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Submission guidelines

Authors interested in publishing in Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature are kindly requested to format their submissions according to the following guidelines. Completion of the technical requirements as detailed below is the pre-requisite for further steps of the reviewing procedure.

  1. COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT: Foreign language texts need to be submitted as Microsoft Word for Windows files (extension - .doc)
  2. MARGINS: right and left 5 cm each, top and bottom 6.6 cm each
  3. HEADER AND FOOTER: 6.6 cm each
  4. INDENTATION: 0.5 cm. Use first line indentation of all new paragraphs except for the paragraphs that immediately follow the section headline.
  5. MAIN FONT STYLE: Times New Roman 11 pt
  6. LINE SPACING: 1 throughout the whole article
  8. ARTICLE LENGTH: Page size of the article cannot exceed the length of 16.5 cm and the width of 11.2 cm (together with the header). The maximum article length, together with references, footnotes and appendices) cannot exceed 15 pages (25.000 signs with spaces), according to the formatting requirements above.
  9. HIGHLIGHTING: All in-text highlighting is to be done using italics, rather than by using bold or underlining. We don’t use double highlighting (e.g., italics within the quotation marks).
  10. EXAMPLES: Short examples (single words or phrases) are to be given in the main body of text (without quotation marks). Long examples (sentences or paragraphs) are to be distinguished from the main body of text through 9 pt font size, 0.5 line indentation on the left and single spacing. Long examples are not to be put in quotation marks.
  11. HEADERS: 6.6 cm, 10 pt Times New Roman font size. Headers are to be centred and starting from the second page. On even numbered pages, give author’s first and family name; on odd-numbered pages: article title (full or abbreviated) in italics. Space needs to be left for page numbering (for three digits).
  12. FIGURES: Drawings, graphs, pictures need to fit a properly formatted page. Figures are to be given a caption „Figure X. title” (9 pt. font size) underneath. Drawings/graphs/diagrams are to be inserted as ready-made elements (not drawn with MS Word in-built drawing tools).
  13. TABLES: Tables must fit a properly formatted page. Tables are to be given a caption „Table X. title” (9 pt. font size) above the table.
  14. TITLE PAGE: the first page (odd-numbered) uses the header LUBLIN STUDIES IN MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE 37, 2013 (Times New Roman, all capitals, 10 pt.), then after four Enter hits: author’s first and family name (13 pt.); after four Enter hits: article title (bold, 13 pt.), after three Enter hits: main text without first line indentation.
  15. SUBCHAPTER TITLES: use a blank line, give a section title with numbering, 11 pt. font size. Do not use bold.
  16. CITATIONS: short in the main body of text are to be highlighted by quotation marks (not italicised), longer than three lines are to be highlighted by the use of 9 pt. font size, 0.5 indentation on the left side and single spacing (without quotation marks). Citations need to be carefully proofread.
  17. QUOTATION MARKS: uniformed throughout the text, depending on the conventions adopted in a given language, either bottom and top or only top.
  18. BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES: following the main text, in alphabetic ordering, 9 pt. font size.
    The required details are:
    • author’s family name, first name’s initial, year of publication, title (in italics), place of publication, publisher (for books)
    • author’s family name, first name’s initial, year of publication, title (plain font), journal name (in italics), volume/issue, pages (for articles).
      Berger P. L., Luckmann Th. (1983): Społeczne tworzenie rzeczywistości. Warszawa: PWN
      Titles of books, journals and articles in main text and footnotes are to be in italics (do not use underlining).
      Bibliography/references are to be formatted in a uniformed manner, with consistent use of capitals and italics in titles.
  19. FOOTNOTES: 9 pt. font size, numbered consecutively throughout the text. Bibliographic data in footnotes and in the Bibliography section at the back need to be the same.
  20. BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES in the main text and in footnotes are to follow the following format (Komorowska 2000:73-75)
  21. NON-STANDARD FONTS: if the text uses non-standard fonts (e.g., phonetic, logical or mathematical symbols) which are not available in the standard installation of the word-processor or the Windows operating system, they need to be attached as a separate file upon article submission.
  22. ABSTRACT: articles need to be accompanied by an abstract in Polish, in English and in the article’s language, up to 100 words each.
  23. BIONOTE: articles need to be accompanied by a brief bio-note (maximum 80 words) in English, including the following details: author/s’ first name, family name, academic degree, affiliation (Institute/University), main research areas, most important publications (maximum 3 items).

Submission deadline

  1. Final deadline for article submission to issue 37 is June 30, 2013.
  2. Properly formatted text, together with an abstract and a bio-note, should be sent as e-mail attachment to or

Editorial Board
Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature
Jolanta Knieja, Jarosław Krajka
Zakład Lingwistyki Stosowanej
ul. Sowińskiego 17,
20-040 Lublin, Poland

Reviewing procedure

  1. Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers not affiliated to the place of work of the author of the article.
  2. For publications in foreign languages, at least one reviewer’s affiliation is in a different country than the country of the author of the article.
  3. Author/s of articles and reviewers do not know each other’s identity (double-blind review proces).
  4. Review is in the written form and contains a clear judgment on whether the article is to be published or rejected.
  5. Criteria for qualifying or rejecting publications and the reviewing form are published on the journal’s website.
  6. Identity of reviewers of particular articles or issues are not revealed, the list of collaborating reviewers is published once a year on the journal’s website.
  7. To make sure that journal publications meet highest editorial standards and to maintain quality of published research, the journal implements procedures preventing ghostwriting and guest authorship. For articles with multiple authorship, each author’s contribution needs to be clearly defined, indicating the contributor of the idea, assumptions, methodology, data, etc., used while preparing the publication. The author submitting the manuscript is solely responsible for that. Any cases of academic dishonesty will be documented and transferred to the institution of the submitting author.