ISSN: 2038-0925




Contributions that can be sent to Diacronie:

  • spontaneous suggestions for articles (published in the miscellaneous volumes);
  • articles in reply to a call for papers (published in monographic volumes).

General Guidelines

Articles submitted to the journal Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea should be addressed by e-mail, as attachments, to:


Each submission must be accompanied by a brief biography of the author (maximum 500 characters), specifying his/her professional or institutional affiliation, his or her publications (if any) and primary research fields.
This will be inserted into the article when it is published.



Articles must not have been simultaneously submitted to another journal, nor previously published. Please do not submit a manuscript that is under consideration elsewhere.
The article will be published by Diacronie under a Creative Commons licence.



A summary of between 500 and 800 characters (including spaces) is mandatory. The abstract must be written in the language in which the article was originally written and in English. Any translation into other languages is optional but appreciated. The summary must also be accompanied by a list of 5 keywords, in the original language and in English.


Unless otherwise specified in the call for papers, the essay must be between 35,000 and 55,000 characters in length (inclusive of blanks).



Articles should be submitted to the journal, as an email attachment, in .doc, .docx or .odt format.

The essay file must be structured as follows:

  • body of the text: Georgia 11, line spacing 1.5;
  • paragraph headings: numbered (1., 2., 3., …), Georgia 12, 1.5 spacing, bold;
  • paragraph subheadings: numbered (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, …), Georgia 11, spacing 1.5, bold;
  • quotations: Georgia 10, spacing 1.5, indented 1 cm right and 1 cm left;
  • footnotes: Georgia 10, justified, with sequential numbering.



Should an author wish to include images in an article, it is up to the author to obtain the copyright of these images. The integration of iconographic material in articles is conditional on obtaining the necessary authorisations for publication: in the absence of such authorisations, the images cannot be published.

The selection of the images used to present the article – on the journal’s pages – is an exclusive responsibility of the editorial staff.



Diacronie publishes in Italian, English, French or Spanish; it is possible to submit articles in Greek, Portuguese and German, which will be translated into Italian by the editors.

Norme redazionali


The conformity of the text to the bibliographic standards is the author’s responsibility.

The work of editing is a professional activity in itself, which requires the expertise and time of the editors. Editors are only available to take on editorial work in exchange for a donation in support of Diacronie’s activities. Donations will be used solely to develop the journal’s projects and will be publicly accounted for on the website.



Diacronie publishes both theme-based and miscellaneous dossiers.

A call for papers is made for each thematic dossier and is published on calenda, HNET, other mailing lists and social networks.

  1. Any author interested in participating, notifies their intention by submitting an abstract (article proposal) to the editorial office.
  2. Each article proposal is subjected to an initial evaluation by the board of scholars of the monographic volume.
  3. The editorial staff informs all participants of the outcome of the proposal selection process.
  4. The selected authors send their articles to the editorial office within the deadline.
  5. The curators submit the individual essays to an evaluation procedure (Peer Review Process).
  6. 6. Upon successful submission, the essays will be published. It may happen that some papers are considered worthy of publication but in a different issue from the one the call for papers was launched for.

Proposals for spontaneous articles are published in miscellaneous editions.

  1. In this case, the essays undergo an initial evaluation by the editorial board.
  2. If the articles receive a positive opinion from the editorial board, they are sent to two external reviewers, directly identified by the editorial board, in agreement with the management committee.
  3. The reviewers send their evaluation sheets and comments to the editorial board. In the event of disagreement between the reviewers, a third peer reviewer is appointed to settle the dispute.
  4. The editorial board, in agreement with the management committee, examines the evaluations of the referees and makes an unequivocal decision on the publication of the articles (publishable; publishable after suggested changes; not publishable).
  5. The editorial board returns the referees’ evaluation forms to the author and informs him/her of the final decision (publishable; publishable after suggested changes; non-publishable); if further changes are required, arrangements are made to deliver a new version of the paper.