Author Guidelines

Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali (RSPI) is a forum for new researches and interpretations concerning a broad range of topics related to all aspects of the international society in the contemporary world. It is open to all forms of inquiry – including cultural, economic, juridical, international, political and social history -, welcomes comparative approaches and sets up a working alliance among specialists in all branches of the social sciences and humanities.

Submission and Review Process

Rspi is a peer reviewed academic journal.
All manuscripts must be submitted to Direzione della RSPI, via Bruxelles, 20 – 00198 Roma (Italia) together with an electronic version of them (Word) on a Cd-Rom or electronically to
Submission of a paper will be taken to imply that it is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance of a paper, the author must assign copyright to the RSPI, that may reproduce the manuscripts also electronically on line. The reproduction of abstracts is free.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not hold copyright, including appropriate acknowledgements.
The views expressed in the articles, editorial comments, book reviews and notes, and all other contributions to the RSPI are those of the individual Authors and are not to be taken as representing the views of the Publisher, Editor, Boards of the Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali.

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Manuscript’s preparation
Essays should be written in such a way that complex issues are made intelligible and appealing to erudite readers who are not specialists in the subjects under investigation. Articles should be concise and normally be about 30,000 – 40,000 words long, including footnotes and bibliography.
Contributions may be submitted in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Papers are reviewed by blind review of 2 outside, anonymous peer readers, according to the system of ‘double blind peer review’, in which both articles and judgments remain anoniymous. The editor reserves the right to minor editorial corrections, particularly for ensuring the layout, typographical and stylistic conventions of the Rspi.
The manuscripts should include the author’s name, qualification and institutional affiliation; five key-words describing the issues involved in the article; two 2,000 words abstracts, one in English and one in Italian, describing the scope of the work, the research methods, the main sources, the reached conclusions.
All material submitted cannot be returned. The Pdf of the article and a copy of the journal will be sent to the author’s complete postal address.

Quotations, footnotes and bibliography
The quotations should be put between quotation marks («…»); quotations referred in quotations between inverted commas (“…”). To give prominence to something, use simple inverted commas (‘…’). Foreign words should be in italics; omissions between square brackets ([…]).
The number of notes should be kept to a minimum. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the article and put before the punctuation (es. 15.), using a raised numeral in the text, to correspond to a list of notes placed at the end of the page. The notes should include bibliographical references to books, articles and other manuscript’s sources.
The criteria are the following:

•    For the first quotation, first name and family name, title (in italics), place of publication, publisher, year, number of pages.
For example: Maria Grazia Melchionni, Il male, Roma, Rizzoli, 1990.

•    In case of quotations referring to an article, please put the name of the journal between quotation marks «…».
For example: Mario Rossi, Il male, in «Rivista di Studi Politici Internazionali», year, number, pp. 15-16.

•    In case of books edited by someone, please use (edited by).

•    For the following quotations of the same book or article, please use the author’s family name, followed by Op. cit.
For example: Rossi, Op. cit., p. 35.

•    When more books of the same author are quoted, please repeat the title in italics in the following quotations, followed by cit..
Example: Rossi, Il bene, cit., p. 15.

•    Please use idem when there is coincidence with the preceding footnote, but the number of the page is different.
Example: ¹² Mario Rossi, Il male, Roma, Rizzoli, 1990, p. 33.
¹³Idem, p. 54.

•    Please use ibidem when there is a total identity between two joining footnotes.
Example: ¹² Mario Rossi, Il Male, Roma, Rizzoli, 1990, p. 33.
¹³ Ibidem

If the footnote is about an article in a collective book or volume, please insert the article’s title in between inverted commas (“…”), followed by the collective volume’s/book’s title in italics and then the other editorial informations.

Example: Mario Rossi, “Il Male”, in Carlo Bianchi (a cura di), Il Bene e il Male, Roma, Rizzoli, 2000, pp. 101-110.