Periodica de re canonica Journal - Directions for authors
|Directions for authors|
Typically, the journal Periodica de re canonica does not publish reviews and writings previously published elsewhere. Within the draft of the text, authors are invited to follow the following directions.
1. The ideal length of an article is from 52,000-55,000 characters—spaces and notes included. Longer articles will be divided and published in two successive issues.
2. Articles can be written in Latin, Italian, French, English, Spanish and German. In a text, only one language is to be used. Brief citations, up to four lines, are printed in the text within Italian quotation marks (« »). Citations that exceed four lines are printed in a paragraph with an left-hand indentation, without quotation marks, separated from the previous text by an empty line before and after. Citations in Latin must be in italics. If a citation in another language is desired, indirect citation or translation of the citation can be used; in the latter case, the direct citation in the original language is printed in a footnote, but not in italics (i.e., not styled).
3. References to canons, documents of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, and Sacred Scripture are included in the text, though indications of other fonts are printed in the footnotes. Canons are cited in the following way: can. 119 §1, 1°. If multiple canons are cited, the reference is abbreviated as follows: cann. 1044 §1, 2°; 1425 §1, 1°. The documents of Vatican II are cited according to the initials of the incipit, along with the paragraph number or letter from the original Latin text: e.g., LG 21a.
4. Subtitles can be distinguished by various styles, preceded by numbers:
- division of the first grade: 1. Communion (bold)
- division of the second grade: 1.1 Communion (italics)
- division of the third grade: 1.1.1 Communion (not styled)
N.B.: The numbers that precede the title are not styled. The title is written at the edge of the page, without indentation, and must be spaced with white lines: two before and one after.
5. In bibliographic citations, the names of authors are written in small caps; abbreviations indicating membership in a religious institute are omitted.
6. Citation examples:
[small caps], Title of the book [italics], place of publication and year, page number(s) [without using «p.» or «pp.»].
D. Baudot, L'inséparabilité entre le contrat et le sacrement de mariage, Roma 1987, 35.
[small caps], «Title of the article», Title of the publication [italics, without abbreviations],
volume number (year) page number(s) [without using «p.» or «pp.»].
Z. Grocholewski, «De errore circa matrimonii unitatem, indissolubilitatem et sacramentalem dignitatem», Periodica 84 (1995) 397-398.
- Articles from collective works:
[small caps], «Title of the article», in
[small caps, first initial of first name, followed by surname], ed.,
Title of Book (Dictionary, etc.) [italics, without abbreviations],
place and date of publication, page number(s) [without using «p.» or «pp.»].
U. Navarrete, «Matrimonio - sacramento», in C. Corral Salvador - V. De Paolis - G. Ghirlanda (ed.), Nuovo Dizionario di Diritto Canonico, Cinisello Balsamo 1993, 677-684.
7. When reference is made to an already-cited work, the name of the author must be written [unless it is already written in the text],
the first words of the title, the number of the note—within parentheses — in which the work has been aforecited, and the page number(s):
D. Baudot, L'inseparabilité (cf. nt. 3), 29.
8. Please consult thefor any eventual further issues.
9. The author is to forward the article via e-mail, and should include a postal address and a telephone number (these are needed by the Editor to send the periodical as referred in n° 10).
10. The author will receive from the Editor a copy of the periodical and a file of the extract in pdf format. In the case that a paper copy is desired, please indicate the desired number of copies at the moment of the submission of the correction of the draft. The associated costs will be the responsibility of the author.