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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.
  • The submission file is fully anonymous (please also check the file name before submitting) and 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.
  • The submission is accompanied by a one-page Cover Page listing the authors and their contacts (the Cover Page will only be available to editors and not to reviewers).

Italian Political Science is an open-access journal publishing research on contemporary Italian politics from a Political science perspective. Please, visit the About the Journal page for information about its focus. This journal only publishes manuscripts in English (in some cases with Italian translation). The editors of Italian Political Science (IPS) invite authors to submit the following types of articles:

a) Research articles (maximum 8,000 words): cutting-edge articles on current trends and developments in Italian politics (also in comparative and European perspective). Articles aimed at this section should be informative, intellectually stimulating and conceptually rigorous. We cannot accept papers based on simple assertion.

b) Articles in "The Profession" section (maximum 4,000 words): articles about the state of the discipline in Italy and beyond and where it is heading, teaching and learning Political science, research in the field and its assessment, relations between academia and society.

All contributions are accepted on the understanding that they are the original work of the author(s).


All authors are warmly invited to download and follow the recommendations outlined in IPS Authors' Style Guide. The journal has defined these guidelines with the hope to guarantee all authors as much liberty and user-friendliness as possible. Following these simple rules will increase consistency across all contributions and help establish IPS' look and feel as a competitive, inclusive open-access journal.

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Registered users will be able to receive notifications about the publication processes in which they are taking part, as well as any emails related to their role in the processes. Articles will be published with a correspondence email address for the corresponding author whenever this has been provided by the authors themselves.