Notes for contributors

Le Simplegadi is seeking submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the areas of modern languages: literatures, cultural studies, women studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, educational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.

Typology of Submissions

Manuscripts are being solicited in the following categories: Poetics, Articles, Reviews and Interviews. The journal will solicit, every now and then, contributions on a particular theme.

Please be aware that only the typology of Articles undergoes a thorough external peer review process. Poetics, Reviews and Interviews go through in-house consideration by Le Simplegadi’s Editorial Board. 


Articles can be written either in Italian or 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 3000 (20000 characters spaces included) and 5000 words (30000 characters spaces included) in length and should include abstracts in English and Italian (no more than 100 words each). Titles should be concise (preferably less than 10 words) and accurately descriptive of the article’s content. All article manuscripts submitted to Le Simplegadi go through a two-step review process:

Step 1: Internal Review. The Editorial Board of the journal first reviews each manuscript to see if it meets the basic requirements for articles published in the journal and that it is of a high enough quality to merit external review. This internal review takes about 1 month. Manuscripts which pass the internal review are then sent for external review.

Step 2: External Review. Articles which meet the basic requirements are submitted by the Editorial Board to two experts in the field for blind peer review, chosen form the list of Le Simplegadi Advisory Editorial Board members. This second review process takes 3 months. Following the external review, the authors will receive information about the external reviewers’ comments and decision (accept as is, accept pending changes, revise and resubmit, or reject).

Please be aware that the names of the authors are kept anonymous by the Editorial Board during Step 1 and 2 and until the final acceptance of their contributions for publication.


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:

Books Software
Author(s) Title (including previous titles, if applicable) and version number
Title Platform
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.)
Price Price
ISBN ISBN (if applicable)


Interview submissions should be no longer than 5000 words in length and previously unpublished.

Submission Guidelines for Articles, Reviews and Interviews

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

Format: RTF documents

General Policies

The following policies apply to all articles, reviews, and commentaries:

1. All submissions should be written in type-face 12 Times New Roman, single-spaced type.

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 each footnote at the bottom of 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 (CA): Harper & Row.

Eisler, Riane. 1995. Sacred Pleasure, Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body: New Paths to Power and Love. San Francisco (CA): Harper & Row.

Eisler, Riane. 2000. Tomorrow’s Children. A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century. Boulder (CO): Westview Press.

Gimbutas, Marija. 2005 [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.

Mercanti, Stefano. 2009. The Rose and the Lotus. Partnership Studies in the Works of Raja Rao. Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi.

Collections of articles

Benjamin, Medea & Jodie Evans eds. 2005. Stop the Next War Now. Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. Maui (HI): Inner Ocean Publishing.

Riem Natale, Antonella a cura di. 2006. Sapienze antiche all’incrocio di mondi/Anam Cara. Udine: Forum.

Chakravarty, Saumitra & S. Ramaswamy eds. 2003. The Endangered Self. Delhi: Eastern Book Linkers.

Articles in journals

Chakravarty, Saumitra. 2006. Conscious, Subconscious and Unconscious in MacbethIl bianco e il nero, 8: 209-216.

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. Antonella Riem Natale & Roberto Albarea eds. The Art of Partnership. Essays on Literature, Culture, Language and Education towards a Cooperative Paradigm. Udine: Forum, 19-46.

Mercanti, Stefano. 2006. Essere umani: sulle ali del mondo Cheyenne di Lance Henson. Antonella Riem Natale (a cura di). Sapienze antiche all’incrocio di mondi /ANAM ĊARA. Udine: Forum, 39-44.


CodePink. Women of Peace. n.d. (consultato il 27/1/2006)

Donne di Pace. n.d. (consultato il 27/1/2006)

Siberian Shamanism. n.d.  (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.

10. Le Simplegadi is an open access journal and allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.

11. The journal does not require any payment from the authors for Article Processing (APC) and submission charges.