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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 published or previously published as another journal to evaluate the publication (otherwise it is necessary to provide a notice to the Editor and scientific Director).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, o WordPerfect.
  • The paper is in italian or english.
  • All editorial guidelines have been carefully followed and verified. The images, figures, tables and graphs have been listed in the text (neither at the end of the text, nor in another file) and accompanied by a suitable legend.
  • The proposal follows the stylistic indications and the bibliographic rules indicated in the guidelines for the authors.
  • Please, fill in all the required metadata and enter the following data correctly:
    - Name and Surname (e.g. Mario Rossi and NOT mario rossi or MARIO ROSSI);
    - affiliation (e.g. University of Turin and NOT UNIVERSITY OF TURIN UNITED);
    - indicate the e-mail address of the contact person;
    - where the contribution foresees the presence of more than one author, these must be inserted within the platform in the metadata section and NOT within the document;
    - title of the contribution in uppercase/lowercase letters (e.g. Training in the clinical field and NOT CLINICAL TRAINING).
  • ATTENTION! The file is uploaded through the OJS platform. It will be necessary to enter on the website journal and register as a user - author in order to submit your contribution.

Author Guidelines


1. Formatting the text

For the text (body of the text, note, citations, bibliography, etc.) the following criteria are:

Character: abadi

Line spacing: 1,5


- 30 for the title and the subtitle (only for the title: palatyno character)

- 12 for the body of the text written in lower case;

- 13 for paragraphs (upper case, eg THE ITALIAN TRAINING);

- 12 for the sub-paragraphs (lowercase and in italics, eg Anglo-Saxon case studies).

- 10 for notes


- activate the hyphenation for both the text and the note

- Absolutely avoid the use of underlining, bold (bold), small caps.

- Use italics for foreign terms.

- Paragraphs, abstracts excluded, must be numbered in the round and dotted after the number in Arabic characters.

Alignment: align the text to both the right and left margin justified, with hyphenation active.

Margins: top: 3 cm

Lower: 2.75 cm

Left: 3 cm

Right: 1.75 cm

Binding: 0 cm

Heading from above and below: 1.27.

Page format:

A4 size

width: 29.7

height: 21


All notes are a progressive Arabic numeral pie starting from 1. To indicate the authors and the parts of the text written by it is necessary to use the following format (*, †, ‡…).

Note formatting is absolutely identical throughout the document.

Returns of notes:

Left cm 0

Right cm 0

Only the first row falls within 0.5 cm


First cm 0

After 0 cm


It must be "Minimum" with a value of 10.8 cm.

Page numbering

Place the numbers at the bottom and differentiate the even (left) and odd numbers on the right

Tables, graphs and figures

Graphic tables and figures [1] must already be registered in the document

The caption must be placed under the figure, the tables and the graphs in differentiated and progressive numbering.

Eg Table 1 - Figure 1 - Graph 1

Table 2 - Figure 2. - Graph 2

For the first page only:

- title -> 1 cm left indent Leave 3 spaces from the title (size 12) to write the abstract. and insert continuous page break in the fourth space.

- Insert Italian and english Abstract title and take home message: bold 12

- Abstract body text, summary and take home message 10.5.

Leave a space between the end of a paragraph's text and the next title

From the second page continue with the indications mentioned above

2. Cites and Bibliography

The model to be adopted for citations in the text and bibliography is the APA-style Harvard one,

To cite original sentences from books, articles, etc ... it is necessary to insert them in the lower corporals, followed by the parenthesis with the author's surname, year and page: eg «Stories are part of the treatment process» (Rossi, 2017: 56). (apa style)

For citations longer than four lines leave a space from the text, reduce the character to 11 and insert a first-line indentation of 0.5.


The design of the cartoons was inspired by the characteristics of the "real world scene" (Artzmuller & Steiner, 2010).

This expression clearly highlights that the purpose of this tool is not to represent the "real" behaviors of the participants, but to gather the possible predictors of such conduct in the circumstances approximated by the image presented (Letizia Dal Santo, Adalgisa Battistelli, and Luisa Saiani, 2017: 7)

Cite in the text

Text reference - Method 1

The thoughtful professional tries to discover the limits of his expertise through reflective conversation with the client (Schön, 1993).

Text reference - Method 2

Schön (1993) argues that the reflective professional tries to discover the limits of his expertise through reflective conversation with the client.

