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Qwerty is published in association with the Collaborative Knowledge Building Group (CKBG). The CKBG is a non-profit organisation that boasts a strong research reputation in Italy and internationally through a variety of co-operative alliances. The CKBG operates without sponsors, with its sole source of funding obtained via membership fees. CKBG are keen to welcome Qwerty authors as members of the organisation. Therefore, first authors of any accepted paper will be required to become a member of the CKBG for at least one calendar year. 
Advantages of becoming a member of the CKBG include:

  • Belonging to a network that shares interest in educational technology

  • Receiving up-to-date information about CKBG publications, seminars and conferences

  • The opportunity to be informed of and/or involved in research currently under development

  • The ability to share your ideas and initiatives, and search for collaborative partners.

The fee is 70 Euros for senior researcher and 40 Euros for young researchers. 
The fee can be payed trough one of the following options:
1) By bank transfer to current account no. 000000003609; Bank: Credito Valtellinese - Agency no. 5 Via Vaglia, 39/43 - CAP 00139 - ROME; Headed to: Collaborative Association Knowledge Building Group. IBAN: IT17T0521603218000000003609; BIC SWIFT: BPCVIT2S.
2) Through PayPal
In any type of payment, please, specify the type of fee chosen.


Full manuscripts should be submitted via Open Journal System.
Articles in Italian, English, and French will be accepted.
Manuscript should be written following APA style. Complete APA styles norms are available at

Order of Pages
Page 1: Title page containing also the name of the author(s), the author(s)’ affiliation, and contact information;
Page 2: Abstract (no more than 1000 characters, including spaces);
Page 3 and next: Title, text, and references (no more than 30.000 characters, spaces included);
Figures and Tables: embedded in the text.

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended.

Any changes requested after publication will not be possible.


Norms for Special Issues
Qwerty Journal will also accepts proposals for special issues.
The special issue may be proposed by one or more editors who will manage the review process jointly with a Qwerty editorial tutor.

Proposals for a special issue should include:

A brief presentation of the topic;
The topic should be compatible Qwerty’s editorial vision;
The name and contact details of the editor(s);
A schedule for the editorial process, including the issue of the call for papers, submission and due dates, timescales and modality for the review process, and final submission deadlines for the issue (to be planned for March, 10th and September 10th each year.).

Editor(s) will be asked to send a copy of the proposed index and a short abstract (200 words) for each article.
The final version of the special issue should include:

An editorial article; the editorial should be written in English (800-1000 words, references included) together with an abstract (300-400 words) in Italian and French
Generally, no more than five articles may be included in an issue of Qwerty.
Each article should follow the Qwerty norms in format and length.


Lista di controllo per la predisposizione di una proposta

Durante la procedura di trasmissione di una proposta, gli autori devono verificare il rispetto dei seguenti requisiti; la submission potrebbe essere rifiutata se non aderisce a queste richieste.

  1. The submission has never been published before.
  2. The submission is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.
  3. There has been given URLs for cited references wherever possible.
  4. Text is single-spaced, has a 12-point font, employs italic instead of underlines (with the exception of URLs) and all the illustrations, figures and tables are placed properly in-text instead of being gathered all at the end.
  5. Text adheres to style and reference guidelines summarized in author guidelines, that can be found in the section "About the Journal".
  6. If submitting for a peer-reviewed section of the journal, please follow the guidelines in how to guarantee a blind review.

Informativa sulla privacy

The names and email addresses entered on this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes and will not be available for any other purpose or any other party.