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Author Guidelines

Authors should submit manuscripts in the font specified in the text guidelines and organize their work according to the following sequence: title, name of all authors (First Author, Corresponding Author, co-authors if applicable) and their affiliation (institution, town and country); keywords; text with sections and subsections including tables, figures, drawings, diagrams, etc.; acknowledgments; notes; references; biographical notes; summary.

Papers should be sent in electronic format, via e-mail to: salvatore.lorusso@unibo.it.

The following guidelines are to be used in all submissions.

1. GENERAL

Papers must be submitted in English.

Each issue of the Journal measures 17x24 cm, providing a print area of 12.4x17.6 cm.

The paper should not exceed 7,000 words (excluding figures, tables, etc. and references, biographical notes and summary), unless previously authorized by the Editor-in-Chief. To evaluate development of the paper, Authors should take into account the written text and space required for titles, figures, tables, etc.

2. TITLE PAGE

The title of the paper must be followed by the name(s) of the Author(s), indicating their affiliation (institutions, organizations, etc.).

3. CORRESPONDING AUTHOR

To indicate the Corresponding Author please use a typographic symbol (•); the symbol with the relevant e-mail address should appear at the foot of the page.

4. KEYWORDS

The number of keywords for the paper should not be more than 5 and placed below the name(s) of the Author(s).

5. SECTIONS / SUBSECTIONS

The text must be subdivided into four hierarchical sections using Arial 9:

  • title of the paper in (Arial 12, bold UPPERCASE with initial letter filling space of two lines)
  • paragraph heading (Arial 9, bold lowercase aligned left above the text)
  • subsection heading (Arial 9, bold italic lowercase aligned left above the text)
  • additional subsection headings (Arial 9, italic lowercase aligned left above the text)

Headings must always be preceded by the corresponding numeration.

6. FIGURES / TABLES / IMAGES

Collectively the total number of figures, tables, etc. must not exceed 10.
All figures, tables, etc. must be included in the appropriate points in the text using the terms Figure 1, Table 1. For figures, tables, etc. composed of several parts, use Figure 1A, Table 1A, etc.

Computer-processed images should be submitted and inserted at the appro­priate point in the text using JPEG, TIFF or EPS files with a resolution of 300 dpi.

Plans, relief maps and drawings must always bear an indication of the scale together with a key to the symbols used.

The International System of Units (IS) must be adopted when expressing measures, using standard forms (μm, μg, mm, mg, etc.). These are indicated using a lowercase number and point; letter and exponents must also be expressed using the standard metric measures established by the IS, (for example, m3 and not the ‘mc’ type).

7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The term “Acknowledgments” must be placed in bold on the left and at the end of the paper. These can include: funding, research supervision, administrative support, scientific advisors, writing assistance, technical and language editing, proofreading, etc.

8. NOTES

Notes in the text must be numbered consecutively using superscript and Arab numbers, then inserted at the end of the paper.

9. COMPILATION OF REFERENCES

All references must be progressively numbered, indicated in the text and listed at the end of the paper. Please use the guidelines below based on the Harvard Referencing System. In relation to this, it is important to use references published in Journals with Impact Factor inherent to the argument discussed.

Books

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) (YEAR OF PUBLICATION). TITLE (in italics), EDITION (if available). PLACE OF PUBLICATION: PUBLISHER.

For example:
Nicholson, P. and Shaw, I. (2000) Ancient Egyptian Materials and technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Specific book chapters

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) (YEAR OF PUBLICATION). CHAPTER TITLE. IN: BOOK TITLE (in italics). PLACE OF PUBLICATION: PUBLISHER, pp, pages.

Example:
Dunnell, R. (2000). Archaeometry. In: Archeological Method and Theory. New York: Garland Publishing, pp. 47-52.

Books with editor(s)

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials), ed./eds. (YEAR OF PUBLICATION). TITLE, EDITION (if available). PLACE OF PUBLICATION: PUBLISHER.

Example:
Keene, E., ed. (1988). Natural language. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press

Journal Articles

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) (YEAR OF PUBLICATION). ARTICLE TITLE. JOURNAL (in italics), VOLUME (ISSUE), pp. pages.

Example:
Feely, J.N., Williams, S., Fowles, P.S. (2000). An Initial Study into the Particulates Emitted during the Laser Ablation of Sulphation Crusts. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 1 (Suppl. 1), pp. 65-70.

Newspaper articles

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) (YEAR OF PUBLICATION). ARTICLE TITLE. NEWSPAPER TITLE, DAY MONTH, pp. pages.

Example:
Webster, B. (2006). New speed cameras puts more drivers in the frame. The Times, 24 May, p. 1.

Conference or seminar papers in published proceedings

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) (YEAR OF PUBLICATION), PAPER TITLE. In:, ed./eds., CONFERENCE TITLE, LOCATION, DATE. PLACE OF PUBLICATION: PUBLISHER. pp. pages

Example:
Vergas-Belmin V., Pichot C., Orial G. (1993) Elimination de croutes noires sur marbre et craie: à quel niveau arreter le nettoyage? In: M.J. Thiel (ed.), Conservation of Stone and Other Materials, Proceedings of the International RILEM/UNESCO Congress, Paris, June 29-July 1. London: E&FN. pp. 534-541.

Online documents

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) (YEAR OF PUBLICATION) ARTICLE TITLE. JOURNAL TITLE, VOLUME (ISSUE). Available at: URL, [Accessed: date]

Example:
Giglioni, C., Natali, A., (2009) Laser scattering methodology for measuring particulates in the air. Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage, Vol.9. Available at: http://conservation-science.unibo.it/article/view/1748 [Accessed: 09/01/2014]

AUTHORSHIP (surname and initials) and/or INSTITUTION, (YEAR OF PUBLICATION), ARTICLE TITLE. Available at: URL, [Accessed: date]

Example:
Michalski, S., Canadian Conservation Institute, (2013) Agent of deterioration: Incorrect Relative Humidity. Available at: https://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/resources-ressources/agentsofdeterioration-agentsdedeterioration/chap10-eng.aspx [Accessed: 10/05/2014].

10. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Authors should include a brief biography of not more than 150 words, providing academic and/or professional details, present position, research field, acknowledgements, etc. This information will be published in the event a paper is accepted for publication.

11. SUMMARY

The summary should not exceed 250 words and should be placed at the end of the paper after the references.

 

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 has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided to the Editor).
  2. The correct document file format has been used for manuscript submission (MS Word .doc or docx).
  3. The text is single-spaced; all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end and are accompanied by proper captions.
  4. The reference guidelines have been followed (when available, Digital Object Identifiers - DOIs, should be included).
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines section.
  6. The author is aware of the reviewing and editing process of the Journal.
 

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