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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


  1. The journal publishes original papers presenting research on Polish and foreign literature in various contexts: historical and theoretical, comparative, cultural and anthropological ones, as well as referring to contemporary literary and theatre criticism, past and contemporary literary culture, literature of Warmia and Mazury, popular literature and reviews, reports and other texts written in Polish, English, Russian, German or French.
  2. Authors of papers, essays, reviews are required to observe the following guidelines for text preparation:
    1. manuscripts should be submitted in an electronic version till 30th September of each year to the Editorial Board e-mail address:
      prace.literatura@wp.pl
    2. apart from the main text the manuscript should include:
      • key words in English and Polish (4-5 key words);
      • title of the paper in English;
      • summary in  Polish and English  (half a page at the end of the paper).
  3. The name of the research institution (affiliation), address, phone number and the author’s e-mail address and title of the paper should be submitted by a separate e-mail.
  4. Stylesheet:
    1. the maximum length of the paper is 10 pages;
    2. paper size – A4, single sided print;
    3. editor: Word, font: Times New Roman;
    4. font size 12 pts, line spacing 1.5, paragraph 0.7;
    5. margins: top and bottom 2.5 cm, left 3.5 cm, right 2.5;
    6. hyphen (-) is used to join phrases such as black-white, whereas a dash functions as a dash and splitter of the pages numbers (–);
    7. quotation marks are used for titles of journals and quotations, if they are not distinguished by a different font size;
    8. italics should be used for:
      • titles of papers, books, their parts (chapters);
      • defined or discussed ideas or words;
      • words and phases of foreign origin in original spelling.
  5. Harvard style is used in bibliography.
    • Descriptive footnotes should be numbered and placed at the bottom of each page.
    • Bibliographical information (in-text references) placed in the text should include the author’s name, year of publication and page number, e.g., (Głowiński 1988: 11).
  6. At the conclusion of the paper the author should provide the list of references in the following arrangement:
    • for works by one author: surname and the initial of the first name, year of publication, title of the work, place of publishing, name of the publisher,
    • for papers in journals and chapters in collective volumes: name and the initial of the first name, year of publishing, title of the paper, name of the journal, issue number, year, pages or – if article is in the collective volume – its title, editor’s name, place of publishing, name of the publisher and page numbers.
  7. In the case of collectively written articles, each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution, aiming at the honesty and research quality of published papers, as well as seeking to eliminate any unethical practices such as ghostwriting or authorship. Ghostwriting occurs if the name of a person who substantially contributed to the creation of the paper is not revealed as one of its authors or any individual authorial role is not mentioned in acknowledgements included in the paper. Authorship refers to the situation when one’s contribution is inconsiderable or lacking, yet that person’s name is listed as an author or co-author of the paper.
  8. Document circulation (manuscripts, reviews, announcements, statements) connected with the publication in the journal is via e-mail.
  9. “Copyright Statement” should be filled in and sent back by conventional post on the indicated address.

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