Full texts in electronic format should be sent by e-mail, within the deadline to be specified by the Editorial Board, to the Board of Editors (to their personal e-mail address) and the following address: equal@pacinieditore.it

Submissions should be prepared using Times New Roman font, font size 12.

The author should send TWO FILES:

  1.  A file with first and last name, professional or academic qualification, e-mail and telephone number;
  2. A file completely anonymized (even in the footnotes).


Jurisprudential and doctrinal citations must meet the criteria below.

The template for citing case law is:

  • ECJ, July 4, 2006, Case C212/04, Adeneler, in FI, 2007, IV, 343, with note by de Angelis”.

Judgments, after the first citation, should be referred to by the abbreviation “cit.”

  • ECJ, July 4, 2006, Case C212/04, cit.

An indication of where the cited case law decision has been published is appreciated.

European judgments, where not found in journals, tend to be available free of charge online at http://curia.europa.eu.


Concerning citations of doctrine, the model is as follows:

  • Fiorella, Il trasferimento di funzioni nel diritto penale dellimpresa, Nardini editore, 1984, 144.

If the cited doctrine is included in a collected work, it will be necessary to add the preposition “in”, followed by the last name of the editor or the abbreviation “VV. AA.” and other indications necessary to identify the collective work.

  • Natalini, The decentralization of criminal liability: the delegation of managerial functions, in Angelini, Campiani (eds.), La tutela penale della sicurezza sul lavoro, Esi, 2007, 51.
  • Romagnoli, Sub art. 4, in AA.VV., Statuto dei diritti dei lavoratori, Zanichelli-Il Foro italiano, 1979.

The journal abbreviation should be preceded by the preposition “in”.

Works of doctrine, after the first citation, should be referred to by the abbreviation “op. cit.” in normal style following the author’s last name or the number of the judgment.

  • Natalini, op. cit., 55..

If it is necessary to report again the same pages of a cited paper the term ibidem should be used, in italics.

  • Natalini, ibidem.

If more than one work by the same author is cited in the same contribution, after the first citation it is necessary to specify which work it is, then the author’s last name, the abbreviated title of the work in italics, followed by the abbreviation cit.

  • Natalini, The “decentralization” of criminal liability, cit..

If there are cases of homonymy, the author should be indicated with the dotted name:

  • M.T. Carinci; F. Carinci.


In-text citations should be placed in shallow quotation marks («…»).

Normative provisions are cited according to the following patterns:

Dir. 99/31/EC

Any emphasis on keywords should be made exclusively through italics (bold and underlined styles are not welcome).


Essays should be of an approximate size between 25,000 and 50,000 characters, and no more than 75,000 characters, including spaces.

It is desirable for contributions to be divided into numbered paragraphs.


The table of contents should be placed after the author’s first and last name and before the body of the text.  A long dash “ – ” should be inserted between the title of one paragraph and the next.

Paragraphs should always be numbered (1.; 1.1.; 1.2.; 2.; 2.1.)

An example is proposed below:

Contents: 1. Amarcord: the “ontological autonomy” of collective dismissal. – 2. Collective dismissal and CIGS. – 3. The notion of collective dismissal. – 4. The notice of opening of the procedure. – 5. Trade union consultation and eventual agreement. – 6. The selection criteria. – 7. (continued): the communication under Article 4, paragraph 9.


The Author should provide the editors with a brief abstract in English (approximately 500-600 characters, including spaces). The Author should also indicate the keywords of the contribution.


Essays and notes should contain consecutively numbered footnotes, especially for citation of doctrine and case law.