Le Simplegadi is seeking submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the areas of modern languages: literatures, cultural studies, women studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, educational issues and teaching practices in the field of modern languages. Articles should be written so that they are accessible to a broad audience interested in the topics listed above, including those individuals who may not be familiar with the particular subject matter addressed in the article.
Manuscripts are being solicited in the following categories: articles, commentaries, reviews. The journal will solicit, every now and then, contributions on a particular theme.
Articles and commentaries can be written in any language taught in Udine University. Abstracts of articles must be written both in Italian and in English.
Articles should report on original research or present an original framework that links previous research and possible implementations. Full-length articles should be between 1500 (10000 characters spaces included) and 3000 words (20000 characters spaces included) in length and should include abstracts in English and Italian of no more than 100 words each.
All article manuscripts submitted to Le Simplegadi go through a two-step review process.
Step 1: Internal Review. The editors of the journal first review each manuscript to see if it meets the basic requirements for articles published in the journal and that it is of sufficient quality to merit external review. This internal review takes about 1 month. Manuscripts which passed the internal review are then sent out for external review.
Step 2: External Review. Submissions which meet the basic requirements are then sent out for blind peer review from experts in the field, chosen form the list of experts of our journal. This second review process takes 3 months. Following the external review, the authors will receive information about the external reviewers’ comments decision (accept as is, accept pending changes, revise and resubmit, or reject).
Titles should be concise (preferably fewer than 10 words) and adequately descriptive of the content of the article.
Commentaries are short articles between 500 (3350 characters spaces included) and 1,000 words (6700 characters spaces included), discussing material previously published in Le Simplegadi or otherwise offering interesting opinions on theoretical and research issues related to the fields listed above. Commentaries which comment on previous articles should do so in a constructive fashion. Commentaries go through the same two-step review process as for articles described above.
Le Simplegadi publishes only solicited reviews of professional books, textbooks and resource books and technological resources related to the field of interest of the journal. Reviewers are encouraged to incorporate images (e.g., screen shots or book covers) and hypermedia links that provide additional information.
Reviews of individual books or software are generally 600-1000 (4000- 6700 spaces included) words long, while comparative reviews of multiple products may have a maximum of 1500 words (10000 characters spaces included). In addition, the following information should be included in a table at the beginning of the review:
|Author(s)||Title (including previous titles, if applicable) and version number|
|Publisher||Publisher (with contact information)|
|Series (if applicable)||Minimum hardware requirements|
|City and country||Support offered|
|Year of publication||Target language|
|Number of pages||Target audience (type of user, level, etc.)|
|ISBN||ISBN (if applicable)|
Submission Guidelines for Articles, Commentaries and Reviews
Please, include the following information at the top of the document:
Author: your full name
Affiliation: where you work, if you want it to be included
Title:titles should be concise (preferably fewer than
10 words) and adequately descriptive of the content of the article. This
does not apply for the reviews.
Word count: see word-limit above.
Abstracts: only for articles. They should be in Italian
and in English: 100 words each.
Your e-mail and your home address
Your web page address (if you have one): URL
Biographical statement: brief biographical statement
in sentence format, maximum 100 words.
Personal information will be removed before sending the contribution to the referees.
How to send your contribution
Articles and commentaries can be transmitted in either of the following ways and formats:
- By electronic mail, send the main document and any accompanying files
(images, etc.) in to email@example.com
Format: RTF documents
Please check the General Policies below for additional guidelines.
The following policies apply to all articles, reviews, and commentaries:
1. All submissions should be written in type-face 12 Times New Roman, spacing 1 and a half.
2. References in the text. If you wish to make references in the text to other publications please do so clearly and in the following way: author’s surname, date, and page number, e.g. (Eisler 2000: 35). Please remember not to over-reference your article.
3. Footnotes: collect them together at the end of the article. There will be no footnotes on individual pages. Please number your notes consecutively, giving clear superscript numbers in the appropriate places.
4. List of references: please give full bibliographical details of references and list them in alphabetical order of author, following the style of the examples given below:
Eisler, Riane. 1987. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future. San Francisco: Harper and Row.
Eisler, Riane. 1995. Sacred Pleasure, Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the
Body: New Paths to Power and Love. San Francisco: Harper and Row.
Eisler, Riane. 2000. Tomorrow’s Children. A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Elleke, Boehmer. 1999. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gimbutas, Marija. 2005 (ed originale in inglese 1999). Le dee viventi. A cura di Miriam Robbins Dexter. Milano: Medusa.
Grossato, Alessandro. 1999. Il libro dei simboli. Metamorfosi dell’umano tra Oriente e Occidente. Milano: Mondadori.
Collections of articles
Benjamin, Medea, Evans, Jodie (ed.).2005. Stop the Next War Now. Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. Maui, Hawaii: Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.
Riem Natale, Antonella (ed.) 2006. Sapienze antiche all’incrocio di mondi/Anam Cara. Forum: Udine.
Chakravarty, Saumitra, Ramaswamy, S. (ed.) 2003. The Endangered Self. Delhi: Eastern Book Linkers.
Articles in journals
Chakravarty, Saumitra. 2006. Conscious, Subconscious and Unconscious in Macbeth. Il bianco e il nero. Studi di filologia e di letteratura, 8: 209-216.
Riem Natale, Antonella. 2006. Anita Desai’s Baumgartner and the Goddess Mother. Le Simplegadi, http://all.uniud.it/simplegadi/wp-content/uploads/Simplegadi-4-4-2006.pdf
Semino, Elena. 2006. Blending and Characters’ Mental Functioning in Virginia Woolf’s “Lappin and Lapinova”. Language and Literature: 15, 1: 55-72.
Articles in collections
Eisler, Riane. 2002. Education for a Culture of Peace: Human Possibilities.
In Riem Natale, Antonella, Albarea, Roberto (ed.) The Art of Partnership. Essays on Literature, Culture, Language and Education towards a Cooperative Paradigm: 19-46. Udine: Forum.
Articles in collections which are already mentioned in the bibliography
Roy, Arundhati. 2005. Introduction. In Benjamin, Medea, Evans, Jodie (ed.): 1-4.
Mercanti, Stefano. 2006. Essere umani: sulle ali del mondo Cheyenne di Lance Henson. In Riem Natale, Antonella (ed.): 39-44.
Walker, Alice. 2005. Foreword: To Be Led by Happiness. In Benjamin, Medea, Evans, Jodie (ed.): xi-xiv.
CodePink. Women of Peace. n.d. www.codepinkalert.org (consultato il 27-1-2006)
Siberian Shamanism. n.d. http://www.siberianshamanism.com/ (consultato il 2-11-2006)
(n.d.: “not determined”, acronym to be used only when it is not possible to retrieve the publication date of the citation)
5. Illustrations: if your article is to contain essential illustrations (including diagrams, tables, charts, etc.), please supply them clearly labelled Figure 1, Figure 2 , etc. Check with the editorial board that their format is compatible (see below, number 9). References to illustrations should be clearly indicated in parentheses in the text, e.g.: (Insert Figure 1 here), if they are not already inserted in the file.
6. Manuscripts that have already been published elsewhere or are being considered for publication elsewhere are not eligible to be considered for publication in Le Simplegadi. It is the responsibility of the author to inform the editor of any similar work that is already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
7. Authors of accepted manuscripts will assign to Le Simplegadi the permanent right to distribute their article electronically, but authors will retain copyright and, after the article has appeared in Le Simplegadi, authors may republish their text (in print and/or electronic form) as long as they clearly acknowledge Le Simplegadi as the original publisher.
8.The editors Le Simplegadi reserve the right to make editorial changes in any manuscript accepted for publication for the sake of style or clarity. Authors will be consulted only if the changes are major.
9. Articles and reviews must be submitted as RTF documents. If a different format is required in order to better handle foreign language fonts, please consult with the editorial board.