Rules of Preparing and Editing the Text: 

The Authors are kindly requested to follow the following editing rules:

  • A scientific article should be edited according to the following structure :
  • Introduction
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Methods
  • Characteristics of the Studied Group
  • Results
  • Conclusions and Discussion
  • Final Conclusion
  • the text should be submitted in the Polish and English versions as a Word or Open Office file and with an attached control computer printout in A4 format,
  • the volume of the article should not exceed 21 pages of standard typescript
    (1 page equals 1,800 characters with spaces), the volume of a review, overview, or report should be no more than  7 pages,
  • a short abstract (ca. 500 characters with spaces) and keywords in Polish and in English should be attached to the text; the abstract should contain: 1) justification for the research carried out; 2) presentation of the results obtained; 3) an overview of the research method used,
  • the articles have to be sent in an electronic form to:, and printouts to the address of the PTL,
  • the texts should include the author’s full name and surname, degree/title held, the ORCID number, the name of the scientific center with which they wish to affiliate their article, private address,  e-mail address and telephone number,
  • the authors are obliged to submit a statement about the authorship and originality of the texts.

Formatting Rules:

  • page setup
MarginsA4 (210 x 297)
upper and lower20
  • font
  • body text: 12-point Times New Roman, line spacing – 1,5
  • footnotes: 10-point Times New Roman, line spacing – 1
  • Tables, Table titles, captions for pictures: 12-point Times New Roman, line spacing – 1
  • “-“ and “ – “ characters
  • hyphen is the shortest single-length line „-„ it is used in combinations like Franco-Prussian, Rydz-Śmigły, multi-faith. “. It is not separated with a space from either part of the combined word.
  • dash is a double-length line “–” is used as a spacer, separated from letter with spaces on either side

N.B.! A dash should not be confused with a hyphen.

  • indentation
  • each paragraph has to begin with a 1-cm indent
  • quotation marks
  • quotation marks should be used for titles of periodicals/newspaper and quotations if they are not displayed in another way (e.g. with a different front size)
  • displays
  •  all the presented words, phrases and sentences, as well as the titles of books and or their parts, e.g. chapters and articles, and foreign-language phrases within the Polish/English text should be italicized
  • underlines should be marked with spaced-out writing
  • the meaning of the terms discussed should be placed  in single quotes ‛ ’
  • figures, photos, charts, logos
    • black and white bit-mapped or vector graphics or colored illustrations, which have to be submitted as jpg or tiff files with 300 dpi resolution
    • pictures should be sent separately. Where they should be placed in the text, you are requested to give only the file names in braces – e.g. {picture1.jpg}, the same descriptions should also be appended to JPG or TIFF.

N.B.! Internet materials are not fit for printing because of too low resolution.

  • illustration captions
  • captions should be written in 9-point Times New Roman font
  • footnotes
  • footnotes serve as author’s comments; they should be written in the 10-point Times New Roman font (2 points smaller than the body text).
  • Tables
  • Tables should be prepared in the MS Word or Excel format, using the 9-point Times New Roman font. Table lines should be at least 0.5 point thick.
  • Bibliographical references
  • In the body text and in footnotes  the Harvard system of bibliographic references should be used (author and year of publication, and with citations also the page of the work cited) in parentheses; additional and complementary phrases/sentences/remarks should be placed in the footnotes.
  • Bibliography
  • The list of literature should be placed at the end of the article in the alphabetical order;  bibliographical addresses should be compiled as follows:

Grabias S., 1981, O ekspresywności języka. Ekspresja a słowotwórstwo, Lublin.
Grabias S., 1982, Paronimia jako proces leksykalny, „Socjolingwistyka”, 4, 75-88.
Grabias, S., 1991, Logopedia – jej przedmiot i stopień zaawansowania refleksji metanaukowej,[in:] Przedmiot logopedii, series: “Komunikacja językowa i jej zaburzenia”, t. 1, ed. S. Grabias, Lublin,  26-48.

The final layout of the text and number of pages after composition are always different from those in the file submitted by the Author. Therefore, you should not:

  • begin the new page by repeatedly pressing the ENTER key
  • write in hand the bibliographical items and page numbers in the table of contents and in the indexes
  •  divide words by inserting a handwritten hyphen
  • remove single letters at the end of lines in any way, for example by pressing the ENTER key in mid-sentence
  •  leave a space between a period or comma and the letter/figure preceding these characters
  • put a period  at the end of titles, subtitles,  captions for illustrations, running heads, and cardinal numbers written in Roman figures.

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