ISSN 2612-4920 - Padova University Press

Manuscript submission

Instructions for Authors
The Journal of Ethics and Legal Technology (JELT) considers all articles on the strict condition that:
  • the article is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work
  • the article has been submitted only to IJSE; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere

Before submitting your article, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and manuscript style to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. We expect all authors submitting to JELT to adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Journal. All manuscripts must be submitted online. Publication in JELT is free of charge.


General Guidelines

  • Text: articles should be compiled in the following order: title page; author(s); abstract; keywords; main text (number of tables and figures cited in the article); acknowledgement; references; appendices.
  • Language: articles can be in English, Italian or Spanish, while abstracts should be only in english. In case of a language different from the afore mentioned, authors should contact the Editorial Board before submission. Writing should be coincise and correct.
  • Lenght: Lenght should not exceed 10.000 words.
  • The title page should include: 1) a coincise and informative title; 2) complete contact information for all authors (Name, affiliation, email address). The corresponding author, who will be handling the correspondence with the Editorial Board should be clearly indicated; 3) abstract (in english). It should be a summary of the article and not an introduction. Maximal lenght of the abstract is 300 words; 4) keywords. Each article should have 4 keywords.
  • Tables, figures and illustrations: the purpose of tables and figures is to present data to the reader in a clear and unambiguous manner. The author(s) should not describe the data in the text in such detail that illustration or text is redundant. Tables/Figures/Illustrations should be submitted in Microsoft Word, RTF or Excel Format typed on separate pages. They should be numbered consecutively and cited in the article.
  • Reference list: a reference list contains only references that are cited in the text. Its accurancy and completeness are the responsibility of the author(s).


Manuscript style

Formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are: doc, docx, odt, rtf, txt. Any supplementary files should be in Microsoft Word,RTF or Excel Format. PDFs are not acceptable. Articles failing to conform to the editorial norms may not be considered for publication.

The page layout should be formatted according to the template available on the JELT website.

 References should follow the author-date system (author surname, publication year, page numbers): e.g. Sarra, 2010, 112-114. The text should be followed by a list of references in alphabetical order and, for a same author's work, listed in chronological order. The Chicago Manual of Style should be followed.


Submission – Checklist

Please make sure you have provided:

  • The name of the author designated as the corresponding author who will check proofs and receive correspondence
  • All author data (name and affiliation)
  • A short title
  • Abstract, keywords, main text, tables, figures, illustrations, acknowledgement; references and appendices
  • Numbered pages in sequence
  • Text and references in the correct format for JELT (see Manuscript style)


Privacy statement

The email and name addresses entered in the JELT 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.

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