AUTHOR GUIDELINES

GENERAL ASSUMPTIONS
The submitted article and required statements (Declaration of the Author and ethical statement) ought to be entered on the Academic Journals Platform of Opole University under the tag: Submit the article. We require doctoral students to additionally attach a positive opinion of the supervisor of their doctoral dissertation.
The manuscript submitted for publication should be prepared using the ready-made template.
The processing time in the journal is 3 months.

ORDER OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUENT PARTS

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

  • Title of the article in the Polish language,
  • Title of the article in the English language,
  • Name and surname of the contributing author,
  • Name of the institution represented by the author (affiliation),
  • ORCID: 0000-XXXX-XXX-XXXX,
  • E-mail contact address,
  • Abstract: text of the abstract in English,
  • Keywords: 3 - 5 keywords in English,
  • Abstract: text of the abstract in Polish,
  • Keywords: 3 - 5 keywords in Polish,
  • Main text of the article divided into sections (see the template),
  • List of abbreviations/acronyms,
  • Bibliography (prepared in Chicago style). The page range of the article should be indicated. 

REQUIREMENTS WITH REFERENCE TO THE MAIN TEXT

  • Length of the article - 0.8-1.5 author’s sheet, that is 32-60 thousand characters (with spaces between words),
  • Font - 12 pt Times Roman,
  • Line spacing – 1.5, indentation – 1.25 cm,
  • Text aligned from the left margin to the right one (justified),
    The article should be divided into smaller editorial units, best if separated with subtitles,
  • The title and subtitles should be in bold,
  • In the text, no bold or underlining should be used,
  • Quotations should be given in quotation marks, not in italic,
  • Foreign words should be given in italic, e.g. in fine,
  • Acronyms/abbreviations appearing in the text for the first time should be explained,
  • Along with the article, the following must be sent both in Polish and English: abstract (not more than 1,000 characters with spaces); keywords (3-5 words), note on the author (academic degree/title, affiliation, e-mail contact address, ORCID number),
  • Reviews and reports must be accompanied by the title and keywords in English,
    A gloss is treated as a scientific article.

MANNER OF PRESENTING BIBLIOGRAPHY
A full Bibliography should be given in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript; it should not be divided into any sections, such as References and Literature. If a publication has a DOI number, it should be given. Please use the following forms of bibliographic description:

LEGAL ACTS
Title and date of the Act, Name of the Journal of Laws, publication number and item.

CASE LAW
Title of the Judgment in italics, Name of the court or other adjudicating body, date of the judgment, Reference number, and (if published) place of publication and number of page cited or referred to.

ARCHIWAL MATERIALS
Name of the Archive, Ref. No., volume number, Title of the archival document.

MONOGRAPHS
Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. 2015. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Smith, Zadie. 2016. Swing Time. New York: Penguin Press.

In-text citations
(Grazer and Fishman 2015: 12)

(Smith 2016: 15–16)

CHAPTER OR OTHER PART OF AN EDITED BOOK
In the reference list, include the page range for the chapter or part. In the text, cite specific pages.

 Reference list entry
Thoreau, Henry David. 2016. Walking. In: The Making of the American Essay, (ed.) John D’Agata, 167–95. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press.

In-text citation
(Thoreau 2016: 177–178)

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS
Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)

Bay, Rachael A., Noah Rose, Rowan Barrett, Louis Bernatchez, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Jesse R. Lasky, Rachel B. Brem, Stephen R. Palumbi, and Peter Ralph. 2017. Predicting Responses to Contemporary Environmental Change Using Evolutionary Response Architectures. American Naturalist 189(5): 463–73. https://doi.org/10.1086/691233.

Keng, Shao-Hsun, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem. 2017. Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality. Journal of Human Capital 11 (1): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1086/690235.

LaSalle, Peter. 2017. Conundrum: A Story about Reading. New England Review 38 (1): 95–109.

Satterfield, Susan. 2016. Livy and the Pax Deum.Classical Philology 111 (2): 165–76.

In-text citations

(Bay at al. 2017: 465.)
(Keng, Lin, and Orazem 2017: 9–10)
(LaSalle 2017: 95)
(Satterfield 2016: 170)

E-BOOK
For books consulted online, include a URL or the name of the database in the reference list entry. For other types of e-books, name the format. If no fixed page numbers are available, cite a section title or a chapter or other number in the text, if any (or simply omit).

Reference list entries (in alphabetical order)
Austen, Jane. 2007. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle.

Borel, Brooke. 2016. The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ProQuest Ebrary.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/.

Melville, Herman. 1851. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers. http://mel.hofstra.edu/moby-dick-the-whale-proofs.html.

In-text citations
(Austen 2007: chap. 3)
(Borel 2016: 92)
(Kurland and Lerner 1987, chap. 10)
(Melville 1851: 627)