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Author Guidelines

Papers should be sent only electronically in doc, docx format:

  • by Academic Journals Platform of UMK (link)
    • in exceptional cases by e-mail:
    •  detailed guidance are included in this

    • TIS article template

The article should include:

    • information about the author (affiliation, address, e-mail, ORCID);
    • title, abstract, keywords, appropriate content (which can be divided into subsections) with information about main sources and methodology included in the introductory part
    • references;

The abstract should contain the following four parts:

  • Purpose
  • Methodology/approach
  • Findings
  • Originality/value


Review of  the study should include:

    • in the title: name of the author of the review
    • then shortcut: (rev.), colon, name (s) and surname of the author of publications, comma, title of publication, comma, name of publisher, comma, year and place of publication, comma, the number of total pages of a publication, a dot; appropriate content;

Formal requirements

  • The text should take the form of a normalized: font Times New Roman 12 point with a gap of 1.5 row, justified;
  • Article should not exceed 18 pages; review article of 10 pages;
  • in the articles do not use any formatting or graphics distinctions;
  • in order to quotations use only quotation marks;
  • foreign language expressions should be distinguish by italics;
  • the body of text should not include any special formatting or highlights of any kind;
  • TIS uses the APA formatting style for in-text citations

“In-text citation” style.

  • For one author: (Nowak, 2010), Nowak (2010) or (Nowak, 2010, p. 10) and Nowak (2010, p. 10).
  • For two authors: (Nowak & Kowalski, 2005, pp. 5–6) or Nowak and Kowalski (2005).
  • For more than three authors: (Nowak et al., 1998) or Nowak and others (1998, pp. 5–6).
  • Multiple works should be should be separated with a semicolon: (Nowak, 2010; Kowalski, 2012; Lewandowski et al., 1998).

Examples References:

for book

Sternberg, R. J. (1993). The psychologist's companion (2 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, F. J. & Jones, E. (1948). A scheme of qualitative organic analysis. London: Blackie.

for edited book

Hartman, G. H. E. (Ed.). (1994). Holocaust remembrance: The shapes of memory. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

for chapter in edited book

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger & F.I.M. Craik (Eds.). Varieties of memory and consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

for journal article:

Kornack, D. & Rakic, P. (2001). Cell Proliferation Without Neurogenesis in Adult Primate Neocortex. Science, 294 (5549), 2127-2130.

for newspaper or magazine (online version)

Rodriguez, C. (2001, January 9). Amid, dispute, plight of illegal workers revisited. Boston Globe. Retrieved January 10, 2002, from

for web pages

Benton Foundation. (1998, July 7). Barriers to closing the gap. In Losing ground bit by bit: Low-income communities in the information age (chap. 2). Retrieved August 18, 2001, from

Siemiatkowski, P. (2015). International investments. Retrieved August 18, 2020, from:

Other examples:


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. This text has not been previously published and/or submitted in another publishing house.

  2. The file is saved in Microsoft Word (doc) or RTF format.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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