Editor in chief
Paola di Nicola
The aim of the Journal is to provide a medium for the publication of original papers covering the entire span of sociological thought and research. The editors are particularly keen to publish work on current developments in research and analysis.
Authors should follow the guidelines set down below to ensure their submission is in the correct format for the submission process.
You will need to prepare two files for submission.
One file will need to have all your anonymized manuscript, including the title, abstract, keywords, body, and references.
A second file should include all authors' details (name, surname, e-mail, affiliations) and the corresponding author, over title, abstract and keywords.
Guidelines for articles
Layout page: Top: 5.5; Bottom: 6.2; Left: 4.6; Right: 4.6; Gutter: 0
Article length/word count: the article should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length, including references.
Abstract: All submissions must include an abstract. The maximum length of the abstract should be 250 words in total. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Keywords: All articles must include three appropriate and short keywords - separated by a comma - that capture the principal topics of the paper (e.g., Keywords: social capital, trust, sustainability.)
Text: Garamond 11. The text is single-spaced; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses)
Headings of paragraph (level one): Garamond 11, bold
Headings of paragraph (level two): Garamond 11, bold-italic
Headings of paragraph (level three): Garamond 11, italic
Add paragraph numbers
Table/Figure header: Garamond 10, italic. Above the table/figure (e.g., Table 1. Structure of the questionnaire. Or Figure 1. The elements of resiliency in enterprise networks. )
Text in tables: Garamond 8.
Number all tables and figures with Arabic numerals in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Place the notes (or table source) below the body of the table/figure.
All tables, figures, images and illustrations are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. It is strongly recommended to send also a separate file with the figures and data necessary to create each figure.
Footnotes: Garamond 10. Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Footnotes should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
Quotations in text
Use double quotation marks to enclose quotations in the text. Use single quotation marks within double quotation marks to set off material that in the original source was enclosed in double quotation marks. Long quotations are included in the main text.
Example: Miele (1993) found that “the ‘placebo effect,’ which had been verified in previous studies, disappeared when [only the first group’s] behaviors were studied in this manner” (p. 276).
References: Garamond 11
Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below.
All references in your manuscript must be formatted using one of the recognised APA styles. Please ensure you check all your citations for completeness, accuracy and consistency.
Italian Sociological Review does not permit the use of Ibidem (or Ibid.), Ivi and Id.
For example, Stoichita (2006) affirms that …
As wrote Stoichita "the contrast between white and red" (2006, p. 19)
"The contrast between white and red" (Stoichita, 2006, p. 19) [Page numbers are required for in-text citations only when quoting]
When referring to pages in a publication, use 'p. (page number)' for a single page or 'pp. (page numbers)' to indicate a page range.
Page numbers should always be written out in full, e.g. 175-179, not 175-9.
When several works are cited at the same time, list them in alphabetical order (not chronologically).
For example: A new view of Capitalism (Davigo, 1999; Habermas, 1994; Watson, 1999)
(Durie, 2003; McShane & Travaglione, 2007; Ministry of Education, 1996)
Order a list of two or more works by the same author(s) in different years chronologically according to the year of publication with the earliest work coming first.
For example: Todres (2011, 2012) or (Todres, 2011, 2012)
If more than one book/article by the same author(s) in the same year is cited, use the letters abc, etc. after the year.
For example: Smith (1990a, 1999b); Derryberry and Reed (2005a, 2005b) or (Derryberry & Reed, 2005a, 2005b)
As wrote Di Nicola and Ruspini (2020) …
For example, Di Nicola and Ruspini (2020) affirm that …
At a macro level, globalisation – is seen as a process or set of processes that transform the spatial organisation of social relations and transactions (Di Nicola & Ruspini, 2020).
Three and more authors
As wrote Caselli et al. (2022) …. ‘et al.’ not-italics
These policies can be improved (Caselli et al., 2022)
“It is therefore important to reflect on how these policies can be improved” (Caselli et al., 2022, p. 431).
Reference with single page number: Hedetoft (2013, p. 2) or (Hedetoft, 2013, p. 2)
Reference with page range: de Haan (2005, pp. 36-37) or (de Haan, 2005, pp. 36-37)
Wright (as cited in Bragdon, 2013, p. 223) or (Wright as cited in Bragdon, 2013, p. 223)
Each reference cited in the text must appear in the reference list and vice-versa.
References must be listed in alphabetical order by surname.
Lastname, A. (year). Title of the book. Location: Publisher.
Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (1986). Title of the book. Location: Publisher.
Stoichita, V. I. (2006). The Pygmalion Effect. Towards a Historical Anthropology of Simulacre. Chicago: University Press of Chicago.
Rabinowitz, F. E. (2019). Deepening group psychotherapy with men: Stories and insights for the journey. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000132-000
In text: (Rabinowitz, 2019)
Lastname, A. (year). Title of the chapter. In B. Lastname, C. Lastname & D. Lastname (Eds.), Title of the book (Volume, pp. firstpage-lastpage). Location: Publisher. Doi
Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.), Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and ethnicity (Vol. 3, pp. 53–76). New York, NY: Greenwood.
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (1995). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx–xxx). Location: Publisher.
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. (1993). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx–xxx). http://www.xxxxxxx
Hill, J. L., Reiter, J., & Zanutto, E. (2004). A comparison of experimental and observational data analyses. In A. Gelman, & X. L. Meng (Ed.), Applied Bayesian and Causal Inference from an Incomplete Data Perspective (pp. 49-60), New York: Wiley.
Viviani, D. (2011). Change and social forms. Italian Sociological Review, 1(1), 25-33.
Marshall, M., & Clark, A. M. (2010). Is clarity essential to good teaching? Teaching Philosophy, 33(3), 271-289.
Frischlich, L., Hahn, L., & Rieger, D. (2021). The promises and pitfalls of inspirational media: What do we know, and where do we go from here? Media and Communication, 9(2), 162-166. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i2.4271
Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8, 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185
Whipple, S. (2018, March 6-9). Control beliefs as a moderator of stress on anxiety [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association 64th. Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, United States.
Maddox, S. Hurling, J., Stewart, E., & Edwards, A. (2016, 30 marzo-2 aprile). If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy: The effect of parental depression on mood dysregulation in children [Paper presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association, 65th. Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Stati Uniti.
In the text: (Maddox et al., 2016)
Cain, K. (2012). The negative effects of Facebook on communication. Social Media Today. http://socialmediatoday.com
Nevitte, N. (1996). The decline of deference: Canadian value change in cross-national perspective. http://books.google.com/books
To ensure that the text citations correspond exactly with the reference list, authors are urged to use a reference management programme.
Manuscripts with incorrectly formatted references will be returned to the author(s) for correction.
ISR does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC
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