Editorial rules

Editorial rules for the drafting of the text of the articles and related bibliographies

Style sheet

For examples of editorial style, authors should consult the latest issues of the magazine. The following is a guide to some key points:
1. The text must be in Microsoft Word format.

2. The pages must be numbered progressively.

3. The same font should be used throughout the text: 12 pt Times New Roman for the body text.

4. Titles and subtitles should be consistent, preferably using no more than three levels. The titles of the articles should be in bold 18 pt (centered), with capital letters for the first single letter (the first letter after the colon is minuscule). Name and position of the author must be in 14 pt plain text, with capital letters only for the first letter and with the italic position. Any controlled headers must be in 12 pt bold with capital letters only for first letter.

5. The abstracts and keywords must be in 10 pt, with the words’ Abstract: ‘and’ Keywords: italic and followed by a colon: (the text abstract and keywords are not in italics).

6. Fonts should not be colored.

7. Spacing: 1.5 spacing should be used throughout in text.

8. Paragraphs: there should be no space between paragraphs, which should be indented with the tab button, except when following a subtitle, a jagged quote or a block, a table or a diagram.

9. Quotes of more than 50 words, and case studies, should be on a new, jagged line and in 10 pt (see more information on quotes in the ‘Citations’ section below).

10. There should only be a space between words and phrases.  11. The text must be aligned to the left.

11. The text must be aligned to the left.

12. Right margins should not be aligned (ie not justified).

13. Italics, not underlined, should be used to emphasize.

14. All notes must be numbered and placed at the end of each page in strict chronological order. Final notes cannot be used.

15. The references to the works that are mentioned in the text must be listed in alphabetical order by author at the end of the article (N.B. this is not intended as a general bibliography).

16. Authors should provide a no more than 45 characters short-run title : this is a fairly compact version of the title to be displayed at the top of each odd page of the publication, and which complements the author’s name on even-numbered pages .

Tables and illustrations


1. Each table must be identified by a number and a descriptive title which is also used in the text. Each must have indicated its sources, and there must be a clear indication of where each table should be placed in the text: a copy of all tables and illustrations should be includ.

2. The figures (illustrations) must be numbered separately from the tables, and they must also be identified by descriptive captions (including a date). The source for each figure must be specified, and the author must clearly indicate where each figure should be placed in the text; the author’s responsibility is the provision of copies and camera-ready authorizations, which must be sought and paid by the author where necessary. Authors must guarantee accuracy if exact formulation is required within the manuscript.

3. Unless otherwise agreed with the publisher, the illustrations must be in black and white only. The illustrations in the online version can be in color. However, color printing can be allowed if the additional cost is covered by the author.


Spelling, punctuation and similar form issues


1. For spelling follow the Oxford English Dictionary (eg of work, effort, practice (by name), practice (verb) .The -ize suffix, the first of the spelling in the OED, is preferred. But note that a number of verbs use  -yse, as in analyzing, paralyzing. The counter-transference is written as one word.

2. Points and commas are after quotes and brackets

3. In English, form the possessive of proper monosyllables names ending in sibilant or in another with the addition of an apostrophe and s, as in the writings of James, except for the ancient classical names (for example, anger of Mars). In words of more than one syllable ending in a sibilant, just add the apostrophe, as in Ceres’ rites, except for the names ending in a sibilant and final e (for example, Horace’s Odes)..

4.    Individuals’ and organizations  names: people must be fully identified by first name and surname when they first appear in the text. Acronyms should not be used until the name has been provided in full, followed by the acronym, as in ‘Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP)’.

5. Use initial capitalization for a noun or abbreviated noun that is followed by a number indicating a place in sequence, e.g. Vol. I, chap. 3.

6. Square brackets must be used to indicate incomplete data, as in C [arl] G [ustav] Jung. They should also be used for a parenthesis within a parenthesis, like this: (Agathe [daughter of Jung] was born in 1904), and ([Astor 2007, p 192] something that Fordham has interpreted of him), and for interpolations such as ‘[italic mine]’, except when such interpolations are already included in brackets for example (Ibid., P. 94, my italics).

7. Italics must be used for titles in books, magazines, films and TV. They should also be used for short foreign phrases that are not commonly used in English, for the bibliography in English, and in Italian for the Italian bibliography.

8. Common Latin abbreviations, such as e.g. etc. and et al., do not go into italics and are not followed by a comma. The exception is ibid. which is followed by a comma when it quotes a page reference, for example ‘(Ibid., P. 233)’. ‘Ibid.’  is used where there are two or more consecutive references for the same work.

9. Hyphenation: a dash that is used to link two words together as a compound, such as eg contraindicated, or to participate in a prefix for a proper name (eg anti-Darwinism), it should be a short dash without spaces on either side. A dash used to emphasize a clause should be a dash with a space on both sides – like this. A dash should not be used to split a word at the end of a line.

10. The dash margin should be 1 cm.

11. It is preferable not to use an oblique bar, but, if used, it should be without a space on both sides, for example with / without.




