Guidelines for Contributors
Pelplin Studies is published by the Diocesan Seminary of Pelplin and Bernardinum Publishing House. Pelplin Studies is an annual devoted to the issues in the field of the Humanities with particular interest in Theology, Philosophy and History. The intention of the Publisher is to promote scholarly studies concerning Pomerania and to contribute to the post-conciliar renewal of the Church.
Articles for each issue should be sent before the end of June of a given year.
After you submit your manuscript, it is evaluated and qualified for publication by the editorial board. Each text is assessed by two reviewers. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that the author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.
Reviewers apply the following criteria of assessment:
- the title should accurately describe the content of the manuscript
- the abstract and keywords should represent the content of the article
- the manuscript should be appropriately structured
- the author should use correct scholarly terminology
- final conclusions should be appropriately formulated
- correct referencing style should be applied
- the text should be of high academic standard
The evaluation criteria are available on the website. The scanned form of the review is attached.
The author is notified of the acceptance or rejection of the text as well as of guidelines on the necessary corrections. After the editorial work is completed, the author receives the text for approval. The editors reserve the right to post the article on the Pelplin Studies website.
The editors introduce time limits for the publication of book reviews. Polish-language books for review cannot be older than 2 years from the year of publishing the review in Pelplin Studies. For foreign language books the limit is 4 years.
Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship Policy
The Editors of Pelplin Studies strongly support the policy of ghostwriting and guest authorship prevention. The Editors ask the authors to disclose the contribution of individual authors to the creation of the publication (including their affiliation and involvement, i.e. who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc., used in the preparation of the publication); however, the main responsibility is placed on the author submitting the manuscript to the Editorial Board. All detected cases of “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” will be denounced, including notification of relevant entities, i.e. institutions employing authors, scientific societies, associations of academic editors. In the funding acknowledgment statement after the acceptance of the text, it is necessary to disclose funding sources received for the creation of the publication, the contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities.
Information about not charging any fees for submitting and publishing articles
The Editorial Board of Pelplin Studies informs that they do not charge any fees for submitting the article, editorial work on the text and publication in the journal.
The submitted manuscript should meet the following criteria:
- The preferred format for your manuscript is *.doc, *docx or RTF.
- Articles submitted for consideration should not exceed 15 pages of A4 format (30000 characters).
Fonts and paragraph formatting:
- Times New Roman 12, 1,5 spacing, without paragraph indentation and word division at the end of the line; paragraphs should be marked with enter, no background in the text, all margins should be 2 cm.
The submitted text should include:
- attachments in Polish and English: abstract (in Polish: approx. 800 characters with spaces; in English: approx. 1500 characters with spaces), title and keywords arranged alphabetically (no more than 10 keywords)
- author’s biodata containing the following elements: first name and surname, year of birth, academic title, position and affiliation, correspondence address, e-mail
Bibliography and Footnotes
References to literature should be included in the form of footnotes, the elements of the footnotes should be separated with commas. When referring to a given publication for the first time, use the full bibliographic record. In the next citation of the same publication, the abbreviated entry should be applied. A full list of references should be provided at the end of the article.
Citation of the most popular types of publications:
- Book: first name initial, surname, the italicized title of the book, city and year of publication, page range.
- Article in the collection: first name initial, surname, the italicized title of the article, “in:” the italicized title of the collection, ed. first name initial and surname of the editor, city and year of publication, page range.
- Journal article: first name initial, surname, the italicized title of the article, name of the journal in inverted comas, volume, year of publication (in parenthesis), book number, page range.
- Internet source: first name initial, surname, the italicized title, URL or Internet address, date of access.
- You can use the following abbreviations: , idem., eadem., op. cit.
Should you have any doubts concerning citation, please contact the Editor.
We invite you to submit your research for publication in Pelplin Studies.