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Submission Guidelines

To be accepted for publication, the text submitted to the Journal has to be the original scientific work, previously unpublished. It has to meet formal criteria specified in the Journal’s Submission Guidelines, and has to receive two positive reviews in accordance with the double-blind review principle.

The contributed text has to adhere to the principles of ‘ghostwriting firewall’, based on the guidelines for academic journals.

All disclosed cases of ghostwriting (hidden contribution by the authors or writing the text on request) and guest authorship (adding to the list of authors of people whose contribution to the text was negligible) will be made public on the websites of our Journal. The organisational unit employing the author will also be informed about this fact.

I. The text layout:

    1. Article/Review article
    2. First name and surname of the author (at the top of the page, on the left).
    3. Academic centre, or, if the author does not work at the university, the city (under the author’s name).
    4. The title of the article – centred.
    5. The text’s abstract, under the title: up to 400–700 characters with spaces – a short description of the content of the article.
    6. Keywords – up to 5–7 words or words or phrases, in Polish and English.
    7. The text of the article.
    8. Selected bibliography.
    9. The article’s title in English.
    10. Summary in Polish and English – up to 1000–1800 characters with spaces.
    11. A short note about the author in Polis and English, up to 500 characters with spaces. It should include: full address of the main workplace and the author’s email address.
  1. Review
    1. First name and surname of the author of the reviewed work, with a full title of the reviewed work as in the title page.
    2. In the case of a collective work or source edition, the title should be followed by the name and surname of the editor(s).
    3. The number of volumes in arabic numerals (for example: vols 1–2).
    4. Place and year of publication.
    5. The publisher’s surname.
    6. Number of pages.
    7. The title of the series, if relevant.

II. Text layout:

  1. Article/Review article/Review:
    1. Typed using Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, fully justified;
    2. The document should be in .doc or .docx format;
  2. Quotations from the sources and literature should be given in normal font, in quotation marks; omissions within quotes are marked with a triple-dot mark in square brackets: […].
  3. The titles of academic and literary works should be italicised.
  4. Abbreviations: we use standard dictionary abbreviations, such as, for example: vol, vols, ed., eds, p., pp. ‘e.g., i.e., prof., doc., MA, PhD, etc. (note that a contracted form of a word that ends with the same letter as the full form, including plural -s, is not followed by a full stop: vols, eds).
  5. Numerals: numbers are written in figures, with a space separating groups of three digits counting from the right, e.g.: „11 453”.
  6. Dates:
    1. Months should be written in words (e.g. 3 November 1979);
    2. In the 1970s, the seventies;
    3. In the twentieth century, not XX c. nor 20th century;
    4. Footnotes: Times New Roman, size 10, 1.5 line spacing.

III. Selected bibliography (please, make sure it include a sections titled “Secondary works”, which will include monographs, articles from periodicals and collective publications that have been referred to in the text).

  1. Surname and the first name (or abbreviated to an initial only) of the author,
  2. then like in bibliographic references made in the text.

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