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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.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for style and references

1. UNIO follows Chicago-Style citation, following the documentation system which presents bibliographic information in footnotes; for more details, please see our GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCES and consult the Chicago Manual of Style (

2. UNIO accepts and, in fact, encourages Authors to use reference management software such as Zotero, Mendeley or EndNote. By selecting Chicago-Style citation (footnotes) in any of these, Authors should be able to fully comply with our Guidelines for References and avoid delays to publication or even rejection of their manuscript. 

3. Articles should be between 5000 words and 15000 words long. If you want to submit a longer article please contact the Editorial Team.

4. As far as formatting the article, please be aware of the following: uniform font size throughout the article; do not indent paragraphs; separate paragraphs by two hard returns; do not use periods in abbreviations consisting of capital letters or for acronyms (e.g. EU, CJEU, TEU, TFEU); spell out numbers one to nine; use figures for numerals 10 and over; format dates as follows: 15 June 1975; quoted material should be in double quotes, whether in text or notes; single quotes should be used for a quote within a quote,

5. Headings and subheadings, should be aligned at the left margin, using the following hierarchy:  First-level headings in bold, with an initial capital letter for proper nouns; Second-level headings in bold italics, with an initial capital letter for proper nouns; Third-level (and subsequent if necessary) in italics, with an initial capital letter for proper nouns.

6. Notes should be marked clearly in the text at the point of punctuation by superior numbers, and listed consecutively at the bottom of each page. Notes are single-spaced, and a blank line between notes should be inserted.

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