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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.

  • 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. The text has neither been published previously nor is currently being submitted to publication elsewhere.
    2. The paper has to be sent as a MS Word file (extensions: doc, docx, RTF); additionally, images, tables, pictures, diagrams, drawings and special fonts have to be included as a HD graphic file; if you are going to reproduce stuff that is r can be other people’s intellectual property, a written permission is needed.
    3. If applicable, the afore-mentioned written permission is submitted to AMU Press.
    4. Reference formatting

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS; STYLESHEET

By submitting a proposal to „Balcanica Posnaniensia. Acta et studia”, authors commit themselves to the originality thereof, which means that their texts have neither been published previously nor are currently being under consideration elsewhere (written statement is necessary). 

The paper has to be sent as a MS Word file (extensions: doc, docx, RTF); additionally, images, tables, pictures, diagrams, drawings and special fonts have to be included as a HD graphic file; if you are going to reproduce stuff that is or can be other people’s intellectual belonging, a written permission is needed. 

Text of a paper, not exceeding 20 pages (1.5 interline) should include: a short abstract (4-5 sentences stating the purpose of the article, indicating the essence of the research issue and the method of its exposition); keywords (6-8 most important words which are characteristic for the paper) and a summary (presenting, in the possibly most condensed form, the principal theses of the article and the most important conclusions).

Abstracts, keywords, and summaries of papers written in Polish will be published in English; abstracts and keywords of papers written in the remaining five languages will be published in English, while their summaries will appear in Polish. 

Font: 12 pts Times New Roman, margins: 2.5 cm.
Paper title: Times New Roman 14 pts (bold).
Internal titles: Times New Roman 12 pts (bold).
Author: Name, surname and city (in parentheses) in the upper left corner above the title.
Affiliation of the author including ORCiD code

In the text, the so called italics is to be used to distinguish foreign words, such as par excellence, in extenso or specific notions. Specific words are not to be spaced out, nor should they be underlined. If titles of other publications are quoted in the text, they are to be written in ordinary font and enclosed in quotation marks. Large quotations within the text are to be written in ordinary font (Times New Roman 10 pts). If there is a necessity to employ quotation marks within quotation marks, the symbols „…” are to be used. 

When article features illustrations, these need to be sent separately and in the best possible quality, resolution 300 dpi and with of 150 mm, or in .tiff format. Please indicate source of the images (executed by author, link, other printed source, etc.). 

Sources and publications used are to be indicated in footnotes. Provide bibliography at the end of the paper, according to the rules detailed below.

LIST OF REFERENCE

Book. One author:
Skakun M., Jugoslovensko-bugarski odnosi, Beograd 1979, p. 34–36.

Book. Many authors:
Politics, power, and the struggle for democracy in South-East Europe, eds. K. Dawisha, B. Parrto, Cambridge 1997, p. 103.
or:
Cohen L. J., Embattled democracy: postcommunist Croatia in transition, in: Politics, power, and the struggle for democracy in South-East Europe, eds. K. Dawisha, B. Parrto, Cambridge 1997, p. 103.

Articles. Journal / Periodical (continuous pagination):
Sargent O., Appeasement and British policy in Europe, 1933–1939, „Twentieth Century British History” 2010, no 1, p. 1–28.

Books online:
Cvrtila I., Intelligence governance in Croatia, Geneva 2012, p. 9, http://dcaf.ch/Publications/Case-Studies-on-Intelligence-Governance-in-the-Western-Balkans [access: 18.10.2013].

All authors and publications included into list reference, published in Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic alphabets, must be transliterated to Latin version!

