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Author Guidelines

Formatting standards.

  1. The final document format will be a PDF file. However, the submission file can be in a: Microsoft Word DOC format; or in an OpenOffice, LibreOffice or WordPerfect format; in a (temporary) PDF format produced by Tex / LaTex. Apart from the latter case, the file must be editable for possible corrections or modifications during the publication process. If the authors submits a PDF file, this will be unlikely to be the final document that will be published, and should be ready to properly modify the document. In any case, page 1 (the front page) must be formatted as explained below (point 3). You can see such a format from the downloadable DOC templates.

  2. The text must: be single-spaced, 12-point Times font. Employ italics in place of underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  3. Guidelines for Page 1 (the Front Page). Check the downloadable DOC templates for comparison. Page 1 must contain the volume number of Scientia, the date of preparation of the article (not the date of final publication of the volume, that usually is finished later), the title of the article, the name of the author(s) with affiliation or mailing address, and the Abstract.
    Page 1 must be conform to one of the following templates (here reported in the popular format Microsoft Word), depending on the number of authors. The downladable templates are based either on: the A4 format, mostly used in Europe; and the Letter format, mostly used in the USA.
    The authors must convert or rebuild Page 1 by following the proper template and place it at page 1 ot the article. The authors using LaTex might separately make a PDF document, of both the PDF template and the PDF article, then join them together with a proper software (such as the freeware PdfEdit995 or the online service at
    Choose and download the proper template for your article. Read and follow the instructions on the template itself, then rewrite the beginning of the article over the same space:
    Finally, follow the other guidelines on this page.

  4. Where available, URLs for the references should be provided.The format must follow the proper guidelines related to the specific science or discipline. Examples.
    In Physics and Astronomy the AIP (American Institute of Physics) style is widely used. Citations are indicated by numerals in square brackets in consecutive numerical order throughout the text, with the complete references arranged in the same order at the end.
    In Psychology the APA (American Psychological Association) style is widely used. Citations appears in the text with the author's (or coauthors') last name(s) and the year of publication, such as: Coppola, Fox, and Spector, 1998; and the complete reference is reported in the list at the end of the paper. (Whereas two or more cited papers from the same author(s) happen to have been published in the same year, a letter is added for each separate paper, such as 1973a, 1973b, etc).

  5. Note. Since the APA style is so simple and effective, it can be even accepted for papers in other disciplines, including Physics and Astronomy (even though numerals in square brackets are widely used for citations in these areas. The formatting standards for every discipline can be easily found on the web (or properly modelled after those papers already published on Scientia that include a rich Reference section).




Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission file must be in:

    OpenOffice or Microsoft Word format (DOC);




    or (if applicable) PDF document file format.


  2. The text must be single-spaced; uses a 12-point Times font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.


  3. Page 1 is formatted as explained in point 3 above, based on the proper template (here only shown for Microsfoft Word DOC documents).


  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.


  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.



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SCIENTIA International Identifiers: ISSN: 2282-2119 . DOI prefix: 10.12969 . EAN: 977-2282-211-00-9 . Handle (hdl) prefix: 11167

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