(It should be noted that  authors are responsible for all quotations accuracy)

1. Quotations of more than 50 words, and of case studies, should be on a new, jagged line and in 10 pt. Quotations must be carefully checked for accuracy and must replicate the original formulation, spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Exceptions (for example, italic words for emphasis) must be explicitly indicated, for example, [Italic added]. NB: do not add square brackets around interpolations as ‘italics added’ when they fall within brackets, for example (Ibid., P. 94, italics mine).  (Please note that the authors are responsible for the accuracy of all citations).

2. Inverted single commas are used for quotations. Quotations within quotations  are indicated by double quotes.

3. Ellipsis: omissions within a sentence must be indicated by three … non-spaced periods (leaving a space before the first and after the last). Four periods not spaced with no space before the first (but a space after the last) must be used for omissions between sentences. So: ‘Thoreau notes: “I learned … that if one moves forward in the direction of his dreams, … he will meet with … success …. he will put some things behind him … In proportion how. .. ”
Avoid using spaced periods to open the citations that are syntactic fragments

. 4. Interpolations: square brackets must be used to enclose author interpolations in a quote, for example ‘One day, when he [Jung] was working …’

5. Indented quotations (at 10 pt) should not be enclosed in quotation marks and should be introduced using the colon, for example
As Jung states:

the psyche is a self-regulating system … Quotes within the body of the text should be treated as part of the text running within the sentence. The immediately preceding punctuation must be exactly as it would have been if the following text was not a quote, but instead the words of the author. The first letter of a quote should be capitalized when the quote begins at the beginning of a sentence, or typed in lower case when the quote starts from the middle of a sentence.
6. References returned: note that following a citation the author / publisher returns, the year of publication and the page / number of the paragraph is always inserted, and there is no point after the reference, in brackets, at the source , therefore: (Solomon 2007, p.3)

7. Following a quotation in the body of the text there should not yet be a comma between the name of the author and the date of publication, as in (Bion 1962).

8. Numbered page references are preferable to ‘ff.’, That is to say (Lambert 1981, pp. 150-52), rather than (Lambert 1981 pp. 150ff.).

9. The quotations from complete works of Jung must be specified by the paragraph not page, therefore: (.Jung 1921, para 757)

10. A bibliographical reference, reported in different locations, may appear slightly different both for the order and the form of the elements of which it is composed, and for the level of detail of the information contained; some data essential for its identification are however always recognizable. See the example:

Xu SS, Shen WL, Ouyang SY.
Inhibition of transfected PTEN on human colon cancer.
World J Gastroenterol. 2004; 10(24): 3670-3673.

In the first position the authors are mentioned (here in the form: surname – initial of the name), followed by the title of the article. The title of the periodical (here in the abbreviated form), the year of publication, the volume, the file placed in brackets, the reference pages are then reported

The correct transcription of these essential data is very important for the purpose of a subsequent localization of the article in a catalog or of the correct quotation in a bibliography.



1. In general, numbers up to ten must be expressed in words and numbers thereafter. However, when the numbers above and below ten are used in the same sentence, numbers must be used throughout.

2. The sentences must not start with a number. Rearrange the sentence, or give the number of words.

3. inclusive numbers: in connection with consecutive numbers, send the second whole number for numbers up to 99; for larger numbers, give only two figures of the second if it is within the same hundred, for example, pp. 14-23, 265-70, 1920-1934 (but see Dates below).

4. Roman numerals: use capitalization for the book, the division of the volume, or an individual in a series (like George III). Use lowercase letters for the preliminary pages of a book. (Numbers of chapters are in ordinary numbers, ie chapter 6.)

5. Dates: September 6 is preferable to September 6th. Abbreviations can be used in the tables (January, February, March, etc.) without any fixed points, but do not allow 6/9/63. For decades, use ‘in  1960 ‘o’ in the ’60s “in which there is no doubt about the century mentioned in. The dates must be expressed in full, as in 2010-2011, or, between 2012 and 2013.



References in the text

1. The references in the body of the text give the name of the author followed, without a comma, by year of publication, as in: ‘Gabbard (1997), in an excellent paper …’ or, conclude the quote or quotation as following : (Gabbard 1997).

2. If two co-authors are mentioned, both names should be included, as in: ‘Davies and Frawley (1992) found that …’ (when cited in the text), o (Davies & Frawley 1992) (when cited in brackets by reference).

3. If there are more than two co-authors of reference in the text it should take the form of, for example, Smith et al. (1972), or (Smith et al., 1972).

4. Where possible avoid inclusion in the main text of other elements in the reference, such as the article, newspaper or book title. Include only page numbers or, for collected works, paragraph numbers, rather than page numbers. Further details (newspaper article or book title) should be limited to the reference list at the end.

5. When citing Jung Works, the date of publication of the document in question should be specified with a reference to the paragraph, for example ‘(Jung 1946, p.335)’.

