Author Guidelines

Editorial requirement:


  • text editor: Winword, font: Times New Roman, size 12
  • interline spacing: 1.5
  • margins: 2.5
  • author’s full name (font: Times New Roman, size 12, centered)
  • affiliation/university, etc. (font: Times New Roman, size 12, centered)
  • title (font: Times New Roman, size 14, centered)
  • 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)
  • italics in the text should be used only for the titles of books, papers, short expressions in a foreign language and names
  • abstract in Polish and English (up to 1200 words)
  • key words: up to five key words

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

Additional requirements

The text should be accompanied by information about the author:

  • full name
  • academic degree
  • exact correspondence address, including telephone number or e-mail address

The authors of all texts are obliged to submit a signed statement of the transfer of copyright to the publication and of the independent preparation of the text and its original character. The scanned copies of the signed statements 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 outside 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 outside reviewers not affiliated to The State School of Higher Education in Chełm, The International Academic Board of the Journal or the unit employing the author and not having a personal relationship with the author.
  4. The reviewers ought to have at least a 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, contains serious factual errors and 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 analysed the reviews, the Editor-in-Chief decides whether to accept or reject the paper.