Skip to main content

Submission Guidelines

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

  • It must be the result of original research that has not been published in any other scholarly journal.
  • It must be an original contribution to the knowledge of Polish historical thought. The Editors expect authors to clearly explain (in the preface to the article) the nature of such a contribution.
  • It must meet the formal criteria set by the Editors and editorial guidelines.
  • It must receive two positive reviews done under the double-blind review rule.
  • It must comply with the rules of the ‘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 Editors may call for an author to submit a formal statement concerning their 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 (financial disclosure).

The Editors request the submitted texts be sent in an electronic form as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Technical requirements for texts submitted to Klio Polska.

  1. The texts should be submitted 

in files in the standard word processing software (preferably Microsoft Word). 

  1. Their length should be: 
  2. a) an article: from 0.5 to 1.5 of a publishing sheet (between 20,000 and 60,000 characters, including spaces),
  3. b) a review: up to 0.5 of a publishing sheet (up to 20,000 characters, including spaces), 
  4. c) a review article on several books: up to one publishing sheet (40,000 characters with spaces). 
  5. The font size in the main text should be 12 p with spacing 1.5, in footnotes -- 10 p and single spacing.
  6. The text should not be formatted in any way, e.g. by using different font types, spaced-out (instead, bold should be used). Italics may be used in bibliographic descriptions to indicate the title. Only consecutive paragraphs need to be indicated. 
  7. Tables should be constructed with a table editor. Tables and graphs should be submitted in a separate file, with their location marked in the text. The same applies to charts and illustrations. The editors recommend that tables, graphs and illustrations be analysed in the text.
  8. The date should be written as follows: in the main text: 11 May 1995; in footnotes: 11 V 1995.

The Editors request that the submitted texts have the following structure:


  • Name and surname of the author (in the upper left-hand corner).
  • The author’s affiliation (if the author does not work at the university, we give the town’s name).
  • The title of the article.
  • The outline of the article’s content in Polish and English (between 400 and 700 characters with spaces).
  • Keywords (max 5–7 words or phrases in Polish and English)
  • In the article, the author should specify:

- Introductory remarks/preface (c. 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 (1000–1800 characters with spaces). The authors are requested to submit summaries in Polish. The Editors take upon themselves the task of translating it into English. A summary should present critical conclusions of the article and 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 referenced in the article. Other texts may be included at the author’s discretion.
  • A note about the author (in Polish and English) should be attached to the article (between 300 and 500 characters). It must include the exact address of the primary place of employment and the email address. These data are indispensable for the CEJSH indexation.

Reviews and notes

    • Information on the book under review, to be put in the heading, 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.

© Copyright by Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk