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Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts that do not meet the instructions set out in the Submission Guidelines will be returned to their Authors for correction.
To be accepted for publication, an article must meet the following criteria:
a) be the result of independent research, not previously published in other journals;
b) meet the formal criteria (see the Submission Guidelines for the text preparation) and take into account the editorial feedback;
c) receive two positive reviews in accordance with the principles of double-blind review;
d) comply with the rules of the ‘ghostwriting firewall’. All disclosed cases of ghostwriting (hiding their participation by the authors or writing the text on request) and guest authorship (adding to the list of authors of people whose participation in the creation of the text was negligible) will be made public on the websites of our Journal. The institution employing the author will also be notified of this fact;
e) in justified cases, the Editorial Board may request a statement of the author(s)' contribution in accordance with the principles of ghostwriting firewall;
f) Authors should submit a declaration on the sources of financial means to finance the publication, contribution from research institutions, associations and other entities (financial disclosure).
1. Editorial Board accept electronic texts via e-mail in the following formats: doc, docx, rtf.
2. A research paper should not exceed 30 standard pages (55,000 characters, including spaces), and reviews – 10 standard pages. The Editorial Board reserves the right to abridge submitted texts.
The text file should not contain any included illustrations, maps, plans, diagrams or other graphic elements, but only the places marked for their insertion. Each graphic element should be supplied in a separate graphic file, in one of the following formats: tiff, jpg, xls, pdf (or other appropriate one), with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (with a base of at least 16 cm).
In a separate file, captions for the elements and a detailed description of the sources (with numbering consistent with the file names) should be included.
Authors using specialised or untypical fonts should also submit them separately (.ttf, .otf files).
In the case of any materials of someone else's authorship and/or ownership, it is necessary to include confirmation of the right to reproduce them.
3. Articles – their structure:
a) Author’s name and surname;
b) ORCID iD;
c) affiliation – in the form required by the employing institution, if the author does not work at research unit, we provide the city;
d) title of the article;
e) abstract in Polish and English (usually 400–700 characters, including spaces) – a short description of the content of the article;
f) keywords in Polish and English – max 5–7 words or phrases;
g) content of the article;
h) bibliography – a list of references cited in the article;
i) title of the article;
j) summary in Polish and English (between 1000 and 1800 characters, including spaces) – a short description of the content of the article, with the analysis’ result, conclusions, and description of the methodology used.
k) short note about the Author in Polish (English optional) 300–500 characters (with the Authors’ affiliation, the current e-mail address, possibly also research interests).
NOTE: The abstract, keywords, and summary can be translated at the Publisher during the editorial works for publication, but the material submitted by the author must include all elements in the language of the article.
4. Reviews: the text should be placed under the following heading: full name and surname of the author of the reviewed book, the full title of the book as on the title page (when a collective work or source edition is reviewed, the title should be followed by the full names of the editors or publishers; if the work is in several volumes, the number of volumes or parts should be indicated in Arabic numerals, e.g. vols 1–2), the place and year of publication, the name of the publishing house, the number of pages and possibly the title of the publishing series. In headings use abbreviations in the language of the reviewed work, e.g. ed., bearb., hrsg., etc.
The name of the author of the review, the affiliation or the city in which he/she works should be placed under the review text.
5. Texts should not be formatted, e.g. by using different font types, spaced-out (instead, bold should be used). Italics may be used in bibliographic descriptions and single words or phrases in foreign languages (e.g. Latin). Only consecutive paragraphs need to be indicated.
6. Texts for the current volume (annual) should be submitted by the end of December of the preceding year. Unsolicited materials will not be returned. Submissions inconsistent with the guidelines will be sent back to authors for correction.
If the Reviewer does not write a review within three months of receiving the book to be reviewed or if the submitted text is not accepted for print by the Editorial Board, the Reviewer is obliged to send the book back to the Editorial Board's address.
7. The authors shall be notified of the acceptance of the article for publication by e-mail.
8. If there is the need to correct or supplement submitted texts in accordance with the reviewer’s comments or suggestions, authors have 30 days to do so from the date the comments are sent to them. Authors are required to make corrections before the text is typeset in the ‘change tracking mode’ If the corrected text is not submitted within the deadline, it will be moved to the next issue.
9. Texts to be proofread by the author are in a PDF format. Authors may make corrections to PDF files in the form of PDF comments. Missing the deadline for sending back the corrected text means that the text shall be published in the original form.
10. Articles containing illustrative material and special characters may be sent in a PDF file for final verification by the author or an editor.
11. Any corrections submitted by the author after the text has been typeset requiring the text to be re-typeset shall not be accepted. The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse to make such changes or to charge the article’s for additional work.

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