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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. Every article will be subject to a double evaluation, which will remain anonymous, by two members of the scientific committee of the journal itself. Within the draft of the text, authors are invited to follow the following directions.

1. In the note (at the foot of the page) at the end of the title, the author shows the name and surname, along with the institution to which it belongs (Univesity, Tribunal, Dicastery, Diocese etc)
For example:
Title: «Ordinatio ad bonum coniugum» as the essential propery of marriage
Current Title: (for the heading): «Ordinatio ad bonum coniugum»
Note *: Piero Antonio Bonnet, Emeritus Professor of the University of studies, Teramo

2. 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.

3. 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).

4. 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.

5. Subtitles can be distinguished by various styles, preceded by numbers:

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 blank lines: one line before and half of a line after.

6. In bibliographic citations, the names of authors are written in small caps; abbreviations indicating membership in a religious institute are omitted.

7. Citation examples:

8. 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.

9. Please consult the Methodological instructions of U. Navarrete for any eventual further issues.

10. At the end of the text of the article the author address the summary and the keywords, in both the language of the article and in English. The summary must not exceed 500 characters, including spaces. If the article is written in English, the summary should be made in English and then translated into Italian. The summary presents, in brief, the central question of the contribution and then, also briefly, the development of the answer proposed in the text.

11. The author must indicate an email address (to receive the submission of corrections of drafts of the printed article) and a phone number (for the the shipping company, should there be problem with delivery of the paper copy of the issue of the journal with the article of the author).

12. The publisher will send the author the extract of the published article in PDF form and a paper copy of the issue. If you wish to have the extract printed, you must make the request at the moment of delivery of the correction/proofreading, indicating the number of copies requested. The costs will be charged to the author.