Styleguide

Digicult is an “open publishing” project and a Network of authors fully open and directed towards the nationally and internationally promotion and dissemination of digital culture and electronic art. Digicult works to become a point of reference for a number of professionals working in new forms of art and communication through new technologies, thus giving them a project thanks to which to operate, grow and share experiences and knowledge through network and sharing.


Collaborating and writing for Digicult is easy, as our structure is always open and curious regarding new contaminations: our Editorial Staff welcomes interviews to artists and designers, event reports, critical essays, reviews that demonstrate a good theoretical/academic preparation on treated themes, excellent writing, analysis and critical reflection skills.

We feature contemporary works, projects, manifestos, exhibitions, events, festivals, conferences and all artistic practices that engage with new technologies, art, design, critical thinking and social change. The ideas and behaviours that arise in these ever expanding creative territories are most relevant when shared and explored – so our articles offer an extensive, critical, cultural overview – drawing on ideas from academic, artistic and technical practices in the context of our networked, dynamic and connected communities.

If this suits you, write to: redazione@digicult.it

Before submitting, please review and follow our Editorial Styleguide.

Texts:

- Submit files in one of these formats: .doc, .docx, .odt (no .pdf or text edit)

- Text: single-spaced and justified

- Use Times New Roman, 12 pts for text

- Title of the article: in bold

- Name and Surname of the author: after the title

- Titles of artworks, films, albums, tracks etc. should be italicised and in the original language (year of production in parentheses).

- Italics can be used also for words in a different language from that of the text and to underline some particular meaningful term.

- Use endnotes (no footnotes) in the standard word-format as part of the text using arabicnumbers.

- Quotations: please use double quotation marks (“ ”) to enclose quotations and single quotation marks (‘ ‘) only for quotes within quotes.

- Include the artists, exhibition spaces, and festivals’ websites at the end of the article.

Images:

- Submit images and pictures in separate files. These should be numbered consecutively (eg. Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.). Please, don’t insert images in the .doc or .odt file.

- Each image has to be accompanied by a caption. Captions including Artist’s name, Title, date and credits (and any other relevant information) should be submitted in a separate .doc, .rtf or .odt file. Eg. Fig. 1: Bruce Nauman, Raw Materials, installation view, Tate Modern, London 2004. Courtesy of Tate Modern.

- Digital images must have at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) and be 21 x 28 cm minimum. Files with the formats TIF and JPG are suitable.

- Please include enough images: from 5 to 10, depending on the article length.

Referecing:

The referencing style must be followed independently of language of origin of quoted text. References should be included for any quotation using endnotes. Please use the examples below in endnotes:

Books

- Author’s name, Title (City: Publisher, date), page numbers.

- One author: Jacques Attali, Noise (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985), 11.

- Two or more authors: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2000), 45.

- Editor: Kazys Varnelis, ed., Networked Publics (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008), 44.

- Translator: Richmond Lattimore, trans., The Iliad of Homer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951), 91–92.

- Chapter or other part of a book: Paul Carter, “Ambiguous Traces, Mishearing, and Auditory Space”, in Hearing Cultures. Essays on Sound, Listening and Modernity, ed. Veit Erlmann (Oxford-New York: Berg, 2004), 43-63.

Journal Articles

- Author’s name, “Title,” Journal Title number (year): page numbers.

- Article in a print journal:André Parente and Victa de Carvalho, “Cinema as dispositif: Between Cinema and Contemporary

- Art,” Cinémas: revue d’études cinématographiques 1 (2008), 37-55.

- Article in a magazine or newspaper: Daniel Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68. or: David Goldman, “Music’s lost decade: Sales cut in half,” CNNMoney, 3 February 2010, http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/02/news/companies/napster_music_industry/.

Websites

- “Title,” date, link.

- “Google Privacy Policy,” 2009, http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.

- If you quote subsequently from the same book and page: Ibidem

- If you quote subsequently from the same book but from a different page: Ivi, 9.

Submission Checklist:

- Manuscript has been spell checked.

- All references are included in the endnotes.

- Submission is saved in a .doc, .docx, or .odt format.

- All the images have been numbered and the captions included.

Copyright Notice:

- Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted images, illustrations, photographs, tables, figures, and extended quotations.

- Sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic, and libellous language is not acceptable.

- Authors retain the copyright in their own work, and papers can be translated or reprinted in another format such as a book

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