The abstract proposal must be sent to the publishers by 30th November for the April /May issue and by the 31th July for the November/December issue. Interested authors should submit their proposals (max 1000 words), explaining the main topic and the objectives of the paper. The proposals (Word or PDF) must be sent by email to the following address:

After a preliminary reading, papers are submitted to two referees who are selected by the Editor, for a peer review process that is strictly anonymous. On the basis of the opinions expressed by the referees the Editors will decide whether to accept or refuse the article, or to ask the Author(s) to make some corrections. Periodically the names of the referees of the preceding issues are published. Each contribution must be accompanied by a short abstract (1500 characters, spaces included) in the same language as the contribution and, if different, in the native language of the Authors together with 5 key words (in the language of the abstract). Contributions must contain the name and surname of each author, affiliation, e-mail and telephone numbers. Materials are not returned unless specifically requested.


Layout the text according the following rules:

Technical characteristics of the volume

Page size: 21×29 cm. Hyphenation: automatic. Text size double column: width 8 cm, spacing 1 cm. Single column 8×24,8. Maximum format full page illustrations, including caption: 17,5×24,8.



Authors must ensure the free availability of material from museums, archives or other publications and indicate the origin and source in the caption. All illustrations must have a unique progressive numbering for each type: Fig. (Photos, drawings, graphics); Tav. (Tables of finds), Tab. (Tables).

For images, in digital format, follow the instructions below:

Photo: color or grayscale file; tiff or jpeg format quality 12; minimum resolution 300 dpi at print size.

Drawings: color or grayscale files; tiff format, jpeg quality 12; minimum resolution 400 dpi at print size.

Line drawings: bitmap file, tiff format, minimum resolution 800 dpi at print size or files in grayscale, tiff or jpeg format quality 12; minimum resolution 500 dpi at print size.

Vector images: files in the original format or pdf (indicate the software used).

Tables: files in their original format, indicate the program used.

The entire iconographic apparatus must be contained in a compressed archive (zip or rar) and sent separately. Illustrations also should be included in the text file. The files must be named in such a way as to make them easily identifiable; use the same numbering as the captions. Indicate the scale in the captions of the relics tables or insert a metric scale. For plants, insert a metric scale in the drawing. The captions must be delivered in a separate file in compatible Word format. The cardinal points must be shortened (N and not North, NW and not north-west).



The text must be sent in compatible Word format and the manuscript word count must be between 4500 – 6000 words. This includes bibliography and captions. Number the Paragraph Headings to break down their hierarchical structure. Foreign, Latin and not commonly used phrases must be in italics. Text quotes must be enclosed in capital quotes «(alt + 174)» (alt + 175). Single quotes ” are used for the improper use of phrases. Double quotes “” are used for definitions. The units of measurement (m, km, g) must be entered after the numerical value and do not have a full stop. Use the long dash – (alt + 0150) as the beginning of the paragraph in the lists (with space after) and as a punctuation mark (with space before and after); in all other cases use in short dash – (without space neither before nor after). The numbering of the footnotes must start from 1 and be sequential for the entire contribution. However, reduce the notes to a minimum by inserting citations in the text according to the Anglo-Saxon system (Author year, p. 00, Fig. 00). The notes relating to the tables must have a separate numbering, independent of the notes in the text (use the lower case letters of the alphabet). References to figures in the text are in uppercase bold italics (Fig., Tab.). Insert small caps if necessary (for bibliographic abbreviations in English; in bibliographic citations in the notes and in the bibliography for the surnames of the authors cited). Id., Ead. in small caps. Ibid., Supra, infra, et al. in italics.



For magazines or series in abbreviated form indicate the dissolution. The final bibliography, limited to the titles cited in the text, must be in alphabetical order (published and unedited historical sources, literary sources and sources taken from the web). When there are several texts by the same author in the same year, the progressive alphabetical letter next to the author’s name is used (Lena 1995a; Lena 1995b). In the final bibliography, the references of the same author, the texts are inserted in ascending temporal order, then the texts by the same author (who appears first) followed by two or three authors, in alphabetical order, and lastly with more than four authors, with the formula et al. (Lena et al. 2001).

Example of a bibliography

Kottïng W. 1973, Univira in Inschirpten, in C.M.J. Sicking, P. G. van der Nat, J.C.M. van Winden, E. Wan den Boer (a cura di), Romanitas et Christianitas. Studia Iano Hernico Waszink, Amsterdam, pp. 125-206.

La Regina A. 2010, Il guerriero di Capestrano e le iscrizioni paleosabelliche, in L. Franchi Dell’Orto (a cura di), Pinna Vestinorum e il popolo dei Vestini, Roma, pp. 230-273.

La Regina A. 1986, Penna Sant’Andrea. Le stele paleosabelliche, in L. Franchi Dell’Orto (a cura di), Documenti dell’Abruzzo Teramano, II, 1, La Valle del medio e del basso Vomano, Teramo, pp. 167-217.

LightMan M., Zeisel W. 1977, Univira: an example of continuity and change in Roman Society, «Church History», 46, 1, Cambridge, pp. 19-32.

Mastroianni D. 2017, Topografia dell’Abruzzo Teramano. Il territorio di Campli dalla Preistoria al Medioevo. Carta Archeologica d’ItaliaAbruzzo, Roma.

Minieri Riccio C., Parascandolo A. 1968, Fonti della Storia Abruzzese, Supplemento alle Biblioteche storico-topografiche degli Abruzzi, 1884, Forni-Bologna.