Guidelines for the Authors

Dear Authors,

We would like to kindly ask you, to follow the guidelines and tips below during the creation of the articles. Consistent and accurate application them, will enable us to improve the working during the editorial process, as well as, the edition of the publication.

 

The articles are subject to coming under review.

The articles should be sent to the following e-mail address:

pismahumanistyczne-wns@us.edu.pl.

 

The composition of the text:

  • Full Name of the Author
  • Title of the article in English
  • Key words (up to five)
  • Abstract in English (up to 800 characters)
  • The text of the article
  • Bibliography
  • Note of the author (including: the academic degree, name of the institution, scientific research interests - up to 500 characters)

 

The format and typestyle:

  • Format: Microsoft Word (.doc)
  • Typestyle: Times New Roman
  • Typestyle size: 12 points
  • Distance: 1.5 line
  • Align both sides
  • Tab: 1.25
  • Margins: Standard

 

The volume of the article: from 12 to 20 pages excluding bibliography.

 

Quotations:

  • Quotes should be taken in quotation marks.
  • Each quotation has to be provided with a footnote with a page number from which it was taken.
  • Quotations longer than three lines should be separated from the text proper by writing of a new paragraph, font 10, indentation on both sides, without the quotation marks.
  • If, in the quote in quotation marks are fragments having own quotes (quotation in quotation), quotation marks should be replaced with signs »«.
  • Leaving a piece of text in the quote, beginning the quote from the middle of sentence or breaking citation before the end of sentence should be indicated by three dots in square brackets [...].
  • Square brackets should indicate words or phrases made to the quote along with information on their origin, for example. [Ed. aut.]
  • Specifying in the text of the author, to which it refers, for the first time should be given its full name. Subsequently, only the name (surname).

 

Additional Information:

  • Besides the title of the article and sub-heads, distinctions in the form of text bold should not be used.
  • Do not use underscores.
  • Italic should be used only to highlight the titles of books, articles and expressions in foreign languages. Journal titles should be write in bold font, in quotation marks.
  • Be aware of the difference between a hyphen (-) and the dash ().
  • Write numbers below one hundred by words, above - by digits. Write all ordinals and fractional numerals by words.
  • Do not specifically move individual letters from the end of lines, or make any other kind of text formatting beyond given above. This will be done in step of editorial imposition.
  • All kinds of graphic material (photographs, illustrations, charts, etc.) should be placed in the form of black and white. In addition, they should be sent in separate files. 
    Write: Table 1. Title in bold (above). Source: (...) - font 11 (under).
  • When in doubt, follow the rules of orthography in force in Polish (or English).

 

Footnotes: 

Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page, according to the number of continuous

Typestyle size: 10 points

 

Rules for the preparation of footnotes:

MONOGRAPHS:

First letter of the name(s), dot, last name, comma, title of the work in italics, comma, place and year of publication, comma, page number or pages, dot.

  • Example: T. Kazuhiro, The Meiji Constitution, Tokyo 2007, p. 20.   

COLLECTIVE WORKS

First letter of the name(s) of the author of the article, dot, last name, comma, title of article in italics, comma, [in:] title of the book in italics, comma, ed., first letter of the name(s) of the editor, dot, last name, place and year of publication, comma, page number or pages, dot.

  • Example: S. Mansingh, Perception of the India-China relations at the end of the Colonial Era, [in:] India and China in the Colonial World, ed. M. Thampi, New Delhi 2005, p. 241.

ARTICLES OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

First letter of the name(s), dot, last name, comma, title of article in italics, comma, journal title in quotation marks, year, comma, number, comma, page number or pages, dot.

  • Example: P.N. Lyman, S.B. Wittels, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. „Foreign Affairs” 2010, no. 4 (89), p. 74-84.

PUBLICATIONS ON THE INTERNET

First letter of the name(s), dot, last name, comma, title of the work in italics, comma, link, comma, date in brackets according to the format dd.mm.yy, dot.

If you do not know the author of this article online, type the title (or determine what is the source):

 

​Abbreviations:

Should be applied universally accepted Latin abbreviations, such as: ibidem, op. cit. (not using italics).

In the case of the referring in text to two or more items of the same author, do not use a abbreviation, op. cit., but post the full or abbreviated title of the work.

 

The rules for creating bibliographies:

MONOGRAPHS:

First letter of the name(s), dot, comma, title of the work in italics, comma, place and year of publication, comma, page number or pages, dot.

  • Example: Kazuhiro T., The Meiji Constitution, Tokyo 2007.

COLLECTIVE WORKS

Last name of the author of the article, first letter of the name(s), dot, comma, title of article in italics, comma, [in:] title of the book in italics, comma, ed., first letter of the name(s) of the editor, dot, last name, place and year of publication, comma, page number or pages, dot.

  • Example: Mansingh S., Perception of the India-China relations at the end of the Colonial Era, [in:] India and China in the Colonial World, ed. M. Thampi, New Delhi 2005.

ARTICLES OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Last name, first letter of the name(s), dot, comma, title of article in italics, comma, journal title in quotation marks, year, comma, number, comma, page number or pages, dot.

  • Lyman P.N., Wittels S.B., No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. „Foreign Affairs” 2010, no. 4 (89).

PUBLICATIONS ON THE INTERNET

Last name, first letter of the name(s), dot, comma, title of the work in italics, comma, link, comma, date in brackets according to the format dd.mm.yy, dot.

If you do not know the author of this article online, type the title (or determine what is the source):

OTHER

Bibliographic description of other sources should be formatted according to the rules given above.