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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Style and conventions

To submit your manuscript, please click on the following link to download Plurimondi template  https://plurimondi-poliba.webnode.it/

The manucript should be prepared on A4 paper, with cm14x21 page layout and the following margins (cm): 2,4 upper; 1,8 lower; 2,1 left & right; 1,27 header & footer. The font to be used is Garamond 12 with single line spacing double-spaced and with generous head, foot and left- and right-hand margins. The manuscript should be submitted including an abstract of approximately 200 words, and authorship, contact addresses and any acknowledgements should be submitted on a separate cover letter as the refereeing process is strictly anonymous. The article length should not exceed 8000 words including references.

Any maps, diagrams and figures should be submitted in the form of completed artwork suitable for reproduction.

Figures and images should be put separately from the text, and captioned in the text.
Black and white figures should be supplied on separate sheets at the end of the manuscript. Lines should be clean and clear, tints and complex shading should be avoided. Any labels and keys must be legible when reproduced. Figures supplied to at least 800dpi halftones to 300dpi at actual size.

Where artwork is supplied, please remember that illustrations cannot be reproduced at more than the size of the text area of the journal page, i.e. cm14x21. All illustrations should be drawn for the same reduction, ideally 3:2. Lettering should be of draughtsman standard; please bear the reduction factor in mind in both lettering and line weight.

Good quality black and white photographs will be considered for inclusion where they add substantially to the argument, up to a maximum of three per article. These can be supplied electronically to at least 300dpi.

Colour figures can be provided for use in the online version. However, contributors must remember that these will appear in the printed version in black and white. Any colours used should therefore be distinguishable from each other in the greyscale format, especially in pie charts and bar charts.

It is the contributor's responsibility to clear any necessary copyright permissions, to pay any reproduction fees charged by the copyright owner, and to provide a list of captions and (where relevant) credit lines.

A list of captions to the illustrations should be supplied separately from the text, and the position of the illustrations should be clearly indicated in the text.


First-level headings are bold, font size 12p; second-level subheadings are italic bold, font size 12p. No numbering is required. Further levels of subheadings should be avoided.
Quotations marks ("...") are required for text quotations. In case of more than about 60 words, quotations should be set out from the text with space above and below.


Footnotes & endnotes

Footnotes appear only on the first page of the paper, to account for authors' affiliations. Further footnotes should be put at the end of the manuscript, with reference numbers in square brackets in the text. Please keep footnotes to a reasonable minimum.



Tables should be typed separately from the text, and captioned in the text.



Bibliographic citations must be indicated in the text by surnames of the author and the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Hall (1992) or (Hall, 1992) or (Hall, 1992, p. 25). In the case of multiple citations of the same author and year, the year of publication must be followed by a letter (a, b, c...).
All bibliographical references must be listed at the end of the text (bibliography must include only the works cited), by using the items of the original publication and by translating the titles of papers and volumes into English, following the "Harvard" format. Here are some examples:

Amin A., Robins K. (1991), The re-emergence of regional economies? The mythical geography of flexible accumulation, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 8, 1, pp. 7-34.

Badie B. (1996), La Fine dei Territori. Saggio sul Disordine Internazionale e sull’Utilità Sociale del Rispetto, Trieste, Astesis [or. ed. La Fin des Territoires. Essai sur le Désordre International et l’Utilité Social du Respect, 1995].

Biscaretti di Ruffia P. (1992), Territorio dello Stato [The Territory of the State], in Enciclopedia del Diritto [Law Enciclopedy]. 1958-2012. Tomo XLIV, Milano, Giuffré, pp. 333-355.

Bourgeot A. (2009), Territorio [Territory], in Bronte P., Izard M. (eds.), Dizionario di Antropologia ed Etnologia [Anthropology and Ethnology Dictionary], Torino, Einaudi [or. ed. 1991, pp. 775-776].

Davis J., Joung E. (1996), Taking centre stage: Aboriginal strategies for redressing marginalization, in Howitt R., Connell J. and Hirsch P. (eds.), Resources, Nations, and Indigenous People: Caste Studies from Australasia, Melanesia, and Southeast Asia, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, pp. 152-171.

Oxford Retail Group (1989), Planning for Major Retail Development, Oxford, Oxford Institute of Retail Management.

Pickvance C., Preteceille E. (eds.) (1991), State Restructuring and Local Power: A Comparative Perspective, London, Pinter.

Rittel H., Webber M. (1973), Dilemmas in a general theory of planning, Policy Science, 4, pp. 155-169.



Authors must obtain permission to reproduce copyright maps and diagrams. Full information of work cited - author, date, publisher and page references - should be given for all maps, diagrams and figures. Single passages of quoted prose should not normally exceed 250 words, or scattered passages more than 400 words, from any work

Authors will be required to assign copyright in their paper to Plurimondi. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless copyright has been assigned. To assist authors an appropriate copyright assignment form will be supplied.