Submission Preparation Checklist

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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.
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Paper submission and acceptance criteria

1. Texts of up to 40 000 characters (with spaces), unless specified otherwise in cfp, sent to Roczniki Humanistyczne must be original, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.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 Roczniki Humanistyczne, the author is required to provide a declaration of authorship (declaration form).
2. Texts submitted for publication in Roczniki Humanistyczne 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 Roczniki Humanistyczne can be submitted through the online submission system (see section Online Submissions) or sent directly to the editorial secretaries of the relevant fascicles. In both cases, the number and the title of the fascicle must be supplied. The addresses of the editors and secretaries can be found in the section Editorial Team.

 Preparing a manuscript for publication

1. Texts should be sent in an electronic form, in .doc or .docx format, and should not exceed 40 000 characters (including spaces) unless specified otherwise in cfp.
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 around 150 words, key words (up to 10), and the author's bio note,
  b) summary, key words (up to 10) and the author’s bio note in a language different than English, if applicable,
  c) in a separate file: the author’s full name, ORCID ID, 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 which should be submitted as high resolution image files. The exact place where these materials are to appear should be specified in the text. Maps and original illustrations fit for reproduction along with captions should be included at the end of a paper.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10.Until a text appears in print, a copy of submitted materials shall be stored by the author.


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Roczniki Humanistyczne · ISSN 0035-7707 | eISSN 2544-5200 | DOI: 10.18290/rh
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