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Author Guidelines

1. The editors declare that “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” constitute a lack of academic reliability; all cases of the aforementioned practices shall be disclosed and reported to appropriate bodies (institutions where the author is employed, academic societies, associations of editors, etc.).
2. The texts should be sent to the editors in one of these formats: doc., docx or .odt.
3. The editorial office accepts proposals of texts of no more than two editor’s sheets (80,000 characters with spaces and footnotes).

4. For each text should be included: keywords, and if there is a citation, bibliography.
5. Articles should be accompanied with information about the author comprising 500–800 characters with spaces, a summary with key words of 1,000–2,000 characters and bibliograhpy in Chicago style (in alphabetical order).

6. The summary should consist of such elements as: thesis/objective, research method, results and conclusions.
7. Formatting:

  • The first and last name of the author: Times New Roman; the font size: 12; boldface; the spaces: 1.5; the alignment: from the left-hand side.
  • The first and last name of the author’s affiliation (the full name of the institution), e-mail address, ORCID ID: Times New Roman; the font size: 12; boldface; the spaces: 1.5; the alignment: from the left-hand side.
  • Titel: Times New Roman; the font size: 12; boldface; the spaces: 1.5; the alignment: from the left-hand side.
  • Information about the article’s author: the font: Times New Roman; the font size: 10; the spaces: 1; the indentation: 1.5 cm; margins: 2.5 cm; the justification of the text.
  • Key words and summary: Times New Roman; the font size: 10; bold type (the same words “key words” and “summary”: Times New Roman; the font size: 10; bold type).).
  • Text: Times New Roman; the font size: 12; the spaces: 1.5; the indentation: 1.5 cm; margins: 2.5 cm; a justified text.
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman; the font size: 10; the spaces: 1; margins: 2.5 cm; a justified text.
  • Titel of bibliografphy: Times New Roman; the font size: 12; boldface; the spaces: 1.5; margins: 2.5 cm; a justified text
  • Text of bibliography: Times New Roman; the font size: 12; the spaces: 1.5; the indentation: 1.5 cm; margins: 2.5 cm; a justified text.

8. Illustrations should be sent to the editorial office in one of the following formats: .jpg/.jpeg, .tif/.tiff, .png.
9. In the case of reviews, the headline should include the following in the order provided: the first and last name of the publication’s author, its full title (in the case of a multivolume work – the number of volumes should be indicated), the name of the publishing house (along with the issue number), the place and year of publishing, the number of pages and the ISBN number).
10. Titles of published works should be written in italics in the text and in the footnotes.
11. Titles of speeches (e.g. papers presented at conferences) and unpublished works should be marked in the main text and footnotes with inverted commas.
12. Titles of journals in the text should be indicated with quotation marks.
13. Frequently cited names of institutions, journals or source editions should be shortened once they have been provided for the first time.
14. Quotations of any kind, both included in the text and in the footnotes, should be written in quotation marks.
15. Dates in the text and footnotes should follow this rule: the day should be given in digits, the month should be written in words and the year in Arabic numerals. In the footnotes all the dates should be given in digits (the day and the year with Arabic numerals, while the month should be given in Roman numerals).
16. When quoting a monograph in the footnote the following rule should be observed: the first letter of the first name finished with a full-stop and a full surname, next a complete title followed by the place and the year of the publication.

  • T. Suleja, Uniwersytet Wrocławski w okresie centralizmu stalinowskiego 1950–1955, Wrocław 1995, p. 13.

17. Citing again the same monograph the abbreviation op. cit. is used instead of the title. The abbreviation ibidem. is used if the source from the previous footnote is cited. If another work of the same author is cited later on, the abbreviation idem. or eadem is used.

18. When citing the collected work or source publications between the title of the article/ chapter / source or volume after a comma there should appear [in]. The surname of the editor in the nominative case preceded by the abbreviation [ed. by] and the first letter of the first name or names.

  • B. Rok, Opis podróży Wacława Sierakowskiego (1641–1806) po Europie w latach 1763–1769, [in:] Z badań nad Rzeczpospolitą w czasach nowożytnych, ed. by K. Matwijowski, Wrocław 2001, p. 133–134.
  • T. Wilhelmi, Sebastian Brant.Zum Leben und Werk Sebastian Brants, [in:] Forrschungsbeiträge zu seinem Leben, zum “Narrenschiff"und zum übrigen Werk, ed. by T. Wilhelmi, Basel 2002, p. 7–35.

