Instructions For Authors (Stylesheet)

Instructions For Authors (Stylesheet)

Before the Editors can send submitted papers for academic reviews, please make sure that they meets all the technical standards required by the Publisher.

Be so kind as to read the following requirements carefully and apply them to your manuscript:

Fot. Piotr P. Chruszczewski

Text format

MS Word*.doc file, standard page, spacing 1,5

* If you are using a different text processor (i.e. OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Pages) please make sure that the text retains its formatting in MS Word


Times New Roman

Text structure

the top left-hand corner of the first page includes – 12 points, single spacing:

  • author(s)’s full name,
  • affiliation: research unit, city (in the language of the text),
  • e-mail address
  • ORCID number (optional)

main body (+ font size and spacing):

  • title of the work in the language of the text (centred) – 16 points in bold, 1.5 spacing,
  • title of the work in English (centred, below the original title) – 12 points in bold, 1.5 spacing, capitalise all words except articles, prepositions and conjunctions,
  • abstract (summary) in English (centred) – 50-200 words, 12 points, centred, in English + 5–7 keywords, separate your keywords using semi-colons
  • text – 12 points, 1.5 spacing,
  • footnotes – 10 points, single spacing,
  • references (bibliography) – 10 points, single spacing,
  • articles should fit between 20,000 and 33,000 characters including spaces and references,
  • footnotes are to be placed under a regular text page, use consecutive numbering within each chapter/article
  • when referring to ranges of years, centuries, pages, etc. – use an en dash (półpauza), e.g. 1987–1999; XV–XVII, p. 23–27,
  • use http:// or https:// in all Web addresses,
  • please do not use underlining and keep boldface to a minimum; important terms can be italicized.

tables, diagrams and illustrations

  • tables and diagrams should be numbered sequentially and their numbering along with table title should be placed below a table or a diagram,
  • diagrams and/or illustrations are to be inserted in the text as images (.ai, .eps., .cdr, .jpg, .tif,) as well as attached in a separate folder,
  • illustration parameters: 300 dpi (recommended resolution), 1MB (size of a file)
  • please do not use .png format; convert .png into .jpg format,
  • please do not use the built-in MS Word diagram drawing function,
  • authors are obliged to secure in written form any third-party copyright permissions for quotations, reprinting images, diagrams and/or tables from any work in copyright.

Submission guidelines:

  • to make a submission send an email to or to the email addresses provided at:
  • for further details regarding stylesheet please follow the guidelines and article outline within the published volumes,
  • a submission of a paper is taken to mean an original work which has not been published elsewhere.


  • all items should be listed alphabetically by authors’ / editors’ surnames,
  • do not use numbers or bullet points for indication
  • the information includes: the author(s)’s surname + a comma + a full name (do not use initials) (+ ed. or eds. if the authors edited the book) + year of publication + the title(s) + the place of publication + the publisher,
  • references within the text should include: a name, the year of publication and page(s) i.e. (Baker 2003: 24–76),
  • for translated works use square brackets for the original date of publication: (Stevenson [1975] 2001: 87–90),
  • if you wish to include a newer edition, include the date of the original work: (Brown & Smith [1999] 2004: 12),
  • the Editorial Board reserves itself the right to make amendments in the submitted manuscripts
  • please, double check whether only the cited works appear in references (bibliography) and vice versa,
  • electronic sources which include websites, emails, films, television programs, social media, podcasts, require as much information as possible (authorship, location, availability, DOI, a webpage URL, retrieved from: http://xxx, etc.); full and accurate citation is essential since, unlike fixed-media sources, online materials can easily be changed, or disappear altogether:


Land for sale on moon. (2007). Retrieved from on 23 Jan. 2021.

  • references to websites (not books or articles available online) should be listed in a separate section of the bibliography, entitled “Internet sources”


Adams, Karen L., Anne Winter (1997) “Gang Graffiti as a Discourse Genre.” [In:] Journal of Sociolinguistics. Vol. 1/3; 337–360.

Adamska-Sałaciak, Arleta ([1998] 2001) “Jan Baudouin de Courtenay’s Contribution to General Linguistics.” [In:] Ernst F. K. Koerner, Aleksander Szwedek (eds.) Towards a History of Linguistics in Poland. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company; 175–208.

Adelung, Johann C. (1782) Versuch einer Geschichte der Cultur des menschlichen Geschlechts. Leipzig: Christian Gotlieb Hertel.

Aitchison, Jean (1995) “Tadpoles, Cuckoos, and Multiple Births: Language Contact and Models of Change.” [In:] Jacek Fisiak (ed.) Linguistic Change under Contact Conditions. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter; 1–13.

Bańczerowski, Jerzy (1980) “Ludwik Zabrocki as a heorist of Language.” [In:] Ludwik Zabrocki. U podstaw struktury i rozwoju języka. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe; 9–27.

Boas, Franz (1930) “Anthropology.” [In:] Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences. New York. Vol. 2; 73–110.

Bühler, Karl ([1934] 2004) [Sprachtheorie. Die Darstellungsfunktion der Sprache. Jena.] Translated into Polish by Jan Koźbiał. Teoria języka. O językowej funkcji przedstawiania. Kraków: Universitas.

Gallatin, Albert H. (1836) “Synopsis of North American Indian Languages.” [In:] Archaeologica Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiqarian Society. Vol. 2; 1–422.

Wybrane przykłady zapisów bibliograficznych w języku polskim:

Antoszewski, Andrzej (red.) (1995) Leksykon politologii. Wrocław: Atla 2.

Aronson, Elliot, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert ([1994] 1997) [Social Psychology. Harper Colins College Publishers]. Tłum. pol. Waldemar Domachowski. Psychologia społeczna. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Zysk i S-ka.

Arystoteles [348–322 p.n.e.] (1953) „Retoryka”. [W:] Władysław Madyda (red.) Trzy stylistyki greckie. Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich; 3–80.


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