For an article to be accepted for publication, it needs to meet the following criteria:

  • It is required to be the result of an original research that has not been published in other scholarly journals.
  • It is required to be an original contribution to the knowledge of Polish historical thought. The editorial board expects authors to clearly explain (in the preface to the article) the nature of such a contribution.
  • It is required to meet the formal criteria set by the Editorial Board, including editorial guidelines.
  • It is required to receive two positive reviews, according to the double-blind review rule.
  • It is required to comply with the rules of ‘ghostwriting barrier’. All the disclosed cases of ghostwriting (when an author’s involvement in writing a given paper is kept secret or when a given text was written on commission) and guest authorship (when an author whose contribution to a given text was insignificant is added to the list of contributors) will be made public on the web page of our journal. This fact will also be made known to the institution that employs a given author.
  • In justified cases the Editorial Board may call for an author to submit a formal statement concerning his/her contribution to an article in compliance with ghostwriting barrier.
  • Authors may be asked to disclose the funding sources of the publication, including research institutions, scholarly societies and other bodies financing scholarly activity.

The Editorial Board requests that the submitted texts adhere to the following structure:


  • Name and surname of the author (in the upper left-hand corner)
  • The title of the article
  • The outline of the article’s content in Polish and in English (from 400 to 700 characters)
  • Keywords (max 5-7 words or phrases in Polish and English)
  • In the article the author should specify:

-          Introductory remarks/preface (about 3000 characters) presenting a problem/research question, along with a brief account of the research that has hitherto been devoted to it, and providing some information on the sources on which the article is based.

-          Conclusions (about 1000 characters) summarizing the most important findings, (a new interpretation of a given problem or a revision of the old views) and, possibly, suggesting further research goals concerning the issue in question.

  • The title of the article in English
  • Summary (1000-1400 characters). The authors are requested to submit summaries in Polish. The Editorial Board takes upon itself the task of translating it into English. In the summary, one is required to present key conclusions of the article as well as the method used in the analysis of a given problem.
  • Bibliography, as recommended by POL-index, should obligatory include all the monographs, collective works and articles from scholarly journals that are referenced in the article. collections of articles. Other works may be included in the bibliography at the author’s discretion.
  • A note about the author (in Polish and English) should be attached to the article, obligatory including the exact address of the primary place of employment and the email. These data are indispensable for the CEJSH indexation.

Reviews and notes

  • Information on the book under review, to be put in the ‘header’, should be given in the following order: name and surname of the author (or editor), the work title (in italics), the place and year of publication, the name of the publisher, the number of pages and, if need be, information concerning illustrations, tables, annexes, indexes, foreign language summaries and series.
  • Bellow the text: in the case of a review, the author’s name and surname on the left and translator’s name and surname as in the articles; in the case of a note, only the author’s initials in italics on the right.

           In Memoriam

  • The deceased’s name and surname in capital letters in the title and, below, the dates of birth and death in round brackets, including full month names.

Texts should be sent in in electronic form as an attachment to the email to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for submitting papers expires on 30 June each year

Contributors are informed of the acceptance of their contributions through email by the end of October each year.

Contributors are also requested to introduce corrections in line with the suggestions given by reviewers within 21 days from the date of receiving the reviews. Failure to meet this deadline means delaying the publication of the text until the next issue.

Contributors receive papers for correction in PDF file. All comments should be included in the file containing information about spotted errors and send to the email address given above. Changes can also be brought to the printed article which then can be sent to the Editor’s office by traditional mail. Failure to meet the deadline of sending back the article containing the author’s corrections means the publication of the originally submitted text.