6. When quoted from a subsequent edition of a book, when possible, the original date of the work should be specified, as well as the date of issue from which the quotation is taken, for example (Foucault 1976/1990).

7. book chapters should be quoted in single quotes and in lower case, with the exception of the first letter of the chapter title, for example, Chapter 1, ‘The Reflex Sel

In the references at the end, the work should be listed as in the following example: Foucault, M. (1976/1990). History of sexuality. Vol. I. New York: Random House.




1.  The notes can be used to provide further information. They must be numbered
Progressively and should be in 10 pt.

2.  citations footnotes should be included in the journal list of references

References at the end


1. Full reference to all the works mentioned must be in alphabetical order by author at the end of the card.

2. authors must be listed in chronological order, the author’s name to be replaced by three hyphens linked to the subsequent entries. Where more than one work is mentioned in the same year the date (in round brackets) should be followed by a, b, c, etc. So:
Schore, A.N. (2003a). Affective dysregulation and disorders of the Self … — (2003b). Affective dysregulation and the repair of the Self …

3.  If there are two co-authors referring to the end it should take the form of, for example, Davies, J. M. & Frawley, M.G. (1992) …

4. If there are three or more co-authors each author should be listed, rather than listing the first author followed by ‘et al.’, For example, Lichtenberg, J., Lachman, F. & Fosshage, J. (2002). A spirit of research: communication in psychoanalysis. London: The Analytic Press.

5. When the material from Jung Works is mentioned the date indicated must be that of the first publication of the specific paper (or chapter) in question. These are usually listed on the ‘Contents’ page of each CW. The paper or chapter title should be administered in single quotation marks and in lower case, followed by the volume of complete works in which they are included, specified by the number (unitalicized), following the initials (in italics) CW: for example Jung, C.G. (1946). ‘The psychology of transference’, CW 16. However, if the work in question is also the CW title it should be given in italics (not within quotes), with the first letters of large words in capital letters: for example, Jung, C.G. (1953). Psychology and Alchemy. CW 10.

6. The works of Freud (Standard Edition) are abbreviated to SE (in italics) followed by the number of the unitalicized SE, for example ‘SE 2’. The same principles apply as a reference for Jung’s CW, as described above.

7. Publishers should be quoted in full, for example W.W. Norton (not ‘Norton’); Harvard University Press (not ‘Harvard’), Chiron Publications (not ‘Chiron’) etc. publishers’ positions should be given before their name, punctuated by two points, eg: London: Karnac Books. New York & London: W.W Norton. (In the case of double footage) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (In the case of a smaller city, give the state too much) books In the following examples please note that using capitalization and punctuation, the included information items, and their sequence. The page number or reference paragraph must not be quoted. Original works: Bion, W.R. (1991). A Memory of the Future. London: Karnac Books.
7 Henderson, J.L. & Sherwood, D. (2003). Transformations of the psyche: the symbolic Alchemy of Splendor Solis. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
Reference to a volume in a work in multiple volumes:
Eliade, M. (1978). A history of religious ideas. Vol. I, from the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Reference to a nursing job:
McGuire, W. (ed.) (1974). La Freud – Jung letters, trans. R. Mannheim & R.F.C. Hull. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Jung, C.G. (2009). The Red Book. Liber Novus, ed. S. Shamdasani. New York & London: W.W. Norton.
Reference to a contribution to a collection work:
MacKenna, C. (2012). ‘Divine madness of Jung’. In Insanity and Divinity. Studies in psychosis and spirituality, ed. J. Gale. London: Routledge.
Reference to a work translated into English:
rigaray, L. (1985). This sex that is not a, trans. G. Gill. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Jung Works – complete books:
Jung, C.G. (1963). Mysterium coniunctionis. CW 14.
Jung Works – articles:
Jung, C.G. (1946). ‘The psychology of transference’. CW 16.
Jung Letters: (volume N.B. and year in italics):
Jung, C.G. (1973). Letters, Volume 1, 1906-1950, ed. G. Adler, trans. R.F.C. Hull. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Freud Standard Edition – complete books:
Freud S. (1901). Psychopathology of everyday life. SE 6.
Freud Standard Edition – articles:
Freud S. (1926). ‘Psycho-analysis’. SE 20.

Magazines and other media


The titles of the magazines must be cited in full in italics. This should be followed (unitalicized) by a comma, the volume number, a comma, the issue number, a comma, and then the page numbers of the article in question.
Standard article:
Henderson, J. (1975). ‘C. G. Jung: a painting that recalls his methods’. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 20, 2,114-21.
Astor, J. & Colman, W. (2013). ‘James Astor in a conversation with Warren Colman’. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 58, 5, 677-97.
Laic publications:
Cronenberg, D. & Smith, A. (2012). ‘The great interview’. Empire, February, 122-27.
Film and TV titles:
A Dangerous Method.
Title lesson:
Knox, J. (2015). ‘Some reflections on the neuroscience to dream’.
Internet Information:
Diamond, S.A. (2011). ‘A Dangerous Method is a dangerous film?’