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Editorial norms

The articles shall be sent to the following e-mail:

The article shall be sent to the review by mail in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .odt. The authors can send their articles in Italian, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese (the last one will be translated in Italian by the editor staff). The article must be written in interline 1.5; between 30.000 and 50.000 characters (spaces included). The article must be combined with a summary in its original language and one in English, 500-800 characters (spaces included); with five key words (in the article language and in English), and with a brief biographical profile of the author (800-1000 characters). The text must be edited in Georgia 11 character; the foot notes must be edited in Georgia 10 character, justified, with a progressive numeration. The abbreviations must be indicated in extenso in occasion of their the first use.

The quotations between inverted commas must be integrated in the text’s body (without space) and followed by the note number. The quotations longer than 3 lines should be put aside in the text’s body, without inverted commas. They are to be written in Georgia 10 character, in interline 1.5 and return to the left and to the right of 1 cm. The quotations’ notes must be indicated at the foot page and comprehend the page numbers.

Bibliographical norms

All the bibliographical references must follow this model:


SURNAME, Name, Title, Place, editor, year, page.

ARRIGHI, Giovanni, La geometria dell’imperialismo, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1978, p. 88.

Collective works

SURNAME, Name, SURNAME, Name (Eds.), Title, Place, editor, year, page.

TIMMERMANN, Heiner, GRUNER, Wolf D. (herausgegeben von), Demokratie und Diktatur in Europa. Geschichte und Wechsel der politischen Systeme im 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 2001, pp. 77-79.

Review Articles

SURNAME, Name, «article title», in review title, volume, number/year, pages.

WORBY, Eric, «“Discipline without oppression”: Sequence, timing and marginality in Southern Rhodesia’s post-war development regime», in The Journal of African history, 41, 1/2000, pp. 101-125.

Essay in a collective work

SURNAME, Name, Title, Title, place, editor, year, pages.

MANGONI, Luisa, La cultura: periodizzazioni e apocalissi, in PAVONE, Claudio (a cura di), Novecento: i tempi della storia, Roma, Donzelli, 1997, pp. 77-97.


SURNAME, Name, Title, Thesis in..., university, place, year.

DI FLORIO, Martina, Discorso geografico e immagine cartografica nell’opera di Strabone, Tesi di laurea in geografia, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, a.a. 1996/1997.

Web pages

SURNAME, Name, Title or «Title» [by chance], in web site title or online publication title, URL: < > [consulted on dd mm yyyy].

PERRIAULT, Jacques, «La norme comme instrument d’accès au savoir on-line», in Actes du colloque Initiatives 2005. La norme comme instrument de réussite d'une société de la connaissance partagée, Paris, AUF, 2 mars 2007, URL: < 2005/document.php?id=222> [consultato il 22 giugno 2007].


Director SURNAME, Name, Title, production company, year, minutes.

ZAHZAH, Abdenour, RIDOUH, Bachir, Frantz Fanon, The Memories from the Asylum, Anwar Cinéma, Algeria, 2008, 53'.

For a list of abbreviations see:

Book Review

Diacronie edits a book review section dedicated to recent works.

The book reviews shall be sent to Diacronie at the following e-mail address: to the attention of Luca Zuccolo and Luca Bufarale. The book reviews must be sized between 10.000 and 15.000 characters (spaces included).

Call for paper proposals

Diacronie welcomes thematic dossiers proposals.

To coordinate a number, is necessary to send a call for paper to the editor board e-mail:

Each proposal will be evaluated by two members of the editor committee and will receive an answer, after an internal discussion by the editorial board.