contribution must be unpublished.

The author, sending his contribution, declares under his own responsibility that all material sent – images and texts – are copyright-free, and in case there could be in future any legal controversies on copyrights, he will provide for the whole economical expenses, relieving the editorial staff from any commitment. The author is also aware that all the transmitted material, if accepted, will be published on the electronic journal diségno, in open source modality, freely accessible by everyone through web-platform.

A particular attention should be given to the references and to the potential work of other authors. The author must verify every quote.

The Editorial Staff reserves the right to apply any editorial adjustments, considered worthwhile, arranging with the author those more relevant.

Submission of the contributions

The process of submission of the contributions is articulated in two phases:

  1. Submission of the abstract
  2. Submission of the full paper

1. Submission of the abstract

The proposal should be sent as a short abstract, in Italian and in the native language of the author (if French, British/American, Portuguese, Spanish, German) and in English, having maximum 3.000 characters (including spaces) for each version, with keywords (max 5), an image, the most important bibliographical references (max 3).

To sending the abstract, the authors have to register themselves as user on the journal’s website disegno.unioneitalianadisegno.it, clicking on the top right of the homepage, on ‘Register’ and filling in the form, with all the personal information. Completed the registration, it will be able to access to the procedure of submission of the proposal, clicking on ‘Make a submission’. In this way, it will be able to open the transmission procedure, composed by 5 steps:

  1.   ‘Start’
  2. ‘Upload a submission’. It will be able to select different typologies of files. During this phase, the author must upload the text of the abstract (indicated as ‘abstract-text’) and an image (indicated as ‘abstract-image’)
  3. ‘Enter Metadata’, where it must be added all the information about the authors and about the proposal contribution
  4. ‘Confirmation’
  5. ‘Next steps’

At the end of the procedure, the files have been uploaded and ready to be submitted for the evaluation. 

Every abstract, uploaded for the publication on the journal diségno, will be judged by two members of the Editorial staff, with the aim to verify the correspondence to the call or to the topic of the edition for which the paper is proposed or the cultural field of the journal; and also to verify the adequacy of the critical analysis of the methodology and of the bibliographical references, the completeness of the bibliographical quotes.

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

The abstract will be evaluated according to the criteria reported in the following sheets of evaluation:

valutazione abstract

review abstract

evaluación resumen.

The abstract may be:

- accepted; 

- refused;

- sent to the author with possible comments or modifications, requested by the reviewers. In this case, the author, if decides to proceed with the proposal, must consider the observations, and have to adjust the submission (text and/or images and/or bibliographical references), sending it again to the Editorial Staff.

2. Submission of the full paper

The full paper must be sent to the Editorial Staff through the journal’s OJS platform, uploading on the same page in which the abstract was updated during the previous phase. It is not necessary to start a new submission of a proposal, but it is necessary to integrate the new files with the proposal abstract, already uploaded. Therefore, using his username, the author has to access to the journal’s website disegno.unioneitalianadisegno.it, clicking on the title of his proposal, acceding on the page ‘review’, and uploading the files in correspondence with ‘copyedited’, the following files: 

-‘full text’, in .doc or .docx format, comprehensive of the title, abstract, keywords, text, quotes and bibliographical references, captions;

-‘images’, in high resolution;

-‘Final contribution made up in according to the journal’s template’, in Indesign format (indd) inside a compressed folder (.zip format) obtained as ‘package’, comprehensive of texts, images, captions, quotes and bibliographical references, as the template suggests, given by the Editorial Staff. 

For text editing information, please see the norme redazionali.

Finally, the full papers will be evaluated by the reviewers, using the following sheets:

scheda per i revisori

referee review form

plantilla para los revisores 

After the evaluation by the reviewers, it will be possible to ask to the author some integrations or corrections. The translation of the full paper, from the native language of the author into English, will have to be sent by the author and updated in the same page of the submission, only after the final approval of the Italian version by the Editorial Staff.