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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The biographical note about the author contains the following information: academic title, names of institutions represented, most important publications, achievements, and academic interests
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is 1.5 times -spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs expanded character spacing for emphasis, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The article, including footnotes, bibliography, abstracts, keywords, and a note about the author, does not exceed 40,000 characters (including spaces).
  • I declare that the text I have submitted is my own work and does not infringe the copyrights of others and also that it has been proofread, unless written by a native speaker.
  • I agree to the processing of my personal data, in particular my name, surname, and email address, for the purpose of publication of my article on the website of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the (EU) Council of 27 April 2016, as well as with the informational clause attached to my consent.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors:

All texts, unless written by a native speaker, should be proofread before submission by a person for whom English is not a second language. The Editorial Board does not revise foreign-language articles and will limit the revision to brief checks carried out by a native speaker.

Please ensure that the text is complete (with an abstract, keywords, bibliography, and a biographical note on the Author) and does not exceed 40 000 characters with spaces before submission.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to modify the text (provisions are made for revisions by the author). 

For the substantive review, the Editorial Board accepts texts, which are correct in terms of language and style. The editors require the verification of linguistic correctness by a native speaker. 

Incomplete texts (without an abstract, keywords, bibliography, or biographical note about the Author) or exceeding the volume of one publishing sheet (over 40 thousand characters with spaces) will not be considered by the editors. 

All texts and illustrative materials (unless otherwise stated) are made available publicly via Open Access with author attribution for non-commercial use. Authors may only distribute original works with a license identical to the one in which it was made available. 

Ghostwriting and guest authorship prevention:

The Editors of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics strongly support the policy of ghostwriting, guest
authorship and plagiarism (auto-plagiarism) prevention. Any form of the above-mentioned dishonesty will be reported to the proper institutions. Such improper scholarly practices will provide Editors with the right to ban the Author from any future publications in the journal.

A proof of the highest academic and editorial standards is the transparency of information regarding all authors engaged in writing each paper published in our magazine. To ensure such standard, the Editors monitor ghostwriting, guest authorship and plagiarism (auto-plagiarism) practices.

To counter such practices, the following editorial rules have been set:

  1. The person writing the article is to inform the Editors via email about the planned percentage contribution by any of the authors. The applicant takes full responsibility for making a false
    declaration.
  2. The Editors have the right to demand disclosure of funding sources, financial contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities to the creation of the article. The
    information must be provided on demand. In case of refusal, the Editors have the right to
    suspend the publication of the article.
  3. The Editors have the right to document, archive and disclose any forms of academic misconduct or violation of research ethic rules. 

Peer-Review Process

To guarantee scholarly excellence of all publications, all texts submitted to The Polish
Journal of Aesthetics have to undergo double-blind peer-review. Our reviewers are either in
regular collaboration with The Polish Journal of Aesthetics as members of the Advisory Board
or specialists who occasionally collaborate with The Polish Journal of Aesthetics. In the peer review process, we observe the following anonymity rules:

  1. Articles submitted to our journal must be sent to two reviewers without the name of the
    author or any other identifying information (“double-blind review”) included. Authors should submit a blinded copy of their work, especially if they deem it necessary for any self-reference.
    A different copy without identifying information concealed should be submitted as the final
    draft of their article, after their text has been accepted for publication.
  2. We also observe the anonymity rule regarding revealing the name of the reviewer to
    the author, unless the reviewer explicitly expresses their request to have their name revealed to the author (this means that the name of the reviewer will not be deleted from the copy of the review form which is sent to the author). We assume, however, that the latter may occur by way of exception – acceptable if, e.g., the Author and the reviewer are about to engage in a philosophically interesting exchange of comments – rather than as a rule.

Regardless to the decisions of the reviewers and the Editorial Board, the Author will receive a copy of the review which contains the general assessment of the submitted text and which
lists its shortcomings. Should an article be tentatively accepted, the review will indicate what
requires corrections or modifications in the article.

