Information for the Authors

Publishing plan / Call for papers

“Silesian Studies” are issued twice a year. The successive calls for papers are continuous.

Authors – rights, obligations and suggested provisions

  1. “Silesian Studies” are the venue for the publication of original studies, materials and contributions to research. It is not allowed to publish the results of the same research in more than one journal.
    1. While submitting the article for publication in “Silesian Studies,” the author provides the declaration stating that the article is the result of original work, the results of which have been submitted solely for publication in “Silesian Studies.”
  2. 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, the ORCID identifier, as well as contact data (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number).
  3. All articles sent to the Editorial Office of “Silesian Studies” for publication are kept in confidence until the moment of the publication. It entails that data, arguments or interpretations presented in the articles shall not be used until the moment of the publication.
  4. The Editorial Office of “Silesian Studies” does not charge the author for the submission of the article or the evaluation process (the article review). The costs of work connected with the text evaluation are covered by the publisher of “Silesian Studies,” i.e. the Silesian Institute.
  5. The author may suggest names of reviewers for the article he or she submits; however, such a suggestion cannot be considered binding for the publisher in any respect.
  6. The author who has submitted a text for publication in “Silesian Studies” is obliged to participate in its entire reviewing process.
  7. The author is obliged to rectify flaws.
  8. All the authors of a given article must have a substantial contribution in the creation of that work.
    1. In order to prevent any cases of scholarly misconduct, such as ghostwriting or guest authorship (the catalogue of prohibited practices), the Editorial Office has introduced the following solutions in accordance with the recommendation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education:
      1. The authors of a publication are 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 concepts, assumptions, methods etc. used in the preparation of the publication). The main responsibility for this provision rests upon the author who submits the manuscript.
      2. 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) or any other prohibited practices shall be exposed, which entails the notification of the bodies concerned (home institutions, scientific societies, scientific editors’ societies etc.), as well as the publication of this information in the journal “Silesian Studies” and its website.
    1. The article should not exceed 2 author’s sheets (80,000 characters including spaces). The text layout: 30 lines per page, ca. 60 characters per line.
    2. 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.
    3. The article should also include keywords and the list of the works cited (in the form of an annexed bibliography of references).
    4. The suggested annotation method:
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. When referring to a journal, please provide its year and number; provide the precise day as well, if applicable.
      5. When referring to sources from the Internet, please provide the access date as well.
      6. Please find the details concerning the reference and bibliography preparation here:

Editorial rules

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

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