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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.
  • Tekst nie był dotąd nigdzie opublikowany ani nie jest przedmiotem postępowania w innym czasopiśmie.
  • Tekst zapisany w formacie OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF lub WordPerfect.
  • Jeżeli jest dostępny należy dostarczyć URL dla pozycji bibliograficznych.
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  • Tekst został sformatowany zgodnie z wytycznymi dla autora określającymi styl i zasady sporządzania bibliografii.

Author Guidelines

Basic information:

  • Articles are to be 25 000 – 60 000 characters (with spaces) in length (including footnotes and bibliography).
  • The language of the submission is British English. The file should be in MS Word (docx or doc).
  • Please follow the APA style (Author-date) with bibliography at the end of the article.
  • Please reserve bold in the text for the title and subtitles only.
  • If you wish to illustrate your article with pictures, drawings or diagrams, please send them in a separate jpg file.
  • Please attach at the end of the article a short-bio text about the Author/Authors (max. 1000 words).


Editorial information:

1. British English spelling encouraged.

2. Hyphen - and Dash

  1. 1–3, 1976–1978, Nyepi – the Balinese New Year, self-conscious

3. Italics and Quotation Marks


         Quotation marks

- titles of books, journals, movies, articles
- scale symbols
- scale descriptions: ranged from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent)

- quotations under 40 words
- exemplary words within the text, e.g. the letter “a”,  to define such words as “religious”, “spiritual”

If a quoted fragment has more than 40 words: new paragraph, Times New Roman 10, indentation 1 cm left and right, without quotation marks.
Dots and commas inside quotation marks

Agacinski (1998, p. 59) calls it “the logic of the second culture,” which she defines as a partial denial of cultural identity.


Quotations with source cited
“A quotation” (Author, year, page)

 Quotations with source cited
“A quotation” (Author, year, page).

: after quotation marks

?, ! context-dependable


 4. Bibliography

As in the APA style with following changes:
- without state/country name:
Los Angeles, California
Uppsala, Sweden

- without the titles of special issues of journals



A book, translated, second edition:
Eliade, M. (2005). The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History (2nd ed., W. R. Transk, Trans.). Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Edited volume:
Hansen, K. T., & Vaa, M. (Eds.) (2004). Reconsidering Informality: Perspectives from Urban Africa. Uppsala: Nordic African Institute.

Unpublished thesis:
Fretz, R. I. (1987). Storytelling Among the Chokwe of Zaire: Narrating Skill and Audience Response. (Unpublished doctoral thesis), University of California, Los Angeles.

Journal article:
Gadzekpo, A. (2011). Battling old ghosts in gender and African media research: Review article. African Communication Research, 4(3), 389–410.

Journal article in the Internet:
Muzata, K. K. (2015, June 2). Zambia: The Battle for Language of Instruction in Zambezi District East Bank. The African Executive. Retrieved from


5. Numbers

Numbers above 10 (including) with a digit/symbol, under 10 with a word. However sometimes we use symbols (see APA guidelines) like for example:
6 % of the sample
multiplied by 5
with 11.6 cm
the 12th trial
the fourth trial
3-year-old scored
3 on 9-point scale
the Twelve Apostles
two-thirds majority
1960s, 30s and 40s


6. Formatting

Times New Roman, 12, leadings 1, 5 cm.
Margins 2,5 cm.
Titles and subtitles like in the APA style


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