Guidelines for Authors

ISSN 2083-4721


Articles and papers published in our annual journal Świat Tekstów. Rocznik Słupski (The World of Texts. Słupsk Annual) are subject to review in line with the guidelines adopted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The first version of texts published in the journal is the printed version.

Texts intended for publication in a given issue must be submitted by the end of February of the same year.

Formal and editorial requirements:

Manuscripts should be submitted in a DOC or DOCX format.

Each manuscript should be preceded with the following information: Author’s first name and surname, affiliation, title of the paper in Polish and English.

Font type: Times New Roman.

Font size:

  • First name and surname of the Author(s) – 14 point type, bold;  affiliation – 12 point type
  • Title of the manuscript – 14 point type, bold
  • Other titles – left-aligned, no numbering, 12 point type, bold
  • Main text – 1.5 spacing, 2.5 cm margins
  • Footnotes – Times New Roman, 10 point type, 1.0 spacing
  • Tabs – 1.25 cm (TAB key)

Text alignment – full justification (main text and footnotes)

Avoid ‘empty’ lines between paragraphs (this is caused by overuse of the ENTER key)

  • Word division should not be used
  • Titles should not end with a period
  • Space should be used after, not before punctuation marks
  • Page numbers inserted in the bottom right corner of the page
  • No additional formatting (do not use other font types or colours other than black)

Citations should be written using the main text font. Citations up to two lines long are included in the body of the main text, enclosed in double inverted commas (basic text, not italicised, 12 point type). Citations longer than three lines are included as a block quote (basic text, not italicised, no quotation marks, 1.0 spacing, 10 point type).

Foreign language words are written in italics (main text and footnotes).

Underlining should be used only when quoting Internet sources. For highlighting essential information bold font should be used and additionally noted in square brackets with Author’s initials.

Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the same page (the author’s first initial precedes the surname), e.g. J. Kordys, Kategorie antropologiczne i tożsamość narracyjna. Szkice z pogranicza neurosemiotyki i historii kultury, Kraków 2006, p. 27.

Reference to an article from a journal: M. P. Markowski, Hermeneutyczne aspekty psychiatrii francuskiej, “Psychoterapia” 2002, no. 2, p. 16 (journal title in double inverted commas, no italics, year, issue no., page; the translator’s name should be given after the comma after the title).

  • Reference to an article from a book by two or more authors: M. P. Markowski, Nowoczesność: ciało niedoświadczone. In: Nowoczesność jako doświadczenie, ed. R. Nycz, A. Zeidler-Janiszewska, Kraków 2006, p. 75; M. P. Markowski, Przygoda ciała i znaków. Wprowadzenie do pism Julii Kristevej. In: J. Kristeva, Czarne słońce. Depresja i melancholia, transl. by M. P. Markowski, R. Ryziński, introduction by M. P. Markowski, Kraków 2007, p. XLV.
  • For earlier references use Ibidem in subsequent footnotes, when the referenced work is exactly the same as the preceding citation.
  • For other frequently referenced works give the full details of the work in the first footnote and use the shortened format in the next footnote (do not use Op. cit.), e.g. P. Ricoeur, O sobie samym…, p. 28.
  • When quoting an Internet source, provide full link to the website; the name of the author and title of the work, if any, should precede the link; date of access should be placed at the end in square brackets; e.g. R. Sapeńko, Od Obcego do Innego / Vom Fremden zum Anderen, [14 February 2016].
  • For already referenced works in the main text use Ibidem with page number, if different (e.g. Ibidem, p. 14); if other works are cited subsequently, full details of the earlier referenced work must be given again (e.g. P. Ricoeur, Drogi rozpoznania, transl. by J. Margański, Kraków 2004, p. 14).
  • Each footnote should be ended with a period.

Tables, photos and figures should be identified with sequential numbers throughout the whole manuscript and should have titles and captions. The number and title should be placed over the table or under the figure, photo or chart, and aligned to the left, with sources referenced in the format as per footnotes.

The reference list should be located at the end of the manuscript and titled ‘Bibliography’; the list should be arranged alphabetically by the author’s surname. The author’s surname precedes the first initial(s). Bibliography should only include items which are referenced in the main text or footnotes.

  • Monographs (books):

Pawliszyn W., Do czego zobowiązuje filozofowanie?, Gdańsk 2006.

  • Works by two or more authors:

Filozofia egzystencji, ed. L. Kołakowski, K. Pomian, Warszawa 1965.

If there are more than three editors, cite the name of the first editor from the title page with et al. remark added.

  • Articles from a book by two or more authors:

Grzegorek A., Jak mówienie zmienia myślenie. In: Zmiana osobowości. Wybrane zagadnienia, ed. A. Niedźwieńska, Kraków 2005.

  • Articles from a journal:

Pajor K., Psychologia intuicyjnego poznania, “ALBO. Problemy Psychologii i Kultury” 2004, no. 4.

  • Internet sources:;

whenever possible, write the name of the author or details of the institution or website host and add date of last update or access, e.g.:

  • Electronic books or CDs:

author’s or editor’s first initial and surname, title (italicised), edition, publisher, place and date of publication, link to the website and date of access in square brackets, e.g.:

Zając M., Metodyczne aspekty projektowania kursów online. In: Rozwój e-edukacji w ekonomicznym szkolnictwie wyższym, ed. M. Dąbrowski, M. Zając, Warszawa 2005, [20 May 2005].

  • Articles from an electronic journal:

Litawa A., Motywy uczestnictwa nauczycieli w kształceniu ustawicznym, “e-mentor” 2008,  no. 2, [20.04.2008].

Each manuscript should contain keywords in Polish and English directly under the title (maximum 5) and a summary in English (half a page long).

The manuscript should end with a short biographical note on the Author (up to 500 characters with spaces) and the electronic mail address.

The article should have clearly marked sections to reflect the logic of reasoning (claim, rationale, discussion, conclusion).