For authors


Deadline for submissions to Opuscula is November 1st each year. Contributions should be submitted to the ECSI secretary, following the guidelines below.

Peer review process

Submitted manuscripts are reviewed in two steps. A member of the Editorial Committee reads the manuscript to ensure that all minima criteria are met and that it follows the guidelines for submissions. The manuscript is thereafter sent to two or more external reviewer(s). Based on the comments and recommendations by the reviewer(s), the Committee either accepts, accepts after modifications, or rejects the manuscript for publication.

The Editorial Committee employs a double blind process (to the extent that this is possible), i.e. both author and reviewer remain anonymous to the other party. All authors are encouraged to make every effort to uphold the anonymity in the text.

When an article or a monograph has been accepted for publication, the author will be provided with the review report(s) and asked to submit a revised version of the manuscript.

Initial submission

A complete copy of the manuscript should be sent electronically (preferably by e-mail) to the the ECSI secretary (for postal address: Contact Information). The submission should include:

  1. A title page with the title of the manuscript as well as the name of author(s) (if more than one author, the corresponding author should be indicated), preferably academic affiliation, and full address details with e-mail address. The date on which the manuscript was finished may be given here.
  2. An abstract of 150 to 200 words in English.
  3. One Word file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures.
  4. A document (.doc, .pdf, .ppt) with good quality copies of all tables and figures, numbered and set in roughly the intended size for publication. Separate high resolution picture files should not be sent at this time.

Revised submission

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, a revised version should be submitted, taking into consideration the comments from the external reviewer(s). The revised submission should conform to the guidelines given below and include:

  1. A cover letter indicating the author’s response to the review comments, and the changes made in the manuscript.
  2. A title page (see above).
  3. An abstract in English (see above).
  4. One Word file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures.
  5. Illustrations. At this time, the author should submit high-quality TIFF files, following the specifications given in the Guidelines for contributors. The illustrations should be numbered consecutively as 01, 02, 03 etc. Tables should be submitted in Excel or Word format and be clearly numbered.

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