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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 journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, down here.

Author Guidelines

The journal is published every trimester with articles and other contributions on bioethics and ethical analysis of biomedical and biolegal topics.  Only original articles that have not been published elsewhere will be accepted.

The following categories of submission are accepted with corresponding specifications:

- 10 pages (30,000 characters) for original articles on bioethics.
- 4 pages (12,000 characters) for brief contributions.
- 10,000 characters for book reviews.
- 3,000 characters for book reports.

The submission is subject to approval by a reviewing process.

The works can be submitted in the following languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

The completed text in the format required below can be submitted online in Word, WordPerfect or RTF: Follow the instructions with the links: Information > authors

The cover page should contain:

- Title of the article
- Name of author(s)
- Academic qualifications of author(s)
- Affiliation
- Author's address for correspondence
- A brief abstract (less than 900 characters)
- A short list of keywords, separated by ;

References should be numbered consecutively and listed at the end of the article. The endnotes must contain:

- Initials and last name of authors;

- Title in italics or underlined;

- For journals: title, number, year, page;

- For books: title, publisher, city, year of publication, page.




P. Prini, Il corpo che siamo, Società Editrice Internazionale, Torino 1991, 71.

Book Chapter:

E. D. Pellegrino, «The recovery of Virtue in the Ethics of Medicine», in E. Sgreccia - V. Mele - G. Miranda, Le radici della Bioetica, vol. I, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 1998, 62-70.

Journal article:

J. Bopp, «Choosing Death for Nancy Cruzan», in Hastings Center Report 20/5 (1990), 42-44.

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