Submission guidelines

  1. Submission guidelines
  1. Original academic papers and essays should not exceed 15 pages including bibliography, reviews – 5 pages, „People” („Sylwetki”) and „In memoriam” – 6 pages. Papers should preferably include the following sections:
    • introduction – background information about the context for the research, presentation of the general topic/research problem of the paper;
    • synthetic review of literature and past research related to the topic of the paper;
    • identification of insufficiencies in research so far;
    • statement of purpose of the paper, justification for the research (explanation why it is necessary), presentation of thesis or hypothesis;
    • main part of the research – presentation of findings;
    • conclusions – should relate to the problem stated in the introduction, present results of the research (including whether thesis was proved), state the paper’s contribution to the area of study as well as prospects for further research.

We accept texts in Polish, Ukrainian and English languages.

  1. All files should be saved in .doc or .rtf  format.
  2. All manuscripts should be formatted as follows: margins – 2,5 cm; font – Times New Roman, 12 pt; line spacing – 1,5; alignment – fully justified; tabs: 1,25 cm.
  3. Submitted manuscripts should include:
      • the author’s full name and surname (in the left upper corner – font 12 pt)
      • the author’s place of work (below name and surname – font 10 pt in bold)
      • a title of a paper (central page, font 14 pt in bold)
      • footnotes: should have continuous numbering in the whole text; font – 10 pt; conventional Latin abbreviations should be used, e.g. ibidem, idem, eadem, iidem, eaedem, op. cit., loc. cit.


  • the following footnotes reference style applies:


        • books – an initial of author’s first name followed by a full surname, book’s title (in italics), place and year of publication, page number, e.g.:
  1. Hegel, Wykłady z filozofii dziejów, Warszawa 1958, s. 24;

Л. Костенко, Річка Геракліта, Київ 2011, с. 2

        • journals – an initial of author’s first name followed by a full surname, the title of a paper (in italics), the name of a journal (in inverted commas), an issue number, year, page number, e.g.:
  1. Bobrownicka, Słowiańskie spory o model narodowej kultury, „Ruch Literacki”, nr 3, 1993, s. 2530.
        • works in books with multiple authors – an initial of author’s first name followed by a full surname, the title of a paper (in italics) followed by coma and book’s reference indicated as [w:], the title of a book (in italics), an initial of the book editor’s first name and full surname, place and year of publication, page number, e.g.:
  1. Litwin, Od Unii Lubelskiej do III rozbioru Rzeczypospolitej. Rzeczpospolita – Ukraina. Szkic wydarzeń politycznych, [w:] Między sobą. Szkice historyczne polsko – ukraińskie, red. T. Chynczewska – Hennel, N. Jakowenko, Lublin 2000, s. 84 -110.


  • internet sources:


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  1. Standard Polish abbreviations should be used, e.g. tłum., oprac., wyd., red.
  2. Citations should be in quotation marks with their references in footnotes (font Times New Roman, 10 pt.). Citations above three lines of text should be separated from the main body of the paper.
  3. A summary in English (applies only to original papers) – max. 10-15 lines.
  4. Key words in English – max. 10.
  5. Information about the author: surname, first name, an academic title/rank, place of work, email address.