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Author Guidelines

Welcome to Histories of Post-War Architecture’s Guide for Authors. In these guidelines, you should find all the necessary instructions for preparing and submitting your paper.

In order to submit your abstract and/or your paper, you should register on the website. Abstracts and/or papers should be submitted in electronic form via the 5-step submission process of this journal. Authors should complete all relevant fields in the 3rd step "Enter Metadata".

Materials should include:

  • “Bio-data” details (name, e-mail address, affiliation, ORCID ID)
  • Short biographical note (max 300 characters)
  • Abstract (max 700 characters)
  • List of 5 keywords
  • Paper Bibliography
  • Illustrations (with captions)

General instructions

For general rules on style, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., University of Chicago Press, 2010, or the most recent edition) online at:

Keep formatting to an absolute minimum. Do not use desktop publishing features such as justification, centering, or different fonts within the body of the text.

Articles should be typed double-spaced (including footnotes, which should appear at the bottom of the page).

TAB should be restricted to a paragraph indent. The use of italics should be limited to non-English words, book titles, and sub-sections.

Captions (including proper acknowledgements) should be placed at the appropriate position in the article text or sent separately.

Full paper length will be between 20,000 and 80,000 characters (footnotes included).

Abstract and Keywords

On the first article page, after the author’s name and affiliation there should be an abstract or summary of the article in not more than 250 words. Five keywords should be provided and placed below the abstract.


Headings should be flush left, and preferable unnumbered. First level headings are bold, second level headings are italic. Do not indent the first paragraph following a section heading.


British and American styles are both acceptable: British style uses single quotation marks for the first level of quotation and double quotation marks for quotations within quotations.

American style uses double quotation marks for the first level of quotation and single quotation marks for quotations within quotations. Note that in British-style quotations, punctuation appears outside the quotation marks, unless an entire sentence is being cited; in American-style quotations, punctuation appears within the quotation marks.

Quotations of more than four lines, which will be set as indented text in smaller type and line spacing, should not be preceded and followed by quotation marks, and should be double-spaced.


Notes will be typeset as footnotes rather than endnotes. They should be numbered consecutively, double spaced and in the same font size as the main text. A note number may be used only once: sub-numbering of notes (e.g., note 30a) is not acceptable.


Illustrations and photos, should be submitted in .tiff or .jpg format, scaled at 100%, resolution at least 300 dpi (600 dpi is preferred). Number the files and clearly mark the spot where the photo should be inserted (“insert ill. 2”). Provide the captions at the very end of the article.

Contact Address

For any questions relating to your manuscript please contact Anna Rosellini at

For any questions relating to illustrations please contact Matteo Cassani Simonetti at


Only for the “Review section”, HPA accept text in Italian language, abstract must be in English anyway. Abstract and English text must follow the Chicago Manual editorial style (see above); the editorial guidelines for the the Italian text will be sent contacting:


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a Times New Roman 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are referenced within the text at the appropriate points.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the Journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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