Diritti Lavori Mercati

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  1. Contributions must be submitted via e-mail in Microsoft Word format at one of the following addresses:



Contributions must comply with the following criteria:

  • as for the length, for printed page is meant 1 folder with:
  • 2,500 characters per page (including spaces)
  • page setup margins: sup. 6 cm. – inf. 7 cm – left 4.8 cm – right 5.4 cm
  • distance from the edge: header 5 cm – footer 2 cm
  • line spacing: exact – 10 pt
  • paragraph first line indent: 0.25 cm
  • Times New Roman font 11 pt.
  • footnotes (where applicable): Times New Roman 9 pt.
  • high quotation marks (“”) must always be used for textual citations and to highlight a word/phrase; within a quotation, use single quotes (‘’)
  • foreign words, even if in common use, must always be written in italics;
  • the dashes to use for the engravings are the long ones (– –)
  • for Essays and Articles:
  1. author’s name at the beginning of the contribution in bold; title in standard non-italics fond. Example:

Carlo Zoli

Employment support and agreements of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group

  1. contents (9 pt.) are required with paragraphs distinguished by bold Arabic numerals and paragraph titles in standard non-italics fond; example:

Contents: 1. The content of the agreements of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. 2. The rules on contractual arrangements established by national agreements in the credit sector.

  1. in the text, the number and title of the paragraphs must recall the ones contained in the contents, provided that only the titles are in italics;
  2. there is no final bibliography;
  3. the footnotes should be placed at the foot of the page with reference in the text. They must be short, contain only bibliographic and jurisprudential information and, in exceptional cases, the discursions falling completely outside the subject matter. The journal abbreviations ought to be used (see below). The authors must be cited in small caps, indicating the initial of the name followed by a full stop only in the case of homonymy. If the cited authors are more than one, they must be separated by a comma;
  4. each contribution must be accompanied by an abstract approximately 10 lines long, which summarizes the content of the contribution, as well as 5 keywords.
  • for Case Law Comments:
  1. the author must provide the indication of the judicial authority, the summary of the ruling and the maxim written by himself/herself in case no official maxim exists; example:

T.A.R. Sicily (Catania), Section II, ruling 28 August 1998, no. 1208 – Pres. Passanisi – Albertini and others (attorneys of Antona and Modica) v. Sicily Region (attorney general) and INPS (attorneys Bernabò and Pidatella)

Employment relationship – Projects of collective utility – Jurisdiction of the administrative judge – Art. 23, law no. 67 of 11 March 1988 – Regional extension laws – Employment relationship with the Region of Sicily – Exclusion

The employment relationship that is presumed to be established with a public economic authority as a consequence of the employee’s integration within the organization of the institution in a subordinate position and with a character of continuity must be devolved to the exclusive knowledge of the administrative judge, unless there is an express legislative qualification that defines the relationship established with the PA as private.

The projects of collective utility are not aimed etc. 

  1. a lengthy comment to a judgment must be accompanied by contents;
  2. especially in the case of long judgments each author will have to provide to introduce some (Omissis) in the text of the ruling to be sent to the journal, highlighting the proposed parts that need to be cut;
  3. the name of the comment’s author must be indicated at the end of the note.
  4. at the bottom of the of contribution each comment must include 5 keywords.
  • for Book Reviews:
  1. this section includes 5 keywords at the bottom of the contribution.
  2. it is possible to quote titles of movies and/or books and/or newspaper articles in the body of the text, without the need to insert them in footnotes and without the need for a small cap for the names of the Authors, but always respecting the other rules of citations: only the surname is inserted, to which the initial of the name is added in the sole hypothesis of homonymy, the title is written in italics, then follows publisher, year, and indication of the pages in standard non-italics fond. Eg (Di Vittorio, The drama cancels its yes to the great war, in “Corriere della Sera”, 16 March 2009); The criminal enterprise. Organized crime between prevention policies and contrast strategies (F. Costantino, Rubbettino, 2020).
  1. The following must be indicated at the bottom of the contribution: qualification, address, telephone number, and e-mail of the author.
  1. The quotes must be made as follows:
  1. from a journal: author (surname in full and name punctuated only in case of homonymy, in small caps: eg Lunardon), title in italics, journal in italics, preceded by “in”, year, part, page (p.) or column (c.); if more pages or columns are cited, use the following abbreviation: pp. cc. (example: pp. 3 and 18); if, on the other hand, one refers to one page and the following, the abbreviation is p. (example: p. 38 ff.); if a journal is not included in the attached list, it must be cited by choosing a “short” abbreviation (eg DLRI): in this case it is necessary to report, at the end of the contribution, the full title and the abbreviation chosen. If a contribution recalled is published in Diritti Lavori Mercati International the quote must be made in the following way: eg. Dell’Aringa, Il Patto di Natale, in this journal, 2003, p. 25;
  2. of books: author (surname in full and name punctuated only in case of homonymy, in small caps), title in italics, publisher, year, page (p.). If the authors are more than one, they must be separated by a comma. In case the authors are more than four, only the first author in alphabetical order must be cited followed by et al.
  3. several quotes of the same contribution: author (surname in full and name punctuated only in the case of homonymy, in small caps), cit. (in italics), page or column (p. or c.);
  4. several citations of different contributions by the same author: author (surname in full and name punctuated only in the case of homonymy, in small caps), the first three words of the title (in italics), cit. (in standard non-italics fond), page or column (p. or c.);
  5. of the contributions: they must be carried out in chronological order starting from the most recent;
  6. from the commentaries: for example Comment on Article 7, in Corpaci, Rusciano, Zoppoli L., Commentary on legislative decree no. 29/93, in NLCC, 1999;
  7. of the case-law: Cass. 25 June 1998 no. 823 (without the comma separating year and number), in FI, 1998, I, c. 27; subsequent citations are in abbreviated form: Cass. no. 823/1998. Where several sentences of the same judicial authority are cited in sequence (eg the Supreme Court is cited several times), it is not necessary to always repeat “Cass.”, but it is enough to do it the first time. For example: Cass. 23 May 2015 no. 827; 18 April 2015 no. 921; 10 October 2013 no. 9400; no. 823/1998);
  8. of laws and other regulatory acts: the first time the date must be complete (eg: law no. 675 of 27 June 1998, art. 1, para. 1); subsequent times, concise (eg: law no. 675/1998, art. 1, para. 1); of legislative acts of European Union: the first time complete (eg: dir. 96/34/CE of 3 June 1996), subsequent times concise: dir. 96/34/EC;
  9. of collective agreements: the first time complete (eg: National Collective Labor Agreement 18 October 1997); the subsequent times synthetic (CCNL Steelworkers 1997);
  10. institutions, associations, public and private bodies, national and international organizations, geographical locations, economic values: EEC (European Economic Community), EU (European Union), EMU (European Monetary Union), EUSF (European Union Structural Funds), ESCB (European System of Central Banks), Aran (Agency for the negotiating representation of public administrations), Government, Region, Province, Municipality, Mountain community, Inps (National Institute for Social Security), Cgil, Cisl, Uil, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), North, Center, South, CoE (Council of Europe); EC (European Commission).
  1. It is possible to post materials, documents and links on the websites connected to the journal, provided it has been duly reported in a contribution.