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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 author(s) is/are aware of the policies of the journal, particularly the reviewing process and the Code of Conduct.
    During the submission procedure, in “Comments for the Editor” the author(s) can indicate potential and/or unwanted reviewers, as well as any other potential conflict of interest.
    Where applicable, author(s) confirm(s) that the appropriate national and/or institutional ethics review and informed consent protocols have been followed."
  • The submission file is in OpenDocument (.odt), Microsoft Word (.docx), RTF file format (.rtf). If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the full-text of the submission is anonymized, including the file properties. Please, carefully check the author guidelines before drafting and submitting an essay. The guidelines are available here:
  • The text interline is single-spaced; the text uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than bold or underlining; 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, which is found in About the Journal. Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The author is committed, under his own responsibility, to obtain the release of the copyrighted images and to provide, in case it becomes necessary, a written declaration of release to the Editor of the journal. The author relieves the journal from any liability in the event of a dispute.

Author Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Submitted papers should conform to the elementary rules of grammar, syntax, punctuation, and clarity. Slang and jargon should be avoided.

The article should begin with a separate cover page bearing the title and author(s) information: full name, affiliation (University and Department/Centre), address, email.

Please, carefully check the author guidelines before drafting and submitting an essay. The guidelines are available here:

All submissions (except draft book reviews) should use the online system:

Submitted papers must have the following features:

  • Total length: depending on the kind of submission;

  • authors should submit their manuscript, along with an abstract of max 200 words. Authors should also provide 6 keywords;

  • biographical note of a couple sentences, placed at the end of the article.

Citation guide

  • References should be cited in text by the last name of the author(s) and the date of publication (Latour 1987).

  • There is no comma before the date. For papers with two authors, join author names with “and” (Star and Griesemer 1989).

  • Papers by three or more authors are cited in text by the first author followed by “et al.” and the date (Knorr-Cetina et al. 1980), while all authors have to be listed in the final list of references.

  • If the author’s name is in the text, use only the year of publication in parentheses: Latour (1987).

  • Pagination follows year after comma: (Star and Griesemer 1989, 390–394).

  • If two or more references by the same author also have the same year, a distinguishing letter (a, b, c, etc.) is added after the year.

Reference format

The reference list and text citations should agree and be accurate. All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and all references listed in the reference list must be cited in the text. References must be in alphabetical order for authors. References by the same author/s must be listed chronologically. If references have the same year but the second author differs, order alphabetically by second author. If references have the same year and the same second author, make sure there is a distinguishing letter (a, b, c, etc.).


Bowker, Geoffrey and Star, Susan Leigh (1999) Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences, Cambridge, MIT Press.

Haraway, Donna Jeanne (2016) Staying with the trouble: making kin in the Chthulucene, Durham, Duke University Press.

Latour, Bruno (2013) An inquiry into modes of existence: an anthropology of the moderns, Cambridge, Harvard University Press.

Oudshoorn, Nelly E.J and Pinch, Trevor (2003) How users matter: The co-construction of users and technologies, Cambridge, MIT Press.

Edited books

Pinch, Trevor and Bijsterveld, Karin (Eds.) (2012) The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Latour, Bruno and Callon, Michel (1981) Unscrewing the Big Leviathan: How Actors Macrostructure Reality and How Sociologists Help Them Do It, in Karen Knorr-Cetina and Aaron Cicourel (Eds.), Advances in Social Theory and Methodology: Toward an Integration of Micro- and Macro-Sociologies, London, Routledge, pp. 277–303.

Journal Articles

Star, Susan Leigh and Griesemer, James (1989) Institutional Ecology, ‘Translations’ and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39, in “Social Studies of Science”, 19 (3), pp. 387–420.

Web page

Mozilla Foundation (sd) The Mozilla Manifesto, in (retrieved March 10, 2010).


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