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Instructions for authors

Technical instructions:

  • Articles should be written in doc. (or docx) format.
  • Font – Times New Roman 14 point; interline 1.5.
  • Article length: minimum 9 pages, maximum 20-25 pages, according to guidelines.
  • Right hand top of the first page should provide your name, affiliation and ORCID number. Translated articles should include the same data for the translator, placed below the author’s.
  • Quotations longer than three lines should be indicated in a new paragraph. No space line between the main text and the quotation. Use double quotation marks for the main quote and the French-style quotation marks « » for quotations within quotations. Font TNR – 12 point, interline 1.5. Editorial work within the quotation marked by brackets (…)
  • Shorter quotations remain within the main body of the text in standard form.
  • Use italics for: titles of books, articles, films, pieces of music, artworks, etc.
  • Use quotation marks for: titles of newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Use the name and surname when it appears for the first time in the text.
  • Use hyphen – not dash - for ranges and periods (e.g. S. 3–20, years 1888–1900).
  • In the main body of the text, interpunction marks are used after footnote marks.
  • Footnotes:
  1. Font Times New Roman, point 10;
  2. Use Latin contractions such as: ibidem, idem, eadem, cit.;
  3. When used for the first time, use a full title (including a subtitle), e.g.: B. Leśmian, Łąka, Warszawa 1920, s. 5.;
  4. For later reference use the name and the title, followed by cit. (do not abbreviate the title), e.g.: B. Leśmian, Łąka, op. cit., s. 5.;
  5. Example of reference to an article in a collection of essays: J. Kowalski, Matematyka, która umyka, [w:] Matematyka, i co dalej?, red. A. Nowak, Warszawa 2015, s. 24–34.;
  6. Example of an article in a journal: J. Kowalski, Matematyka, która umyka, „Matematyka XXI wieku” 2015, nr 2, s. 24–34.
  • Bibliography:
  1. font: Times New Roman, points 12;
  2. Chicago bibliography stylesheet;
  3. We ask for including all quoted texts in bibliography;
  4. Use one entry for one text/document. Begin with the surname of the author, followed by an abbreviated name, e.g.: Kowalski J., Matematyka dla wszystkich. Za co kochamy cyfry?, Kraków 1990.; Kowalski J., Matematyka, która umyka, [w:] Matematyka, i co dalej?, red. Nowak, Warszawa 2015, s. 24–34.;
  5. For a text by more than one author start with the title, e.g.: Matematyka, i co dalej?, red. A. Nowak, Warszawa 2015.;
  6. Bibliography should be sequenced in accordance with the Polish alphabet.
  • After implementing the above rules please check if one font is used throughout (Times New Roman). Double check those fragments which were copied from external sources (e.g.: website addresses and quotations). Eliminate hyperlinks.
  • Additional information required to be submitted in a separate file:
  1. Polish and English language abstracts;
  2. Keywords in Polish and English (3-5);
  3. English language version of the title;
  4. Chicago style bibliography;
  5. Short biographical note of the author, including the year of birth and email address (translator is expected to provide author’s bio note)
  6. Agreement to publish email address in printed and electronic version of the journal;
  7. Signed confirmation that the proposal is an original work that follows all copyright regulations (copyrights as understood in accordance with the Polish law). In case there are two or more authors, they indicate their contribution in appropriate percentage.
  8. Declaration of providing non-exclusive copyrights to the article to the publisher and licensing the publisher with the right to disseminating its content in all available resources and media.
  9. Agreement to use personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Implementing of all above regulations is expected prior to submitting your article to the editorial evaluation.


Ghostwriting prevention

Ghostwriting is understood as not revealing the names of persons (as authors or co-authors) who have made a substantial contribution to the writing of a publication. It also involves not acknowledging his/her contribution in the acknowledgements to a publication. Guest authorship (or honorary authorship) is, on the other hand, mentioning a person as author or co-author of a publication, even though that person’s contribution was small or non-existent. Both ghostwriting and guest authorship are dishonest in scholarly-scientific terms, and as such they will be exposed and documented by the editors; they will pass information about such dishonesty to relevant institutions (an author’s place of employment, other scientific-scholarly institutions or journals). Therefore the Editors request that all potential contributors provide true information concerning the actual contribution of persons to any submission (furnishing information concerning the affiliation and actual contribution of any such person, and also setting out who is the author of the concept, assumptions, and methods employed in the submission). The author of any submission bears the principal responsibility for the above.


Unsolicited materials

The Editors will not return unsolicited materials. The Editors also reserve the right to change the title and to make cuts to any text prior to publication. They also reserve the right to refuse publication to any article.


Author’s rights

The right to reproduce, to make use of, and to publish the contents of any page or parts of an article are subject to Polish legislation relating to author’s rights.

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