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Author Guidelines

  • Language: English
  • Format: Microsoft Word (.doc) or RTF (.rtf)
  • Length: 35,000 – 40,000 characters with spaces (including the abstract, references, bibliography and information about the author)
  • Font:

-      Times New Roman 12

-      Subheadings: Times New Roman 12, bold, numbered and aligned to the left

-      use bold only for titles and headings/subheadings

-      use italics for foreign-language phrases, emphasis and titles of the works discussed in the text

  • Quotations and footnotes:

-      for quotations longer than three lines use Times New Roman 10; single space; separate from the main text as a block quotation

-      all quotations must be cited with name, year and page number following the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed. – author-date format (stylesheet included in a separate PDF file

-      footnotes (Times New Roman 10, single space) should be kept to a minimum and used only for additional information;

-      Bibliography at the end of the article should follow the format of Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed. – author-date format

Inquiries regarding manuscripts should be directed to:

Magdalena Solarz

Editorial Assistant



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 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.