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Author Guidelines

Maximum text length is established individually by the editor of each issue.

Main body of the text:

Language – British English spelling conventions should be used throughout the text. Grammar and usage need not strictly follow any one set of conventions [e.g., in hospital vs. in the hospital], but the author should be, above all, consistent in usage throughout the text. DO use the Oxford comma for items in a series [e.g., one, two, and three].
Font – Times New Roman, 12 point; 1.5 inter-line spacing
Titles – Italics for autonomous works (books, songs, films, plays, art works, etc.); quotation marks [“smart quotes”] for works that are part of a longer work (e.g., articles, chapters, etc.).
Capitalise all words in titles except the following: a, an, the, and, at, for, from, in, of, on, to, (except in initial position or after a colon): Shakespeare in Love, Superman: The Early Years.
The main title of a submitted manuscript should be centred, written in bold, and follow the above capitalisation rules; (sub)headings of sections within the manuscript should be flush left (not indented), written in bold, and set off from the main text by a blank line. Unlike the main title, only the first word and proper nouns are capitalised: Between nostalgia and historical realism: Wajda’s Katyń
Titles of foreign language films should generally be written in English, using the conventions outlined above, although exceptions are permitted, especially if a film is well known in English-language film research by the original title (e.g., La dolce vita).
English translations of titles should be followed by the title in the original language (in italics and capitalised according to the rules of that language), along with the year of release (in plain font): e.g., Ashes and Diamonds (Popiół i diament, 1958)

Citations – Use rounded “smart quote” double quotation marks, as found in this example.
For citations exceeding 50 words (approx. four lines) of text use: Times New Roman,
10 point; single inter-line spacing, text indented 1.25 cm, without use of quotation marks. A blank line should precede and follow the cited passage.

Footnote – Footnotes (not endnotes) should be used for both bibliographic references and
to provide additional information.
Footnotes should be placed outside of most punctuation marks (periods, commas, colons), but inside round brackets if the footnote applies only to the information contained within.
Quotes in quotes – use single quotation marks: e.g., “abc ‘def’ ghi”
Dates – Write out dates as “month day, year”: May 1, 1900, June 14-16, 1995.

Dashes – Spaced EN-dashes, rather than double hyphens, should be used for most purposes in the text. Please use EN-dashes (not bullets) for any unnumbered lists.

Spacing – Type one space (not two) after periods, commas, and colons.

Brackets – Do not use double round brackets: brackets within brackets should be square brackets, e.g. “(as introduced by Bloomfield [1951: 105-107])”

Font – Times New Roman, 10 point, single inter-line spacing
Abbreviations – generally use Latin abbreviations, but avoid Roman numerals: ibidem,
op. cit., cf. (compare to), e.g., etc., op. cit.; vol. 12 (not vol. XII)
Also use the following forms: p. 420, pp. 98–90 (page[s]), no. (number), vol. (volume),
ed. or eds. (editor[s]) , trans. (translator)

Obligatory enumerative bibliography according to the Latin alphabet.
Bibliography must include DOIs of the quoted articles.

Bibliographic entries – examples:
C. Dahlhaus and H.H. Eggebrecht, Co to jest muzyka?, tran. D. Lachowska, intro. M. Bristiger, Warszawa 1992.
[If the book has more than three authors, list the first and follow this with “et. al.”]
C. Hust, et. al., “Shining (The Shining)”, [in:] Klassiker der Filmmusik, ed. von P. Moormann, Stuttgart 2009, pp. 222-224.
“Mówi Diane Johnson, scenarzystka ‘Lśnienia’”, Film na Świecie 1981, no. 5/6 (38).
S. Kierkegaard, “Stadia erotyki bezpośredniej”, [in:] Albo – albo, vol. 1, trans. J. Iwaszkiewicz, Warszawa 1981, p. 76.
In a longer text, you can repeat the footnote in full or refer the reader to an earlier footnote: See footnote 3.
If a journal has a double numeration [annual and continuous], you should note both, placing the second in parentheses, e.g., Film na Świecie 2000, no. 2 (230).
If a newspaper is cited, you should provide the date and the issue number, e.g., Gazeta Wyborcza, 2010, no. 230, May 14, 2010.
If an internet site is cited, you should provide the web address and the date of access, e.g., (accessed: October 10, 2011)

Each text should include an English-language abstract and keywords in both English and Polish.

Photos and Illustrations:
All photos and other graphic materials should be provided in TIFF or JPEG format, at a resolution of 300 dpi.
If your manuscript contains any special characters or fonts, please submit a PDF file of your text to help ensure these characters are properly typeset.


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