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PREDELLA invites submissions from researchers in the history of art and related disciplines.


Only scholarly articles are published. However, articles should be original and innovative, offering new research material and/or new perspectives.


Articles may be in any of the five languages authorized by the Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA).


Preferred article length (text, including footnotes) is between 10,000 and 80,000 characters (including spaces). In exceptional cases, we also accept both shorter and more comprehensive articles or articles including appendices.


Only unpublished manuscripts are accepted.


In general, it is the author's responsibility to pay any costs incurred for the article, including photography and permissions expenses.


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Submissions should include:

(1) contact details, including name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation (if applicable)

(2) manuscript

(3) English-language abstract (c. 400-900 characters, including spaces)

(4) list of captions, numbered according to the intended sequence of illustrations in the text

(5) list of 3-8 keywords for free subject indexing

(6) contact details (including full name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address)

(7) image files, numbered according to the intended sequence of illustrations in the text

If your article is accepted for publication, please also provide:

(8) a signed declaration that permission for image use has been obtained, if applicable; please use the declaration form provided by PREDELLA

(9) short academic CV (c. 80-120 words)


Texts should be saved as a Word document (*.doc or *.docx) or OpenOffice document (*.odt).

Insert notes as footnotes (not as endnotes), using your software's built-in footnotes feature. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Do not use your software's automatic hyphenation feature, and do not manually hyphenate words at the end of lines. To emphasize words, use italics.

Do not use underlines and bold letters.

Use straight quotation marks ("") instead of curled (“”, „“) or French («») quotation marks.

Do not include additional blank lines between paragraphs.

Set up the document in A4 format.


For the preparation of bibliographic references, captions, quotations, etc., please consult our Editorial Rules (available in Italian: Norme Editoriali)


In the main text, please include references (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.) to the illustrations.

The number of illustrations should not exceed 1 per 2000 characters. Please also send a numbered list of captions, corresponding to the sequence of images in the text. Please deliver separate image files, preferably JPEGs (*.jpg) in high resolution (300 dpi).


Manuscripts that qualify for closer consideration undergo a double-blind peer-review process by at least two experts. Peer reviewers are selected by the editors of PREDELLA. Authors are kindly asked to prepare their manuscripts for blind review. In particular, any first-person references to their own publications should be removed. If an article is accepted for publication, the names of the approving reviewers will be published as well.


Unless otherwise arranged with the author, articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0.


It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission to reproduce copyright-protected material in her/his article. Please be aware that both works of art and photographs of works of art may be under copyright. Written permissions must be obtained before publication of the article. Authors are strongly encouraged to procure images and permissions as early as possible.