19. Citing an article from a scientific journal in the footnote we write the title of the journal in the simple font, without inverted commas; after a comma we provide the volume number and after a colon – the appropriate year (if there is a division into sub-volumes [Polish: zeszyt] we provide its number.

  • S. Jóźwiak, Zmiany w sposobie funkcjonowania administracji terytorialnej w ziemi chełmińskiej pod panowaniem zakonu krzyżackiego w latach 1410–1422, Zapiski Historyczne, vol. 67: 2002, subvol. 3–4, p. 65.

20. If we cite articles from non-scientific journals, after the title we provide the year, and after a comma – the correct number.

  • K. Pisarczyk, O kagańcu oświaty wczoraj i dziś. Dyskutujemy nad projektem Konstytucji, Gazeta Torunska (further: GT), 1952, no 74, p. 3.
  • Z chwili, GT, 1898, no 58, p. 1.

21. When citing a published source in the footnote we follow the aforementioned rules, adding a shortened first name and surname of the person who collected, translated, prepared the source, wrote the introduction, published the source and executed the edition of the source.

  • S. Poniatowski, Pamiętniki, transl. and comp. by W. Konopczyński and S. Ptaszycki, vol. 1, part 1, Warszawa 1915, pp. 40–41.
  • J. Ossoliński, Pamiętnik (1595–1621), prep. by J. Kolasa i J. Maciszewski, Wrocław 2004, p. 30.
  • Pamiętnik p. Macieja Czygenberk Orłowskiego o własnej rodzinie i rodach powinowatych (1604–1606), prep. by W. Kętrzyński, Roczniki Towarzystwa Naukowego w Toruniu, R. 13: 1906, p. 3.
  • Das grosse Ämterbuch des Deutschen Ordens, ed. by W. Ziesmer, Danzig 1916.
  • Aktenstücke zur Geschichte der Noldeschen Händel in Kurland zu Anfang des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts, prep. by C. E. Napiersky, [in:] Monumenta Livoniae Antiquae, Bd. 2, ed. by J. F. Recke, Leipzig 1839, pp. 1–238.

22. When citing an unpublished source we first provide details of where it is available, and after a comma we give its catalogue number/ entry number.

  • Biblioteka Czartoryskich w Krakowie (further: BCz), ms 968, J. M. Ossoliński do T. Czackiego 23 IV 1798 r. z Wiednia.

23. When citing a text from the Internet in the footnote we follow the same rules as in he case of traditional publications; the only difference is the fact that we are obliged to mark it as [online] and provide the date when it was accessible along with the address of the website.

  • J. Turowska, Biblioteki wyższych szkół niepublicznych Trójmiasta, Biuletyn EBIB [online], 2006, no 11 (81) [available 10 III 2008]. Available on the World Wide Web: http://www.ebib.info/2006/81/turowska.php.
  • Użyteczność (ang. usability, web-usability), in Wikipedia. Wolna encyklopedia [online], [available 10 III 2008]. Available on the World Wide Web: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/U%C5%BCyteczno%C5%9B%C4%87_(web-usanility).
  • [G. Barecki], Szkolenie bibliografów – Wspólna Baza Artykułów z Gazet i Tygodników, [in:] A newsletter. A blog of the Department of Information and Bibliography of the Voivodeship Public Library – Copernicus Library in Toruń [online], [available 2 VI 2016]. Available on the World Wide Web: http://informatorium.ksiaznica.torun.pl/szkolenie-bibliografow-wspolna-baza-artykulow-gazet-tygodnikow/.

24. Quoting the correspondence in the footnote we provide the name and surname of the sender, information about the type of correspondence (e-mail or letter) and the date of sending.

J. Szczot, a letter to the author, June 28, 2012.

T. Zbierski, e-mail to the author, April 26, 2012.

25. In the case of the Cyrillic alphabet, the original spelling should be maintained both in the main text and footnotes, while in the bibliography transliteration should be used.

26. At the end of the text the bibliography should be provided in the Chicago style and in the alphabetical order without any division into categories.

