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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.
  • Accessible and inclusive publishing: The manuscript adheres to requirements outlined in the "The Creating Accessible Content Guide"
    This guide will be useful for authors in preparation of their manuscripts and for editors in formatting materials for publication and adding content to journal websites. Carefully read the Guide here.

Author Guidelines

Author guidelines: ita/en

This journal operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
This journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
- Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
- Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.


Before the submission of your manuscript to the Editorial Support ( for peer review, you are kindly requested to:

- read the “Licence and copyright agreement for Bollettino della Società Geografica Italiana”;
- read the manuscript preparation for this journal;
- agree and comply with the “General obligations for authors”;


Cover Letter. A cover letter is mandatory and should give the justification of the submission, highlights of the article, and a general impact statement.

Articles. Full-length research manuscripts, consistent with the objectives of the Bulletin, are the main focus of the Journal. Regular articles should have a maximum total length of 50,000 characters including spaces. In general, a combined maximum of 8 normal-sized figures and/or tables is allowed (for instance 3 tables and 5 figures). For multiple-panel figures each set of two panels equates to one figure. Manuscripts can be submitted as a single Word or PDF file to be used in the refereeing process. Only when the paper is at the revision stage, the contributing author will you be requested to fit the paper into a “correct format” for acceptance and provide the items required for the publication of the article.

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the Journal for review. Please make sure that the following items are present:

- Title (italian and english)
- Abstract (italian and english)
- up to 5 keywords immediately after the Abstract
- All figures (including figure captions)
- All tables (including titles, description and footnotes)
Make sure all figures and table citations in the text match the files provided

Further considerations
- Manuscript should be “spell checked” and “grammar checked”
- All references mentioned in the Reference List must be cited in the text, and vice versa
- Permission to reproduce must be obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
- Relevant declarations of interest are made
- Journal policies detailed in this guide were reviewed
- The author(s) can suggest up to 5 potential Referees and provide their current contact details. The editors of the Journal may or may not contact the suggested Referees.

Referees. Please submit, as part of the covering letter with the manuscript, the names, affiliation and email addresses of up to five potential Referees. Appropriate Referees should be knowledgeable about the subject but have no close connection with any of the authors. In addition, Referees should be from institutions other than (and possibly countries other than) those of any of the Authors.

Book citations
Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, Publisher.
Journal citations
- Journal in print
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.
- Journal found online
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp. DOI: XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL
Article or chapter in a book
Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year of publication). Title of the chapter. In Author, C., Author, D. (Eds.). Book's title. City, Publisher, pp.-pp.
Author, A., Author, A.B. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Publisher City, Publisher.
Author, A., Author, A.B. (Year of publication). Article title. In Author, C., Author, D. (Eds.). Proceedings of the CSCL '95 Conference: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. City, Publisher.
Encyclopedia Entry
Author, A. (Publication Year). Entry title. In Encyclopedia title, (Vol. XX, pp. XX). City, Publisher.
Website article
- with an author:
Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL
- without an author:
Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL
Miscellaneous citations
- PhD or Master thesis:
Author, A. (Year of Discussion). Thesis title, University of (city), State.
- Website:
Website name,, last accessed on dd/mm/yyyy.
- Abbreviations:
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2004). A guide to Australian balance of payments and international investment position statistics, viewed 24 November 2011,

Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

Note that missing data will be highlighted at proof stage for the author to correct.

 Please, provide bibliographic references in texts, as it follows:
1 Author: Author year, page number/s (e.g. Smith 2005, 4-21);
2 Authors: Author 1, Author 2 year, page number/s (e.g. Smith, White 2005, 20);
3 or more Authors: Author 1 et al. year, page number/s (Smith et al. 2005, 33)

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Call for Papers


Guest editors: Annalisa Busetta, Eralba Cela, Pierluigi De Felice, Francesca Fiori, Marina Fuschi, Luisa Spagnoli, Catherine Withol De Wenden.

Starting from the reflections arising from the 14th edition of the Study Days on Population 2023 (Pop Days 2023), organized by the Italian Association for Population Studies (SIS-AISP) with the participation of the Italian Geographical Society and from the presentation of the ISTAT annual report 2023, this call for paper aims to address the issue of population ageing. This  particularly topical subject is at the heart of different disciplinary interests read more...

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