Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- This text has not been previously published and/or submitted in another publishing house.
- The file is saved in Microsoft Word (doc) or RTF format.
- The text of the publication is in Times New Roman (12-point font size), spacing 1,5 (for long block quotations: Times New Roman 11 and spacing 1,0).
- Possible sources of the work funding are listed in the publication in a place required by editorial rules. In the submitted work there appear no ghostwriting, guest-authorship and/or conflict of interest. The author is acquainted with the current procedures of texts’ reviewing in the journal.
- The author agrees to the terms and conditions of the License Agreement with Nicolaus Copernicus University. The content of the agreement is available HERE. With regard to the joint publication, the author submitting an article for publication fills in a statement concerning the percentage contribution, in which the contributions of particular co-authors in the submitted text are given. The content of the work is known to all its authors who give permission for it to be published. The completed statement must be uploaded as an additional file along with the article.
Nicolaus Copernicus University Press style sheet
- The language of publication is English. Polish authors can submit texts in Polish, however, after receiving the final decision to publish the article they are required to provide a high quality translation. The editors reserve the right to reject an article that contains a large number of linguistic errors. Exceptionally, the editorial team may decide to publish articles in languages other than English.
- Publications should be prepared in an electronic form (*.doc lub *.rtf), following their prior registration at APCZ Platform of the Nicolaus Copernicus University (instructional video for the registration).
- The article should be a standard A4 format, margins: right side – 35 mm, others – 30 mm. Use Times New Roman 12 and 1,5 line spacing. The length of every manuscript is limited to 35 000 characters, including spaces, tables, figures (excluding references). Drawings and tables in the electronic version should be consistent with B5 format (maximum size 126 x 189 mm).
- The length of a manuscript submitted to "Brief Research Article" section is limited to 1000 words including a title and references. Other requirements of this kind of manuscript are as follows:
- the length of an abstract – max. 100 words
- four keywords
- no more than two tables
- no more than four references.
- Articles in the "Brief Research Articles" section are short research reports. They must consist of three parts: 1) Hypotheses or research questions. In this part, a hypothesis (in the case of verification tests) or a research question is formulted (in the case of exploratory, diagnostic or evaluation tests). In addition, the variables should be defined here and the theoretical basis for the interpretation of the results should be provided. 2) Method. This section provides information on the methodology, especially the schema-model, data collection and analysis. It is important that the information presented leaves no doubt as to the correctness of the applied procedure. 3) Results. In this section, you analyze the data, verify the hypothesis or answer a research question, and briefly interpret the results. 4) References.
- Each manuscript should be anonymised (all names, data, metadata and references identifying an author should be removed).
- The bibliography should be placed at the end of the text.
- Bibliography should provide digital object identifier numbers (DOI) of enlisted publications (http://www.crossref.org/guestquery)
- Every article should be accompanied by:
- an abstract (100-300 words) in Polish and English (it is required that the abstract contains: in the case of a research article – a problem/research question, methods of data collection and analysis, indication of the research sample, main results, conclusions; in the case of other articles – an objective/question posed in the article, context of the issue discussed in the article (presented concisely), main conclusions
- an English translation of the title
- five key words in Polish and English defining the article content
- bibliography, arranged alphabetically
The bibliography should be compiled according to the following model: <link>
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