We assume that few texts offered for publication will be accepted in their original form. In the pursuit of excellence and Best Practice, for enhancing the quality of articles published in our journal, we ask the authors whose texts have been tentatively accepted, to modify their texts in accordance with the reviewers’ suggestions. Occasionally, if a reviewer deems it advisable or indispensable, the modified version of an article will have to undergo peer-review once again.

Articles

Article Guidelines

  1. Only manuscripts written in correct English are accepted. Authors are free to choose whether to use British or American style but are obliged to use one only. Switching between two styles is unacceptable.
  2. The length of the submission should be between 22 000 - 40 000 characters with spaces, including the footnotes, abstract, keywords, bibliography and biographical note on the Author;
  3. The text should include: a bibliography (alphabetical order), an abstract (max. 500 characters), keywords (max. 5 words) and a biographical note on the Author;
  4. The bibliography should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published;
  5. The biographical note on the Author should include: the academic title, affiliation(s), the most important publications and scientific achievements, research interests and an email address;
  6. The main text: 12pt Times New Roman, line spacing 1.5 (please follow Author Guidelines);
  7. Quotations: included in the main text in "quotes";
  8. Emphasis in the text should be marked with expanded character spacing;
  9. The APA referencing system is required as the main style (the Harvard system, with references in brackets in the main text) as well as the "classic" system (the traditional Chicago system) of creating descriptive footnotes (used only to present supplementary content), (please follow Author Guidelines).
  10. Preferred Gender Neutral Pronouns: Please use the gender-neutral pronoun of Singular They, as well as its inflections and derivative terms, for the unspecified third-person singular, instead of the generic he or she. See: the 14th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (1993), the University of Chicago Press, which explicitly recommends using singular they.
  11. For more information, please see: Author Guidelines.

GUIDELINES FOR FOOTNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOOTNOTES, APA STYLE

  • The publication requires the creation of bibliographic references in APA style (the Harvard system, with references in brackets in the main text) as well as in the classic system (the traditional Chicago system) of creating descriptive footnotes (used to present supplementary content), which consists in placing a link in the main text and the content of the footnote at the bottom of the page. When we refer to more than two bibliographic items, we provide the relevant information according to the APA model in a footnote at the bottom of the page, prefacing it with the introductory form ‘See:’. We also use the APA model for a footnote at the bottom of the page when a bibliographic note applies to the contents included in that particular footnote.
  • We provide the name of the author and the year of publication in brackets, along with the page numbers, following a comma, on which the referenced content can be found (these numbers are optional, but we require this information if the link follows a quotation).

(Heidegger 1994, 10–12)

  • If we refer to additional items from different authors, we separate the references using a semicolon.

(Heidegger 1994, 10–12; Derrida 1993, 20)

  • If we refer to additional titles by the same author, we separate the references with a semicolon, but without repeating the author’s surname.

(Heidegger 1994, 10–12; 1953, 30)

  • If we refer to several titles by a given author published in the same year, we differentiate them by adding sequential lower-case letters (a, b, c, etc.) to the year in question.

(Cioran 2008a, 30)

  • If an author’s name appears in the main text and we wish to indicate a bibliographical item immediately after it, we do not repeat the name in brackets, but enter only the year of publication and, where necessary, the applicable page or range of pages.

[…] in an article by Martin Heidegger (1994, 30), in which we read […] 7

  • If we are dealing with two authors with the same surname, we give the first initial along with the surname in brackets.

(H. Smith 1976; G. Smith 1985)

  • If the item is the work of two authors or editors, we provide both surnames, separated by a comma.

(Deleuze, Guattari 2015, 30)

  • If the item is the work of more than two authors or editors, we give the surname of the first of them with the note et al.

(Chauvin et al. 2017)

BIBLIOGRAPHY, APA STYLE

  • Books:

Heidegger, Martin (1994), Bycie i czas, tłum. B. Baran, PWN: Warszawa.

Heidegger, Martin (1996), Being and Time, trans. J. Stambaugh, State University of New York Press: New York. Heidegger, Martin (1953), Sein und Zeit, Max Niemeyer Verlag: Tübingen.

