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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Press.
  • Author(s) with affiliation/organization.
  • Corresponding author with contact details (e-mail).
  • An abstract for each chapter.
  • Main text: Introduction, objective, method, results, conclusions.
  • (If applicable) Figure and figure captions.
  • (If applicable) Table and table captions.
  • Declaration of funding sources (mandatory).
  • Declaration of conflict of interest (mandatory).
  • (If applicable) Acknowledgment.
  • (If applicable) Notes.
  • References are structured according to the "Cite them right 10th edition - Harvard" format, and all references mentioned in the reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Short biography (max 50-60 words) for each author (mandatory).
  • Authorization for the use of copyrighted material from other sources has been obtained.
  • Transfer of copyright form has been correctly filled with the Title of your paper in English language, signed by the corresponding author, and prepared as a PDF file.

Author Guidelines

Book submission checklist, declaration, and verification
If a book proposal has been accepted, the following list may be helpful for checking a book before submitting it to the RCASB series for review. Before sending a book to the RCASB series, read our Ethical Code and Plagiarism policy and ensure that the following items are present for each chapter:

  • Author(s) with affiliation/organization.
  • Corresponding author with contact details (e-mail).
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Main text: Introduction, objective, method, results, conclusions.
  • (If applicable) Figure and figure captions.
  • (If applicable) Table and table captions. 
  • Declaration of funding sources.
  • Declaration of conflict of interest.
  • (If applicable) Acknowledgment.
  • (If applicable) Notes.
  • References (all references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa).
  • Short biography (max 50-60 words) for each author. 
  • The manuscript must be written in good English (both American and British English are accepted, but consistently and not as a combination of these two) or Italian.
  • Authorization for the use of copyrighted material from other sources has been obtained.
  • The Transfer of Copyright (ToF) form(s) has been compiled, signed, and uploaded together with the book:
    • If the book is a monograph, the author(s) must upload the ToF of the whole book (download the book ToF form).
    • If the book is a collective work with different authors for the chapters, all the transfer of copyright of the chapters (download the chapter ToF form) must be collected by the editor(s) and uploaded together with the book. The editor must also upload the ToF of the whole book.
  • Book formatting: in compliance with the required layout, the book's formatting is the sole responsibility of the editors/authors; no service is provided by the publisher and the RCASB series Editors-in-chief. Please download and consult the Book Chapter Format for further details and instructions.

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