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Author Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Submitted papers should conform to the elementary rules of grammar, syntax, punctuation, and clarity. Slang and jargon should be avoided. The article should begin with a separate cover page bearing the title and author(s) information: full name, affiliation (University and Department/Centre), address, email. All submissions (except draft book reviews) should use the online system:


  • Total length: 8000 words maximum, including all text (References, notes, etc.);
  • authors should submit their manuscript, along with an abstract of 150 words. Authors should also provide 6 keywords;
  • biographical note of a couple sentences, placed at the end of the article.


References should be cited in text by the last name of the author(s) and the date of publication (Latour 1987). There is no comma before the date. For papers with two authors, join author names with “and” (Star and Griesemer 1989). Papers by three or more authors are cited in text by the first author followed by “et al.” and the date (Knorr-Cetina et al. 1980), while all authors have to be listed in the final list of references. If the author’s name is in the text, use only the year of publication in parentheses: Latour (1987). Pagination follows year: (Star and Griesemer 1989, 390-394). If two or more references by the same author also have the same year, a distinguishing letter (a, b, c, etc.) is added after the year.


The reference list and text citations should agree and be accurate. All references cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and all references listed in the reference list must be cited in the text. References must be in alphabetical order for authors. References by the same author/s must be listed chronologically. If references have the same year but the second author differs, order alphabetically by second author. If references have the same year and the same second author, make sure there is a distinguishing letter (a, b, c, etc.).


Latour, B. (1987) Science In Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society, Cambridge, Harvard University Press. Bowker, G.C. and Star, S.L. (1999) Sorting things out. Classification and its consequences, Cambridge, MIT Press.

Edited books

Pickering, A. (ed.) (1992) Science as Practice and Culture, Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press. MacKenzie, D.A. and Wajcman, J. (eds.) (1985) The social shaping of technology, Milton Keynes and Philadelphia, Open University Press.

Chapter in books

Callon, M. (1980) Struggles and negotiations to define what is problematic and what is not. The sociology of translation, in K.D. Knorr-Cetina, R. Krohn and R.D. Whitley (eds.), The social process of scientific investigation: sociology of the sciences yearbook, Dordrecht and Boston, Reidel, pp. 197-219.

Journal Articles

Star, S.L. and Griesemer, J.R. (1989) Institutional ecology, translations and boundary objects: amateurs and professionals in Berkely’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39, in “Social Studies of Science”, 19 (3), pp. 387-420.

Web page

Mozilla Foundation (sd) The Mozilla Manifesto, in (retrieved March 10, 2010).


Provide good quality copies of images in .jpg format (100/300dpi). Please send the images in separate files to, inserting clearly in the text their location. The author(s) must also guarantee to publish visual materials in compliance with current rules on copyright.


ISSN: 2038-3460