  • Excerpts from books:

Heidegger, Martin (2007), Przezwyciężenie metafizyki, tłum. J. Mizera, [w:], idem, Odczyty i rozprawy, Aletheia: Warszawa.

Paczkowska-Łagowska, Elżbieta (2012), Człowiek w myśleniu historycznym Wilhelma Diltheya, [w:] eadem, O historyczności człowieka, Słowo/obraz terytoria: Gdańsk.

Note: in articles written in English (or another world language, except for Polish) we format a bibliographical note concerning an excerpt from a book as follows:

Heidegger, Martin (2007), ‘Przezwyciężenie metafizyki’, trans. J. Mizera, [in:], idem, Odczyty i rozprawy, Aletheia: Warsaw.

Paczkowska-Łagowska, Elżbieta (2012), ‘Człowiek w myśleniu historycznym Wilhelma Diltheya’, [in:] eadem,

O historyczności człowieka, Słowo/obraz terytoria: Gdańsk.

  • Articles in periodicals:

Zegzuła-Nowak, Joanna (2015), Wpływ szkoły lwowsko-warszawskiej na poglądy estetyczne Stanisława Ossowskiego i Mieczysława Wallisa, „Estetyka i Krytyka”, nr 38, s. 125–148.

Marciniak, Magdalena (2015), To Destroy or to Reform? Controversies on Plato’s Antitheatrical Attitude,

„Estetyka i Krytyka”, nr 38, s. 7–19.

Note: in articles written in English (or another world language, except for Polish) we format a bibliographical note concerning an academic article published in a periodical as follows:

Zegzuła-Nowak, Joanna (2015), ‘Wpływ szkoły lwowsko-warszawskiej na poglądy estetyczne Stanisława Ossowskiego i Mieczysława Wallisa’, Estetyka i Krytyka, 38, pp. 125–148.

Marciniak, Magdalena (2015), ‘To Destroy or to Reform? Controversies on Plato’s Antitheatrical Attitude’,

Estetyka i Krytyka, 38, pp. 7–19.

  • Articles in monographic volumes edited by ... :

Szymańska, Beata (2015), Kultura Japonii, [w:] P. Mróz et al. (red.), Filozofia kultur Wschodu, Libron: Kraków, s. 97–122.

Note: in articles written in English (or another world language, except for Polish) we format the note as follows:

Szymańska, Beata (2015), ‘Kultura Japonii’, [in:] P. Mróz et al. (eds.), Filozofia kultur Wschodu, Libron: Krakow, pp. 97–122.

  • Monographic volume edited by [...] :

Mróz, Piotr et al. (red.) (2015), Filozofia kultur Wschodu, Libron: Kraków.

  • Internet sources:

Kochan, Jerzy (2008), Wolność a liberalizm, [online] http://www.nowakrytyka.pl/ pl/artykuly/Nk_on- line/?id=904/Wolnosc_a_liberalizm [dostęp: 16.06.2017].

Note: in articles written in English (or another world language, except for Polish) we format the note as follows:

Kochan, Jerzy (2008), ‘Wolność a liberalizm’, [online] http://www.nowakrytyka.pl/ pl/artykuly/Nk_on- line/?id=904/Wolnosc_a_liberalizm [accessed: 16 June 2017].

Tables and figures:

The description of a table in an article written in Polish:

Above the table:     Tab. 1. Title of the table

Below the table:     Source: indication of the source according to the guidelines applicable when creating footnotes

The description of a figure in an article written in Polish:

Above the figure:     Ryc. 1. Title

Below the figure:     Source: indication of the source according to the guidelines applicable when creating footnotes or an indication of the location of an exhibition (museum or gallery)

The description of a table in an article written in English:

Above the table:     Table 1. Title of the table

Below the table:     Source: (indication of the source)

The description of a figure in an article written in English:

Above the figure: Fig. 1. Title

Below the figure: Source: (indication of the source)

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