Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for Antitrust & Public Policies?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines


Submissions to A&PP must respect the following requirements:

A&PP acceptes submissions for the following sections of the journal: Articles, Features and Review. Authors are kindly invited to choose the most suitable section for their submission.

During the submission process, authors are required to check if they are following the Submission Preparation Checklist at the end of the present guidelines.

A&PP welcomes papers preferably in English, but also in Italian. In any case, they must always be preceded by an abstract in English.

For this reason, authors are asked to provide metadata of their proposal both in English and in the language in which the paper is written.

An asterisk marks mandatory metadata are: name and surname, e-mail address, title of the submission, abstract (max 200 words).

The submitted documents must be anonymous.

For each submission, the authors can suggest a classification of their paper and they must propose some keywords for indexing (see below).

Authors are invited to complete their profile communicating their affiliation, website, etc... E-mail address is mandatory.

Accepted papers are edited for final publishing with Microsoft Word. Considering this fact, authors are asked to follow these instructions:

  • Notes (in the final paper they will result as endnotes) must be placed inside the text and not as annotation, in the following way:\footnote{annotation text}
  • Bibliography must comply with the MLA style, following the instructions at the end of this section
  • Tables can be placed in the text with a proper caption


References must not be included in the paper, but inserted in the reference box that appears during the submission process.

To speed up the submission, the author can prepare a list of references on a TXT file, and copy it entirely into the box on A&PP website.

Authors have to:

  • Arrange entries in alphabetical order by authors' last names (surnames), or by title for sources without authors.
  • Capitalize the first word and all other principal words of the titles and subtitles of cited works listed. (Do not capitalize articles, prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, or the "to" in infinitives.)
  • Shorten the publisher's name; for example, omit articles, business abbreviations (Co., Inc.), and descriptive words (Press, Publisher).
  • When multiple publishers are listed, include all of them, placing a semicolon between each.
  • When more than one city is listed for the same publisher, use only the first city.
  • Use the conjunction "and," not an ampersand [&], when listing multiple authors of a single work.

References must be formatted according to MLA style and comply with the following examples.

Book, one author:
Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita. New York: Putnam, 1955. Print.
Three authors:
Lowi, Theodore, Benjamin Ginsberg, and Steve Jackson. Analyzing American Government: American Government, Freedom and Power. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 1994. Print.
Article in a book:
Kowalewski, Michael. "Jack Kerouac and the Beats in San Francisco." San Francisco in Fiction: Essays in a Regional Literature. Ed. David Fine and Paul Skenazy. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1995. 126-43. Print.
Journal article, one author:
Shefter, Martin. "Institutional Conflict over Presidential Appointments: The Case of Clarence Thomas." PS: Political Science & Politics 25.4 (1992): 676-79. Print.
Article in an online periodical:
If pagination is unavailable or is not continuous, use n. pag. in place of the page numbers.
Chaplin, Heather. "Epidemic of Extravagance." Salon 19 February 1999: n. pag. Web. 12 July 1999.



In writing the article abstract, A&PP recommends the authors to follow the guidelines suggested into the ISO Standard 214.

The abstract, as a brief and accurate synthesis of the content of the document, should be no longer than 200 words. It should describe the topics of the article in a clear and exhaustive way, with an ideal three-part structure composed by:
1. Purpose
2. Methodology
3. Results

Such elements are described in the ISO Standard 214 as follows:

1. Purpose
State the primary objectives and scope of the study or the reasons why the document was written unless these are already clear from the title of the document or can be derived from the reminder of the abstract. Refer to earlier literature only if it is an essential part of the purpose.
2. Methodology
Describe techniques or approaches only to the degree necessary for comprehension. Identify new techniques clearly, however, and describe the basic methodological principle, the range of operation, and the obtainable accuracy. For documents concerned with not experimental work, describe data sources and data manipulation.
3. Results
Describe results as concisely and informatively as possible. The may be theoretical result obtained, data collected, relationship and correlations noted, etc. 

Authors are suggested to avoid any biographical reference, and to use an impersonal style.

Classification and Keywords

During the submission process, authors can propose a class for their manuscript, using JITA Classification Schema of Library and Information Science.

Authors should also propose 5 keywords, informative of the themes of the article.

Modifications to published articles

The online publication represents the official publication of the article submitted. As soon as an article is published online, it is citable and quotable. If changes are made, confusion can easily arise, with authors citing different versions of the same publication.

Therefore A&PP has decided not to make systematic use of the technical possibilities that an online publication offers and not to simply replace a published document with an updated one.
After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor presented to other journals for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. All authors of the submitted contribution have read and accept the A&PP Statement on publication ethics and publication malpractices.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. The authors allow editorial modification of both text and metadata. At the end of editorial workflow authors will check the proof and can discuss any modifications.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. All authors of the submitted contribution have read and accept the A&PP Statement on privacy.

Copyright Notice

Copyright Agreement with Authors

  1. The Author(s) allows A&PP the right to publish for the first time the work within 1 (one) year from the submission, and the perpetual right to distribute the work free of charge by any means and in any part of the world, including the communication to the public through the journal website;
  2. The Author(s) renounces to any form of royalty or fee from the Publisher for the work published in the A&PP;
  3. The Author(s) retains the right to create derivative works and to reproduce, distribute, execute or publicly display the Work at conferences and presentations, lectures, and in case of any other professional activity;
  4. The Author(s) retains the right to disseminate open access to the Work, through personal website or through an institutional or disciplinary, from the publishing on A&PP;
  5. According to the Publisher, the Author(s) renounces to any form of compensation provided to authors and publishers for non profit photocopying rights and library loan in accordance to the National law in force.
  6. The Publisher does not charge Author(s) for the publication of their written works.

License for Published Contents

Licenza Creative Commons
You are free to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and to adapt the work. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in a way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

Licence scheme | Legal code

License for Metadata

Licenza Creative Commons
A&PP published articles metadata are dedicated to the public domain by waiving all publisher's rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Licence scheme | Legal code


Privacy Statement

Any personal data, processed for the purpose of publishing A&PP, shall be processed pursuant to the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.
It shall be processed solely for the abovementioned purposes and to manage the publication of the A&PP. The data subject shall have the right of access to his personal data and the right to have any such data that is inaccurate or incomplete rectified.
Should the data subject have any queries concerning the processing of his personal data, he shall address them to the entity acting as data controller: the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato.
Depending on the access of the data subject to the relevant purpose, the data subject shall have right of recourse at any time to the Data Protection Supervisor:  the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato.

The data subject is informed of the purpose and procedure of personal data processing and authorises the processing of personal data related to the issue of publishing A&PP. The data subject is also informed of his rights in accordance with the art. 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 dated 30/06/2003.

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.

Some A&PP pages use Google to serve statistics to site managers. Google uses javascripts and cookies, specifically the DoubleClick DART cookie, to serve data based on previous visits to A&PP, and other sites on the Internet. If you would like to have more information about this practice, or opt out of the use of the DART cookie, click here: