Polilog Studia Neofilologiczne

For Authors

I. General information

Editorial Committee of the Polylogue. Neophilological Studies journal accepts for publication only original contributions, previously unpublished, or not under consideration for publishing elsewhere, confirmed by Author’s statement.  Information about the formula for confirming the originality of the work and copyrights to the work is available at: www.arch.apsl.edu.pl. Publishing a text is free of charge. The Editors reserve the right to refuse to accept a text which does not meet the editorial standards of the journal.

The manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form to the following addresses
polilog.apsl@gmail.com and piotr.gancarz@apsl.edu.pl

Deadline for submitting articles:
until November 15 each year.
Articles are accepted for printing in order of application.

The Reviewing procedure of texts submitted for publication is anonymous (double-blind review).

  1. Two negative Reviewer’s opinions result in rejection of the submitted material.
  2. In the case of one negative assessment, the Editorial Committee may decide to subject the text to an additional review, or to reject it.
  3. Authors should correct the text in accordance with the Reviewer’s recommendations. However, if they do not agree with the comments – they may appeal.
  4. The corrected material, taking into account the reviewer’s suggestions, should be sent to the Editorial Committee within 7 days of submitting the Reviewer’s opinions to the Author.

II.  Submission guidelines


  1. articles – 10-15 pages (up to 25,000 characters with spaces),
  2. book review – up to 5 pages (up to 10,000 characters),
  3. reports from scientific conferences and information on publications – up to 2 pages (about 4 000 characters with spaces).

Text format

Information about the Author (please, prepare it on a separate page):

Name and surname, title and academic degree, academic institution represented by the Author (affiliation), position, titles of five more significant publications in the Author’s scientific achievement, indicating the place and year of publication, length of the text (number of pages), e-mail address , and ORCID (Open Research and Contributor ID).

III. Technical requirements


  1. Quotations covering more than 3 lines are marked graphically in the text by means of double spacing – Times New Roman font, size 12 points, single interval between lines, without quotation marks.
  2. Short citations form an integral part of the main text: Times New Roman font, size 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, enclosed in quotation marks (‘ ‘); when quotation marks appear in a quoted text, they should be marked with double quotation marks (“ “), e.g. ‘The term romance derived from the medieval Latin word meaning “in the roman language”’.
  3. Omitting parts of the quoted text requires the use of the ellipsis in the “angle brackets”: <…> (“greater than”, “less than” characters).
  4. Quotations in Slavic languages are quoted in the original language, others – in the language of the article.

In-text citations

  1. In-text citations must be given in square brackets with author’s name, year of publication, page number: [Johnson 2002: 32].
  2. If several works of the same author were published in the same year, use the indexation of letters a, b, c, etc. (without spaces between the year of publication and the letter): [Johnson 2002a: 314].
  3. Titles of literary works, scientific papers, book chapters must be written in italics, e.g.: Moby DickFrom Memory to Written Record.
  4. Titles of journals and newspapers – within quotation marks, e.g.: “Polylogue. Neophilological Studies”.
  5. Titles of works not translated into the language of the article are quoted in the original notation.
  6. Next to the translation of the work’s title used in the text, the original transcript must be provided in brackets, and the year of publication must be given, e.g.: Pies Baskerville’ów (The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2018).
  7. The first time a given personal name is used in the main text, the full name consisting of the first and last name should be used, e.g.: Patricia Jaeger.


Footnotes must be given at the bottom of the page containing the content to which they relate. They must be automatic, numbered sequentially. Times New Roman, font size: 10, single space between lines.

Book by one Author

Jaeger P., 2000, Dirt and Desire, Chicago. 

Chapter in a Multi-Author Book

Forster L., 2003, Nature’s Double Vitality Experiment; May Sinclair’s Interpretation of the New Woman, [in:] Feminist Forerunners: New Womanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century, ed. A. Heilmann, London.

Journal articles

MacDonald S., 2007,  The Erasure of Language, “College Composition and Communication”, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 585-625.

A literary work (a short story, a poem, etc.) published in a collection

Whitman W., 1991, I Sing the Body Electric, [in:] Selected Poems, Dover, pp. 12-19.

Citing Web Sources

McCash J., 1979, Marie de Champagne and Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Relationship Reexamined, “Speculum”, Vol.54, No. 4, pp. 698-711,  www.links.jstor.org/sici?sici=00387134%28197910%2954%3A4%3C698%3AMDCAEO%3E2.0CO%3B2-L, (accessed 8 February 2009).

Abbreviations used in the footnotes

Ibidem – (‘in the same place’); we use this to cite the same source twice in a row.
Idem, id. – (‘the same person’); a  female  must  be eadum (ead.);  multiple female authors are eaedem (eaed.) and multiple authors of whom at least one is male are eidem (eid.), multiple male authors are iidem (iid.).
Passim – to indicate that relevant passages are scattered throughout the overall book or works of a mentioned author.

Author's Statement
The Author's response to the Reviewer's detailed opinion