General guidelines

Orientation and determinations of research
With strict observance, any participant can contribute according to the following pre-defined criteria. Basically, any participant can contribute her / his written papers into three major geo-strategic categories and areas of interest: Austria 1809 (plus annexed fronts), Hungary 1809, Italy 1809 (Slovenia, Croatia). Worth mentioning is that there are specific social areas where one scholar can significantly adapt her / his interests and elaborations of study. Subjects and topics of research are left to the scientific discretion of each person. Each year, is left to the organized faculty and factual pre-established planning of any participant to contribute with one or more papers, either in one, two, or in all the cited categories of research. Attention: the minimum quota of participation is fixed to one paper per year. All contributions are offered on a free collaborative base. Each single submission of manuscript implies, in proper order of clarification and cultural dictates, that the present work has not been published on paper before. Furthermore, it implies that it is not under consideration for any type of printed publication (books, bulletins, magazines, newsletters, reviews) elsewhere.

Abstracts for proposed papers will be submitted in electronic form (Microsoft word). Abstracts have free length of words. The abstract (Times New Roman, font size 12) must be written in the paper’s language of the first copy, i.e., in the national language, or in English / German. Authors are also requested to provide five keywords. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to the Honorary Secretary no later than 21 March 2012. The authors will be notified within 30 March 2012 if their paper proposal is accepted. Please, the author is invited to provide the following informations: -- General specification of the paper theme -- To present the author’s data: full name, postal address, e-mail.

Every year, the following entries are activated to properly organize the collections of the materials. 1. – SINGLE RESEARCH PAPER. 2. – MULTIPLE RESEARCH PAPERS. 3. – MEMORIAL WORKS. More categories of research will be contemplated in the near future.

Projects, papers, studies
Each paper can have a minimum length of 16 pp., or of 30 pp.. Characters of text: Times New Roman, font size 12. Interline, 1,15. Insert the number of the pages at the end of each paper (in the center). Columns: do not use columns.  Do not change the font size or type anywhere in your paper. Do not use any colors for your font. Please, keep all the text black. Justifying Paragraphs: justify both margins of your paragraphs. Paragraphs should be single spaced. Do not indent at the beginning of a new paragraph. When you start a new paragraph, double space between two paragraphs. Citation of Sources: solid and severe standards of research are demanded. Your paper must state where your information (sources) have been found. This criterium establishes the credibility and the veracity of your research work. Within this indication, in the text must be included the notes, and the bibliographical references or Sources. All historic sources cited in the paper have to be organized and listed in the bibliography; the bibliography has to be organized in alphabetic order. Only use Bold text for the title of the research or subtitles. Foreign words need to be italicized. Chronological elements: please, use months instead of numbers (example: 12 May 1809, instead of 12.5.09).  Numbers from zero to nine should be written as words. From 10 and above use numbers. Figures that have four or more numbers should be written with commas. Examples: 3,000; 300,000. Quotes: if you have a lengthy quote, put it in quotation marks. Do not indent your quotes. Superscripts: do not use superscript. Example: 25th Line Infantry Regiment. Write preferably: 25th Line Infantry Regiment. Notes and references: references are accepted either in text and as endnotes. Use endnotes for the following: to cite the source where you have found the information, or as a descriptive footnote to explain something in the text. For the quotation in the notes: AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE OF THE BOOK, PLACE OF EDITION, PUBLISHING HOUSE, DATE OF PUBLICATION, PAGE NUMBERS WHERE THE INFORMATION CAN BE REFERENCED. In the text, the references are not required in roman numbers; the references in the endnotes are required in Times New Roman, font size 10. Ensure that all the references cited in the text are included in the bibliography. Bibliographical references: the Selected Bibliography can be divided into two parts: Primary Historic Sources, and Critical Studies. For each author write AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE OF THE BOOK, PLACE OF EDITION, PUBLISHING HOUSE, DATE OF PUBLICATION. If quoting from journals and magazines: AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE OF THE ARTICLE, TITLE OF JOURNAL, OR MAGAZINE, VOLUME (MONTH OF PUBLICATION), YEAR OF PUBLICATION. For the notes: AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE OF THE BOOK, PLACE OF EDITION, PUBLISHING HOUSE, DATE OF PUBLICATION, REFERENCED PAGE (PAGES). If quoting from journals and magazines: AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE OF THE ARTICLE, TITLE OF JOURNAL, OR MAGAZINE, VOLUME (MONTH OF PUBLICATION), YEAR OF PUBLICATION, REFERENCED PAGE (PAGES). Please indicate the pages range (i.e., pp. 153-333). Attention: the abbreviated form “p.” is used for one page; “pp.” is used instead for more than one page. Acknowledgments: eventual acknowledgments must be written at the end of the text. Latin and foreign words must be italicized. We prefer the author NOT USE ABBREVIATED WORDS. Quotations must be placed within quotation marks, in roman. Decimal numbers must be separated by the comma. The unit of measurement must be separated from the number by a space (i.e. 3,9 km.; 5x7,5 m.).

In regards to the first copy of the research paper, we prefer that authors have the full liberty, intellectual integrity and linguistic convenience to write in her / his own native language. However, on the concurrent adaptability and respect of so many different linguistic idioms, we gently demand an additional copy of the text written in English / or German. Every author is free to present only the English / or German version of her / his works.

Submission process
After having reached concord (within 30 March 2012) with the Honorary Secretary concerning your specific theme of research, all official papers must be sent in two copies:
a digital one, by e-mail, to the CEO (at:; a digital one, by e-mail, to the Honorary Secretary (E-mail:
In the cover letter, in both copies, the author has to specify his full name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail reference).

Digital format
All contributions to the 1809 cultural project must be in Word format. Authors are required to submit the researches as PDF format RTF, DOC or DOCX format. Please DO NOT include illustrative supports in the text. They can be added, but in a different and separate way.
Illustrative supports
They can be sent separately. Any author must clear reproduction rights for any photos or illustration. Contents found on the internet are not accepted. All images (e.g., photographs, diagrams) will be named as figures, and numbered in Arabic numerals. The captions should follow the examples below. Reference to figure in the text (fig. 3), (fig. 3a). Figure caption: Fig. 3. The evolution of warfare and the traditions of the army. Figure caption and references: Fig. 7. The evolution of warfare and the traditions of the army (from Menghin 1987, p. 34, fig. 7). Authors are invited to provide separate high-resolution illustrations in TIFF, JPEG (or eventually PNG, PDF) format. Resolutions must be 300 dpi, or higher; the maximum acceptable weight is 20 Mb. Maps and plans: must include an accurate scale and north point. THE AUTHORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY WRITTEN PERMISSIONS TO REPRODUCE ANY ILLUSTRATION OF WHICH THEY DO NOT OWN COPYRIGHT.

Author’s biography
Brief biographical lines of the author can be added at the end of the research.

Copyright. All works are protected by copyright for 70 years after the death of the author. When the author is not known, the copyright runs for 95 years from the date of publication. Please, check the dispositions in your own country. They are under your personal duty and responsibility.