Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science

The Annals is a forum for the free exchange of ideas
among scholars working in the field of social sciences


  1. Articles should be submitted via e-mail to:
  2. The papers should be provided in anonymous form, with a separate cover where authors are required to indicate their name, affiliation and e-mail address.
  3. Articles should be written in standard English and should not normally exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes and references. An abstract of about 200 words is also required, together with up to five keywords and three JEL classifications. Papers in sub-standard English will be desk-rejected.
  4. Authors should carefully check the conformity of their manuscripts to our editorial guidelines. In particular, they should obey the following requirements:
    • Non-English words should appear in italics.
    • Due attention should be paid to the use of single or double quotation marks. The first are to be used when highlighting a word or expression (e.g., the so-called ‘civilized’ society), the second only when reporting another author’s word or expression (e.g., Smith’s “impartial spectator”).
    • Full quotations should be between “ ”. If their length exceeds 40 words they should be displayed as separate from the main text.
  5. References should be listed at the end of the paper as follows:
    • Zamagni V. 1988The Economic History of Italy, 1860-1990, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    • Shionoya Y. (ed.) 2001The German Historical School, London and New York: Routledge.
    • Paxton R.O. 1950, “The Five Stages of Fascism”, Journal of Modern History, 70 (2): 1-23.
    • Kryburg H.E. 1995, “Keynes as Philosopher”, in A.F. Cottrell and M.S. Lawdor (eds) 1995, New Perspectives on Keynes, Durham: Duke University Press: 7-32.
    • Basu S. and B. Bundick 2012. “Uncertainty Shocks in a Model of Effective Demand”, NBER Working Paper No. 18420.
    • Brett J.A. 1994Medical Plant Selection Criteria Among the Tzeltal Maya of Highland Chiapas. Pd.D. diss., Berkeley: University of California.
    • Graeber D. 2010, “On the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations. A Maussian Approach”, OAC PRESS Working Papers Series 6. Available at: http:/ (accessed: May 5, 2015).
    • Rodrik D. 2004, “Rethinking Growth Policies in the Developing World”, Draft of the Luca d’Agliano Lecture delivered on October 8, 2004, in Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Torino, Italy. Available at: (accessed: December 12, 2016).
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    • in text and footnotes: Kuhn 1970 [1962]: 15
    • in the references: Kuhn T.S. 1970 [1962], The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
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  3. Review articles usually focus on specific themes and/or scholarly debates, review multiple books simultaneously and/or include commentary and analysis. Such articles will be treated as regular paper submissions and should be prepared accordingly. Books covered and essay length should be negotiated with the book review editor, but they should not normally exceed 8,000 words.
  4. Book notes consist of two or three paragraphs describing the book and to what part of our readership the book is likely to be of interest.