Galilæana publishes essays on all aspects concerning the biography, works, scientific discoveries, context and the posthumous fortune of Galileo Galilei. Galilæana also addresses themes of essential importance to appreciate the cultural background of European culture in the early modern age.
Galilæana (ISSN 1971-6052) is published and distributed by Leo S. Olschki.
Galilæana accepts articles written in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. Each article will be introduced by a summary in Italian and English of about 300 words. Please refer to "Editorial Guidelines" for editorial criteria.
Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota and Franco Giudice
Andrea Battistini †, Domenico Bertoloni Meli, Filippo Camerota, Maurice Clavelin, Maurice A. Finocchiaro, Owen Gingerich, Enrico Giusti, John L. Heilbron, Mario Helbing, Michel-Pierre Lerner, Pamela O. Long, Isabelle Pantin, Adriano Prosperi, Eileen Reeves, Jürgen Renn, Thomas B. Settle †, Maurizio Torrini †, Albert Van Helden, Nick Wilding
Marta Stefani (Managing Editor), Francesco Barreca, Lisa Chien (Copy Editor), Natacha Fabbri, Federica Favino, Susana Gòmez, Andrea Gualandi, Luigi Guerrini, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, Alessandro Ottaviani, Carla Rita Palmerino, Salvatore Ricciardo (Assistant Managing Editor), Patrizia Ruffo, Giorgio Strano, Federico Tognoni, Oreste Trabucco
1. Manuscripts (the original, plus a blind copy) should be submitted to the Editors of Galilæana, Museo Galileo. Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Piazza dei Giudici, 1 – 50122 Florence. Please enclose a summary in English of about 200 words and a brief list of keywords.
2. Manuscripts should be submitted in the following form: Word for Windows Document. Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, standard page, default margins, double-spaced.
3. Galilæana subjects the papers received to 2 blind referees. Authors will notified as soon as possible.
4. Bibliographic information should be given in footnotes (citing the author-date between parentheses and using endnotes is not accepted), written in smaller print than the main text, numbered consecutively throughout the article and keyed to reference numbers above the text line.
a. References to texts by Galileo published in the Edizione Nazionale delle Opere, edited by Antonio Favaro, should be cited using the abbreviation OG, followed by the indication of the volume in Roman numerals and of the pages in Arabic numerals.
OG, XV, pp. 32-33.
b. References to books should include: author's full name in Small Capitals; complete title of the book in italics; place of publication, publisher's name, date of publication, page numbers cited.
Maurice Clavelin, La philosophie naturelle de Galilée, Paris, Colin, 1968, pp. 270-271.
c. References to articles appearing in volumes and with an editor, should include: author's full name in Small Capitals; title of article in italics; editor's full name in Small Capitals; volume title in italics; place of publication, publisher's name, date of publication, page numbers cited.
Horst Bredekamp, Gazing Hands and Blind Spots: Galileo as Draftsman, in Jürgen Renn (ed.), Galileo in Context, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 153-192: 174-175.
d. References to articles in journals should include: author's full name inSmall Capitals; title of article in italics; title of journal in quotation marks (« »), year, volume number, page numbers of article, number of particular page cited.
Stillman Drake, Kepler and Galileo, «Vistas in Astronomy», 18, 1975, pp. 237-247: 245.
e. Succeeding citations of books and articles should use an abbreviated version with only the author's last name, indicating between parentheses the note in which the entire citation appears for the first time.
Drake, Kepler and Galileo (cit. note 14), p. 242.
5. Passages quoted within text should use only the quotation marks: « ». Single quotation marks (' ') should instead be used to lend particular emphasis to a term or expression. Double quotation marks (" ") are admitted only in cases in which the cited passage in turn contains another.
6. Illustrations can be used if they prove functional to the article's purposes. Galilæana usually considers two types of illustrations:
a. Photographs: black and white on gloss paper. Format: 13 x 18 cm. or 18 x 24 cm. These illustrations should be inserted outside the text and marked with the abbreviation ILL.
b. Line drawings: black and white. These illustrations should be inserted inside the text and marked with the abbreviation FIG.
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