Principles of publishing manuscripts in semi-annual journal

“Educational Sciences. Interdisciplinary studies”


General comments

  • The semi-annual journal accepts for printing works presenting the results of original research of empirical, theoretical, analytic, monographic, polemic, and review nature or the so-called case studies, reviews and reports on scientific life;
  • The author submits his/her article on the Index Copernicus platform, which is equivalent to sending it formally to the NOWIS Editorial Office;
  • The author places on the IC platform three documents: 1. proper version of the article, 2. version of the article prepared for review (blinded), and 3. biographical note in Polish and English (up to 300 characters );
  • The article should be supplemented with the following elements in Polish and English: title, abstract (about 150 words), and from 3 to 5 keywords.
  • All incoming papers, a fter a preliminary evaluation of the Editorial Board, are reviewed;


Editing principles

  • The volume should not exceed 20 standard pages of computer printout (40 thousand characters with spaces);
  • The text should be written in DOC format (Word document), font Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing;
  • On the first page, before the main text, the author's name and surname, the scientific degree (title), and affiliation should be included;
  • The title, subtitles and intertitles should be in bold and diversified with the font size - respectively: 16, 14 and 12, leaving a blank line before and after the title
  • The text should be deprived of headings and footers;
  • Page numbering - bottom of the page, centered;
  • It is recommended that minimum text formatting should be used – text justification, paragraphs marked with a tab, without characters hindering the formatting process ;
  • Tables, diagrams, and figures should be formatted in the simplest way possible; sent to the NOWIS Editorial Team in two formats: editable and non-editable (e.g. PDF) ; must have a consecutive number, title, and source;
  • Next to the surnames of authors cited in the text for the first time, there should be included the first name in its full wording;


Standard of footnotes and bibliography of works cited in the text

  • Citations up to three lines should be in quotation marks and should be accompanied by bibliographical information in the text; quotes of more than three lines should be distinguished from the main text in a separate paragraph, adding a blank line before and after the quote ;
  • Source footnotes should be placed in the main text and drawn up according to the pattern - the author's last name, year of publication and page(s) of the quoted text separated by a colon:

(Kowalski 2002: 15); (Kowalski 1990: 15; 2014: 176); (Kowalski 2002a: 15; 2002b: 37); (Kowalski, Nowak 2001: 15-16); (Kowalski 2001: 10; Nowak 2009: 48);

  • If there is no author in the publication, a short title should be inserted (the first word or two), then a colon and the page number, e.g. (Report ...: 45)
  • Expanding footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively (option: insert - reference - a footnote);
  • Summary of the literature cited should be placed at the end of the main text;
  • Cited publications should be ordered alphabetically and recorded according to the pattern:

Kowalski J. (2002) Title, Łódź, Wydawnictwo UŁ.

Kowalski J. (2002) Title, in: Title, A. Nowak (ed.), transl. E. Wojciechowski, Łódź, Wydawnictwo UŁ, pp. 1-23.

Kowalski J. (2001) Title, “Journal” No. 3/4, pp. 3-23.

  • Websites should be specified at the end of the bibliography