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Author Guidelines

Paper submission and acceptance criteria

1. Texts sent to the Annals of Arts must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. They must not infringe third party copyrights. For further information, please refer to section Publication Ethics. Along with every paper submitted to the Annals of Arts, the author is required to provide a declaration of authorship (declaration form).

2. Texts submitted for publication in the Annals of Arts should meet the criteria of a scientific publication, that is they should be research, polemical or review articles. They should present research results as well as contain critical apparatus prepared in accordance with the detailed description in section Preparing a Manuscript for Publication. Texts should be written in a clear and concise style.

3. Texts sent for publication and then accepted by the Editorial Board are submitted for review by at least two independent anonymous reviewers (double-blind peer review) in accordance with the procedure described in section Peer Review Process.

4. Editors are entitled to select texts in accordance with a planned theme of a particular fascicle.

5. Texts submitted for publication should meet formal and technical requirements set out in section Preparing a Manuscript for Publication.

6. Texts to be published in the Annals of Arts can be submitted through the online submission system (see section Online Submissions) or sent directly to the editorial secretaries of the particular fascicles. Addresses of the editors and secretaries can be found in section Contact.


Preparing a manuscript for publication

1. Texts should be sent in an electronic form, in .doc or .docx format.

2. Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review. Every effort should be made by the authors to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.

3. The following metadata should be included:

   a) summary of up to 2500 characters, key words (up to 6), and the author’s bionote,

   b) summary, key words (up to 6) and the author’s bionote in a language different than English, if applicable,

   c) in a separate file: the author’s full name, academic degree and/or title, affiliation with address and correspondence address with telephone number and email address.

4. Submitted manuscript should have continuous paging. Each page should consist of 2000 characters (31 lines of 65 characters). Times New Roman font, left margin 35 mm. Formatting should be minimal: restricted to indentation, centring, italics.

5. Digital drawings or graphs should be prepared using the following software: CorelDraw, MS PowerPoint, WordPerfect Presentation, Corel Presentation for Windows, MS Excel. They should be delivered as separate files. The same pertains to scanned materials. The exact place where said materials are to appear should be specified in the text.

6. Maps and original illustrations fit for reproduction along with signatures should be included at the end of a paper.

7. If a text contains uncommon fonts (e.g. Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, phonetic, logic, mathematical symbols) which are not a part of the standard version of text editor or Windows environment, the appropriate font files should be included.

8. All the necessary apparatus with footnotes and alphabetical bibliography should be included. Bibliography divided into sources and works cited should be placed at the end of the text and written in Latin characters, regardless of the language of the paper, in accordance with the MLA Style Sheet or the Chicago Manual of Style (stylesheet may vary depending on the fascicle).

9. The author is obliged to introduce amendments recommended by reviewers and to proofread a paper by the date agreed upon with the publisher. The author is not entitled to any remuneration therefore.

10. Failing to send a proofread text by a specified deadline shall be interpreted as the author’s consent to have a text published in its current form.

11. Until a text appears in print, a copy of submitted materials shall be stored by the author.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submitted manuscript is an original work.
  2. The submitted manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  3. The manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in section Author Guidelines.
  4. There is no ghostwriting or guest authorship.

Copyright Notice

Copyrights and Publishing Rights

1. The author declares that the submitted text is an original work and does not infringe any personal or material rights of third parties.

2. Submitting a text for publication in the Annals of Arts equals the author’s consent to a text being published free of charge in Open Access. Neither editors of the Journal nor its publisher charge fees for accepting a text for publication, editorial work, publishing or sharing published texts.

3. The author agrees to disclose information about their academic affiliation, business address and email address in both paper and electronic form.

4. The author transfers their material copyrights (in any domain of exploiting known at the time of the conclusion of the contract) to the publisher, especially rights to:

   a) publishing and distribution of the writing in the Journal,
   b) placing copies of the Journal with the writing on the market,
   c) storing on permanent media,
   d) saving on computer hard drives,
   e) entering into databases and other digital repositories, including full text repositories,
   f) distributing the work (in the form of eBook, PDF, etc.) in computer networks such as the Internet or Intranet – in whole as well as in the form of a study, abridgement and abstract.

5. The transfer of material copyrights is free of charge and ensues in the moment of paper submission.

6. The publisher decides about the form in which the text is published, including its graphic form, in consultation with the author.

7. The publisher has the right to introduce necessary changes resulting from editing work.

8. Publishing rights are transferred to the publisher.


Privacy Statement

Full names and email addresses shall be used only for specific purposes of the Journal and shall not be made available to other entities for any purpose.