Text reference - Method 3

Schön in 1993 argued that the thoughtful professional tries to discover the limits of his expertise through reflective conversation with the client.

Source in bibliographical references


Surname Author, Initials Name. (Year). Title Book (The reflective professional). City, Country: Name of publishing house.

Journal article

Surname Author, Initials Name & Surname Author, Initials Name. (Year). Title Article. Journal Title, Volume (Issue Number), Page Number. doi: Number

Cite the authors both in the text and in the bibliography

One author: Rossi, M. (2013).

Two authors: Rossi, M., Bianchi, F. (2013).

Three authors: Rossi, M., Bianchi, F., and Quercia, C. (2013).

Four or more authors: Rossi, M., et al. (2013)

3. Original articles and Reviews

The original articles and literature reviews must have a minimum of 20.000 characters and a maximum of 40.000 spaces and bibliography included.

3.1. Text structure [2]

1) Title: must be sufficiently descriptive, clear and concise. It can be accompanied by a subtitle.

2) Abstract: they must be written in both Italian and English and must not exceed 1600 characters (250 words) including spaces (for each). The abstracts must be structured according to the IMRAD sequence:

- Introduction

- Methods

- Results

- Discussion

- Three points of "Take home message" that summarize the main messages on which the attention of the reader should focus.

- Keywords: maximum 5, both in Italian and in English

3) Paragraphs: must be present

1) introduction: the introduction must be structured so as to provide:

- the context to understand the problem

-describes the nature, purpose, severity or importance of the problem from which the research arose

- indicate the research question or hypothesis, the approach or the activities undertaken to investigate the problem

- introduce the following sections for the reader

2) materials and methods: the work methodology and tools must be clear and consistent with the research objective. Therefore, it is recommended to structure this part by trying to answer these questions:

- how did I choose or create my sample?

- which method did I use?

- what steps did I follow?

- what tools did I use to collect data and to analyze them?

3) results: results: in the results section the results of the work must be presented and these can take different forms (statistical modality, narrative description, processes, development phases). In this section, in addition to the data, figures and tables can be reported which help the reader in understanding what has been collected and analyzed; graphical representations cannot fully replace the drafting of results. It is preferable to avoid the repetition of information through the results expressed in the form of text and tables / graphs.

4) discussion: here are some tips for writing the discussions:

- summarize the study and main results

- interpret the results and suggest an explanation

- describe how the results compare with what else is known about the problem (comparison with the literature review)

- suggest how the results can be generalized

- discuss the implications of the results

- describe the limits of the study

5) conclusions (directly supported by results); it is preferable to avoid discounted expressions such as "further studies are needed", rather indicating specific addresses or additional research that should be started to answer the questions still outstanding;

6) bibliography: must be numbered in alphabetical order (APA). All references in the text must be in the bibliography.

4. Books recieved / interesting papers

They provide for the review of articles or books to which a referral process will not be applied. The texts in this section must have a length not exceeding 6,000 characters including spaces.

4.1 Text structure

- title

- full name and surname of each author

- the institution it belongs to. Do not use acronyms

- e-mail of the main contact person.

5. Educational Tips

In this section we want to collect articles on experiences and good practices. The texts must not exceed 15000 characters including spaces and bibliography. For text formatting see prf. 2. Contributions can be submitted are form of

1) Report of experiences

- Abstract (English and Italian) (250 words)

- Take home message (3 key periods)

- Keywords: maximum 5, both in Italian and in English

- Short introduction

- Description of the project

- Methods and tools

- Results

- Conclusion

- Bibliography

2) Project mode

- Abstract (English and Italian) (250 words)

- Take home message (3 key periods)

- Keywords: maximum 5, both in Italian and in English

- Background

- Analysis of the problem

- Target

- Phases and planning times-

- Presentation and development of the project

- Discussion

- Rating

- Conclusion

- Bibliography

6. Letter to editor

The letters should be brief observations and be related to articles previously published in the journal, opinions expressed in the journal or reflections on events of particular interest in the field of medical pedagogy. There should be no preliminary remarks that require a subsequent document for validation. The letter can contain up to 500 words. It could generally be written by no more than four authors.

[1] Pictures must be in Jpeg format with 400dpi resolution

[2] To ensure the security of privacy in the peer review process, personal data such as name and surname, e-mail affiliation should not be included in the paper, but in the platform, as they will be integrated later in the publication phase by the editorial staff.

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