Below you will find an example of the Chicago style bibliography (in alphabetical order):

 

Bibliography

[Barecki, Grzegorz]. 2016. „Szkolenie bibliografów – Wspólna Baza Artykułów z Gazet i Tygodników” Informatorium. Blog Działu Informacyjno-Bibliograficznego Wojewódzkiej Biblioteki Publicznej – Książnicy Kopernikańskiej w Toruniu, Maj 24. http://informatorium.ksiaznica.torun.pl/szkolenie-bibliografow-wspolna-baza-artykulow-gazet-tygodnikow/.

„Użyteczność (ang. usability, web-usability)”. W Wikipedia. Wolna encyklopedia. dostęp 10.03.2008. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/U%C5%BCyteczno%C5%9B%C4%87_(web-usanility).

Jacek Szczot, list do autora, Czerwiec 28, 2012.

Jóźwiak, Sławomir. 2002. „Zmiany w sposobie funkcjonowania administracji terytorialnej w ziemi chełmińskiej pod panowaniem zakonu krzyżackiego w latach 1410–1422”. Zapiski Historyczne 67(3–4): 61–70.

Miscellanea historyczne z czasów Stanisława Augusta z lat 1776-1794. ms 968. Rękopisy, Biblioteka Czartoryskich w Krakowie, Poland.

Napiersky, Carl Eduard, bearb. von. 1839. „Aktenstücke zur Geschichte der Noldeschen Händel in Kurland zu Anfang des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts“. W Monumenta Livoniae Antiquae. 2, hrsg. von J. F. Recke, 1–238. Leipzig: Verlag von Eduard Frantzen's Buchhandlung.

NN. 1898. „Z chwili”. Gazeta Toruńska, Marzec 13.

Orłowski, Maciej. 1906. „Pamiętnik p. Macieja Czygenberk Orłowskiego o własnej rodzinie i rodach powinowatych (1604–1606)”, wyd. W. Kętrzyński. Roczniki Towarzystwa Naukowego w Toruniu 13: 3–41.

Ossoliński, Jerzy. 2004. Pamiętnik (1595–1621), oprac. J. Kolasa i J. Maciszewski. Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich.

Pisarczyk, Kazimierz. 1952. „O kagańcu oświaty wczoraj i dziś. Dyskutujemy nad projektem Konstytucji”. Gazeta Toruńska, Marzec 26.

Poniatowski, Stanisław. 1915. Pamiętniki, tłum. i oprac. W. Konopczyński i S. Ptaszycki. 1(1). Warszawa: Księgarnia W. Jakowickiego.

Rok, Bogdan. 2001. „Opis podróży Wacława Sierakowskiego (1641–1806) po Europie w latach 1763–1769”. W Z badań nad Rzeczpospolitą w czasach nowożytnych, red. K. Matwijowski, 133–134. Wrocław: Instytut Historii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocławskie Towarzystwo Miłośników Historii.

Suleja, Teresa. 1995. Uniwersytet Wrocławski w okresie centralizmu stalinowskiego 1950–1955. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego.

Tomasz Zbierski, e-mail do autora, Kwiecień 26, 2012.

Turowska, Jolanta. 2006. „Biblioteki wyższych szkół niepublicznych Trójmiasta”. Biuletyn EBIB 11(81). dostęp 10.03.2008. http://www.ebib.info/2006/81/turowska.php.

Wilhelmi, Thomas. 2002. „Sebastian Brant. Zum Leben und Werk Sebastian Brants“. W Forrschungsbeiträge zu seinem Leben, zum „Narrenschiff“ und zum übrigen Werk, hrsg. von T. Wilhelmi, 7–35. Basel: Schwabe.

Ziesmer, Walther, hrsgb. von. 1916. Das grosse Ämterbuch des Deutschen Ordens. Danzig: A. W. Kafemann.

 

27. Both in the text and in the footnotes, generally recognised and accepted abbreviations should be used such as:

bearbeiten von – bearb. von, Bund – Bd., Heft – H., herausgegeben von – hrsg. von, Jahrgang – Jg., number – no, prepared – prep., compare – comp., edition – ed.., manuscript – ms., Annal – Ann., translated – transl., volume – vol., century – c., edition – ed.., collected – coll., subvolume [zeszyt] – subvol., see / see also, etc.

 

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  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (Authors statement).
     
     
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  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
 

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