Author Guidelines

Parts of the article

  • First name and surname
  • E-mail address
  • Affiliation
  • ORCID number of the author
  • The article’s title in its original language
  • The article’s title in English
  • The article’s title in Polish
  • Abstract in the original language of the article (800-900 printing signs) 
  • Abstract in English (800-900 signs)
  • Abstract in Polish (800-900 signs)
  • Key words in the original language of the article (at least three)
  • Key words in English (at least three)
  • Key words in Polish (at least three)
  • Bibliography

Editorial requirement:


  • text editor: Winword, font: Times New Roman, size 12
  • interline spacing: 1.5
  • margins: 2.5
  • subtitles (font: Times New Roman, size 12, bold, centered)
  • quotations shorter than 30 words should be marked by quotation marks (not italics) and remain a part of the text
  • quotation longer than 30 words should be made a separate part of the text by font Times New Roman, size 10, and one Tab margins on both sides (left/right)
  • reference to each quotation should be put in brackets after the period 
  • italics in the text should be used only for the titles of books, papers, short expressions in a foreign language and names

Annotation


A reference should be indicated in brackets next to the information, opinion, view concerned in the following way:

  • (Brown, 2001) – when the reference is of general character and the work has one author
  • (Krashen, Terrel, 1998) – when the reference is of general character and the work has two authors
  • (Brown, 2001, p. 154) – in the case of quotation and the quoted work has one author
  • (Krashen, Terrel, 1998, pp. 89-90) – in the case of quotation and the quoted work has two authors
  • (Inquiry) – the first word of the title is given when reference is made to a publication where there is no mention of the author
  • explanatory notes should be placed at the bottom of the page.

Bibliography


Full bibliographical details should be attached at the end of the paper. The list of references should be ordered alphabetically by author. In the case of several publications by the same author in the same year, they should be ordered chronologically (using a small letter, e.g. 2001a, 2001b, 2001c).

Sample references:

Brah, A. (1996). Cartographies of Diaspora. London: Psychology Press.

Baden, A.L., Treweeke, L.M., Ahluwalia, M.K. (2012). “Reclaiming Culture: Reculturation of Transracial and International Adoptees”. In: Journal of Counseling & Development, vol. 90.

Cubitt, G. (1998). Introduction. In: G. Cubitt (ed.). Imagining Nations. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mikułowski-Pomorski, J. (2016). Negocjowanie tożsamości zbiorowej w Europie. http://janek.ae.krakow.pl/ekse/htm/pomorski_tozsamosc.doc, 10.12.2016.

Krasuski, K. (2009). Polish - American Relations”. Newsweek, 27.11.2009.

Tables, graphs and figures


  • each graph and table should bear a title (Times New Roman, bold, 10) and indicate its source (Time New Romans, 10); the title should be placed above the graph or table, and be followed by the source
  • each figure should bear a title (Times New Roman, bold, 10) and indicate its source (Time New Romans, 10); the title should be placed below the figure, and be followed by the source

Copy Rights

The Journal (L-C-P) is published on the basis of the Creative Commons license – Authorship confirmation at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode The act of sending an article to be reviewed simultaneously means the author’s consent to the article’s publication on the basis of the license.

The procedure of articles submission

Articles should be sent to the following e-mail address: LCPIJOURNAL@YAHOO.COM

Reviewing process

  1. Papers submitted to the journal first go through an initial screening with respect to the formal criteria by the editorial team and the Editor-in-Chief (subject editors). Then, each paper is assessed by independent reviewers.
  2. A submission inappropriate for publication is returned to the author.
  3. After the initial scrutiny each paper is assessed by at least two independent reviewers not affiliated to The State School of Higher Education in Chełm or to The International Academic Board of the Journal or - the unit employing the author.
  4. The reviewers ought to have at least a doctoral or postdoctoral degree or its equivalent and the subject of the reviewed paper should be within the scope of their expertise.
  5. The reviewers and authors must not know each other’s identity (double blind review process).
  6. The review must be submitted in a written format and must contain an explicit statement regarding the paper’s acceptance for publication or its rejection.
  7. A manuscript is not accepted for publication if it does not meet academic standards or formal requirements, or contains serious factual errors and therefore, is not within the current legal framework.
  8. After the reviewing process is completed, the author is informed about its results and can read the two reviews.
  9. The full list of collaborating reviewers is updated yearly on the Journal’s website or in the Journal itself.
  10. Having analyzed the reviews, the Editor-in-Chief decides whether to accept or reject the paper.