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Call for Papers Silesian Studies 2019, volume 85 – CHANGE

Call for Papers Silesian Studies 2019, volumes 84-85

Silesian Studies are the venue for the publication of original studies, materials and contributions to research. You can send your texts in electronic form by e-mail to the Editor-in-chief: or by post (with a CD) to the Editorial Office address in any version of the text editor MS Word for Windows. Apart from name and surname, you are requested to state the name of your home research institution, as well as contact data (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number).

The article should not exceed two author’s sheets (80 thousand characters including spaces). The text layout: 30 lines per page, ca. 60 characters per line.

The text should be accompanied with a summary in Polish that does not exceed half a page. If it is not too strenuous, its translation into German and English may be added.

The article should also include keywords and the list of the works cited (in the form of an annexed bibliography of references).

The suggested annotation method:

When referring for the first time, you should provide the following: the initial of the name and the full surname of the author, the whole title in italics, the place and year of the publication. A comma should separate each of these elements. If there are several works, please separate them with a semicolon.

When referring to collective works, after the title please provide the initial of the name and the full surname of the editor preceded with the abbreviation “pod red.” or “opr.” [in English: “ed.”] in accordance with the description on the title-page.

When quoting again, after the surname please add the Latin abbreviation “op.cit.” Similarly, if the situation requires, please use Latin abbreviations, such as “ibid.,” “idem,” “eadem.” When quoting several works by the same author, please provide the shortened forms of the titles.

When referring to a journal, please provide its year and number; provide the precise day as well, if applicable.

When referring to sources from the Internet, please provide the access date as well.

The Editorial Office reserves the right to return articles for completion or – with the author’s consent – abridgement.

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education elaborated by the Commission on Ethics in Science and described as “Good practices in reviewing procedures in science,” texts submitted for Silesian Studies shall undergo the reviewing procedure. The key rules:

Texts shall be subject to initial formal and substantative assessment by the Editorial Office.

Texts shall be reviewed confidentially and anonymously by two external reviewers in observance of the “double-blind peer-review rule” (which means that the reviewers do not know who the author is, while the author does not know the reviewers’ names).

The reviewers shall be employed in a different institution than the author of the manuscript, and any conflict of interests with the author(-s) of a given text shall be excluded.

The review shall have a written form and close with the unequivocal conclusion whether the article shall be accepted for publication or rejected.

The author shall make corrections in compliance with the reviewers’ recommendations.

The list of the volume’s reviewers and the reviewing rules shall be made known to the public on the journal website.

In order to prevent any cases of scholarly misconduct, such as ghostwriting or guest authorship, the Editorial Office has introduced the following solutions in accordance with the recommendation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education:

The author of a publication is obliged to determine individual shares in its creation (including the statement of the affiliations and contributions, i.e. the information on the authorship of the conceptions, assumptions, methods etc. used in the preparation of the publication). The main responsibility for this provision rests upon the author who submits the manuscript.

Any revealed cases of ghostwriting (the omission of the contribution of another person) and guest authorship (the scarce or non-existent contribution of an author or a co-author) shall be exposed, which entails the notification of the bodies concerned (the institutions where the author is employed, scientific societies, scientific editors’ societies etc.).

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