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Author Guidelines

 Online Submissions

1. The Editorial Board accepts only original texts that have not been previously published and are not considered for publication in another journal or collective work.

2. The Editorial Board accepts only texts carefully prepared in terms of language and formal requisites. In the event that the text, which does not meet the standards of language or formal requirements described below, the editorial team ask the author to introduce appropriate corrections.

3. The editors reserve the right to amend and introduce editorial notes to the submitted texts.

4. Publishing papers in our journal is free of charge.

5. The texts should be sent to the editor in the form of a file prepared in accordance with the following principles:


A. General Requirements

1. File Format: MS Word (doc, docx) / OpenOffice Writer (odt)

2. The minimum length of the submitted article – ca. 20,000 characters including spaces; the maximum length of the submitted article – ca. 40,000 characters including spaces. These requirements do not concern submissions to “Reviews” and “Others” sections.  

3. Any graphic materials (photos, drawings, maps, tables, charts, etc.), covered by copyright, should contain signatures. It is necessary to indicate the source as agreed with the owner of the graphic content and indicate the copyright owner and the character of the rights to publish.

4. Graphic materials should be placed in the file of the manuscript in specifically designated places, and should also by sent in separate image files in high resolution.

5. Financing the rights to reproduce illustrations and graphic material remains with the author or scientific institution he represents.


B. Text Formatting

1. Font: Times New Roman (size 12 pt., alignment on both sides)

2. Leading: 1.5

3. Headings: bold, centered

4. Distinction: expanded text (1.5 pts.) No use of bold, underline, etc.

5. Margins: left, right, top 2.5 cm, bottom 3.5 cm

6. Page numbering: centered, placed in the footer

7. Footnotes: continuous, font 10 pts.

8. On the front page, please insert:

  • the full name of the author, e-mail address and (optionally) the full name of the institution, which the author intends to represent,
  • title of the work in English and in the original language,
  • summary in English and in the original language (up to 1,500 characters with spaces)
  • Definitions in English and the original language (up to 8 words).

9. The titles of the books in the text distinguished by the use of italics, journal titles are to be given in quotation marks.


C. Quotes

1. Quotes to 40 words should be placed in the text and provided with quotation marks (not to use italics). Quotations of more than 40 words should be placed in a separate paragraphs, with the use of font size of 11 pts. without the use of quotation marks (ie. block quote).

2. All quotes and references are to be denoted with parentheses indicating the source according the formula: Surname year: page (Wilson 1987: 22). Closing parenthesis is to be inserted before the period ending the sentence.

3. To recall works of literature in the text, we use the appropriate options: (Wilson 1943) (Wilson 1999a, 1999b), (Wilson 1943; Mańkowski 1889), (Wilson, Mańkowski 2000).

4. In case the number of authors ranges from 3 to 5 all authors are to be included when mentioned for the first time: (Wilson, Modrzewski, Mankowski, Majewski, Marek 1978), any further mention the shortened version is to be used: (Wilson et al.).

5. Works authored by 6 or more authors use the following notation: (Wilson et al., 1999)

6. If authors bear the same name, we introduce initials (Wilson, J. 1999; Wilson, K. 1998).


D. Bibliography

1. The bibliography use the alphabetical system and romantization system BGN for non-Latin alphabets (see p. E).

2. Format bibliographies is to be according to the APA standard (6th edition; more about APA:

3. The Polish texts should contain Polish bibliographic notation:

  • editor: red.
  • pages [first and last page of the document]: s.
  • pages [total number of pages in the document]: ss.
  • in original document, after the full stop symbol: W:
  • volume: t.
  • number: from.
  • et alumni: i in.
  • edition: ed.
4. The texts written in other languages - English notation:
  • editor / editors: ed./eds.
  • pages (first and last page): p.
  • pages (total number of pages): pp.
  • in an edited volume: In:
  • volume: vol.
  • number: no.
  • et alumni, et al.
  • edition: ed.

5. Should the bibliographic items be allocated with a DOI number, they are to be provided with it (DOI can be found in:

6. Principles of composing the bibliography according to APA standards:

  • book: Surname, N. (year). The title of the book (trans. N. Surname). Place of publication: Publisher. doi: xyzxyz [Foucault, M. (2009). Nadzorować i karać: Narodziny więzienia (trans. T. Komendant). Warsaw: Aletheia. doi: xyzxyz]
  • article in a collective work: Surname, N. (year). Title. In: N. Surname (ed.), Title of the book (pages). Place of publication: Publisher. doi: xyzxyz [Wilson, J. (1999). Uprawa ziemniaka w PRL. In: A. Mańkowski (ed.), Rolnictwo w Polsce (pp. 223-278). Poznań: The Poznań Publishing. doi: xyzxyz]
  • article in the journal: Surname, N. (year). Title of the article. Title of the journal, tome number (volume number), pages. doi: xyzxyz [Mańkowski, K. (2010). Historia rodziny. Socjologia, 2 (1), 110-120. doi: xyzxyz]
  • an article from the website (without doi) Surname N. (year). Title. Journal Name or domain, tome number (volume number), pages. Obtained from http: // ...... [Arakji, R. Y., & Lang, K. R. (2008). Avatar business value analysis: A method for the evaluation of business value creation in virtual commerce. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9, 207-218. Obtained from]
  • an article from the website (with doi) Name I. (year). Title. Journal Name or domain, tome number (volume number), pages. doi: xyzxyz [Wilens, T. E., & Biederman, J. (2006). Alcohol, drugs, and attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder: A model for the study of addictions in youth. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20, 580-588. doi: 10.1177/0269881105058776].


E. Transliteration

1. The texts should follow English transliteration for non-Latin alphabets according to the standard US Board on Geographic Names (BGN).  See:


Copyright Notice

1. The authors give the publisher (Polish Ethnological Society) non-exclusive license to use the work in the following fields:

a) recording of a Work / subject of a related copyright;

b) reproduction (multiplication) Work / subject of a related copyright in print and digital technique (ebook, audiobook);

c) marketing of units of reproduced Work / subject of a related copyright;

d) introduction of Work / object of related copyright to computer memory;

e) dissemination of the work in an electronic version in the formula of open access under the Creative Commons license (CC BY - ND 3.0).

2. The authors give the publisher the license free of charge.

3. The use of the work by publisher in the above mentioned aspects is not limited in time, quantitatively nor territorially.


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