TRANSLITERATION: CIRILLIC, SLAVIC LANGUAGES (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian)
А а - A a; Б б - B b; В в - V v; Г г - G g; Ѓ ѓ - Ǵ ǵ; Д д - D d; Ђ ђ - Đ đ; Е е - Е е; Ё ё - Ё ё; Ж ж - Ž ž; З з - Z z; И и - I i; Й й - J i; Ј ј - Ј ј; К к - K k; Л л - L l; Љ љ - Lj lj; М м - M m; Н н - N n; Њ њ – Nj nj; О о - O o; П п - P p; Р р - R r; С с - S s; Т т - T t; Ќ ќ - Ḱ ḱ;
Ћ ћ - Ć ć, У у - U u; Ф ф - F f; Х х - H h; Ц ц - C c; Ч ч - Č č; Џ џ - Dž dž; Ш ш - Š š; Щ щ - Ŝ ŝ; Ъ ъ - ″ ″; Ь ь - ´ ´; Ы ы - Y y; Ю ю - Yu yu; Я я - Ya ya

TRANSLITERATION: GREEK ALPHABET
Α α - A a; Β β - B b; Γ γ - G g; Δ δ - D d; Ε ε - E e; Ζ ζ - Z z; Η η – Ī ī; Θ ϑ - Th th; Ι ι - I i; Κ κ - K k; Λ λ - L l; Μ μ - M m; Ν ν - N n; Ξ ξ - X x; Ο ο - O o; Π π - P p; Ρ ρ - R r; Σ σ - S s; Τ τ - T t; Y υ - U u; Φ φ - F f; Χ χ - H h; Ψ ψ - Ps ps; Ω ω - Ō ō 

Examples of transliteration (only in reference list): 
Chasiōtis L., Oi ellīnoservikes sheseis, 1913–1918. Diplōmatikes proteraiotītes kai politikes antipalotītes, Vanias 2004 [Χασιώτης Λ., Οι ελληνοσερβικές σχέσεις, 1913–1918. Διπλωματικές προτεραιότητες και πολιτικές αντιπαλότητες, Βάνιας 2004].

Pržić I., Međunarodno-pravna kronika, Beograd 1922 [Пржић И., Мећународно-правна кроника, Београд 1922].

Stoilova R., Bieri F., Opazvane na prirodata: stratificiranoto obŝestveno mnenie, „Sociologičeski problemi” 2010, no 34, p. 225250 [Стоилова Р., Биери Ф., Опазване на природата: стратифицираното обществено мнение, „Социологически проблеми” 2010, no 34, p. 225250 ]. 

FOOTNOTES
Footnotes at the bottom of a page are to be used exclusively (Times New Roman; footnote text – 10 pts, 1.0 interline; 1.5 line spacing between successive footnotes; numbering – Arabic numerals).
Quotations included in the footnotes are to be written in ordinary font (Times New Roman 10 pts.) and enclosed in quotation marks. 
Do not provide publisher’s name in the bibliographic description. 

Examples of bibliographic description in footnotes:

Skakun, Jugoslovensko-bugarski odnosi, Beograd 1979, p. 34–36.

Politics, power, and the struggle for democracy in South-East Europe, eds. K. Dawisha, B. Parrto, Cambridge 1997, p. 103.
or:
L. J. Cohen, Embattled democracy: postcommunist Croatia in transition, in: Politics, power, and the struggle for democracy in South-East Europe, eds. K. Dawisha, B. Parrto, Cambridge 1997, p. 103.

O. Sargent, Appeasement and British policy in Europe, 1933–1939, „Twentieth Century British History” 2010, no 1, p. 1–28. I. Cvrtila, Intelligence governance in Croatia, Geneva 2012, p. 9, http://dcaf.ch/Publications/Case-Studies-on-Intelligence-Governance-in-the-Western-Balkans [access: 18.10.2013]. 

REVIEWS
A review, written in 12 pts. Times New Roman font should not exceed 8 pages (1.5 interline). 
Review should bear an original title and complete details of book reviewed (author’s first and last names, title in normal font, publisher’s name, place of publication, year of publication, number of pages (e.g. pp. 295). 
Text of a review should comply with the same rules which apply with regard to papers.
If a review contains references to other publications, they should be indicated in the footnotes, following identical rules as in the case of paper footnotes.

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.
The text has neither been published previously nor is currently being submitted to publication elsewhere.

  1. The paper has to be sent as a MS Word file; additionally, images, tables, pictures, diagrams, drawings and special fonts have to be included as a HD graphic file. If you are going to reproduce stuff that can be other people’s intellectual property, a written permission is needed.
  2. If applicable, the afore-mentioned written permission is submitted to AMU Press.
  3. Reference formatting