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.

  • Due to some technical problems the online submission has been temporary disabled.
  • For new submissions please send any proposal by email at The submission process is ongoing.
  • 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, RTF, or WordPerfect 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, which is found in Instruction for Authors.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Submission Information for our Journals


How I can submit a manuscript in Richtmann Journals?

You can submit your manuscript via online submission or by email.


Submissions may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during the review period.

Authors will be required to suggest one potential Reviewer for all new manuscript submissions.

What papers can I submit?

In our journals you can submit the following types of manuscripts:

Original, unpublished papers

Extended and enhanced versions of papers presented at conferences

Book review

Letter to the Editor

How many papers I can submit in one issue?

Only one paper can be submitted for publication in a single issue as first author and one paper as co/author.

What is the page limit for paper submission?

Preferred papers must be 4000-6000 words maximum including tables and references. Abstract should not exceeds 250 words.

Is possible to submit a paper which exceeds the 6000 words?

Yes, you can submit papers that exceeds 6000 words but unnecessarily lengthy manuscripts, especially over 8000-10000 words have less chance of being accepted.

In which format I should submit the manuscript?

The initial paper can be submitted as an Ms Word or Adobe PDF file. Your final paper (text and embedded figures) must be sent in Ms Word Document.

Can I submit a paper in any language?

All papers must be written in English or Italian. Title, abstract and Keywords should be written only in English.

Is there any structure specified for papers submitted in Richtmann Journals?

Each article must contain the following sections:




Abstract (The abstract should include: The object of the study, aims and scope, describe the methods employed, and summarize results and primary conclusions. Less than 250 words) Key Words,


Body, (Recommended to include in Body: Literature review, Research methods, Analysis, Result, Discussion)



Can I check my final paper before printing?

Authors will receive a PDF file of full journal for proof (read) before printing. Please pay attention to any details especially to the equations, tables, and graphics. After noting any errors and indicating the corrections to be made, please send your comments within 5 days.

What is Richtmann?s policy regarding plagiarism cases?

We have a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. As member of Crossref now utilizes advanced plagiarism detection software called CrossCheck powered by iThenticate on each submitted paper. If a paper submitted to our journal has been plagiarized in whole or in part, the paper will be rejected and the author(s) will be prohibited from submitting papers in our journals in the future.

General rules for text:

Please use the following rules for whole text, including abstract, keywords, heading and references.

Page setup

1. Margins: 1 Inch (2,54 cm) on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)

2. Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Garamond (preferred) or Times New Roman font

3. Line Spacing: Single space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, appendixes, footnotes, tables, and figures.

4. Alignment: Justified

5. Orientation: Portrait

6. Page size: A4

Preparation of text

1. Title: 14 pts, uppercase and lowercase letters bolded and centered

2. Name and personal information (academic title, institutional affiliation and e-mail address) should be placed under the title.

3. Abstract: (150-250 words) should include the following: aim, method, results and conclusion. The abstract must be written in Garamond or Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Italic.

4. Keywords: up to 5 key words, Garamond or Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and bolded.

5. Spacing: Between abstract and main text, you should leave two empty lines.

6. Subdivision of the article: The papers should be structured in title and subtitle sections and should be numbered: 12 pts, alignment left (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Between title section and main text one empty line should be left.

Example of subdivision of the article:

1. Introduction

1.1 Research Methods

1.1.1 Analysis Result

Tables and figures should be included within the text of the paper and must be numbered, please use for the tables Garamond or Times New Roman 10 pts.

References and Footnotes

References should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA) in alphabetical order. All sources cited in the paper must be included in the References section.

Citations in the text

Source material must be documented in the body of the paper by citing the author(s) and date(s) of the sources. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Avoid citation in the abstract. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as ?in press? implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Examples of references:

Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. (2000). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59.

Reference to a book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Reference to a web source:

Smith, Joe, (1999), One of Volvo's core values. [Online] Available: (July 7, 1999)

Footnotes: Content footnotes are occasionally used to support substantive information in the text. Place the footnotes at the end of the page: 10-pt. Garamond or Times New Roman.

How to Get Help With the Quality of English in Your Submission

Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of Elsevier Language Editing services.  You can tailor the service to your specific needs by specifying the desired type of service and delivery time. Check the  Elsevier website for detailed information: