Technical guidelines


The preferable language for the WP C.S.D.L.E. "MASSIMO D’ANTONA"_INT series is British English. 

Manuscripts must be submitted in word-compatible format, i.e. “.doc” or “.rtf”. There are no limits of length. Titles should be as short as possible, simple and easily understood. Graphs and figures have to be included in the submitted main text file and should be in one of the usual formats, preferably in .gif or .bpm format; please make sure that the graphics are small enough to fit an A4 page, otherwise they have to be downsized and may lose readability.

Kindly differentiate between levels of headings in your text (i.e. use numbered headings, or use capitals for headings, bold for subheadings, and italic for sub-subheadings).

Manuscripts must include an abstract of maximum 300 words in UK English, and 4-10 keywords (please refer to 
EUROVOC thesaurus  as first choice). 

After manuscripts have been accepted, Authors are invited to complete their profile, with their affiliation and e-mail address. 

Authors should preferably use the 
Chicago Manual of Style . Other citation systems (e.g. the Harvard reference system , the legal standard Harvard Bluebook  or the Oxford Standard  are accepted as long as they are used consistently. 

Formal errors and opinions expressed in the papers are the responsibility of the Author. Authors are also responsible for obtaining formal permission to use third part copyrighted materials and for any consequential obligations. 

Links, including deep links, to the WP C.S.D.L.E. "MASSIMO D’ANTONA" series are permitted. The Centre for the Study of European Labour Law “MASSIMO D’ANTONA” would appreciate information on these links. Maintenance of the accuracy of the link is the third party’s responsibility. 

All submission must be sent to the following address only: csdle(at)lex(dot)unict(dot)it. 

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

These works are licensed under a 
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative 3.0 Unported License . 
ISSN number of the WP C.S.D.L.E. "Massimo D'Antona" series is 1594-817X. According to Italian law, the WP C.S.D.L.E. “MASSIMO D’ANTONA” collection is registered at Tribunale di Catania no. 1/2012 - 12/1/2012; Direttore responsabile: Prof. Sebastiano Bruno Caruso.

Submission guidelines 

With effect from May 2012, publication of the submitted papers in the WP C.S.D.L.E. “MASSIMO D’ANTONA” will follow a double track. 

A) Papers submitted as pre-print or post-print of essays published or to be published elsewhere will not be subjected to any peer review procedure 
B) Original papers intended to be published only in the WP C.S.D.L.E. “MASSIMO D’ANTONA” series, shall be marked with an asterisk (*) and shall be submitted to peer review procedure, according to the rules indicated below 



Peer review policy (only for * titles) 

The selection of the referees is up to the editors and takes into account competence and previous experience in reviewing papers for the WP C.S.D.L.E. “MASSIMO D’ANTONA” series. 

Each paper is first assessed by two of the editors of the editorial board and, if it is judged suitable for publication in the WP C.S.D.L.E. “MASSIMO D’ANTONA” series, it is sent to at least one external referee. Authors are normally notified of the outcome of the review process within one month after submission; in the case of revisions suggested by the referees, Authors are expected to send revised manuscripts within one month of the request. 

Please check if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties: - the authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.; - with Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save; - with PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties (found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu).

For further information, kindly contact  csdle(at)lex(dot)unict(dot)it

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